Problem-solving and practical skills
Mathematics instruction at Havern School is delivered in ability-based groups of three to six students. Teachers assess students’ mathematical abilities and teach from that point, using multisensory, direct, explicit and systematic instruction to develop understanding of mathematical concepts. With an emphasis on a strong foundation in conceptual understanding, teachers use hands-on methods when applicable. New skills are practiced with the goal of mastery. The focus is on helping students gain the conceptual, computational and strategic knowledge to become effective problem solvers and mathematicians.