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Mathematics

The central goals of the mathematics program are to introduce the students to the power of mathematical abstraction and to provide opportunities for them to develop their skills in solving real-world problems through the creation and use of mathematical models. Many of the concepts that we will develop will arise out of their work in science, and others will arise in response to problems in other arenas. In all cases, however, mathematical abstractions will follow concrete experiences.
Algebra and Geometry
Elementary algebra and geometry are studied over the course of two years. In the first year, topics of study include:
  • number theory,
  • the distributive property,
  • elementary techniques of solving equations,
  • solution of word problems,
  • graphing techniques, and
  • an introduction to linear functions.
In the second year, these topics are developed further and we introduce:
  • the quadratic,
  • exponential, and
  • rational and square root functions.
The depth of each child’s investigation of these functions will depend upon his/her interest in and facility for grasping mathematical ideas but, after a function has been introduced, it will be developed and extended throughout the year.

The graphing calculator is a tool central to our daily work; it creates opportunities for students to investigate relationships in order to discover patterns that would otherwise escape all but the most insightful students.
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Inly School

46 Watch Hill Drive | Scituate, MA 02066
Tel: 781-545-5544 | Fax: 781-545-6522
Welcome to Inly, a private, independent Montessori school with innovative programs that inspire toddlers, preschool and K-8 students to become independent, lifelong learners. Our inviting community draws students from 20 towns on the South Shore of Boston,
including Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth and Hull.