Questions are at the heart of the Middle School math program.
What is mathematics? Why do we study it? How do we use it? How did early people and ancient civilizations influence and advance our present day understanding of mathematics?
Over three years of sequenced study, students explore numbers, computation, measurement, geometry, pattern and function, statistics and probability, logical reasoning, algebra and discrete math. Both the class work and homework support a balanced program in which students become proficient with basic skills, conceptual understanding, and hands-on problem solving.
Dunn Middle School gave me the foundation to take AP classes in high school and ultimately to graduate from UC Berkeley in three and a half years.