Why enroll in the Math Bridge class?
Over the last few years, the introduction of Common Core mathematics curriculum in elementary, middle, and high schools has been a source of confusion for many students and parents. These classes have adopted a style of instruction called “Integrated Math,” which weaves together the many strands of mathematics throughout each school year, rather than teaching discrete subjects like Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calc. In the Common Core model, each math course covers many or all of these topics, presented in real-world contexts with the intent of developing deeper meaning for mathematics.
The Hamilton Education series offers an introduction, enrichment, and enhancement to the course structures students will encounter as they transition into their high school years (Integrated Math 1 to 3). Twice a week, students will meet online with our senior math instructors for 2 hours to receive the guidance they need to boost their performance and confidence in their understanding of math.
Schedule & Class Structure
Classes are offered online during the fall and spring. Each class meets twice a week for one hour. Classes go beyond just lecture–students participate, practice, and ask questions. In-class activities take advantage of the online format to reinforce concepts in engaging ways.
Math Bridge classes help students in Integrated Math 1, 2, and Pre-Calculus prepare for and succeed in their classes. Math, more than perhaps any other subject, builds on itself. Students who are struggling in IM3 frequently are missing skills developed in IM1 or IM2. Our experienced, professional educators can help rebuild lost skills or provide a solid foundation for students to advance to the next level.
It All Starts with a Consultation
Because classes at Hamilton are not “one-size-fits-all,” we request that students and families interested in our courses or services schedule a complimentary 45-minute initial counseling session. There is no charge for this session, and absolutely no pressure to sign up for classes or services.
The initial counseling appointment lets us meet students and learn about their individual academic lives and learning styles. It also helps all of us – students, parents, and Hamilton Education – begin long-term planning to help students reach their goals.