"Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." Albert Einstein.
Excelling at Maths draws on different skills and ways of thinking. These include conceptual, logical, and spatial reasoning, but Maths also requires neatness, exactness, and computational skills.
There are many areas in which to shine in Maths, but sadly at times, there are also many areas in which to struggle. These tasks change as your child progresses through school, demanding increased refinement or elaboration of skill sets, or the addition of new ones.
At Summit Point, we treat teaching Maths with the same kind of thoughtful and targeted strategies that we apply to teaching Literacy. In our mixed-ability, collaborative inquiry approach, we make sure to utilise your child’s strengths to mitigate their challenges.
We integrate multi-sensory techniques, such as the evidence-based Concrete to Pictorial to Abstract progression used in globally recognised programs, to help them create meaning and improve their memory.
Your child will engage in mathematical inquiry, reasoning and argumentation, in group-worthy, rich and relevant tasks. They will learn to draw on prior knowledge and use it to break codes, make connections and find patterns.
We teach basic facts knowledge progressively in a way that is relevant and in a ‘real world’ context, with clear strategies they can use to display their understanding comfortably to their peers and their teacher.
"We were desperate to help our son’s self-esteem and confidence. Enrolling him at Summit Point restored his belief in himself."
"Being encouraged to demonstrate his knowledge using educational technology has helped remove barriers to my child’s learning and made him less anxious about tests and assessment."
"The teachers at Summit Point go above and beyond to nurture the different learning styles of students."
"Rebecca supported us to understand our child’s strengths and challenges and find a way to foster his love of learning."
"We have been working with Summit for almost a term and my word, our daughter has come a long way since she started at the school."
"It’s a hard decision sending your child to a ‘special’ school, but now we’re out the other side, we realise how much our daughter needed the attention and environment that Summit Point offers."
"Her time at Summit gave our daughter the space and time to learn at her own pace, be recognised for her talents and participate in the running of the school."
"Graduating from Summit, our child is a confident learner and has a range of strategies which have helped her transition to high school."