Students solidify their calculation and computation skills and broaden their repertoire of problem-solving skills through “real-world” applications of math. We emphasize the development of number sense by teaching estimation and encouraging students to check their answers for reasonableness. We strive to cultivate a growth mindset toward learning mathematics. Through exploration and activities, we encourage girls to think deeply, embrace mistakes, and work collaboratively.
Burke’s Math Team is designed to create a welcoming space for Upper School students to be curious, collaborative, and sharpen their math skills. The Math Team is a cross-grade collaboration led by the Upper School Math Specialist, a role created to offer more opportunities to further math skills and extend comprehension of concepts as well as to provide extra support and practice. Team members have competed in Girls' Adventures in Math and MathCounts.