Lower School unveils new Stanford University-based math curriculum
The Lower School at Oak Knoll has introduced Redbird Mathematics to the curriculum for students in grades 3-6.
Based on more than a quarter-century of research by Stanford University, Redbird curriculum touts the latest in gamification, adaptive instruction and digital project-based learning.
With an eye on meeting both state and national math standards, the curriculum is designed to provide a thorough understanding of mathematical concepts that students can apply in engaging activities and games.
Students will further cement their understanding of concepts through a series of STEM projects through Oak Knoll’s makerspace.
Elizabeth Mercogliano ’94, Lower School Math Teacher, said Redbird has been a “huge asset” to the Lower School math curriculum already.
“The program is individualized for each student, which benefits everyone,” Mercogliano said, noting students can either move ahead or go back and review previously presented topics.
“The personalization helps meet the needs of all students,” she said. “The data and information the program provides the teachers are extremely helpful in seeing where a student may need help or enrichment. We are grateful to have such a wonderful program here at Oak Knoll.”