Math Program Overview
San Diego Hua Xia Chinese School Math Program (MP) offers enriched, extracurricular learning experience in elementary to mid-level mathematics, covering a wide spectrum of topics, such as, numbers, algebra, geometry, and combinatorics, and aiming to enhance students’ mathematical skills beyond their regular K-12 school math education. Though not specifically targeting math competitions, the Math Program may help students preparing for junior math competitions (such as AMC 8 or 10).
For students exploring the wonderful realm of mathematics, MP strives to stimulate their interests in math concepts, develop their problem-solving skills, and encourage their critical thinking, making math “FUN and THOUGHTFUL.”
The classroom teaching emphasizes INTUITION and INTELLECT underlining key mathematical concepts and skills. To promote students’ interest in learning, the teaching staff adopt a multi-faceted approach via the lens of Number + Shape + Model, in an effort to deepen students’ understanding and appreciation of mathematical concepts and their inter-relations between one and another.
The MP comprises three levels: MP-1 foundational Level (for 3-4th grade level), MP-2 intermediate Level (for 5-6th grade level), and MP-3 advance Level (for 7-8th grade level).
Level 1 class is designed for a beginner who has basic knowledge on integers, counting, shapes, and basic arithmetics. Generally, students at 3-4th grade level are encouraged to start MP at Level 1.
The curriculum covers introductory level topics on numbers, digitals, fraction, and shapes, with a particular focus on fostering students’ interest and enjoyment in learning math, while laying a solid foundation on math skills. Through this curriculum, students will develop skills in mental math and the ability to approach problems from multiple perspectives.
Level 2 class builds upon foundational skills (after Level 1) and prepares for more advanced study. Generally, students at 5-6th grade level are enrolled in this class.
The curriculum covers intermediate level topics on elementary number theory, pre-algebra and pre-geometry, with a particular focus on developing students’ abstract reasoning and mathematical thinking.
Level 3 class covers more advanced topics at middle school mathematics level. Generally, only students at 7-8th grade level or beyond should attend this class.
The curriculum covers more advanced topics on algebra, geometry, combinatorics, and logics, with a particular focus on sharpening student’s analytical skills.