What does mathematics look like at Kennedy School?
Keeping in line with ESF’s Essential Agreement for Mathematics, Kennedy School teachers ensure the children receive between four and five hours of mathematics education each week, with an effort to deliver daily mathematics for 60 minutes.
The IB mathematics curriculum is divided into 5 strands, these are: Number, Pattern and Function, Data Handling, Shape and Space, and Measurement. At Kennedy School the curriculum is designed to follow an aspect of the Number strand throughout every Unit of Inquiry, plus one other strand that best lends itself to the Central Idea of the unit. Therefore two strands will be taught during each unit. In addition to this, some elements of other strands will be taught during a particular unit, where required.