Our School's Math program was recently recognized by the New Hampshire Union Leader . The article From Russia, with love of numbers at Nashua School about our program which stands out among various math programs being taught now at public schools in America was published on March 9, 2014.

Mathematics

  • Math classes at our school offer children the opportunity to develop logical thinking and creativity as well as to improve their general intellectual ability. Our math classes lay the foundation for future success in all mathematical disciplines. Our course is unique because it combines the proven techniques of the traditional school math program as well as the most recent innovative children's math programs.

    For children ages 4-11, a variety of Russian textbooks are used. Children of ages 9-11 are also given additional problems that use problem-solving skills.

    Math classes for children ages 4-11 are offered in Russian.

    The course includes:

    4 - 5 years old:

    - Forward and backward counting from 0 to 20;
    - Writing numbers, and finding number in between two numbers on a number line;
    - Introduction of flat and three-dimensional shapes;
    - Comparing objects and geometric shapes by three criteria: color, shape and size;
    - Positioning object relative to the other: concepts of right, left, over, under, over, in front of, between, middle, inside and outside;
    - Comparing numbers: understanding of bigger, smaller, and equal;
    - Making number problems using pictures;
    - Problems involving parts and wholes;
    - Solving addition and subtraction problems with a total smaller than 10;
    - Finding patterns and determining the next figure in a line pattern;
    - Solving mathematical puzzles;
    - Tasks to develop logical thinking, visual imagination, and spatial imagination;
    - Tasks for the development of writing skills.

    5 - 6 years old:

    - Continuing work with flat and three-dimensional figures;
    - Comparing objects and geometric shapes by three criteria: color, shape and size;
    - Comparison of numbers: the concept of more than, less than, or equal, as well as how much more and less;
    - Solving inequalities;
    - Making number problems using pictures;
    - Solving problems with numbers from 0 to 20;
    - Understanding acute, obtuse, and right angles;
    - Problems dealing with parts and whole;
    - Odd and even numbers;
    - Single and double digit numbers;
    - Understanding of the concept of mass and volume;
    - Measurement and comparison of mass and volume;
    - Familiarity with the concept of area;
    - Measurement of area, and comparison of geometric figures by area;
    - Telling time from the position of arrows on clock;
    - Tasks to develop logical thinking;
    - Solving mathematical problems using materials to prepare for math olympiads.

    6 - 7 years old:

    - Understanding the number line, and using the number line to solve numerical math problems in multiple steps;
    - Introduction of Roman numerals;
    - Solving problems in one and two steps;
    - Adding and subtracting using the “table method”;
    - Understanding and solving problems with the concept of mass and volume; units of measurement of mass and volume;
    - Whole numbers and counting by tens;
    - Review of concepts: point, line, curve, ray, and line segment;
    - Measuring of line segment, sides of a polygon, perimeter of a polygon;
    - Unit lengths (dm, cm), the conversion from one unit to another;
    - Telling time from the position of arrows on clock;
    - Addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers;
    - Addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers that require “borrowing” and ones that do not require “borrowing”;
    - Tasks to develop logical thinking;
    - Solving mathematical problems using materials to prepare for Math Olympiads.

    7 - 8 years old:

    - Reviewing understanding of line, curve, ray, and line segment; finding the point of intersection between two lines;
    - Adding and subtracting two digit and three digit numbers;
    - Solving system of equations by addition and subtraction;
    - Units of measurement for length; converting between measurements (km, m, dm, cm, mm);
    - Overlapping of geometric figures in conceptual ways;
    - Finding the length of line segments and perimeters of geometric figures;
    - Understanding equations with numbers and variables;
    - Understanding the order of solving equations;
    - Understanding acute, obtuse, and right angles;
    - Commutative and associative properties of addition;
    - Order of operations in equations with parentheses for subtraction;
    - Finding area and volume;
    - Introduction of the multiplication table;
    - Solving problems using the multiplication table;
    - Division, thinking of it as backward multiplication;
    - Solving equations;
    - Tasks to develop logical thinking;
    - Solving mathematical problems using materials to prepare for Math Olympiads

    8 - 9 years old:

    - Reinforcement of the multiplication table skills;
    - Solving problems using the multiplication table;
    - Commutative and associative properties of addition;
    - Division, thinking of it as backward multiplication;
    - Order of operations in equations without parentheses;
    - Order of operations in equations with parentheses;
    - Multiplication and division by 10, 100, and 1000;
    - Multiplication and division of whole numbers;
    - Multiplication and division by a sum of numbers in parentheses;
    - Multiplication and division by a one-digit number;
    - Division with a remainder;
    - Solving problems in multiple steps;
    - Multiple digit numbers;
    - Unit lengths (km, m, dm, cm, mm), the conversion from one unit to another;
    - Units of mass ( g, kg, ton);
    - Finding perimeter of rectangle;
    - Finding volume of rectangular prism;
    - Solving equations;
    - Understanding symmetry, working with symmetrical shapes;
    - Tasks that develop logical thinking skills;
    - Solving mathematical problems using materials to prepare for Math Olympiads.

    8 - 10 years old:

    - Solving equations;
    - Finding the radius, diameter, and circumference of a circle;
    - Finding speed, time, and distance with the use of a formula;
    - Multiplication and division by two and three digit numbers;
    - Fractions; comparing fractions to each other; taking fractions of whole numbers; taking percents of whole numbers; other types of problems dealing with fractions;
    - Adding and subtracting fractions;
    - Proper and improper fractions;
    - Taking out a whole number from an improper fraction;
    - Adding and subtracting a combination of whole numbers and fractions;
    - Area of right triangle;
    - Different types of angles; measuring angles; comparing angles;
    - Tasks that develop logical thinking skills;
    - Solving mathematical problems using materials to prepare for Math Olympiads.

    10 - 11 years old:

    - Practice problems for reinforcing last year's main concepts;
    - Introduction of decimal numbers;
    - Converting from fraction to decimal number;
    - Comparing decimal numbers;
    - Adding and subtracting decimal numbers;
    - Rounding decimal numbers;
    - Multiplying decimals by whole numbers;
    - Multiplication and division of decimals by 10, 100, 1000, etc.;
    - Division of decimals by whole numbers;
    - Division of numbers by decimals;
    - Simplifying fractions;
    - Finding a common denominator;
    - Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators ;
    - Multiplication and division of mixed fractions;
    - Solving word problems with fractions;
    - Circumference and area of a circle;
    - Tasks that develop logical thinking skills;
    - Solving mathematical problems using materials to prepare for Math Olympiads.

    For those interested, we are offering one on one sessions in mathematics. Please contact us for more information for duration of classes and payments.