Middle School Math
Cedar Hill Prep School’s Math curriculum is based on the recommendations of the National Mathematics Panel Report
Cedar Hill Prep uses the Primary Math Standards Edition for Grades 1-5. Primary mathematics uses a concrete – pictorial – abstract approach; and emphasizes mental math and model drawing. Primary Math is easier for teachers to use, more rigorous, faster paced, offers greater density of mathematical content, better balance of skills, content and problem solving, clearer, simpler and logical progression of topics and less distracting.
CHP Middle School Math curriculum integrates mathematics content from Algebra, geometry and statistics into a continuous three-year program in Grade 6, 7 and 8. This encompasses the traditional Grade 6 Math, Algebra 1 and Geometry taught in most middle schools. Topics are aligned and supplemented to meet Common Core standards, and taken to further depth. Students learn the foundation, skill set, and learn how to apply these topics through real-life word problems and short-term and long-term projects.
The 8th Grade class will complete both Algebra 1 Honors and Geometry 1 Honors curriculum by the end of the year.
We believe that for a strong Math Foundation, the curriculum must simultaneously develop conceptual understanding, computational fluency, and problem-solving skills.
Cedar Hill Prep Debate Wins Again! On December 7th, Cedar Hill Prep participated in the Garden State Debate Meet at Bridgeton Middle School. The topics for the debate were - (a) The President should serve a single six year term, (b) Banning neonic pesticides does more harm than good, (c) The green new deal is bad for America, (d) End NJ Bear Hunt. Once again, Cedar Hill Prep finished first with the highest overall points. Three teams finished in the top 10, and Arnav Upadhyay won the Top Speaker Award for Cedar Hill Prep School.
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.