Learning the fundamental skills and mastering them are the essentials in understanding mathematics. The Galileo Math Program aims to equip the learners with these skills. It is designed to concretize the four operations, equations and geometry by helping them analyze word problems and showing them the benefits of mathematics in practical life.
Mathematics as Problem-Solving
The ability to apply mathematical skills confidently and meaningfully to unfamiliar situations is the goal of mathematics instruction.
Mathematics as Communication
Reading, writing, modeling, drawing and discussing are all important tools in helping children to explore, convey and clarify mathematical concepts and ideas.
Mathematics as Reasoning
Giving children opportunities to analyze, draw conclusions, and justify their thinking helps them gain a sense of self-reliance and confidence in their mathematical abilities and helps them see that mathematics makes sense.
Mathematics as Connections
Helping children see how concepts and ideas in one area of math relate to other areas of math, other subject areas, and their everyday lives foster an appreciation of the usefulness of mathematics.