Mathematics

The philosophy of the mathematics department at Villa Duchesne is based on the primary idea that mathematics is learned best when learned with meaning. Therefore, a conceptual and investigative approach guides lesson planning, classroom discourse, and assessment. Learning is supported with graphing calculators and computer software that allow students to make connections between different representations of mathematical ideas and increase critical-thinking ability. Classroom conversations create environments where the personal growth of one student enhances the growth of another. Teachers continuously adapt the learning experience to meet the needs of a variety of learning styles and abilities.

 

A graduate of Villa Duchesne has engaged in a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. She appreciates how mathematics is linked to all academic disciplines. The power of mathematics as a logical system and language of the physical universe is evident to her. Her active participation in developing skills and concepts promotes a confidence in her abilities to use mathematics in her future endeavors.

"The one thing I found so unique about Villa was being part of a worldwide network of schools. My daughter participated in the Taiwan Exchange Program. She went to the Sacred Heart school of Taipei, Taiwan. She was there for three weeks and we in turn hosted several students at our home as part of a cultural exchange. We share a lot with other schools around the country and around the world."

~ Villa Duchesne Parent


  • Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
  • 801 South Spoede Road
  • Saint Louis, MO 63131-2699
  • (P) 314.432.2021
  • (F) 314.432.0199
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