What We Are
to mathematics webpage at the Amigos School. We share the vision of the
Math Department in Cambridge whose goal is to “assure learning
experiences that create lifelong problem solvers who can collaborate,
adapt, and adjust to a diverse and an ever-changing society”. Here at
Amigos, we do this in two languages.
During the School Day
JK-K students study mathematics using the workshop/station models and
the teacher alternates between Spanish and English instruction weekly.
in grades 1 - 5 have the opportunity to learn mathematics in a dual
language setting where the classes are instructed in English one week
and in Spanish the following week with two dual language teachers using
differentiated instruction. It is through the use of this model that our
students experience learning mathematics and applying their thinking
and understanding in both languages. This is an integral part of
becoming bi-literate in our dual language program.
Middle School is aligned to the Cambridge Public Schools Upper Schools
and as such provides the same level of rigor and expectations set for
learning mathematics in grades 6 – 8 by district math department.
offer an after school math program every Wednesday 3 to 4:30PM for
grades 3 - 8 that focuses both on intervention as well as providing a
place for students to explore and be challenged in their thinking and
learning of mathematics.
The Amigos School learning community
embraces the use of technology in math instruction. We participate in
the math online Sumdog competitions. Any student from JK – 8 can use
this online program. The math instructional coach selects all students’
math levels. We use data provided by teachers, parents, and other
available sources. We are currently piloting the Symphony online math
program, which could be used for intervention and/or enrichment.
are consistently looking for programs that help our teachers support
and challenge our students and move their understanding of mathematics
JK-8 Bilingual Math Instructional Coach
Email: Johanny Canada-Hlatshwayo
Phone: 617.349.6567 x220
15 Upton Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
Please visit the Cambridge mathematics department
web site for more information.