Part 1 of The Peck School's 2015 Strategic Plan
, Innovative and Inspirational Learning
, charged the school to heighten the emphasis on the Lower School math program, and hire a math specialist to focus specifically on elementary-level curricula and best practices to the Lower School math program.
That goal came to fruition in 2016 with several initiatives that heighted the math experience for Grades K-4. The school hired Lower School Math Coordinator Jennifer Hogan, outfitted math classrooms with flexible furniture, and created two dedicated math spaces in the Eckert-Huff building.
Peck's flexible Guided Math
approach in the Lower School teaches students to "think like mathematicians," encouraging individual aptitudes as well as ingraining an excitement and confidence for math.