Guam Adventist AcademyHere at GAA, students learn how to do math in a friendly campus. Teachers identify individual needs and provide assistance to help all students succeed in class. With a low student-teacher ratio, teacher support is very much available to students who need it. Our dedicated teachers are available for student help during lunch time and after school hours. Family Math NightThis annual event is a time for family to work together and learn math concepts while having fun! This event takes place in September and has been mostly attended by elementary students. Teachers from PreK to 6th Grade prepare grade appropriate games and activities to develop basic math skills in counting and sorting, digits and place value, basic arithmetic, and problem solving. Upper school math teachers prepare logic puzzles and games. It is a fun and educational evening to spend with the whole family while providing support and encouragement to our math students! | Upper School MathGAA offers Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry and Precalculus to upper school students in the regular track. These classes are designed to prepare them for AP Calculus. Senior students are encouraged to either take the AP classes for math or take the math classes available at the University of Guam (UOG). Integrating TechnologyThe addition of the interactive whiteboard makes math learning fun for the students and aids teachers with immediate feedback for better lesson planning. Geometric construction and sketching graphs are visually appealing. The interactive nature that this technology brings to learning has improved the math program here at GAA. Upper school math classes are using the online assessment program, ALEKS. With this program, teachers are able to provide a self-paced math learning alternative for all students. This program also helps planning lessons more effectively by using various reports that the program can generate about what the students know and what they are ready to learn next. |