Hello! My name is Denise Nairn and I am the Mathematics Teacher for grades 5 and 6 at Divine Mercy Catholic Academy West. I also teach Religion to Classroom 501. This is currently my 22nd year teaching in Catholic Education. I have a Bachelor's degree in elementary education, as well as my Masters degree in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics. My hobbies include playing volleyball and softball, playing piano, coaching and tutoring students in mathematics.
The mathematics program the students will be using is Math in Focus, otherwise known as 'Singapore Math'. It follows a curriculum that focuses on problem-solving as the center of math learning. Concepts will be taught with a concrete-pictorial-abstract learning progression through real-world, hands-on experiences.