Next Level Learning instructors help students with Exeter Math, an integrated, problem-oriented, inquiry-based approach to mathematics that differs significantly from the approach to traditional math curriculum. It was developed at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire as a means of challenging students to dynamically solve math problems instead of using rote memorization of rules. Exeter Math has since been adopted by a number of mostly private schools throughout the country, including several in New York City.
Instead of teaching students specific math concepts and providing conventional solutions, Exeter Math helps students learn to conceptualize problems in a way that develops analytical reasoning and independent solving skills. Rather than using textbooks, students utilize sets of 3,700 problems developed by the Exeter faculty, beginning with algebra and proceeding to multivariable calculus and linear algebra. The primary objective is to teach students to discover new ideas and techniques without being told what to do, with an emphasis on discussing obstacles with teachers and collaborating with fellow students.
Students are typically given 8 to 10 problems to solve on their own for homework and then asked to teach their discoveries to classmates the next day. These problems require creativity and a touch of bravery to solve, since they generally don’t ask students to explicitly apply a learned fact or theorem. Rather, they encourage self-discovery of mathematical concepts.
For students coming from a traditional math background, learning Exeter Math can be especially challenging. At Next Level Learning, our Exeter Math instructors are skilled at teaching and supporting students enrolled in all levels of Exeter Math, and we are prepared to help students grasp the concepts and improve their proficiency. At Next Level Learning our instructors know the material and concepts well and help make Exeter Math tutoring exciting!
Please contact Next Level Learning to find out how our Exeter Math instructors can help your child.