ES Math


The content of the mathematics program at BLIS is designed to develop students` critical thinking, problem solving, inquiry and cooperation skills in the broadest possible context. The content of the mathematics program creates opportunities to learn and analyze real life material/data in a mathematical context in real life settings through problems, investigations, discussions, projects and presentations. Students are also guided towards becoming life long learners by raising their intrinsic motivations and interests to discover more about mathematics. In addition to what is taught in classrooms, topics in mathematics are aimed to be linked to other areas.


Students should be able to
• Develop an intellectually independent and creative way of thinking
• Relate their mathematical understanding to other disciplines
• Formulate arguments in a rational and logical way
• Become lifelong learners
• Understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively
• Act with integrity and honesty
• Be open to new perspectives
• Show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others.
• Have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.
• Are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.


At BLIS, our Math curriculum combines curricular objectives from the Turkish MEB and Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum. All learning engagements, teaching and learning methodologies, and assessments are framed by the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. One of our main purposes is to provide students with meaningful connections between mathematics and real life. Through meticulously planned learning engagements, we provide opportunities for our students to be fluent in number sense, solving calculations involving the four operations, reasoning and also equip them with the strategies and the tools to solve a variety of equations. Our students are consistently challenged in their learning and are encouraged to pursue a variety of pathways to not only produce an answer but also explain their methodology and reasoning to others. Students at BLIS utilize a wide range of resources to support their learning. Mathematical terminology is explicitly taught bilingually, and skills are connected across the curriculum in all subject areas. All activities are planned and designed to include all students through a range of approaches including active learning utilizing various stations within classrooms.