The mathematics program provides a student-centered, hands-on environment to explore, invent, discuss, and debate the meaning of math. Subjects are introduced not as a collection of isolated concepts but as an ever-evolving body of interconnected knowledge. Building a sequence of experiences in a gradually enlarging spiral, teachers use problem-solving approaches to meet students where they are and to develop their thinking and understanding.
Using an integrated curriculum, major strands are revisited each year and explored in greater depth. The four major content strands in the Nueva mathematics program, adapted from the Common Core Standards for Mathematics, are Data and Probability, Geometry and Measurement, Numerical Relationships and Operations, and Algebra and Functions.