Using an approach that integrates the traditional areas of mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and pre-calculus) throughout four sequential levels of study, students become independent learners who excel in reading, writing about, exploring, applying, and communicating mathematical concepts. Our curriculum is structured around these principles:
- Algebra is foundational as a modeling and problem-solving tool.
- Geometry in two and three dimensions is integrated across topics at all levels and includes coordinate and transformational approaches.
- The study of vectors, matrices, counting, data analysis, and other topics from discrete mathematics is woven into core courses.
- Computer-based and calculator-based activities are part of our courses.
- Topics are explored visually, symbolically, and verbally.
- The capacity to develop problem-solving strategies depends on an accumulated body of knowledge.
These principles are addressed in the integrated curricula of our courses through level four (level four courses include Applied Math, Math Analysis and Introductory Calculus). Placement tests are used to determine the appropriate level math class for each student. The program also offers opportunities for advanced work, including AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Computer Science, and Multivariable Calculus. Math Club, open to all interested students, meets regularly to share ideas and investigate problems beyond the scope of the normal curriculum. Math Club also provides opportunities for students to prepare for local and national mathematics competitions.