Mathematics

In mathematics, emphasis is placed not only on problem solving and analytical skills that are required for a successful career in science, technology or other allied subjects, but also on those aspects of the subject that touch upon those values that help to develop a strong and discerning character. Therefore, our philosophy is two-fold: inculcating in our students a genuine love for the scholarship and critical thinking which will help them to solve some of life's problems and developing good ethical standards and Christian values.

Use of Technology

The Mathematics Department strives to incorporate graphing calculators and computers throughout the curriculum. Graphing calculators are used to illustrate, develop and reinforce algebraic and trigonometric concepts. Calculus classes utilize the calculator for graphic solutions to problems. The statistics applications of the graphing calculator enable students to avoid tedious calculations and to make predictions using regression techniques. Computer software is used to help students visualize geometric ideas and augments the geometry text to provide additional topics. Internet applications allow students to discover resources that are not available in the confines of the classroom.

Students in the Class of 2021 are required to purchase a TI-Nspire for use in mathematics classes. Students from the Class of 2020, the Class of 2019 and the Class of 2018 are required to have a Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator (plus or silver editions acceptable) for use in mathematics classes. TI-89 Graphing Calculators are not acceptable.

Math Courses

  • Algebra I
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Algebra II Honors
  • Geometry
  • Geometry/Algebra II
  • Geometry Honors
  • Algebra II
  • Math Analysis
  • Math Analysis Honors
  •  Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus Honors
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistical Applications
  • AP Statistics

Clubs and Organizations

  • Mathletes
  • Math Modeling Competition
  • Mu Alpha Theta National Honor Society

Faculty