All mathematics courses consist of a full academic year of work. It is expected
that students who take a Mathematics course will continue their mathematics
education for four years.
Our courses are primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding
of the concepts of Mathematics and providing experience with its methods and
applications. All courses emphasize a multirepresentational approach to
Mathematics with concepts, results, and problems being expressed geometrically,
numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these
representations are important.
Our mathematics courses are challenging and demanding. Broad concepts and
widely applicable methods are emphasized. The focus of each course is neither
manipulation nor memorization of an extensive taxonomy of functions, curves,
theorems, or problem types. Thus, although facility with manipulation and
computational competence are important outcomes, they are not the core of our
Technology is used regularly to reinforce the relationships among multiple
representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement
experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results.
Students will be able to work with functions represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, analytical and verbal. They will understand the
connections among these representations.
Students will be able to communicate mathematics orally and in well-written
sentences and will be able to explain solutions to problems.
Students will be able to model a written description of a physical situation with
Students will be able to use technology to help solve problems, experiment,
interpret results, and verify conclusions.
Students will be able to determine the reasonableness of solutions, including
sign, size, relative accuracy and units of measure.