Confidence and Competence
The Mathematics Department ensures that graduates of Stevenson School use their knowledge and conceptual skills to confidently use mathematics both in their subsequent higher education and more broadly in their lives. We want our students to be challenged and to be successful: we believe that students learn mathematics most effectively when they are given ample opportunity to practice the fundamental concepts and procedures. In our classes, students spend more time solving problems both individually and in collaboration with their peers than passively listening to lectures.
We believe that competence and confidence in mathematics derive from a firm foundation in algebra. This foundation is built upon with the study of geometry and advanced algebra. For students who are interested in applications of math using real world events we offer Statistics, and for the most ambitious, two levels of AP Calculus and Multivariable Calculus are available.