# Mathematics

The ability to use and understand mathematics in our world is critical. Whether you are interested in finance, science, computers or even the arts**, **math is a necessary and invaluable tool. Prep requires all students to complete four years of mathematics during their time on campus. Our classes are offered at varying ability levels, allowing you to explore, discuss, learn and retain concepts at a pace that is appropriate for you. Our four year math curriculum provides a thorough background in Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, and prepares you to continue your study of mathematics beyond the high school level. Our classes in Calculus and Statistics provide you to study advanced and applicable concepts at an advanced level. Our teachers stress the importance of exploring topics graphically and using critical thinking and analysis to provide confirmation of new concepts or theorems. We use iPad apps and the TI-84 graphing calculator to provide a variety of ways to learn and practice concepts. We value solutions that are detailed and well organized as this will provide you with an approach that will provide future success in math. We structure our classes so that you are engaged in asking or answering questions; completing problems individually or in small groups.

Our teachers expect you to come to class ready to work each day and to alert them to any difficulties that you may be experiencing trying to learn and do your best. We are always willing to answer questions and to provide you with extra help so that you can reach, and eventualy exceed your expectations.

The Math Department sponsors three extra-curricular activities - Stock Market Club, Trig Star Club and Math Team. The Stock Market Club takes an annual trip to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Our Math Team has advanced to regional and state competitions as a result of their success in the Fairfield County Math League. Our Trig Star Club has won the State Championship for the last six years and compete on a national level each year.

The Math Department at Prep gives students a strong foundation to succeed in the math classroom, but also develops critical thinking and reasoning skills that students will use in their lives. Come check us out.

**Mrs. Katherine Brennan**

*Mathematics Department Chair*

Four years of math is required for each student.

## Mathematics Courses

- Algebra I Level 3
- Algebra I Level 2
- Honors Algebra I
- Geometry Level 3
- Geometry Level 2
- Honors Geometry
- Algebra II Level 3
- Algebra II Level 2
- Honors Algebra II
- Introductory Pre-Calculus With Trigonometry
- Pre-Calculus
- Honors Pre-Calculus
- Honors Pre-Calculus with Introductory Calculus
- Calculus
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- Statistics
- AP Statistics