Math

It is the mission of the Mathematics Department to teach students to reason algebraically, numerically, analytically, verbally, and graphically. Our experienced faculty seek to ensure that different levels of courses are offered to provide each student with a unique path to achieving success in mathematics. First-year students are placed into classes based on their performance on a placement exam and past teacher recommendations. As students progress, admission to their next course is based on their performance, teacher recommendations, and Department Head approval.

Our students are encouraged to take one mathematics course each year, and must complete Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II as graduation requirements. Additional courses include:

  • PreCalculus

  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry

  • AP Calculus AB

  • AP Calculus BC

  • AP Statistics

Specialized courses are offered for students interested in furthering their expertise in mathematics:

  • Algebra II Honors and Trigonometry is a more demanding and enriched Algebra II curriculum for talented students who enjoy math and whose scholarship indicates a strong sense of responsibility. This course allows students to excel quickly by completing Algebra II and PreCalculus in one year and they may progress to AP Calculus the following year, with a teacher recommendation.

  • Topics in Mathematics is offered to students who have completed Algebra II. It is designed to explore topics in algebra, statistics, and more using technology.

  • Operations Research is a higher level course developed by a Gunnery faculty member that takes concepts covered in previous courses and combines them with technology, allowing advanced students to take a deep-dive into mathematical processes and real-world applications. The course is open to students who have completed Calculus. Topics include matrices operations, Gauss-Jordan elimination process, Linear Programming, simplex method, maximum flow problems, shortest route problems, minimum spanning trees and transportation problems. 

Math course listings and descriptions can be found here.