Mathematics

The Besant Hill School Mathematics Department offers a substantive sequence of college prep math courses for students with varied learning styles and academic interests.

Mathematics

The Besant Hill School Mathematics Department offers a substantive sequence of college prep math courses for students with varied learning styles and academic interests.

Our goal is to prepare every student to reach his or her potential in a supportive, academically-focused environment. In every mathematics course, we want students to learn what it means to explore and discover mathematics. Our students learn what it means to collect data, observe patterns, make conjectures, and then generalize their findings. They know what it means to produce a coherent logical argument, to think deductively. They understand what it means to create a mathematical model and represent a solution analytically, geometrically, numerically, and verbally. At Besant Hill School, students learn what it means to analyze a problem and persevere until it is solved. In essence, students truly understand what it means to develop the habits of the mind of a mathematician and think critically. We believe all students can succeed and come to appreciate the power and beauty of mathematics.

Our goal is to prepare every student to reach his or her potential in a supportive, academically-focused environment. In every mathematics course, we want students to learn what it means to explore and discover mathematics. Our students learn what it means to collect data, observe patterns, make conjectures, and then generalize their findings. They know what it means to produce a coherent logical argument, to think deductively. They understand what it means to create a mathematical model and represent a solution analytically, geometrically, numerically, and verbally. At Besant Hill School, students learn what it means to analyze a problem and persevere until it is solved. In essence, students truly understand what it means to develop the habits of the mind of a mathematician and think critically. We believe all students can succeed and come to appreciate the power and beauty of mathematics.

Chris Cairns

Mathematics Teacher

“There is something remarkable that happens when we learn in small groups; classmates become colleagues, desire for knowledge drives curiosity, and learning becomes a lifelong habit.”

Anh-Dao Tran

Mathematics Teacher

“The Besant School community truly embraces the diversity of learning and encourages students to immerse themselves into new adventures inside and outside of the classroom.”

Fan Huang

Mathematics Teacher

“I love to contribute the skills I have gained and share my passion for teaching mathematics to help students achieve their greatest potential.”

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