I think statistics is totally applicable to real life, and that it’s a breath of fresh air for many kids. I tell my students they can use statistics to be citizen scientists. We can figure out the wait time for the walk signal on 80th street. By averaging the wait time for the walk signal at random times, we can plot the data, find trends, and come to some conclusions. Then we can use those statistics to ask for a longer walk time. I love teaching students how to apply what they’ve learned in class." –Math Teacher David Peabody
At UPrep, we believe mathematics education should give all individuals the power of problem solving, the ability to participate intelligently in civic affairs, the skills needed to pursue educational and career choices, and an appreciation for the richness and beauty of mathematics and its importance in our culture. All our mathematics classes provide opportunities for students to organize their thinking, reason logically, choose critically from different problem-solving strategies, learn and apply various technologies, express their ideas both orally and in writing, and work cooperatively with their peers.
One year each of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, and one semester of Introduction to Statistics are required for graduation. Placement is based on prior coursework. For example, a student who successfully completes Algebra I proceeds to Geometry the following year. Classes include students from different grades.
Starting in Fall 2022, students complete these required courses in the following sequence: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Introduction to Statistics.
Students may also enroll in a math intensive if they prefer.
Advanced, elective classes include Pre-calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Applied Calculus, Advanced Statistics, Data Science and Analytics, Mathematical Finance, and Advanced Topics in Mathematics, plus additional courses through Global Online Academy.
Students present their work during a math class.