I love the ah-ha moments, when a concept finally clicks, and a student feels successful. I especially appreciate this moment when it happens with a student who hasn't traditionally been successful with math." –Christina Zembruski, Math Department Chair
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 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, 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.
Students complete these required courses in the following sequence: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Introduction to Statistics.