Mathematics is more than numbers and equations. It is a journey, a process of thinking, an exercise in problem-solving that requires both an understanding of basic concepts and the ability to think critically.
The role of the Mathematics Department at St. John’s is to help students connect to mathematics, its ideas and its applications. Four years of math are required for all students, who must complete courses through Algebra II. All courses are designed for college preparation, so students will be prepared for college-level math. The department offers courses that satisfy all levels of mathematical skills, from basic Algebra and Geometry through honors courses and on to AP classes in Statistics and Calculus at both the AB and BC levels.
Through the use of classroom discourse, technology and teacher guidance, students learn to conjecture, invent and solve problems. They build a foundation in math that will serve them well in whatever their ultimate career path they ultimately choose.