We believe the core of a strong mathematics curriculum stems from students being able to accomplish the following 5 principles:
- Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving
- Solve problems in mathematics and other disciplines.
- Learn a wide variety of problem solving techniques. Students can reflect on the process
- Recognize reasoning as a fundamental aspect of mathematics
- Make and investigate mathematical conjectures
- Develop and evaluate mathematical arguments and proofs
- Communicate their mathematical thinking coherently to peers, teachers, and others
- Use the language of mathematics to express ideas precisely
- Analyze and evaluate the mathematical thinking and strategy of others
- Understand how mathematical ideas interconnect and build on one another to produce a content whole.
- Recognize and can apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics.
- Create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas
- Select, apply, and translate among mathematical representations to solve problems
- Use representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena
All Christ School students are required to complete 4 years of mathematics. The core offerings of the mathematics department that all students complete are:
- Algebra I (regular or honors)
- Geometry (regular or honors)
- Algebra II (regular or honors)
After completing this core, students continue their mathematics studies by selecting at least 1 of the following.
- PreCalculus (regular or honors)
- Advanced Functions and Models
For our most advanced students we also offer:
- AP Statistics
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
We also offer the following semester courses for students who wish to further their mathematical studies beyond the typical high school curriculum:
- Differential Equations
- Linear Algebra
- Multivariable Calculus
- Graph Theory
In addition, we also offer the following elective courses in Computer Science
- AP Computer Science Principles
- AP Computer Science
Christ School’s mathematics department also encourages students to participate in mathematics and computer science competitions. The National High School Modeling Contest is offered in the Fall and the AMC is offered in the Spring for students each year.
2017: Honorable Mention National High School Modeling Contest (Coleman Davis, Drew Hamilton, Bronson Gatts, Benet David)
Honorable Mention National High School Modeling Contest (Jake Johnson, Zach Pulsfier, Jacob Kang, Beau Simmons)
8th place UNCA Programming competition (Jacob Kang, Jake Johnson, Zach Pulsfier)
2016: Meritorious award National High School Modeling Contest (Kiffen Loomis, Coleman Davis, Drew Hamilton, Bronson Gatts)
Honorable Mention: International High School Modeling Contest (Kiffen Loomis, Coleman Davis, Bronson Gatts, Drew Hamilton)
2015: AIMEE qualifier: Jerry Lu