Mathematics

Algebra I
  • Introduces students to the algebra of the real number system
  • Covers equations and inequalities in one and two variables, polynomial and rational expressions, problem solving, irrational numbers, quadratic equations and the function concept

Geometry
  • Emphasizes the inductive process through the discovery of concepts of geometry, the beginning principles of trigonometry, and the study of formal deductive proofs

Geometry Honors
  • Emphasizes the formal deductive proof; explores the major topics of Euclidean and coordinate geometry

Quantitative Reasoning
  • Explores the power of mathematics through the diversity, challenge, and elegance of mathematical thought; hones problem-solving tools including coding, modeling, data and statistics, competition-style mathematics, and independent study

Algebra II

  • Presents numerous functions including linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational and square root; covers matrices, systems of equations in three variables, parent functions along with some transformations, sequences, series, and basic probability

Algebra II Honors
  • Surveys topics of Algebra II and additional topics including absolute value, linear programming, and graphing linear equations in 3 variables; emphasizes graphing functions and using functions as mathematical models

Pre-Calculus
  • Expands polynomial, rational, transformation, exponential, and logarithmic concepts while introducing parametric representations, conceptual limits, trigonometric functions and proof, and probability and statistics

Honors Pre-Calculus AB
  • Explores all Pre-Calculus topics as well as applications of trigonometric functions, generalized rational functions, a conceptual approach to limits, polar functions, and analytic geometry

Honors Pre-Calculus BC
  • Includes all of the topics in Honors Pre-Calculus AB and an in-depth exploration of the circular functions, analytic geometry, parametric and polar-defined relations, mathematical induction, and a formal exploration of the limits

Calculus
  • Surveys the basics of calculus, including differential and integral calculus of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, along with their applications
 
AP Calculus AB
  • Prepares students for advanced placement in college mathematics
  • Follows the AP AB  syllabus developed by the College Entrance Examination Board
 
AP Calculus BC
  • Prepares students for advanced placement in college mathematics
  • Follows the AP BC syllabus developed by the College Entrance Examination Board

AP Statistics
  • Introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data
  • Exposes students to exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference

Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
  • Covers methods of solving first-order differential equations, second-order and higher-order linear differential equations, and systems of differential equations
  • Emphasizes the application differential equations to model physics and engineering phenomena
 
Multivariable Calculus  
  • Studies functions in higher-dimensional spaces
  • Extends the concepts of “rate of change” and “Riemann sum” to functions of several variables, culminating in the Fundamental Theorems of Vector Calculus
  • Introduces the calculus of functions in the complex plane or ordinary differential equations 

Math Help Center Internship
  • Reviews with other students concepts, helps with homework
  • Offers different ways to think about problems
  • Possibly assists teachers during classes as a “TA”

Game Theory (Global Online Academy)
  • Explores the many applications of game theory
  • Considers significant global events from fields like diplomacy, political science, anthropology, philosophy, economics, and popular culture

Linear Algebra (Global Online Academy)
  • Examines the algebra of vector spaces and matrices by looking at how mages of objects in the plane and space are transformed in computer graphics
  • Analyzes social networks using linear algebraic techniques

Number Theory (Global Online Academy)
  • Covers the fundamentals of this classical, elegant, yet supremely relevant subject
  • Provides a foundation for further study of number theory
  • Devleops the skills of mathematical reasoning and proof in a concrete and intuitive way.

Intensives 

Curves, Surfaces, and Space: An Introduction to Topology
  • Introduces the topic of dimensionality and moves into several areas of higher-level geometry including: non-Euclidean geometries of hyperbolic and spherical; topology of two and three dimensional manifolds; visualization of mathematical spaces; and important formulas relation topology and geometry.
 
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Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Birchwood School of Hawken, 4400 West 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 

Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Mastery School of Hawken, 11025 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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