We, as teachers, lifelong learners, and passionate purveyors of beauty and truth, aim to foster confidence and cleverness in our students through rigorous and reflective learning opportunities.
JOHN PADDEN, MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT CHAIR
The heart of mathematical thought starts at the intersection of logic and creativity. Blair math teachers create rigorous and reflective learning opportunities that teach students to build connections, explore patterns, craft arguments, reason logically, make creative leaps, discover fascinating conclusions, understand the world better and, ultimately, enjoy the intellectual struggle of a uniquely beautiful art form.
The objectives of all Blair math courses are to foster analytical and critical thinking and to allow students to understand and appreciate the beauty inherent in mathematics. Blair math courses also prepare students for success in mathematics at the university level and create an awareness of the need for mathematical literacy in the modern economy. Our faculty articulate mathematical thinking clearly and accurately and use appropriate technology to support the goals of the department.
The departmental graduation requirements are Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2, but virtually all students take at least one math course beyond the required sequence, with more than three-quarters of the senior class enrolled in one level of Calculus. The math department comprises 12 faculty members with an average teaching experience of 15 years.
- Math 11: Algebra 1
- Math 21: Geometry
- Math 22: Geometry Honors
- Math 30: Algebra 2S
- Math 31: Algebra 2
- Math 32: Algebra 2 Honors AB
- Math 33: Algebra 2 Honors BC
- Math 41: College Algebra
- Math 51: Precalculus
- Math 52: Precalculus Honors AB
- Math 53: Precalculus Honors BC
- Math 61: AP Calculus
- Math 62: AP Calculus AB
- Math 63: AP Calculus BC
- Math 64: Advanced Statistics
- Math 71: Multi-Variable Calculus
- Math 72: Number Theory & Proofs