The Mathematics Department features small classes where discussion, written problem-solving, and individual and collaborative work are all emphasized as students master new concepts.
Our faculty is committed to offering courses at a variety of levels, ensuring every student is appropriately engaged, stimulated, and, above all, genuinely challenged.
Our courses—featuring a diverse range of topics that provide a path to Advanced Placement (AP) coursework as well as exposure to non-traditional subject matter—follow a spiral curriculum, where students revisit topics again and again with increasing sophistication. Students also regularly use technology to gain deeper insights into the mathematical relationships they’re studying.
We believe that it’s critical to teach strong foundational concepts while continuously incorporating cutting-edge offerings, including programming, computer science, and robotics, into our curriculum. Our Math Department features AP Calculus, computer science, and statistics, but also offers courses on topics such as advanced Java data structures and algorithms and number theory of cryptography. As students work their way through Thacher’s program, our math faculty members are regularly available outside of class for individual instruction and reinforcement of learning.