Mathematics

Brunswick Math: A Reason, Not a Rule

Brunswick’s Upper School math department offers the standard course sequence of Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, and Calculus, along with lower-level courses for students who need them, and courses in Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra for those who excel in the subject. Additionally, courses in statistics are offered for students interested in that area of learning.

The standard math courses are offered at three or more levels so that each student is provided with an appropriate pace and degree of challenge. Nonetheless, all tracks are taken to a suitably high level of attainment, and carefully chosen problem sets provide both the necessary practice and the opportunity for students to think for themselves.

Technology is used to perform calculations that are impractical through pencil-and-paper methods. Meanwhile, students’ numerical proficiency is continually developed through regular mental arithmetic quizzes and math tests where calculators are not allowed. Most importantly, students learn that there’s a reason behind every mathematical fact; when the reasons are understood, the logical clarity of the subject emerges, and the student’s math is built on a firm and lasting foundation.

Brunswick offers the AMC-10, AMC-12, and AIME contests, with large numbers of our students taking part annually.