Mathematics

Whether math is your passion, or you find it more than a bit frightening, Chatham Hall’s mathematics program is for you. Our small classes and extra assistance help allay the math anxiety that many girls feel. And our results are exceptional. In a 2000 survey, nearly 92 percent of our graduates reported receiving a high level of encouragement in math, science, and technology. In addition, the average SAT math score for our alumnae completing our boarding school curriculum was 588, compared to 477 nationally for females and males combined.

Meet the Mathematics Department Faculty

Graduation requirements

3 credits of math including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II

Courses Offered

  • Algebra I – full year; 1 credit (a grade of C- or above in Algebra I is required to register for subsequent math courses)
  • Geometry – full year; 1 credit (prerequisite: C- or above in Algebra I)
  • Algebra II – full year; 1 credit (prerequisite: C- or above in Algebra I)
  • Precalculus – full year; 1 credit (prerequisite: B- or above in Algebra II)
  • Honors Precalculus – full year; 1 credit (prerequisite: A- or above test average in Algebra II and recommendation of teacher)
  • Statistics, Mathematical Modeling, and Intro to Calculus – full year; 1 credit (prerequisite: for students who have completed Algebra II or Precalculus)
  • Advanced Placement Statistics – full year; 1 credit (by application and permission of the Mathematics Department and the Academic Dean)
  • Calculus – full year; 1 credit (prerequisite: B or above in Precalculus and recommendation of Precalculus teacher)
  • Advanced Placement Calculus AB – full year; 1 credit (prerequisite: A- or above test average in Precalculus and recommendation of Precalculus teacher)
  • Advanced Calculus – full year; 1 credit (prerequisite: Completion of Calculus or AP Calculus AB with recommendation of Calculus teacher)
  • Advanced Placement Calculus BC – full year; 1 credit (prerequisite: Completion of Calculus or AP Calculus AB with recommendation of Calculus teacher)
  • Explorations in Mathematics – full year; 1 credit (prerequisite: Completion of AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC with recommendation of teacher)

NOTE: Sophomores may take Geometry and Algebra II during the same year with math department approval.