Middle & Upper School Mathematics
Through the study of mathematics, students discover a language for expressing the relationships that order the natural world. Our students learn to approach the study of mathematics from a conceptual angle. Even though rules, formulas, and procedures are part of studying mathematics, they are taught as tools, not as the focus of our courses. Students who gain a conceptual understanding of mathematics have the flexibility to apply their knowledge to a wide variety of problems and situations. As they progress through each level, they grow continuously in their ability to think through concepts from four different representations: numerical, graphical, algebraic, and verbal.
At Boston Trinity Academy, mathematics are tracked by ability not grade level. This is to ensure each student adequately understands the concepts before advancing to higher levels. Middle School students may test into any level, but typically begin in Transitions Math or Pre-Algebra. Upper School students are expected to begin in at least Algebra I and are required to pass at least three levels of mathematics.