From vaccine effectiveness to disease modeling to electoral politics, math provides insight into so many of the world’s challenges.
An Integrated Teaching Model
Math 1, 2, and 3 is the required sequence of integrated yearlong courses that starts with creating the habits of mind that help to develop mathematical fluency. Each course layers on increasingly complex skills in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics. In their junior and senior years or through placement tests, students can deepen their studies with electives and honors classes in calculus, functions, and non-algebraic math disciplines.
Bay’s program does more than prepare students for college-level math: It develops mathematical imagination.
Collaboration features strongly in Bay’s teaching of math. Research shows that concepts are more thoroughly absorbed when students are actively engaged in discussing math and articulating their problem-solving methods. As in traditional math classes, students at Bay solve problems, but they don’t stop there. The real learning occurs when they work to explain how they solved the problem. What does the equation you’ve created mean? What is the meaning of its individual parts?
Our Immersive selection brings in creative and unexpected elements to pair math application with other disciplines. Lose yourself in the elegant geometry of Islamic Art. Delve into the behind-the-scenes math that makes Pixar movies possible. Learn techniques as well as history and applications of cryptography.