McCallie is an All-Boys Private Boarding School and Day School, a Christian-based College Prep School. 
McCallie seeks out and accepts boys from all ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and places a high value on a diverse student body.

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Mathematics

In math class more than any other class, boys often ask, “Will I ever use this?" What good is knowing the formula of a hyperbola? Why do I care if a function can rotate around the x axis to find the enclosed volume?

At McCallie, teachers begin with real-life questions and teach boys how to translate abstract, verbal problems into mathematical symbols and structures of numbers and functions to reach useful solutions. From the beginning algebra class to the most advanced course (3 semesters above AP Calculus), the main goal is to reveal the usefulness of mathematical thought and the power of being able to manipulate numbers, variables, and functions. Boys will also develop facility with the most recent technologies: database management, graphing calculators, geometry sketchpad, etc.

Math is a tool, not just an end in itself, so teachers strive to spark a pure joy of numbers and their interactions in the process. Since boys enter McCallie with different skills, the math sequence allows them to enter the course that best fits their background skills, and then advance as their ability builds. Many times, boys who initially believed they were “bad at math” find they are quite good once the rote memorization style of problem solving is replaced by explanations that uncover the beauty and usefulness of math.

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Meet the Faculty

Roc Evans

Roc Evans

Class of 1991
Titles: 6th Grade Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Carson-Newman College
M.S., Walden University
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Andrea Odle

Andrea Odle

Titles: Middle School Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.A., University of the South
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Jennifer Potter

Jennifer Potter

Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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LaShandra Rivers

LaShandra Rivers

Titles: Middle School Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.S., Tennessee Technological University
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David Vining

David Vining

Titles: 7th Grade Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Clemson University
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