# Mathematics

**Why do I care if a function can rotate around the x axis to find the enclosed volume?**

**Why do I need to memorize the formula of a hyperbola?**

Math instruction at McCallie begins with real-life questions that are relevant to boys. Teachers use these as the starting point to abstraction, turning verbal problems into mathematical symbols, structures of numbers, and functions to reach useful solutions.

From the beginning algebra class to the most advanced course which is three 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. Often boys who initially believed they were* bad at math* find they are quite good at math once the rote memorization style of problem-solving is replaced with explanations that uncover the beauty and usefulness of math.

Math is a tool, not just an end in itself, so McCallie teachers strive to spark a pure joy of numbers and their interactions in the process.

## Course Descriptions

- MAT110 Algebra 1 (Core)
- MAT122 Algebra 1 Accelerated
- MAT210 Geometry
- MAT211 Geometry (Core)
- MAT222 Honors Geometry
- MAT310 Algebra 2
- MAT311 Algebra 2 (Core)
- MAT320 Algebra 2 Accelerated
- MAT322 Algebra 2 Honors
- MAT410 Probability, Statistics and College Algebra
- MAT420 Pre-calculus Regular
- MAT422 PreCalculus Accelerated
- MAT423 PreCalculus Honors
- MAT510 Calculus
- MAT515 AP Calculus AB
- MAT520 AP Calculus BC
- MAT526 AP Calculus BC Semester
- MAT530 AP Statistics
- MAT540 Multivariable Calculus
- MAT541 Differential Equations
- MAT542 Linear Algebra
- MAT543 Advanced Proofs
- MAT544 Graph Theory
- MAT545 Combinatorics