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

Bailey Adams

Bailey Adams

Class of 1996
Titles: Math Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Mississippi
M.A., Reformed Theological Seminary
M.S., Mississippi College
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Jim Carlone

Jim Carlone

Class of 1988
Titles: Mathematics Teacher, Endowed Alumni Chair of Mathematics
Degrees: B.A., Kenyon College
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Chris Cushenbery

Chris Cushenbery

Titles: Mathematics Teacher, Head Soccer Coach
Degrees: B.A., Covenant College
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Hannah Green

Hannah Green

Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.Ed., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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John Green

John Green

Class of 1984
Titles: Math Teacher
Degrees: B.S., U.S. Military Academy
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Cary Hubbard

Cary Hubbard

Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Brock University
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Luther Killian

Luther Killian

Class of 1968
Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.Ed., Georgia State University
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Rob Lyons

Rob Lyons

Class of 1988
Titles: Mathematics Department Head, Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.A., M.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Bryon McCague

Bryon McCague

Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Jennifer Potter

Jennifer Potter

Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Ross Shumate

Ross Shumate

Titles: Science Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Louisiana State University
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Blake Smith

Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Degrees: BA, Lee University
MA, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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