Department Chair: Janet Wilson, (505) 828-3324
Wonder at the stunning beauty of mathematics.
Marvel at math’s universal applicability.
Master the skills needed to succeed.
These are the foundations of the math program at Albuquerque Academy.
Math classes at Albuquerque Academy progress thoughtfully from Math 6 through Calculus. Enthusiastic teachers strive to prepare students as critical thinkers and versatile problem solvers who are able to apply their analytical skills to all disciplines. Along the way, we appreciate and enjoy the beauty of mathematics.
Because students come to the school with varying skills, we place them in classes where they can thrive. In classes at all levels, students are asked to engage deeply with the concepts and are given the tools to address challenging questions. Students learn the reasoning behind the concepts, not just a series of steps; by the time they graduate, they appreciate the importance of understanding the “why” as well as the “how.”
Our teachers employ a variety of styles, from traditional to inquiry based; they are articulate, caring, approachable, and passionate about mathematics. Students collaborate regularly, giving them opportunities to articulate their understanding of the concepts. Applications in science, economics, and medicine are woven into the curriculum to engage students.
Most students graduate having taken AP Calculus or AP Statistics. Beyond the traditional mathematics curriculum, we also offer college-level courses in Logic and Probability and Multivariable Calculus, and many students pursue their interests through math-related clubs and competitions offered at the school.
By holding students to a high standard of rigor, we graduate resilient students who are able to take intellectual risks; their foundation in analytical reasoning and synthesis can be applied to any discipline. Our graduates report back that they were exceptionally well prepared for college – every year they earn advanced standing in math at some of the best colleges, universities, and service academies in the country.