The study of mathematics improves skills like problem solving, visual attention and decision making, alongside teaching students about its real world applications. At Newton North High School, students study mathematics not just to fulfill course requirements but also as a tool for effective citizenship, as a universal language which helps them understand the world better.
Newton North High School supports students in these endeavors through courses that cater to a variety of interests and learning styles. All courses support students’ advancement in their knowledge of mathematical content and equally if not more importantly, their development and mastery of the Standards of Mathematical Practice. Based on the Common Core State Standards, our courses prepare students for state assessments and expose students to the content assessed on college entrance and Advanced Placement exams (when applicable). While progression through the content is an important part of the experience, our courses emphasize the importance of deepening students’ knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and skills as well as their ability to thoughtfully communicate what they have learned.
Throughout their experience at Newton North High School, students will have opportunities to explore different branches of mathematics: algebra, geometry, statistics, computer science and calculus. Students explore these topics by working collaboratively, using inquiry based exploratory lessons and using technology in a variety of ways from emphasizing the visual aspects of mathematics to efficiently completing complex calculations.
The Calculus Project