Mathematics can be seen as a well-defined body of knowledge, as an abstract system of ideas, or as a useful tool. For most of us, it is probably a combination of these. However, there is little doubt that mathematical knowledge provides an important key to understanding the world in which we live.
Math XL is the BHS mathematics resource for all courses. This key component of the 1:1 initiative will allow students and teachers to better track student performance, identify student specific areas of success and weakness, and create a more interactive math curriculum.
Students are able to earn or transfer in Algebra I credit from BMS or another middle school. Incoming students are enrolled in either Algebra I or Geometry based upon designated pathways. Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Finite Mathematics, AP Statistics, and Calculus prepare students for post-secondary education.
Mathematics is used in our lives when we buy produce in the market, consult a timetable, read a newspaper, time a process or estimate a length. Artists need to learn about perspective; musicians need to appreciate the mathematical relationships within and between different rhythms; economists need to recognize trends in financial dealings. Mathematics is prevalent in our lives and careers.
Details about these courses may be found in the BHS Curriculum Guide 2016-2017.