# Math

## With an emphasis on logic, problem solving, and critical thinking, courses in mathematics at Thornton Academy prepare students for success in many different disciplines.

The Mathematics Department at Thornton Academy has a dedicated group of teachers to help you discover the joy of mathematics! Success in mathematics courses depends upon the mastery of skills, understanding of basic concepts, adequate studying, and collaboration with peers and teachers. The Mathematics Department attempts to meet the needs of our students by offering different levels and sequences of mathematics courses as pathways to college and career readiness. We offer classes at the regular, honors, and AP level. AP math courses include Calculus AB, Calculus BC, and Statistics.

Math classes at Thornton Academy use technology extensively. Teachers take advantage of our 1:1 iPad program and classrooms are outfitted with screens that allow teachers and students to collaborate in person and also electronically.

- Jack morrison, mathematics department chair

### featured class: AP Calculus AB

Calculus is the mathematics of change. It can be used to explain the spread of epidemics or the path of a curveball. Students study the cornerstones of calculus: the derivative, the definite and the indefinite integral. Studying Calculus is the penultimate goal for mathematics students at Thornton Academy.

Thornton Academy helped to prepare me for the academic rigor of an engineering school with a wide range of math and science AP classes. I assure you that whatever your level of academic rigor, you will find your match at TA.

Daniel Huot '17