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The Cal Coast Academy mathematics curriculum teaches students to think logically, critically, and analytically, and maintain a positive open attitude toward solving unfamiliar problems. A multi-representational approach is emphasized within each of our math classes, where concepts, results, and problems are expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. Students learn to communicate math concepts effectively and to assess correctness and appropriateness of solutions. Technology is used regularly by students and teachers to help reinforce concept understanding, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results. Students are taught how to work independently with resourcefulness and creativity, as well as in a collaborative setting. This approach gives students ample opportunity to think through problems, make decisions and share questions and conclusions with other students as well as with their teacher. It also allows students to build interdisciplinary connections with other subjects and with their world outside school.

Our annual school-wide student testing and students personal PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP testing results further assist our math teachers in assessing students individual needs, tracking their yearly progresses, and creating course customization to help strengthen their deficiencies.

All middle school students must take mathematics. Upper school students must take three additional years of mathematics, including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or Algebra II/Trig.