Prep School Mathematics


In the Columbia Prep Mathematics program, students begin with an introductory Pre-Algebra course followed by Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. In Algebra 1, the emphasis is on problem solving skills as students review basic algebraic skills and learn more complex concepts. In Geometry, students follow a traditional study of Euclidean plane geometry, which emphasizes the relationships of congruent and similar triangles, as well as other shapes. The concept of functions and linear equations is explored in Algebra 2, along with an emphasis on creating mathematic models for real-life applications.

Once in Pre-Calculus, the TI-89 calculator is introduced and students explore both trigonometry and various functions such as polynomial, circular, exponential, and logarithmic functions. This leads into Calculus, which provides an introduction of fundamental notions such as limits, differentiation, and integration.

AP course are also offered in Calculus and Statistics, along with a variety of math electives and honors courses.