The Math Department develops comfort in working with numbers and fluency in the language, motivation, and application of math. Our core courses are sequentially linked, requiring the mastery and assimilation of skills as students advance through our curriculum. While we practice the application of mathematical skills to our daily lives, we also cultivate the important habits of mental discipline and organization for their own sake, in order to structure our minds for rigor.
Our overall goals are that students:
In providing a foundation for advanced study and the practice of math in college and beyond, we impart skills that lead to disciplined, organized habits of mind. We focus our teaching strategies towards how to think, not just what to think, by constantly reinforcing that organized written expression reflects organized thought.
The math program supports Midland’s mission by providing tools and habits of mind that allow students to be informed, responsible citizens.
Through classroom and inquiry-based teaching in small classes with one-on-one time between student and teacher, we develop the following skills:
Organized, accurate thought processes and reasoning:
Complex problem solving with application to the real world:
Building a strong foundation for advanced study in higher mathematics: