Math at Mercy is taught with an interactive “Learn By Doing” approach, providing students with the support they need to think critically and comprehend mathematical concepts. Technology, including the Internet, iPads, and graphing calculators supplement the learning process. A variety of math courses are offered, each designed to fit the academic needs and challenges of our students. The learning environment supports academic risk-taking, and when needed, additional assistance is available from teachers, peer tutors, and the Resource Center. For those students who excel at math, Mercy students are eligible to become a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the international math honor society.
- Algebra I
- Algebra II and Algebra II Honors
- Geometry and Geometry Honors
- Math Analysis
- Pre-Calculus and Pre-Calculus Honors
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Computer Science
- Statistics and AP Statistics
Pre-Calculus and Pre-Calculus Honors explores advanced mathematical concepts and provides students with the tools they need to succeed in calculus and other advanced math classes. It includes additional study of trigonometry, higher-degree polynomial functions, vectors, polar coordinates and parametric equations.
AP Computer Science emphasizes object-oriented JAVA programming with a concentration on problem-solving and algorithm development. It includes an introduction to the study of data structures, design, documentation, and abstraction. The course is the equivalent of a first semester college-level course in Computer Science and it prepares students for success on the Advance Placement Exam.
Math at Mercy is not just a subject. The Math Department links what we are learning to our everyday lives to make it relevant. Math is an interactive experience where we can learn in a positive and encouraging environment. Maggie McHale ‘2012