The Mathematics curriculum meets the needs of all Episcopal students, with keen attention paid to students’ differing mathematical backgrounds, developmental levels, and conceptual abilities. Topics and concepts are presented and developed theoretically (at developmentally appropriate levels), then reinforced analytically, graphically, and numerically. The curriculum carefully follows the standards established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the State of Florida, and the College Board.
The Lower School curriculum supports students in developing critical thinking skills through curiosity. Students explore mathematical concepts while working independently and collaboratively. Solving problems through concrete, pictorial, and abstract representations supports students in understanding the relationship between numbers and their world, thus anchoring their understanding of mathematical concepts.
Course work in Middle and Upper School includes the study of algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus and probability and statistics. Students are carefully placed in standard or honors level sections (beginning in eighth grade) to meet their specific needs and interests at each level of study. Advanced Placement courses are offered include AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and AP Statistics. An honors level advanced survey course, Advanced Honors Mathematics, is offered to seniors who have exhausted the AP curriculum. Mathematics courses are required each year from grade 6 through grade 12.