The Mathematics Department provides a strong core college-preparatory curriculum, requiring four math credits. As a result, every John Bapst student graduates with the basic math prerequisites to move ahead in college, whether in the sciences and engineering or in fields like nursing, psychology, education, or others.
The range of options in the math curriculum accommodates the needs of our student population by providing courses suited to every level of prior knowledge and aspiration. Our offering of three Advanced Placement courses — AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC — is there to make sure no student has to slow down. In fact, for students who complete AP Calculus BC in the junior year or earlier, the school offers Multivariable Calculus or other opportunities to take advanced university-level mathematics.
John Bapst math teachers know their math; most have undergraduate degrees in mathematics or engineering, several have advanced degrees, and one has traveled the world presenting AP workshops to teachers in Europe, Asia, and Africa. We work together as a team and are available to help students before and after school — even students that are not currently in our classes. Our teachers have high standards and expectations for students as individuals. Math matters — and you can do it!
|Carrie Jamison||Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, AP Statistics|
|Brendan Murphy||Geometry, Algebra 2, AP Calculus BC|
|Nikki Novak ’02 – Chair||Algebra, Honors Algebra, Algebra 2, Honors Calculus, AP Statistics|
|Karen Levasseur||AP Calculus AB, Multivariable Calculus|
|Jessica Wentworth||Algebra I, Algebra II, Honors Algebra II, Algebra I, Functions, Statistics & Trigonometry|
|Elizabeth Wood||Honors Precalculus, Honors Geometry|