The heart of mathematical thought starts at the intersection of logic and creativity. Blair math teachers create rigorous and reflective learning opportunities that teach students to build connections, explore patterns, craft arguments, reason logically, make creative leaps, discover fascinating conclusions, understand the world better and, ultimately, enjoy the intellectual struggle of a uniquely beautiful art form.
The objectives of all Blair math courses are to foster analytical and critical thinking and to allow students to understand and appreciate the beauty inherent in mathematics. Blair math courses also prepare students for success in mathematics at the university level and create an awareness of the need for mathematical literacy in the modern economy. Our faculty articulate mathematical thinking clearly and accurately and use appropriate technology to support the goals of the department.
The departmental graduation requirements are Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2, but virtually all students take at least one math course beyond the required sequence, with more than three-quarters of the 12th-grade class enrolled in one level of Calculus. The math department comprises 14 faculty members with an average teaching experience of 15 years.