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Make sense of the world through the lenses of mathematics

The purpose of St. Mark’s mathematical education is to develop students’ understanding of and appreciation for the ability to make sense of the world through the lenses of mathematics: space and number, logic and pattern. We nurture students’ development by challenging them to be creative, critical, and tenacious problem solvers, able to both share and reflect on their process and results with clarity and precision. Throughout, we seek to nurture and develop an appreciation for the joy and beauty of mathematics in all St. Mark’s graduates. The Mathematics Department has established the following core values: curiosity, tenacity, and clarity. These values inform and guide all that we do. The program has three principal aims: first, to establish skill and confidence in applying mathematical techniques; second, to convey the analytical power of mathematics in modeling practical applications; third, to develop sound reasoning and communication around the logical structure of the subject. The search for patterns, the recognition of analogies, and the development of various strategies for solutions provide the student with insight into and understanding of the problem-solving process.

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