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Mathematics

The teaching of mathematics at Holderness is founded on a practice of collaboration that deepens understanding in two ways.

First, we believe that working in partnership with others provides an important exercise in articulating mathematical thinking. Our students read or hear new concepts and then discuss this knowledge with their peers—a process that fosters both active and passive learning, as well as accountability. Second, in working collaboratively, our students develop their critical listening skills. As they seek to understand their peer collaborators, they develop openness and flexibility with regard to their mathematical analyses.

Visit our Curriculum Guide for a full list of academic requirements and course descriptions.

Featured Course

Math/Sci. 305 | STEM Robotics I

Students make a STEM robot. 

Learn JAVA programming as you work in a team to design, build, and program a Tetrix robot. Along the way, you’ll learn about motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences, propulsion systems and binary number systems. 

Learning in Action

Math Team

Students in a math class.

For students who are looking for a little bit more math in their lives, this club is where it’s at. The Math Team meets twice a month to prepare for local and regional competitions and for the end-of-year national test. 

Investment Club

The Investment Club is a group of students who are passionate about learning the ins and outs of the stock market. Members research and follow stocks on both an individual and collaborative basis, following personal stocks through a virtual trading platform.

Meet Our Science Faculty

Joseph Arsenault

Joseph Arsenault

Mathematics Faculty
Ian Casey

Ian Casey

Mathematics Faculty
Leigh Anne Connors

Leigh Anne Connors

Mathematics Faculty
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