MATHEMATICS

Note:The following is excerpted from the full SHS Curriculum. Click HERE For more information on aquiring a copy of our curriculum. 

"Math is as much about quality as quantity. St. Herman's strives to show the students how numbers, equations and shapes contain meaning and quality, and relate to the study of philosophy and theology. This broad understanding of the discipline opens the students' eyes to the vast realm of the created order and natural patterns found within the cosmos."

"At St. Herman's, a student begins formal mathematics in first grade using Saxon Math, an incremental approach in which core knowledge is repeated for emphasis and mastery. In the earlier grades, Calculadder, a math agility program, builds speed and accuracy in basic computation. By graduation from Middle School, a student will have had at least an introduction if not a full year of Algebra. These texts exercise the student in the practical side of math, while the instructor continues to bring out the history of mathematical ideas, the meaning of these discoveries and the overall beauty of math..."