Math

Math Teacher with Student

The Middle School math curriculum is designed to strengthen students basic math skills in preparation for higher level math courses. In addition to focusing on content, the preparation includes helping students to overcome any pre-existing math phobias and to see the real-life value and fun of math. The emphasis is jointly on learning how to “do" math and striving to understand why it's done that way. A solid understanding of the math fundamentals are designed to prepare students for explorations in algebra, geometry, and beyond. Eighth graders have a choice of Pre-Algebra or Algebra I. Students with a passion for mathematics are encouraged to participate in American Math Competitions and Math League Contests. 

Courses

Math Faculty

Doug Burns

Doug Burns

Titles: Cissy Patterson Chair in Mathematics, Game Administrator, Outdoor Adventure, House Parent (Watts), Honor Council
Degrees: B.A., Colorado College
M.A., University of Denver
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Margot Burns

Margot Burns

Titles: Mathematics, Assistant Athletic Director, Middle School Soccer (Head), Track and Field (Head), House Parent (Woods)
Degrees: B.A., Colorado College
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 4130
Neal Johnson

Neal Johnson

Titles: Mathematics, Football, Varsity Boys' Basketball, JV Boys' Basketball (Head), House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's)
Degrees: B.S., Mathematics, The University of the South
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Karl Sjolund

Karl Sjolund

Titles: Head of School
Degrees: B.A., Virginia Military Institute
M.A., Columbia University
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2113