The Department of Mathematics plays an essential role in the college preparatory function of the school. A student must take a course in mathematics each year that he is enrolled at Brother Martin. Preparation for standardized testing is included in each course.
This course is required of all freshmen except those taking Geometry, Geometry Honors or Algebra I Honors. This course covers variables and open sentences, problem solving, radicals, polynomials, special products and factoring, algebraic fractions, and graphing. Serious attention is given to the study of the real number system at this level.
Algebra I Honors
This course is taken by freshmen whose mathematics background indicates the ability to work at an advanced level. This course includes all the topics covered in Algebra I together with quadratic functions. Numerous applications are included to expose students to the usefulness of those topics covered.