Division of Math

Division of Math offers 10 courses based on National Chinese Curriculum Standards (NCCS), Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Advanced Placement (AP), three of which are AP certified.


We encourage all our learners to understand and appreciate the beauty and utility of mathematics. Considering mathematics as a powerful tool to understand the natural and human phenomena, we equip our learners with mathematical competencies (e.g. logical reasoning, mathematical operation, data analysis, mathematical modeling, use appropriate tools, critical thinking, etc. to solve both theoretical and practical problems.


The flexibility of the math curriculum allows all learners to enter math classes at any time. The mandatory courses are designed from elementary to advanced level so that learners are able to challenge their understanding and interpretation of mathematics. For learners who intend to pursue STEM-related majors and careers in the future, or are simply interested in exploring more about the development of mathematics, we also provide various elective courses, including math history, calculus, statistics, and math modeling.

We believe that learners learn math deeper when they are

  • Curious, intrigued to research why and how.
  • Open, ready to take other perspectives and approaches.
  • Active, eager to make sense of concepts and ideas.
  • Practical, willing to seek transfer of knowledge and methodology.
  • Resilient, persistent to solve a problem or prove a theorem.
  • Reflective, ready to learn from trials and experiments.

Math in Performance Assessment (PA):

The math PA is an important part of our course in which learners will apply theoretical academic knowledge to a real-world situation and report their work to the public. A well-designed math PA allows learners to:

  • Be driven by essential questions.
  • Lead initiatives in finding their own resources and answers as they create and testify mathematical models. (Teacher is not the only authority).
  • Be engaged in mathematical reasoning throughout the entire PA.
  • Recognize that math is associated with something visually stimulating or applicable for the real world.
  • Create, build, present the final product as part of the authentic assessment 

MATH 1001: Math 1

This course is for learners who demonstrate the need for thorough learning of algebra in the placement test. Most incoming students who have finished 8 years of math education are recommended to take this course unless they demonstrate a strong background in algebra. The topics in the first term include data handing (descriptive one variable statistics), equations and inequalities, introduction-to functions and quadratic functions, logic and geometric proof, congruence &similarity. In the second term, right triangle trigonometry, coordinate geometry, circle, rational and irrational numbers, data handling (descriptive two variables statistics).

MATH 2001: Math 2: Interpretation

This course is designed for learners who intend to study subjects such as humanity, statistics, business, psychology, art and design in the future.


This course focuses on life-related applications of mathematics that enable learners to develop the ability and confidence to think numerically and spatially for the interpretation and critical analysis of problem-solving in daily scenarios. The first term of the course involves Analyzing Data; Quantifying Chance; Mathematics As A Language and Modeling Relationship With Functions. The topics in the second term will cover Modeling Rational and Polynomial Functions; Mathematics As the Science of Patterns; Modeling Relationships with Circular Functions and Application of Trigonometric Functions.

MATH 2901: Math 2: Analysis

This course is designed for learners who intend to pursue a major or career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the future. The goal of this course is for learners to acquire essential math concepts, procedures, methods and tools that allow learners to employ mathematics to understand, shape, and change the world in the respective fields of science, engineering, and technology. The first term of the course will cover bivariate statistics, intro to probability, functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions. The second term will cover rational and polynomial functions,  sequences and series, trigonometric functions and the applications of trigonometric functions.

MATH 3001: Math 3: Interpretation

This course is designed for learners who intend to study subjects such as humanity, statistics, business, psychology, art and design in the future. This course is appropriate for learners who are interested in developing their mathematical skills with a special emphasis on solving practical problems. The first term of the course will cover modeling relationships with polynomial and rational functions, trigonometry and polar coordinates, introduction to limits, complex numbers, and sequence and series. The second term will cover conics and analytic geometry, topics in statistics including sampling methods, random variables and distribution, and simulation.

MATH 3002: Math History

In this course, we will go through the historical development of mathematics, from ancient times to the modern era, considering both western and eastern perspectives. In particular, different units will be topic-based, among which we will uncover many great mathematical ideas, as well as their origins, interactions with other thoughts, and contributions to human civilization.

MATH5001: Calculus AB

This course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus with concepts, results, and problems represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, analytical, and verbal. The first term of the course covers basic functions and models, limits and continuity, differential calculus essentials, and applications. The second term includes integral calculus essentials and their application, and differential equations. We will equip you with any necessary training for AP Calculus AB test and an exploration report about the application of calculus will be required.

MATH5002: AP Statistics and Probability

This course is for learners who demonstrate a solid foundation in basic algebra as well as sufficient interests in exploring statistics as a tool in causal analysis and researches. The first term of the course covers one variable and two-variable data, probability, random variable and distributions, estimating. The topics in the second term include the hypothesis testing for one and two samples distribution and regression. Also, we will equip you with any necessary training for AP statistics test and an exploration report using the statistical methods will be required.

MATH5003: AP Calculus BC

This course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus with concepts, results, and problems represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, analytical, and verbal. The first term of the course covers basic functions and models, limits and continuity, differentiation rules and applications, and integrals and application of integration. The second term includes differential equations, parametric equations and polar coordinates, infinite sequences and series, and vector analysis. We will equip you with any necessary training for AP Calculus BC test and an exploration report about the application of calculus will be required.

MATH6001: Data Science

How can we compare two different basketball players and rank them?

How does an algorithm help diagnose certain diseases?

How does an insurance company provide different prices to different drivers?

In this course, you will see how data works in different fields in our daily life and you will play the role of a data engineer to collect data, clean data and offer your interpretations to questions from your clients.

MATH6002: Mathematical Modeling

In this course, we will explore how to represent real-world situations with mathematical models, translate problems from the situation into the model, solve the translated problem and interpret the solution back into the situation for evaluation and iterate the process accordingly until satisfied. Learners will experience how to solve real-world problems mathematically.