The primary purpose of the Mathematics Department is to enable students to acquire the mathematical skills, understandings and attitudes that they will need to be successful in college, their careers and their daily lives. Trinity's approach is designed to help students understand the connections between mathematics and other disciplines. Trinity believes in teaching math as a way of thinking and seeing, working to develop an appreciation for logic, and for the applications of mathematics in the real world. It is Trinity's goal to have students view mathematics as achievable, fun, useful and interesting. The Mathematics Department believes that anybody can be a "math person," given the right approach to the subject.
The math curriculum at Trinity helps all students 1) become mathematical problem solvers, 2) learn to communicate mathematically, 3) build reasoning skills, and 4) become confident in their own ability. Our course sequence begins with Algebra I. Subsequent courses include Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Statistics. Beginning with Geometry, both Honors and Standard Level courses are available. Advanced Placement Statistics and Advanced Placement Calculus AB and BC are offered as well. IB Diploma candidates may enroll in IB Maths: Analysis and Approaches and for non-IB Diploma students not pursuing Calculus we offer Advanced Algebra and Statistics as an alternative sequence.