Welcome to the Math Department Page

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality. Though different traditions may emphasize different aspects, it is only the interplay of these antithetic forces and the struggle for their synthesis that constitute the life, usefulness, and supreme value of mathematical science.
-Richard Courant 

New West Math Department Philosophy

Mathematics is an integral part of the world around us.  At New West we strive for our students to see mathematics as an artistic, logical, and problem solving endeavor.  This approach encourages students to use, interpret, and analyze the mathematical phenomenon present in everyday life and in more specialized career fields such as computer programming, engineering, architecture, actuarial sciences, Graphic Design, and more.  At New West a great importance is placed not only on student mastery of content standards but on the understanding of connections between mathematical concepts and disciplines.

New West Math Department Goals

1.  Illustrate connections between concepts using a variety of methods

2.  Develop and engage in rigorous problem solving that connects concepts to realistic and meaningful scenarios

3.  Enhancing teaching and learning through an increased use of technology