Mathematics Department

Welcome to the Berkeley High School Mathematics Department Website!

We are glad you're here. We hope that you find this website and its resources helpful. Happy mathing!

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Advanced Math 1 Placement Test Information for Incoming 9th graders

Berkeley High School offers an Advanced Math 1 course for students who have a passion for mathematics and want to invest extra time and effort in their 9th grade math class. Students interested in this course are required to take a placement test, which will be administered virtually in May. Placement determinations are made at the discretion of Berkeley High School math instructors; all placement decisions are final.

The BHS Advanced Math 1 Placement Test will be administered virtually on Wednesday, May 26th at 4:00 PM.

To sign up, please complete this Google form using your student account.

For more information, please review this FAQ document.

Math 1 students interested in Advanced Math 2?

Berkeley High School offers an Advanced Math 2 course for students who have a passion for mathematics and want to invest extra time and effort in their 10th grade math class.

There are three required steps in the process:

1) Earn an A in the second semester of Math 1.

2) Complete and submit all supplemental summer coursework.

3) Demonstrate strong conceptual understanding and skill mastery on the Mathematical Reasoning and Communication Assessment in early August.

If you fulfill requirements #1 and #2 and are interested in placing in Advanced Math 2, you must complete and submit the summer coursework in August. The summer coursework consists of two and a half modules from the Math 2 curriculum. We will contact Math 1 teachers when the packets are available at the Milvia/Kittredge breezeway at BHS.

On Monday, August 9th, you will have an opportunity to take the Mathematical Reasoning and Communication Assessment (MRCA). The MRCA will be given at BHS. Please sign up on the Google Form. We will contact you with additional details regarding the test time and procedure.

This process is the last entry point into the advanced math sequence. Students who are placed in Math 2 will not have an opportunity to place into Advanced Math 3.

Please see the attached FAQ for more information about the process for going from Math 1 to Advanced Math 2.

Transfer students who are interested in enrolling in Advanced Math 2 (sophomores) or Advanced Math 3 (juniors)

If you were enrolled in an advanced or honors course, or participated in an accelerated course sequence, you may take the placement test for Advanced Math 2 (incoming sophomores) or Advanced Math 3 (incoming juniors). This placement test will take place during orientation week in August.

Please email Kori Austera (koriannaaustera at berkeley dot net) if you are transferring to BHS and were enrolled in an accelerated, advanced, or honors math course at your previous school.

Overview of the Site

    • Our Approach to Mathematics Instruction: Find a description of our approach to math instruction as well as information about the Common Core Standards and our curriculum, the Mathematics Vision Project (MVP).

    • Course Progression: Learn about the math course progression at Berkeley High.

    • Course Placement: Learn about how students are placed in our math courses.

    • Student and Parent Resources: Information on homework, links to our support websites, school resources, and additional resources can be found here.

    • Contact us: Contact information for the leaders of the math department.

    • Mathematics Department Staff: Contact your math teacher here.

    • FAQ: There is a general FAQ here as well as an FAQ for our advanced math sequence.

Math Department Free Tutoring:

Several math teachers offer tutorials at varying times between 1:30 and 5:00 PM. More information can be found here.

In addition, the Virtual Student Learning Center is open from 3:30 - 6:00 PM, Monday-Thursday, with college tutors and community volunteers. You can find more information about the VSLC and the Zoom link here.

Math Club:

Does your student love to play with math and with puzzles? Check out the Mathletes! The faculty sponsor for 2020-2021 is Mr. Goldfield (