NWC Mathematics Department

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
_Online Learning Expectations For Students.pdf

Online Learning Student Expectations

Fall 2020

Mathematics Department Description.pdf

NWC Mathematics

Course Descriptions

2020-2021_6th Grade Math Placement Informational Letter.docx.pdf

6th Grade Math Placements

Testing Description

June 2021

HS Honors Placement.pdf

High School Honors Placement

Testing Description

Spring 2021

Links to Teacher Pages

Middle School

Links to Teacher Pages

High School

Trig/PreCalc & Honors Trig/PreCalc


Honors Calculus A/B, Probability & Statistics, and Honors Probability & Statistics


Stephen Day

Kristen Schlee

Calculus and Probability & Statistics Support


Links to Teacher Pages


Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, & Honors Algebra II



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.

It is our mission to engage in the teaching and learning of mathematics that will challenge our diverse learners to be independent thinkers and develop sound reasoning, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills necessary to compete in a global society.

NWC 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

Course Offerings

Middle School

6th Grade - 6th Grade General Math & Pre-Algebra (Advanced class)

7th Grade - Pre-Algebra & Algebra (Advanced class)

8th Grade - Algebra I & Geometry (Advanced class)

High School

Algebra I (College Prep)

Geometry (College Prep)

Algebra II (College Prep and Honors)

Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus (College Prep & Honors)

Calculus A/B (Honors)

Calculus B/C (Honors)

Probability and Statistics (College Prep & Honors)

Common Core Standards

The Common Core “Standards for Mathematical Practice” provide the NWC mathematics department a broad set of goals for what students across grade levels should be able to do in each math class. These Practices describe what it means to really “do” mathematics and are extensively reflected in teacher assessment and curriculum material.

MP 1 Understand and Persevere : I can make sense of problems and not give up when trying to solve them

MP 2 Logic and Reasoning: I can use words, numbers, logic, and reasoning skills to help me solve problems

MP 3 Justify and Critique : I can justify my strategy and evaluate I the ideas of others make sense

MP 4 Model with Mathematics : I can clearly show my work using diagrams, words, symbols, and pictures

MP 5 Strategically Use Tools : I can select and use the appropriate tools to help me solve the problem

MP 6 Attend to Precision : I can review my calculations and strategies to see if they are correct

MP 7 Utilize Structure : I can use the structure of a problem to help me find the answer

MP 8 Utilize Patterns : I can find and use mathematical patterns to help me solve a problem