The Department of Mathematics aims to teach our students to think clearly, to use logical reasoning, and to manipulate quantitative relationships with accuracy.We hope that math students will come to appreciate the beauty of mathematics as a creation of human intelligence, that they may enjoy its intellectual challenge, and that they will use its logical training to approach real world problems. We teach problem-solving as a process and work with students to discredit the myth that either one can do math or one cannot.
By including in the curriculum questions and assignments that challenge students to reflect on and generalize from the skills they have acquired, we aim to complement these skills with an understanding of the concepts they demonstrate and the utility they offer. Because the worlds of education and work frequently require teamwork, our students practice communicating with mathematics, acquiring this skill by talking with each other about math, explaining their thinking to each other, and justifying their ideas.
At Hebron, one doesn't merely know math, one does math!