Developing Critical Thinking for Life

Mathematics is a problem-solving process, a way of thinking, and an approach to learning. At Culver, students investigate and discover math fundamentals in a collaborative, student-based classroom experience. They foster a deep understanding of concepts with real-world applications, a benefit in any field they pursue.

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

Galileo Galilei.

Mathematic Instruction

The integrated mathematics curriculum emphasizes student-centered teaching methodologies, quantitative literacy, and the appropriate use of technology.

  • Culver Academies requires seven (7) credits in Math, including Introductory Algebra, Geometry, Intermediate Algebra and Statistics.
  • Culver students take courses in algebra, geometry and intermediate algebra, and may elect more advanced programs such as calculus, statistics and more.
  • Students also benefit from enrichment opportunities outside the classroom, such as math competitions and our Math Forum.
  • Instructors offer a variety of courses to ensure students at every ability level have the opportunity to continue and succeed in their mathematics education.
  • Technology, such as computers and graphing calculators, supports mathematical concepts and are used to solve problems, analyze data, explore patterns and communicate results.

A 3D Experience

Mathematics becomes more than theory for Culver students with engaging, real-life application.

A chandelier that lights up students’ minds

Mathematics is more experiential than theoretical for Culver students. In this case, a science lab became a temporary art studio and numbers on paper became a three-dimensional work of beauty.

Students collaborated to create a “mathematically correct chandelier.” Visiting instructor Hans Schepker assists students in creating a Culver staple, “The Dis-Appointed Stellated Dodecahedron.”