Webb's cutting-edge math curriculum offers a unique, student-centric classroom experience, going beyond rote lectures and standardized tests to foster creative thinking and individual initiative. Independent work is balanced with class discussion: students work collaboratively to solve complex problems, while teachers act as coaches and mentors, tying the threads together and relating each lesson to previous work. Throughout, problems are firmly grounded in real-world contexts, so students never have to wonder, "Why are we learning this?"
The use of Problem Based Learning (PBL) as a teaching pedagogy is the core of Webb’s unique mathematics program. In Algebra 1 through Precalculus, our program focuses on students discovering important mathematical concepts by investigating, conjecturing, predicting, analyzing, and verifying. The department’s continuity fosters growth and creativity in students as they progress through the years. In addition, the honors program begins with Honors Integrated Mathematics 2 and includes Honors Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and AP Statistics.
The scheduling of single-gender classes in the early levels (Integrated Mathematics 1 and Integrated Mathematics 2) allows us to best meet the individual needs of our students in environments that our research shows is best suited to their learning styles. That said, appropriate placement of all students is achieved through very careful evaluation of standardized test data, numerical grades, as well as evaluation of a student's progress by their individual teacher.