Mathematics & Computer Science
Webb’s Mathematics & Computer Science Department employs a problem-based curriculum to engage students in the development of both a knowledge base and a skill set that allows them to apply that knowledge in new and challenging situations. This happens in a student-centered classroom setting where they experience mathematics symbolically, numerically, graphically and verbally.
Students develop the ability to articulate their understanding of mathematics by regularly presenting and defending their solutions, a skill that serves them across disciplines at Webb. Through the process of solving problems, students are encouraged to develop the skills of investigation, conjecture, predicting, analysis and verification, which provide the best foundation for the mastery of mathematics and its application across the curriculum.
Course of Study
Math courses begin with Algebra 1 and Integrated Mathematics I and II. These latter two courses blend algebra, geometry and trigonometry. The classes prepare students for Precalculus, which in turn prepares students for Calculus. Webb also offers AP Calculus AB and BC, as well as Statistics, AP Statistics and an own Advanced Studies Linear Algebra course.
In computer science, Webb provides an entry level course, AP Computer Science and an Advanced Studies course Computer Science course offered in partnership with faculty from Harvey Mudd College.