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Solve problems and build understanding.

At Branson, we seek to develop every student’s ability to think logically, visualize mathematical relationships, reason using abstract representations, and effectively find solutions to new and unfamiliar problems. We help students become comfortable with challenges and enable students to persevere when the path to a solution is not immediately obvious. We also use technology to enhance students’ mathematical understanding.

In the Branson math classroom, you will develop not only your mathematical skills and an appreciation for the beauty of mathematics, but also your self-confidence and your ability to work collaboratively with classmates.

Whether you’re a math superstar, someone who struggles with math or somewhere in between, you’ll be challenged here to solve problems creatively and to apply your learning across disciplines. 

Math Requirements

9 units (3 years) and completion of Algebra II     

The core curriculum of the Mathematics program comprises the sequence Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, and Calculus. Students enter the program in the course that best suits their ability and background. Regardless of where they begin, all students must complete at least three years of math and complete all courses through Algebra II.

Meet Our Math Faculty

Gillian Kneass

Gillian Kneass

Math Teacher; Head Coach, Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Gretchen Koles

Gretchen Koles

Math Teacher, Yearbook Advisor
Drew Mathieson

Drew Mathieson

Math Fellow; Assistant Coach, Girls Varsity Tennis
Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy

Math Teacher
Rich Parsons

Rich Parsons

Math Teacher
Tony Pound

Tony Pound

Computer Science Teacher; Assistant Coach, Varsity Cross Country
Kenneth Rabin

Kenneth Rabin

Math Teacher, Assistant Coach, Varsity Baseball
Gayatri Ramesh

Gayatri Ramesh

Mathematics Department Chair/Teacher
Dave Reiter

Dave Reiter

Math Teacher
Math Teacher

View the Curriculum Guide

Core Courses

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Geometry Honors
  • Algebra II
  • Algebra II Honors
  • Introduction to Precalculus and Statistics
  • Precalculus
  • Precalculus Honors

Elective and AP Courses

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Linear Algebra
  • Multivariable Calculus (Offered through the Bay Area BlendEd Consortium. See BlendEd Course Offerings)

For a complete list of math courses and their descriptions, read the 2022-23 Curriculum Guide