Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Seaholm High School Mathematics Department is to help all students be effective learners, productive workers, informed consumers, and engaged citizens. We will challenge all students to develop adaptive expertise through an appropriate balance of algorithmic fluency and conceptual understanding. All students will improve their skills in analysis, reasoning, creativity, and empathy as they deepen their knowledge of mathematics. We will help all students grow as logical thinkers and contributing members of society while laying a foundation for lifelong learning, quantitative literacy, critical thinking, and collaborative problem solving by giving them tools to think with reflection, act with compassion, and perform with honor in high school and beyond.
High School Integrated Mathematics
Year 2 of Implementation: 2018-2019
Birmingham Public Schools started implementing a new high school mathematics program in the 2017-2018 school year. The new program, to be phased in over three years, will eventually replace the Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 sequence of courses. The new courses, Integrated Math 1, 2, & 3, will present the same content as the traditional sequence, but in a different order, along with additional concepts not typically found in algebra and geometry. We are very excited to be making this transition and are confident it will continue to benefit our students!
Click here for more information about BPS's K-12 mathematics program.
If you are new to Seaholm's integrated math program, please visit the Integrated Math 1 page for more information about that course in particular and our integrated program in general.
The Perspectives on Mathematics Education page contains resources (text and video) that inform our beliefs and practices related to mathematics teaching and learning.
If you have any questions or concerns about Seaholm's mathematics programs, please contact the department head Thad Wilhelm.