Loomis Chaffee Math Department and Writing Initiatives faculty hosted "Writing in Math/Math in Writing," a one-day conference for independent school teaching professionals on January 31. Ben Orlin, author of Math With Bad Drawings was keynote speaker.
The Math Department at Loomis values the practical reasons for studying mathematics, but also aims to share a deep appreciation of the abstract beauty of mathematics with every student. With many academic and extracurricular opportunities, such as our competitive Math Team, we encourage you to think carefully about the concepts that spring from our fundamental ideas concerning magnitude, quantity, shape, structure, and reasoning.
Our talented and qualified faculty offer accelerated course study in classes such as Calculus BC, Accelerated AP Statistics, AP Computer Science, Multivariable Calculus, and Linear Algebra. And if you exhaust our curriculum, we offer customized additional learning opportunities through an independent study program. We believe that it is very much in your long-term interest to study mathematics, keeping doors open to many fields that may prove of interest in the future.
Junior Julia Hoffman, sophomore Peyton Sandridge, and freshmen Tallulah Johansen and Oscar Ye took part in a student-led Founders League Hackathon on October 13–14.
A team of three Loomis Chaffee students took part in the Hackathon for Hope at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., on October 5–6.
In a new addition to the Loomis Chaffee summer reading program, students from across all class years took part in school-wide Summer Reading Book Chats on Tuesday, September 11.
Mathematics is not only in the course work on campus. We offer opportunities to engage others in many areas of mathematics through visiting speakers, alumni lectures, peer tutoring in our Quantitative Resource Center, honors celebrations, and field trips.
— JOE CLEARY, HEAD OF MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT