Mathematics at CDH

Knowledge and appreciation of mathematics is essential to students’ intellectual development. Its beauty, its applications and its central place in many other disciplines commend it as a subject that can be understood and enjoyed by all learners. Its study helps students to develop thinking skills, organize their thoughts, understand and create logical arguments, and make valid inferences. Through cooperative learning with students and teachers, students experience the importance of working together and the rewards that come from building community. 

Mathematics in the Classroom

Graduation Requirement: 9 credits (equivalent to 3 years)

Course Options

9th Grade

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
    • Note: Competency test given to all incoming ninth graders

10th Grade

  • Algebra 1 - College Prep or Advanced
  • Geometry - College Prep or Advanced
  • Algebra 2/Trig - Advanced or Honors
  • Analysis - Honors

11th Grade

  • Geometry - College Prep
  • Algebra 2/Trig - College Prep
  • Analysis - Advanced or Honors
  • Math Topics - College Prep
  • AP Calculus - AB/BC - Honors
  • AP Statistics - Honors

12th Grade

  • Algebra 2/Trig - College Prep or Advanced
  • Analysis - Advanced
  • Intro to Stat/Calc - Advanced
  • AP Calculus - AB/BC - Honors
  • AP Statistics - Honors

The Math Department of Cretin-Derham Hall provides math offerings for students of all ability levels. There is a three year graduation requirement. This requirement may be met by a variety of combinations that fit individual students’ abilities and needs. There is no specific course sequence required in the Math Department. All math courses are year long.

To find out more about course options and class details, see the Curriculum Guide.


The CDH Advantage!

  • Math Help Lab
    • Math Help Lab is staffed by a math faculty member each period of the school day
    • Math Help Lab is also open Monday-Thursday from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Math Team
    • Math Team is a co-curricular activity offered to all students in grades 9-12


The Math Faculty

To learn more about our brilliant math faculty or to contact a teacher directly, take a look at our Staff Directory.