Welcome to the Mathematics Department

  • Mathematics is an ancient art, rooted in simple truths.  Over the centuries its practice and evolution continues to open new worlds and limitless possibilities – literally.  The ancient philosopher Socrates summed up the importance of math for all students quite well in saying "The understanding of mathematics is necessary for a sound grasp of ethics." and "To find yourself, think for yourself.”   The courses offered below by the Burlingame High School Math Department seek to honor the ancient tradition of teaching students to become better thinkers with the critical judgment needed to understand the past/present as well as to plan for the future.  Our courses ensure students will be well prepared for the rigors of university and life beyond.  Our students will understand, communicate, and apply math in a variety of contexts in the pursuit of mastery.