The Mathematics Department strives to teach students to solve problems, communicate and reason mathematically, make connections between mathematics and its applications, become mathematically literate, appreciate and value mathematics, and make informed decisions.

We want students to understand that Mathematics is a way of understanding, interpreting and describing our world. There are a number of characteristics that define the nature of mathematics, such as change, constancy, number sense, patterns, relationships, spatial sense and uncertainty.

Course Offerings

  • Mathematics 8 and 9
  • Accelerated Math 8 and 9
    • This course provides exceptional math students with the opportunity to accelerate their learning and to complete both the Math 8 and 9 curricula in one school year
  • Foundations and Pre-Calculus Math 10
  • Workplace Math 10 and 11
  • Foundations of Math 11 and 12
  • Pre-Calculus Math 11 and 12
  • Calculus 12
    • This course is designed for highly motivated and competent math students planning to take university Calculus courses required by science, engineering, IT and business faculties.
  • AP Calculus
    • An accredited Advanced Placement course designed to give students additional preparation for first-year university Calculus courses. Successful students may use this exam as credit for first term calculus in university

Clubs & Activities

Enrichment opportunities are available for students across all grades through contests, challenges and activities.  These include contests such as Waterloo Pascal, Cayley, Fermat and Euclid, as well as the CSMC, CIMC and the Canadian Open.

Math lovers can join STA’s Math club, which also helps them prepare for competing in the annual Math Challengers competition.

Department Members

Jacky Chan
Julia Chun
Nicholae Cune
Tony Domina
JP Flores
Margaret Martins
Michael Mendonca
Etienne O'Toole
Department Head (Mathematics)
Bianca Rojo