ORIENTING STUDENTS TO THE ORDERLY MIND OF GOD
Mathematics witnesses to God’s immanence in the orderly finitude of the material universe and to His transcendence beyond that universe unto infinity. Mathematics orients students’ minds to God’s mind, cultivating in them appreciation, knowledge, and skillful mastery and application of math facts, computation, real-life relevance, and development of logical thinking. Mathematics also cultivates discipline in students, enabling them to participate in the scientific and technological stewardship of this world for the service of God and man.
Since Providence uses textbooks a year above grade level in math, Class Eight students complete Algebra I, for which they receive high school credit.
Classes Five through Eight have the opportunity to participate in MATHCOUNTS® under the direction of Mr. Ricchuiti, the math teacher for Classes Seven and Eight. The Providence MATHCOUNTS® team competed in the 2012 Texas State Competition in Austin. Over the years, the Math Club has consistently reached the Gold Level Status in the MATHCOUNTS® Club Program.
Students also participate in the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) and the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) competitions each year.