Mathematics at BUA is more than numbers, symbols, and memorized formulae. In keeping with the Academy’s classically based curriculum, mathematics is placed in a historical context, and students explore its connections to history, science, English, language, art, and music. In addition to mathematical concepts and skills, there is a strong emphasis on problem solving and the effective written and oral communication of technical information. Academy teachers generate the kind of intellectual excitement that leads to discovery and progress. In doing so, students learn to see mathematics as a powerful tool for discovering and understanding the world around them and to relish the challenge difficult problems present.