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Agnew, Morgan          Statistics & Probability, AP Computer Science Principles

Anderson, Michael     Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Foster, Hallie               Geometry, Geometry HP, PreCalculus HP

Lawrence, Kathryn     Algebra 1, Algebra 2 HP

McCarthy, Jim             Algebra B, PreCalculus, AP Calculus AB

McDonald, Kevin       Algebra A, Algebra Readiness

Millerick, Melissa       Algebra 2, Algebra 2 HP/PreCalculus HP Block, PreCalculus HP

Reid, Amy                   AP Statistics, Algebra B SDAIE, Algebra 1

Saura, Karen              Algebra A SDAIE, Intermediate Algebra 2

Wilson, Timothy         Geometry


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Free Math Tutoring!

Free tutoring is available with math teacher, Mr. McCarthy!  

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 3:45 - 5pm

Where: TL Library


The Mathematics Department at Terra Linda offers a variety of courses designed to meet each student’s needs and ability. 

  • Algebra Readiness (Course for English Learners only; supports given to become grade-level proficient)
  • Algebra A (1st Semester of Algebra 1, taken freshman year)
  • Algebra B  (2nd Semester of Algebra 1, taken sophomore year)
  • Algebra 1  (Full course offered in 1 year)
  • Geometry (Full year Geometry course)
  • Geometry Honors (Full year Geometry course for students interested in STEM pathway; heavier emphasis on Coordinate Geometry and proofs)
  • Intermediate Algebra 2 (2nd year UC Algebra course for non-math/science pathway; Seniors have priority enrollment)
  • Algebra 2 (2nd year UC Algebra course)
  • Algebra 2 Honors (2nd year UC Algebra course for Calculus pathway)
  • Algebra 2 Honors/Pre-Calculus Honors Double-Block Course (Exclusively for Juniors entering Algebra 2 interested in Calculus pathway; course requires 2 periods of math in scheduling, one odd period and one even period).
  • Pre-Calculus (Intended for STEM or non-STEM majors. May be a terminal course; can also serves as an alternative to Statistics) 
  • Pre-Calculus Honors (Intended for STEM majors and students who will be taking Calculus)
  • Statistics (Emphasis on probability and hands-on activities)
  • AP Calculus (Advanced Placement in College level Calculus AB course)
  • AP Statistics (Advanced Placement in College level Statistics course)

Students should earn a C- or higher in the prerequisite course in order to advance.  More information about prerequisites can be found in the Terra Linda Curriculum Guide on the Counseling page.  Placement information can be found below.  


Sample Math sequences at TLHS


Example 1:

Algebra A → Algebra B → Geometry  → Intermediate Algebra 2

Example 2:

Algebra 1 → Geometry  → Algebra 2  → Statistics or Pre-Calculus

Example 3:

Honors Geometry → Honors Algebra 2 → Honors Pre-Calculus → Calculus AB or AP Statistics

Example 4:

Algebra 1 → Geometry  → Alg 2 Honors/Pre-Calc Honors Double-Block → Calculus AB or AP Statistics

Example 5:

Algebra Readiness → Algebra A SDAIE → Algebra B SDAIE → Geometry

Honors Math Placement Update (Spring 2019):Students who would like to pursue a waiver process after the math placement test (see details below) should pick up a waiver from the counseling department MORE