Mathematics

Solving problems, building insights.

We teach students to take responsibility for the full breadth of the mathematics that they explore: understanding theorems, using formulas and techniques accurately, testing results for reasonability, and using technology appropriately.

Instead of standard textbooks, you'll use problem sets developed by Exeter faculty. The problems are rigorous and require you to read carefully to pull all necessary information from the text. You will learn to welcome the challenge of a new problem whose outcome is unknown.

We expect you to be an active contributor each day, offering solutions to homework problems, asking pertinent questions and sharing insights in a way that enlightens your classmates.

As the prime mover of each day’s investigations, you'll experience yourself as the source of mathematical knowledge — not teachers, textbooks or the internet.