At Northfield, Arithmetic is a respected component of the Seven Liberal
Arts. The poetry found in the most intricate mathematical equations
speaks to the glory of the ordered universe and to the glory of the God
who made it. From the Fibonacci sequence to Da Vinci’s golden rectangle
to the computations that allowed us to go to the moon, arithmetic is
fundamental to life and to Northfield education. Graduation
requirements include the completion of Algebra II and Geometry.
Arithmetic by Teresa Engelmann
Math is the language of order and balance in the universe. Everything
smallest parts of the atom to the mighty sequoia tree, the blue whale,
and the largest and farthest galaxy are examples of mathematical
balance. We can understand these things, their composition, size, and
distance from us, more fully through the use of mathematics.
Mathematics shows us the unchanging nature of our God. When we
understand the essence of mathematics and its simple and unchanging
nature, we become that much closer to understanding the nature of God.
Mrs. Engelmann is Head of Northfield School’s Department of Arithmetic.
She teaches Basic Math, Pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Algebra III.
Harmon teaches a math tutorial. She also teaches Spanish in our Languages Department.
Segard teaches Trigonometry for the Upper School.
"Those who assert that the mathematical sciences say nothing of the beautiful or the good are in error. For these sciences say and prove a great deal about them."