Mathematics

The goal of the Mathematics Department is to develop the mathematical talents of each student.

Villa Maria’s mathematics curriculum encourages academic excellence and fosters a love of learning, critical thinking, analytical reasoning, precise expression and a healthy spirit of achievement. It challenges each student according to her ability by offering courses that provide a well-rounded background in fundamentals as well as honors and advanced placement opportunities.

Emphasis is placed on application at all levels of instruction. As a college-preparatory school, we strongly recommend that all students take four years of mathematics, and we require each student to own a TI-84 graphing calculator.

Mathematics Department Faculty

  • Ms. Angela O'Reilly

    Chair

    aoreilly@vmahs.org

    Ext. 1108

    B.S. Engineering

    University of Pennsylvania

    M.A. Teaching of Mathematics

    Immaculata University

  • Ms. Kaitlin Broomell

    kbroomell@vmahs.org

    Ext. 1202

    B.S. Mathematics

    Villanova University

    M.A. Mathematics

    West Chester University

  • Ms. Mary Hadley

    mhadley@vmahs.org

    Ext. 1092

    B.S. Secondary Education/Mathematics

    Villanova University

    M.A. Secondary Education

    Villanova University

  • Mrs. Patricia Markowski

    pmarkowski@vmahs.org

    Ext. 1201

    B.S. Mathematics

    Misericordia University

    M.S. Mathematics

    George Mason University

  • Mrs. Mary Patricia Mattson

    mmattson@vmahs.org

    Ext. 1116

    B.S. Secondary Education/Mathematics

    Villanova University

    M.Ed. Secondary Mathematics Education

    The Pennsylvania State University

  • Mrs. Diann Venezia

    dvenezia@vmahs.org

    Ext. 1216

    B.E.E. Electrical Engineering

    Villanova University

    M.A. in Mathematics (in progress)

    Villanova University

    Certificate to Teach Mathematics (6 - 12)

Placement Test Topics

For incoming students

Course Sequence

GRADE 9GRADE 10GRADE 11GRADE 12
Algebra 1
Honors Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Honors Algebra 2
Geometry
Honors Geometry
Electives1:
● AP Statistics
● Honors Statistics
● Statistics
Pre-Calculus
Honors Pre-Calculus
AP Statistics
Honors Statistics
Statistics
Honors Algebra 2 Honors Geometry
Geometry
Honors Pre-Calculus
Pre-Calculus
Electives 2:
● AP Statistics
● Honors Statistics
● Statistics
AP Calculus AB
Honors Calculus
AP Statistics
Honors Statistics
Statistics
Honors Algebra 2 3, 4Honors
Pre-Calculus
Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus AB
Honors Calculus
AP Statistics
Honors Statistics
Statistics
AP Calculus BC 5
AP Statistics
Honors Statistics
Statistics
1. Geometry (Honors or CP) is the required course; Statistics (AP, Honors or CP) may be taken concurrently.
2. Pre-calculus (Honors or CP) is the recommended course; Statistics (AP, Honors or CP) may be taken
concurrently.
3. For students who have already successfully completed Algebra 1 and Geometry prior to Grade 9.
4. Curricular options will be designed for those students entering at a level above those listed.
5. AP Calculus AB is a prerequisite for AP Calculus BC.

Mathematics Organizations


Mu Alpha Theta
National Mathematics Honor Society
mualphatheta.org/


Pennsylvania Mathematics League
www.mathleague.com/