The Math Department at Sollers Point is small in number, but large in their love for Mathematics!   Our teachers provide a highly rigorous learning experience for their students.   The Math program at Sollers encompasses Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, the core courses that make up the BCPS Math curriculum.  At Sollers, we believe Math should be authentic, challenging, and fun!  Each class provides a variety of learning experiences that relate Math to our students’ lives, provides opportunities for both collaboration and independent study, and builds life-long Math learners.


Algebra 1 #20.2100.0

This course begins with one-variable statistics, building on ideas from previous courses. Then, students expand their understanding of linear equations, inequalities, and systems of linear equations and inequalities by modeling and representing relationships and constraints. This learning is applied to two variable statistics through scatter plots, lines of best fit, residuals, and correlation coefficients. A study of functions (linear, piecewise, exponential, and quadratic) provides opportunities for students to represent, interpret, and communicate quantitative relationships. The course ends with a close look at quadratic equations to model relationships and solve problems.

Geometry#20.3000.0 #20.3000.4 (Honors) #20.0900.5 (GT/AA)

This course begins with generating conjectures and observations through constructions and builds towards formal proof. Students build on their knowledge from previous courses to study transformations and similarity. This learning is extended to right triangle trigonometry. Students derive and use volume formulas and connect ideas from algebra through coordinate geometry. A study of the relationships in circles and the development of radian measures provides a foundation for future coursework. The course ends by extending learning from probability in grade 7 mathematics to study conditional probability. 

Algebra 2 #20.2200.0, #20.2200.4 (Honors), #20.0850.5 (GT/AA)

This course begins with a study of sequences, building on ideas from Algebra 1, to develop models for polynomial relationships. Students work to graph and represent rational functions. Then, students extend exponent rules to include rational exponents to solve equations involving square and cube roots. The number system is expanded to include complex numbers and connected to solving quadratic equations with non-real solutions. A deep study of functions (exponential and logarithmic), including transformations and models to fit data, connects to the study of functions in Algebra 1. Students learn about periodic functions through the unit circle to make sense of trigonometric functions and periodic relationships. The course ends with a unit on statistical inference. 

 #20.4900.4 (Honors) #20.4910.5 (GT/AA)

This course serves as a foundation for students who will be taking calculus and combines content from College Algebra and Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry. Additional topics include partial fraction decomposition and introduction to limits.


Mike Maiste
Mathematics Department Chair, Mathematics Teacher

I have taught Math at 4 levels of education: elementary, middle, high, and university.   My favorite part of teaching is helping students explore Math concepts and discover the beauty of Math. I am always looking for that “aha! moment” from my students. I strive to provide an enjoyable yet challenging learning experience for my students.  I hope that all of my students grow to enjoy Math the way I do!

Lauries Seibert 
National Board Certified 
Mathematics Teacher

I love teaching mathematics! I have earned National Board Certification as a mathematics teacher, the "Gold Standard" in teacher certification. I enjoy having conversations with students, colleagues, and parents about how they see mathematics: patterns, problem solving, and puzzles. Sollers is a school that allows students to showcase their interests and I’m so happy to be working here!

Michael Ayres 
Mathematics Teacher

My teaching philosophy is that every student deserves to get as much help as they want. I love Sollers because the small class sizes and plentiful support personnel mean that, that is a possibility.

Logan Call 
Mathematics Teacher

I love working with the bright students of Sollers Point to help them be the best version of themselves. One of my main goals is to lead students towards seeing the value of mathematical thinking in their everyday lives.

Lindsey Plourde
Mathematics Teacher

I love teaching math because I feel that I can help the students understand a concept that may be difficult to them. I try to relate the concepts to their lives to help them succeed.

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