Math

Math department strives to accommodate advanced students
By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy’s math curriculum has undergone changes in recent years in order to adapt to the large influx of advanced math students. Many of these students come from the Basis system, and arrive at Brophy already equipped to handle AP Calculus BC, which used to be the final math course available. Mr. Ian Aston, the department chair, credits the beginning of this revamping process to…
Birgenheir gives back to education by teaching, uses reverse-style
By Brendan Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP Mr. Philip Birgenheir now has a full semester under his belt as a Brophy teacher, and so far said he has had an awesome year with all his classes going really well. Mr. Birgenheir attended Central High School in Rapid City, S.D. He received a full scholarship to the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. “I wanted the chance to work at a…
Students, teachers see value in all genres of education
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP Students tend to lean toward a certain subject when it comes to their favorite classes or extracurricular activities. “I love books and I love discussing books, but at Brophy I was kind of a math guy,” said Mr. Steve Smith ’96. “I told myself I was going to be an engineer and I took all of these advanced calculus classes. I really enjoyed my…
New math teacher, Mason, seeks interior designer

By Alex Stanley ’12
THE ROUNDUP

Mr. Broyles’ question from May 2011 “Teacher’s Pet”: What are your top three movies of all time and why?

One would have to be “The Princess Bride,” it is just a classic.

I first watched it at my grandparent’s house and didn’t really understand it. But my cousin told me it was the best movie ever, and I have liked it since then.