• Mathematicians seek and use patterns to formulate new conjectures; they resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proof. When mathematical structures are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning can provide insight or predictions about nature. Through the use of abstraction and logic, mathematics developed from counting, calculation, measurement, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects. Practical mathematics has been a human activity from as far back as written records exist. The research required to solve mathematical problems can take years or even centuries of sustained inquiry.

  • Ms. Olson

    Ms. Mandy Olson

    AFSA High School Math


    I believe success in the math classroom builds with confidence and the ability to explain your struggles and accomplishments to others. All students can be successful in math if they are willing to try new things, ask for help from others, and explain their thought process (right or wrong) to peers. I love that AFSA allows me and the students to be flexible in our learning, try new things, and encourage thinking outside the traditional box.  I enjoy spending time with my three little girls, hanging at the beach, golfing, and exploring new place.