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The Hayward High Community will develop students and graduates to be:

Focused learners

Analytical thinkers

Responsible and respectful citizens

Mindful collaborators

Effective communicators

Resourceful users of technology

Self-advocating individuals

Carl Herman

Mathematics is the language of reality, with its practical purpose to improve performance.

In our classes, we'll fully cover the California Curriculum mindful of the three purposes for math from the state framework: success in college (or trade school), career, and civic participation. We'll explore how math is used in the real world through current events and applications, and students will engage in projects to explore how math applies to improve life by upgrading countable results, saving time, and improving measurable quality.

Detailed information on specific topics of interest are on those pages stored in the locker on this page.

May everything add up for you.

Teaching Schedule: Normal Days

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday

Period 1     8:15-9:13

 Algebra P 11/12

Period 2     9:20-10:18

 Algebra P 11/12

Period 3     10:40-11:45 

 Algebra P 11/12

Period 4     11:52-12:50


Lunch         12:50-1:20


Period 5     1:27-2:25

 Algebra P 11/12

Period 6     2:32-3:30

 Conceptual Geometry
Teaching Schedule: Block Days



Period 1    8:15-10:00

 Algebra P 11/12

Period 2   8:15-10:00

 Algebra P 11/12

Period 3  10:22-12:14

 Algebra P 11/12

Period 4  10:22 12:14


Lunch     12:14-12:44


Lunch     12:14-12:44


Period 5    12:51-2:36

  Algebra P 11/12

Period 6  12:51-2:36

 Conceptual Geometry





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Mr. Herman (and daughter, Grace)
Mr. Herman (and daughter, Grace)

Carl Herman
Math Teacher
Room: M-17
EXT: 61286
(510) 723-3170

The best way to contact me is e-mail.


At HHS, I'm part of: our Mathematics Department

At HHS since: 2015

Teaching since: 1984

Undergraduate College(s): Pasadena City College, then U.C. Berkeley

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Major(s): Global Development

Graduate College(s): Harvard Graduate School of Education

Degree(s): Master of Education (Ed.M)

Subjects Taught: Mathematics

Other teacher credentials and degrees: Social Science, National Board Certified Teacher, and National Board Certified Teacher Coach

Previous schools where I taught: several in SoCal, NoCal, Phoenix, and Boston moving with my wife's career promotions in computer engineering

Awards: Two Los Angeles mayors honored me as one of Central L.A.'s best teachers in an area of ~20,000 teachers (HUSD has ~2,000 teachers)

Born: 1960

I grew up in: La Canada (SoCal with my high school ~4 miles north of Pasadena Rose Bowl)

I attended high school at: La Canada High School

City and State: La Canada, CA

Hobbies include: tennis, research and writing for economic reforms and peace, being a dad :)

Favorite thing about HHS: students and adults engaged in building a brighter future for all Earth's inhabitants

Favorite Quote: "Don't fight forces; use them." - Bucky Fuller