William H. Peacock, LCDR USN, Ret.
Mathematics Instructor
Egyptian Mathematics
Mesopotamia Here We Come
Those Incredible Greeks
Greeks Bearing Gifts
Must All Good Things Come to an End
Europe Smells The Coffee
Mathematics Marches On
The Age of Euler
A Century of Surprises
Ones and Zeros
Some More Math

Atlantic Technical High School Mission Statement:
The mission of Atlantic Technical Center and Techncial High School is to promote excellence in academic, career and technical studies in order to prepare students to enter and remain competitive in a global workforce.

Welcome students, parents, and fellow math enthusiasts! 
This site will provide valueable information about the math courses I teach, including but not limited to; syllabi, rules & procedures, schedules, assignments, powerpoints, videos  and useful links.  As you navigate through this site, I encourage you to explore and study all ascepts of the mathematical data provided here. This data will be very useful, by both students and parents, in the successful completion of any of the listed math courses. If you have any questions, trouble with this site or for any other reason, please feel free to contact me.

Current Schedule


Honors Trigonometry
7:05 – 8:35 am
Honors Statistics
8:40 – 10:10 am
10:10 – 11:45 am
Honors Trigonometry
12:20 – 1:50 pm

The Saga of Mathematics: A Brief History

On the left are a set of downloadable powerpoint presentations by Martin Lewinter and William Widulski on the history of mathematics. They present mathematics in an interesting, historical context and point out the many links to art, philosophy, music, computers, navigation, science, and technology. The arithmetic, alegbra, and geometry are presented in a way that makes them relevant to daily life as well as larger issues. Please view at your pleasure and enjoy.

Download Links

All PowerPoint presentations on this web site are in PowerPoint 2007 format. If you need Powerpoint Viewer, Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Flash Player to view the material on this web site use the links below to download. If you have any problems downloading any information on this web site contact me as soon as possible for assistance.

Windows Powerpoint Viewer

Mac Powerpoint Viewer

If you are unable to open any of the powerpoint lessons on this site, follow the steps below.
1. Save the powerponit file to your desktop.
2. Select the file name and add .pptx to the end of the file name.
3. Open renamed file with powerpoint.

Adobe Acrobat Reader or Flash Player

Site Map

Perhaps I could best describe my experience of doing mathematics in terms of entering a dark mansion. You go into the first room and it’s dark, completely dark. You stumble around, bumping into furniture. Gradually, you learn where each piece of furniture is. And finally, after six months or so, you find the light switch and turn it on. Suddenly, it’s all illuminated and you can see exactly where you were. Then you enter the next dark room….
-Professor Andrew Wiles