Math

Our philosophy for math can be summed up in two words: real life. We believe that math is best learned when it is made meaningful and relevant to a student's life. Therefore, our classes are designed to incorporate real world applications and handson activities.
We offer a comprehensive math program for students ages 318, from beginning math concepts through calculus and beyond.
LOL Math Sequence
Math 1/2Math7/8 Sequence
PreAlgebra
Algebra I or Honors Algebra
Geometry
Algebra II (may be taken after Algebra I)
PreCalculus
Calculus (AP available)
Advanced Math Classes Scheduled as Needed
Please note: Many of the math classes have prerequisites. We set these to ensure, as much as possible, that students will have the necessary skills to be successful in each class. Please make sure your child meets all requirements listed for the class. For more information, contact the specific teacher.
In addition, while it is anticipated that each class will cover the topics listed in the class description, this may not always be possible. Here's our philosophy:
We believe it is important for students to work at their own level.
Depending on the makeup of the class, each year's class may move at a different pace.
We consider depth of knowledge to be more important than breadth. Given a choice between "finishing the book" and delving as deeply into each topic as the students need in order to grasp it fully, we will choose the latter every time.
Therefore,if a class is unable to "finish the book" by the end of the year, families will be responsible to make sure their child accomplishes any additional material they need to move on to the next level. Teachers will let families know if there is anything that they need to work on over the summer. Most classes each year are able to cover the necessary topics for each level.

Algebra I 12+ T/TH 9:30 Rm. 24
Teacher: Jennifer Showalter
Outside Work: Moderate
Book Purchase Required
Prerequisites: Students must be competent in the 4 basic operations (+, , x, /) as well as exponents, square roots, decimals, fractions, percents, signed numbers, solving simple equations, plotting points on a coordinate graph, and measurement equivalents in both English and metric. This is a homework intensive course. Students and parents should be prepared for at least 1 hour of homework for every hour of class.

Ages: 12 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

This is algebra at its best! Students will learn basic algebra concepts such as: solving equations/inequalities with variables, solving systems of equations, exponents, graphing linear equations,roots, radicals, quadratic equations.


Algebra II 15+ T/TH 1:00 Rm. 24
Teacher: Jennifer Showalter
Outside Work: Significant
Book Purchase Required
Prerequisites: Algebra I

Ages: 15 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

Students work in small groups to collect data, develop and analyze mathematical models, explore patterns and relevant questions, make and defend predictions, discuss and present their findings, and write about mathematics. The text also presents algebraic problems in such a manner as to encourage students to approach problems from multiple perspectives. Tests are used as a tool for students to assess their own mastery. Purchase of a Texas Instrument 83+ graphing calculator is required. Outsideofclass work is mandatory for this class.


Algebra II 15+ W/F 11:00 Rm. 24
Teacher: Jennifer Showalter
Outside Work: Significant
Prerequisites: Algebra I

Ages: 15 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

Students work in small groups to collect data, develop and analyze mathematical models, explore patterns and relevant questions, make and defend predictions, discuss and present their findings, and write about mathematics. The text also presents algebraic problems in such a manner as to encourage students to approach problems from multiple perspectives. Tests are used as a tool for students to assess their own mastery. Purchase of a Texas Instrument 83+ graphing calculator is required. Outsideofclass work is mandatory for this class.


Basic Geometry 14+ T/TH 1:00 Rm. 30
Teacher: Julie Hamman
Outside Work: Moderate
Prerequisites: completion of Algebra I

Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

Here is a nonintimidating way to prepare students with a basic understanding of geometry. This class will introduce students to a wide range of geometric discoveries as they do stepbystep constructions.
Using only a pencil, compass, and straightedge, students begin by drawing lines, bisecting angles, and reproducing segments. Later they do sophisticated constructions involving over a dozen steps—and are prompted to form their own generalizations. When they finish, students will have been introduced to 134 geometric terms and will be ready to tackle formal proofs.


Brain Games 912 Rm #11
Teacher: Jennifer Deming
Outside Work: Minimal

Ages: 9  12
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00

This action packed, dynamic class will focus on improving the critical thinking skills that are crucial for students. Through games, puzzles, activities, and experiments, students will build their logic skills, problem solving, memory skills, coding ability, and more.


Calculus 16+ W/F 9:30 Rm. 24
Teacher: Jennifer Showalter
Outside Work: Significant
Book Purchase Required

Ages: 16 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

This course is presented as a study of four fundamental concepts: limits, derivatives, and two kinds of integrals. Review of precalculus topics is done as it is needed, rather than all at once at the beginning of the course. From day one students work on learning concepts using a fourpronged approach: numerical, graphical, algebraic, and verbalwhichever is appropriate. With these approaches, realistic applications are possible, such as fitting a logistic equation to actual census data. As a result, students with a wider range of abilities can be successful in calculus, not just those students strong in algebra. Developed specifically with the high school student in mind, but with all the content of a collegelevel course, this class takes full advantage of graphing calculator technology. Tests are used as a tool to assess students' own mastery. Purchase of a Texas Instrument 83+ graphing calculator is required. Outsideofclass work is mandatory for this class.


Fun With Math (68) Rm. 32
Teacher: Sarah Mahoney
Outside Work: Minimal

Ages: 6  8
1 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

Practice your math skills through math games and brain teasers.
Want to slice some pizza, flip some pancakes, blast some bubbles? Do you like riddles? Here's the secret... These are all fun ways to learn math and to practice your skills!


Honors Algebra 12+ T/TH 9:30 Rm. 35
Teacher: Tiffany Medcalf
Outside Work: Significant

Ages: 12  15
1.5 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

This class uses the the Discovering Algebra book by Key Curriculum Press which integrates the traditional algebra curriculum with statistics, data analysis, functions, discrete mathematics, geometry, and probability. Students work with data from realworld situations and applications in a curriculum that places algebra in an applicationsbased context and where investigation precedes introductions of formulas and expressions.
By focusing on exploration, rather than simply naming concepts and completing computation exercises, students gain a deeper understanding and build skills that last. Learning new material through their own investigations enables students to make meaningful personal connections to the numbers, patterns, arguments, and mathematics they discover. This class makes the transformation from ruledominated, symboloriented manipulationbased algebra to an activity and experimentbased algebra. Word problems relate algebra to everyday situations, which help students understand abstract concepts. Tests are used as a tool for students to assess their own mastery. Texas Instrument 83+ graphing calculator required, but no previous experience with the calculator is necessary. Outsideofclass work is mandatory for this class.


Honors Geometry 14+ T/TH 2:15 Rm. 35
Teacher: Tiffany Medcalf
Outside Work: Significant
Book Purchase Required
Prerequisites: Algebra I

Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

This is a comprhensive, high school level, handson, cooperative approach to learning geometry. Students will explore geometric relationships using a wide variety of toolsfrom compasses to computers, from patty papers to graphing calculators. This class guides students to discover and master concepts and relationships before they are introduced to formal proofs, drawing students in with real life examples and applications from many cultures and disciplines. Tests are used as a tool to assess their own mastery. Outsideofclass work is mandatory for this class.


Ind. Math: Frac., Dec. & Percents T/TH Rm. 33
Teacher: Elizabeth TillisGilland
Outside Work: Moderate
Book Purchase Required
Prerequisites: Students must be competent in four basic operations (+, , x, /) on whole numbers.

Ages: 11 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

For students who have mastered the four basic operations & are ready for more intensive math, this class introduces & provides practice in fractions, decimals, & percents. This class uses the Key to Curriculum books well as other materials. Inclass time is spent on interactive activities & discussions to help students experience fractions, decimals, & percents in concrete ways. The athome work will be a pencil & paper reinforcement of the inclass topic. Outsideofclass work is mandatory for this class.
(Outside work: moderate) Book purchase required.


Individualized Math 12+ T/TH 2:15 Rm. 30
Teacher: Julie Hamman
Outside Work: Moderate
Book Purchase Required

Ages: 12 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

This is a class designed to give students the opportunity to work on the specific math skills needed by each as an individual.Students take a preliminary test to determine where they are and continue from there. This class can accommodate students who are working on Fractions/Decimals/Percents, PreAlgebra through Algebra II, excluding Geometry. Each student will work at his/her own speed and level. Regular daily homework required.


Individualized Math 12+ T/TH 11:00 Rm. 30
Teacher: Julie Hamman
Outside Work: Moderate

Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

This is a class designed to give students the opportunity to work on the specific math skills needed by each as an individual.Students take a preliminary test to determine where they are and continue from there. This class can accommodate students who are working on Fractions/Decimals/Percents, PreAlgebra through Algebra II, excluding Geometry. Each student will work at his/her own speed and level. Regular daily homework required.


Individualized Math 12+ T/TH 1:00 Rm. 32
Teacher: Sarah Mahoney
Outside Work: Moderate

Ages: 12 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

This is a class designed to give students the opportunity to work on the specific math skills needed by each as an individual.Students take a preliminary test to determine where they are and continue from there. This class can accommodate students who are working on Fractions/Decimals/Percents, PreAlgebra through Algebra II, excluding Geometry. Each student will work at his/her own speed and level. Regular daily homework required.


Individualized Math 13+ W/F 2:15 Rm. 35
Teacher: Tiffany Medcalf
Outside Work: Moderate

Ages: 12 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

This class gives students the opportunity to work on the specific math skills needed by each student as an individual. Students take a preliminary test to determine where they are and continue from there. This class can accommodate students from General Math through Algebra II. Each student works at their own speed and level. Regular daily homework required.


Math 1/2 T/TH 2:30 Rm. 11
Teacher: Jennifer Deming
Outside Work: Minimal

Ages: 6  8
1 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

Students explore & refine basic key math skills & concepts (listed below) through creative methods. Math projects are introduced to reinforce and enhance basic math skills & concepts.
comparing and ordering numbers
place value
addition facts
addition
subtraction facts
subtraction
relationship between addition and subtraction
fractions
adding and subtracting fractions
decimals
multiplication
division
measurement
time
patterns and sequences


Math 2/3 T/TH 2:30 Rm. 32
Teacher: Sarah Mahoney
Outside Work: Minimal

Ages: 7  9
1 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

Students will continue to explore & refine basic key math skills & concepts (listed below) through creative methods. Math projects will be employed to reinforce and enhance basic math skills & concepts. Students will work toward fluency in addition and subtraction of whole numbers to 1,000 with regrouping. As such, students should have mastered basic addition and subtraction facts in Math 1/2. The curriculum is designed to include continual practice and review of skills, depth of understanding, and differentiated instruction.
Topics to be covered listed below:
comparing and ordering numbers
place value
addition facts
addition
subtraction facts
subtraction
relationship between addition and subtraction
fractions
adding and subtracting fractions
decimals
multiplication
division
measurement
time
patterns and sequences
rounding and estimating
multiplication facts


Math 3/4 T/TH Rm.13
Teacher: Julie Klettke
Outside Work: Minimal
Book Purchase Required

Ages: 8  10
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

A comprehensive math class that balances skillsdriven strategies & realworld practice to effectively help students understand math & internalize math concepts. The comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations, & relations, emphasizing reasoning and critical thinking skills, will help develop math proficiency in all areas. The curriculum is designed to include continual practice and review of skills, depth of understanding, and differentiated instruction.
(Outside work: moderate) Book purchase required.
Topics to be covered listed below:
place values
comparing and ordering numbers
addition
relationship between addition and subtraction
subtraction
decimals
rounding and estimating
multiplication facts
multiplication
relationship of multiplication and division
division facts
division
decimals
fractions
measurement
geometry
perimeter and circumference
patterns


Math 5/6 T/TH 2:15 Rm. 33
Teacher: Elizabeth TillisGilland
Outside Work: Moderate
Book Purchase Required

Ages: 10  12
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

This is a comprehensive math class that assumes students have a basic understanding of the concepts and computation skills necessary to work competently with the four basic operations. Students will sharpen these basic skills through practice. They will also study fractions, decimals, percents, measurement, simple geometry, and have experiences with probability.
This class will be a balance of skillsdriven strategies & realworld practice to effectively help students understand math & internalize math concepts. The comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations, & relations, emphasizing reasoning and critical thinking skills, will help develop math proficiency in all areas. The curriculum is designed to include continual practice and review of skills, depth of understanding, and differentiated instruction.
(Outside work: moderate) Book purchase required.
Skills to be covered listed below:
place values
comparing and ordering numbers
addition
subtraction
rounding and estimating
computation
divisibility
percents, fractions and decimals
ratios
measurement
perimeter and circumference
area
surface area
volume
geometric figures
geometric calculations
geometry
integers
expressions, equations and inequalities
statistics
scientific notation
exponents
patterns


Math 6/7 T/TH 9:30 Rm. 33
Teacher: Elizabeth TillisGilland
Outside Work: Moderate

Ages: 11  13
1.5 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

This is a comprehensive math class that covers the topics necessary to prepare students for PreAlgebra. Students intuitively explore concepts for a basic understanding so they know when to apply what they have learned. Several hours of homework will need to be completed each week for success in this class.
Skills covered are listed below:
comparing and ordering Numbers
addition
subtraction
multiplication
division
fractions, decimals and percents
comparing and ordering numbers
positive and negative integers
computation with fractions and decimals
ratios
divisibility
properties, special quantities and operations
rounding and estimation
measurement
geometric properties
geometric calculations
perimeter and circumference
area
surface area
volume
positive and negative integers
expressions, equations and inequalities
statistics
scientific notation
exponents
patterns


Math Games for Meaning (810) Rm #11
Teacher: Jennifer Deming
Outside Work: Minimal

Ages: 8  10
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00

Playing games is one of the best ways to learn and apply math skills – all while having fun. This class is designed to reinforce the concepts taught in our Hands on Math classes and will serve as a great addition for those students who study math elsewhere. Through play, children have a time to leave their stress behind, use critical thinking skills, strategy, and apply problemsolving skills. In each class, we will play several games – each one designed to boost specific abilities.


Math Lab (1013) Fri. 1:00 Rm. 33
Teacher: Elizabeth TillisGilland
Outside Work: Minimal

Ages: 10  13
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00

This class is for students who would like help with their math homework or assistance with newly learned math skills.


Math Lab 12+ W 9:30 Rm.35
Teacher: Tiffany Medcalf
Outside Work: Minimal

Ages: 12 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00

This class is for students who would like help with their math homework or assistance with newly learned math skills. Fractions/DecimalsPercents, PreAlgebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, & Geometry


Math Lab 13+ Wed. 1:00 Rm. 25
Teacher: Jennifer Showalter
Outside Work: Minimal

Ages: 13 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $35.00

This class is for students who would like help with their math homework or assistance with newly learned math skills. PreAlgebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, & Geometry, PreCalculus or Calculus


Mystery Problem Solving (1214) Rm. 35
Teacher: Tiffany Medcalf
Outside Work: Minimal

Ages: 12  14
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $50.00

n this class, we will focus on logic and reasoning. Through escape room challenges, who dunnit mysteries, and other puzzles, we will learn about if/then and if and only if statements, along with traditional PQ reasoning. These skills are beneficial in language arts, math, and programming..


Personal Finance & Prac. Life (15+) F 1:00 Rm.25
Teacher: Jennifer Showalter
Outside Work: Moderate

Ages: 15 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00

This class will take the mystery out of the world of personal finance and will help to prepare students to make financially sound decisions.
Topics to be covered:
*financial terms and vocabulary
*balancing checking/savings accounts
shopping for a bank
*W4 (What is it? How do you fill it out?)
*reading a pay stub
*computing payroll withholdings
*filling out deposit/withdrawal slips
*writing checks/endorsing checks
*creating a budget
*philanthropy/charity
*researching, budgeting and buying a car
*budgeting for college/school loans
*credit cards (shopping for the right card, interest rates, fees, reward programs, reading credit card statements, dangers/benefits)
*filling out tax forms (1040)
*movingout expenses, budgeting, insurance
*investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRA's, 401k accounts, CDs and money markets


Personal Finance & Prac. Life 15+ W 2:15 Rm. 22
Teacher: Allison Evans
Outside Work: Moderate

Ages: 16 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00

Plan for the Journey Ahead with Financial Education
From High School Financial Planning Program:
"Financial planning is not just about money. It’s about your journey: where you want to go, what you want to do, what your life will be like. How will you sort through all the possible pathways and make your dreams a reality?
This program helps you discover tips and tools to intentionally choose your direction while navigating the unknown frontier of your financial future. Learn how to chart and adjust your route as your values and life circumstances change.
The HSFPP's plandriven approach doesn't just teach information or show students how to manage a financial task – it guides them to do it for themselves so they can apply financial decisions to their own lives and return in the future to do it again successfully.
As a result, HSFPP students are better at demonstrating and forming positive behaviors, and have greater average gains in confidence, than those who take other financial education courses based solely on knowledge and literacy.
The HSFPP materials are researchbased, noncommercial and offered completely free of charge, including printed materials, as a public service. There's no catch, ulterior motive or cost. Period."
HSFPP Personal Finance Module Topics
Money Management  Control Your Cash Flow
Borrowing  Credit: UseDon't Abuse
Earning Power  More Than a Paycheck
Investing  Money Working for You
Financial Services  Care for Your Cash
Insurance  Protect What You Have


Personal Finance & Prac. Life 15+ W. 9:30 Rm.22
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Moderate

Ages: 15 and up
1.5 Hour Class; 1 day/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00

Plan for the Journey Ahead with Financial Education
From High School Financial Planning Program:
"Financial planning is not just about money. It’s about your journey: where you want to go, what you want to do, what your life will be like. How will you sort through all the possible pathways and make your dreams a reality?
This program helps you discover tips and tools to intentionally choose your direction while navigating the unknown frontier of your financial future. Learn how to chart and adjust your route as your values and life circumstances change.
The HSFPP's plandriven approach doesn't just teach information or show students how to manage a financial task – it guides them to do it for themselves so they can apply financial decisions to their own lives and return in the future to do it again successfully.
As a result, HSFPP students are better at demonstrating and forming positive behaviors, and have greater average gains in confidence, than those who take other financial education courses based solely on knowledge and literacy.
The HSFPP materials are researchbased, noncommercial and offered completely free of charge, including printed materials, as a public service. There's no catch, ulterior motive or cost. Period."
HSFPP Personal Finance Module Topics
Money Management  Control Your Cash Flow
Borrowing  Credit: UseDon't Abuse
Earning Power  More Than a Paycheck
Investing  Money Working for You
Financial Services  Care for Your Cash
Insurance  Protect What You Have


PreAlgebra 12+ T/TH 11:00 Rm. 35
Teacher: Tiffany Medcalf
Outside Work: Moderate
Book Purchase Required
Prerequisites: Must have mastered fractions, decimals and percents

Ages: 12 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

This is a handson class covering operations on integers, variable terms and expressions, solving equations, graphing, basic geometry, formulas, measurement, statistics and probability. For the most part, inclass time is spent on interactive activities where students experience mathematics in a concrete way. The athome work will be a paper and pencil reinforcement of the inclass topic. Tests are used as a tool for students to assess their own mastery. Outsideofclass work is mandatory for this class.
Prerequisites: Students must be competent in the four basic operations (+, , x, /) on whole numbers, decimals, fractions (including multi digit) and percents and their applications; Measurement: choosing appropriate units, converting from one unit to another, operations (+x/) on measurements  in both standard and metric system. In addition, students must have been exposed to data gathering; data display; basic geometry; and probability.


PreCalculus 15+ T/TH 11:00 Rm. 24
Teacher: Jennifer Showalter
Outside Work: Significant
Prerequisites: Algebra II and 1 year of high school Geometry

Ages: 16 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

Analytic geometry and advanced topics in algebra are presented in this course. Students study algebraic, logarithmic, exponential, and matrix functions. A thorough treatment of trigonometric concepts and applications through the study of identity proofs, solutions of right and oblique triangles, solutions of trigonometric equations, logarithms, and vector applications and complex numbers. Tests are used as a tool to assess their own mastery. Purchase of a Texas Instrument 83+ graphing calculator is required. Outsideofclass work is mandatory for this class.


PreCalculus 15+ T/TH 2:15 Rm. 24
Teacher: Jennifer Showalter
Outside Work: Significant
Book Purchase Required
Prerequisites: Algebra II and 1 year of high school Geometry

Ages: 16 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $45.00

Analytic geometry and advanced topics in algebra are presented in this course. Students study algebraic, logarithmic, exponential, and matrix functions. A thorough treatment of trigonometric concepts and applications through the study of identity proofs, solutions of right and oblique triangles, solutions of trigonometric equations, logarithms, and vector applications and complex numbers. Tests are used as a tool to assess their own mastery. Purchase of a Texas Instrument 83+ graphing calculator is required. Outsideofclass work is mandatory for this class. There is an extra $20 added to the material fee to rent the book for the year.


Statistics 14+ T/TH Rm. 22
Teacher: To be determined
Outside Work: Moderate
Book Purchase Required
Prerequisites: Algebra I
Chromebook or Computer for class is highly recommended

Ages: 14 and up
1.25 Hour Class; 2 days/week
Yearly Materials Fee : $40.00

The goal of this class is to apply statistics, as calculated by Google Sheets, to draw conclusions and make decisions based on data. Specifically we learn:
Conditional Probability and the Rules of Probability
Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data Graphically and Numerically
Making Inferences and Justifying Conclusions
Using Probability to Make Decisions
Although students will be aware of statistical theories and calculations, the focus of the class is college and careertype application of statistics.
In addition to applying statistics students in this class will acquire computer spreadsheet skills and review general math skills necessary for adult life.


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