Course Overviews

math graphicMath 2 
Math 2 continues students' study of topics from algebra, geometry, and statistics in a problem-centered, connected approach. Functions, matrix operations, and algebraic representations of geometric concepts are the principle topics of study. Students will be expected to describe and translate among graphic, algebraic, numeric, tabular, and verbal representations of relationships and use those representations to solve problems.

 

math graphicMath 4 
Math 4 provides students an honors-level study of trigonometry, advanced functions, analytic geometry, and data analysis in preparation for calculus. Applications and modeling should be included throughout the course of study.  Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and applications software, should be used regularly for instruction and assessment. 

 

math graphicDiscrete Math
Discrete  Overview

math graphicAP Statistics 

Course Description:  AP Statistics is a college level statistics course and will be taught as such.  The material will be in depth and covered at a rigorous pace.  The course is taught for 90 minutes a day for 1 semester (most of the semester anyway).  Success in this class will require superior reasoning ability and work ethic.   The course is split into 4 main sections:  exploring data, sampling and experimental design and implementation, probability and simulation, and inferential statistics. 
Reading:   Reading will be an integral part of AP Stats.  Several pages of reading will be assigned daily and the student is responsible for the material covered.  Notes in class will be used for examples and highlighting important parts of the reading.  Ideally the reading will not be regurgitated in note form during class.  It is imperative that students do the reading.  If a student doesn’t read, they are unlikely to succeed in the class.
Grading varies slightly from other classes for AP STATS.

 

GRADING SYSTEM:

SIX WEEKS:

Tests 50%
Quizzes 30%
CW/HW 20%

 

QUIZZES AND TESTS:

A.      We will have a quiz at the end of each lesson

B.       We will have at least one test for every unit

C.       If you are absent on the day of a quiz or test, arrangements should be made with me to make up the quiz or test within 3 days, before or after school.  If the test or quiz is not made up, it will be averaged into your grade as a zero. 

 

HOMEWORK:

A.      Homework is a learning tool that is expected to be completed each day, on time. 

B.       If you are present in class, you are responsible for turning in your homework, on time.

C.       If you have an excused absence, you will have three days to complete and turn in all make up work before it becomes a zero.

 

NOTEBOOKS:

A.      Each student will be required to maintain a notebook where daily work, quizzes, and tests are collected and kept

B.       A three ring binder with dividers and labels should be used to keep the notebook organized.

 

CLASSWORK:

A.      Classwork will be done in several ways.  Sometimes assignments will be given individually and on occasion you will work in small groups. 

B.       When working in groups, all members of the group will be expected to participate in the group and keep their own written answers for each activity.

C.       A group may not turn in one paper for the entire group

D.      Groups may be chosen, rearranged, or dissassembled at the teacher's discretion, based on the performance of the group.

 

FINAL EXAM:

A.      The final exam for this course is a State End Of Course Exam. 

B.       Completing this course and the final exam with a passing score are a NC graduation requirement.

 

***Every student is responsible for keeping up with his/her assignments and turning them in on time.  This includes making sure you find out what was missed if you are absent, and turning it in within 3 days.