Mathematics

 

Understanding that knowledge opens doors to all students and that teachers hold one of many keys that will unlock those doors, the math department has determined that we will do “whatever it takes” to help students gain a seamless understanding of mathematics. Therefore, we have adopted the following Rescue and Recovery protocol.

 

Summative Assessments:

1. Any student who is not satisfied with his or her effort on a summative assessment may retake the assessment. A student who fails must retake the assessment.

2. A student retaking a summative assessment will receive the higher grade.

3. A minimum of one (1) day support with a math teacher is required before a second assessment will be allowed
4. Make- up must be completed prior to the next unit assessment.

5. Only one make-up attempt will be allowed for each summative assessment.

6. Projects that have had various progress checks may not be redone. If there was no progress monitoring, the assessment falls under the same procedure as any other summative assessment.

Formative Assessments:

1. In order to be proactive in providing a successful learning environment for all students, teachers reserve the right to assign after-school tutoring on formative assessments. The procedure will be the same as for summative assessments.

Documentation:

1. A parent contact log will be kept by each teacher to document communication attempts and /or contacts.

2. A log will be used to verify attendance. A student must complete the sign in / sign out sheet. A student will not be considered present for support if he or she fails to sign in or sign out.

 

Academic Lunch:

1. A student will be assigned to academic lunch if he or she fails to show up for tutoring after the second scheduled date.

2. Students who consistently sleep or do not do homework will be assigned academic lunch. A parent contact must be made before assigning academic lunch.

3. In special cases where many attempts have been made to contact parents, academic lunch will be assigned until a student can provide accurate contact information

* Dismissal from academic lunch will be a passing grade or a teacher’s approval that the student is making an attempt to be successful.

Course Descriptions:

The mathematics department concerns itself with meeting the diverse needs of students at Elbert County Comprehensive High. The goal of the nine - member mathematics team is that our students will become problems solvers, efficient communicators of mathematics and will develop reasoning skills. A challenge we face is to guide our students in making connections within mathematics and other disciplines.

 

Mathematics 1 -Algebra/Geometry-

Course No: 27.08100

Grade Level: 9

Prerequisite: Algebra/ Geometry

Credit: 1 unit

This is the first course in a sequence of courses designed to provide students with a rigorous program of study in mathematics. It includes radical, polynomial and rational expressions, basic functions and their graphs, simple equations, fundamentals of proof, properties of polygons, coordinate geometry, sample statistics, and curve fitting.


Math Support 1

Course No: 27.04400

Grade Level: 9

Credit: 1 Elective unit only

The purpose of Math Support classes is to provide additional support to students in their effort to meet the standards of more rigorous and relevant mathematics courses. This course should be taught concurrently with a student’s regular math class, giving extra time and utilizing a variety of strategies to help students build a stronger foundation for success in their current and future mathematics courses.


Accelerated Mathematics 1 -Geometry-

Course No: 27.29100

Grade Level: 9

Credit: 1 unit (elective only)

This is the first in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to prepare students to take Calculus. It includes radical, polynomial and rational expressions; functions and their graphs; quadratic and radical equations; fundamentals of proof; properties of polygons, circles and spheres; coordinate geometry; sample statistics and curve fitting.


Mathematics 2 -Geometry/Algebra 2-

Course No: 27.08200

Grade Level: 10

Prerequisite: Math 1

Credit: 1 unit

This is the second course in a sequence of courses designed to provide students with a rigorous program of study in mathematics. It includes complex numbers; quadratic, piecewise, and exponential functions; right triangles, and right triangular trigonometry; properties of circles; and statistical inference.


Math Support 2

Course No: 27.04500

Grade Level: 10

Credit: 1 Elective unit only

The purpose of Math Support classes is to provide additional support to students in their effort to meet the standards of more rigorous and relevant mathematics courses. This course should be taught concurrently with a student’s regular math class, giving extra time and utilizing a variety of strategies to help students build a stronger foundation for success in their current and future mathematics courses.

Accelerated Mathematics 2 -Advanced-

Course No: 27.29200

Grade Level: 10

Prerequisite: Accelerated Math 1

Credit: 1 unit

This is the second in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to prepare students to take Calculus. It includes right triangle trigonometry; exponential, logarithmic, and higher degree polynomial functions; matrices; linear programming; vertex-edge graphs; conic sections; planes and spheres; population means, standard deviations, and normal distributions.


Mathematics 3 -Advanced Algebra-

Course No: 27.08300

Grade Level: 11

Prerequisite: Math 2

Credit: 1 unit

This is the third course in a sequence of courses designed to provide students with arigorous program of study in mathematics. It includes exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, polynomial functions of higher degree, conic sections, and normal distributions.


Math Support 3

Course No: 27.04600

Grade Level: 11

Credit: 1 Elective unit only

The purpose of Math Support classes is to provide additional support to students in their effort to meet the standards of more rigorous and relevant mathematics courses. This course should be taught concurrently with a student’s regular math class, giving extra time and utilizing a variety of strategies to help students build a stronger foundation for success in their current and future mathematics courses.


Accelerated Mathematics 3 -Pre-Calculus-

Course No: 27.29300

Grade Level: 11

Prerequisite: Accelerated Math 2

Credit: 1 unit

This is a course in pre-calculus and statistics, designed to prepare students to take. It includes rational, circular trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions; basic trigonometric identities and the laws of sines and cosines; sequences and series; polar and parametric equations; vectors; the central limit theorem and confidence intervals.


Math IV -Pre-Calculus-

Course No: 27.08400

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: Math 3

Credit: 1 unit


This is a course in pre-calculus and statistics, designed to prepare students to enter college at the calculus level. It includes rational, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions; basic trigonometric identities and the laws of sines and cosines; sequences and series; vectors; the central limit theorem and confidence intervals.

Calculus

Course No: 27.27100

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: Accelerated Math 3

Credit: 1 unit

Requires three years of college preparatory mathematical preparation, beginning with Algebra I. Includes functions, limits and continuity, derivatives and integrals and their applications.

 

 


AP Statistics

Course No: 27.07400

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: Math 3 or Accelerated Math 3

Credit: 1 unit

 

Alton Smith

Alton Smith
Dept. Chair

SAnderson

Shane Anderson

 

PBohlen

Phil Bohlen

 

LJohnson

Lindsay Johnson

 

CKesler

Charmin Kesler


ARucker

Audrianna Rucker