Math

Math

Math 7/6

6th – 8th Grades
Monday: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Mrs. Melody Gillum

Give your thinking skills a good workout!  This class builds on the arithmetic foundation of elementary school to transition to Pre-Algebra.  It covers concepts and skills students need for success, such as negative numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, probability, measurement, perimeter, area, volume, basic geometry, unit conversion, angles, coordinates, graphs, and introductory algebra.  We will use Saxon Math 76, which provides frequent review, in order to practice and retain new concepts. Grades 6-8.  Placement test may be required.

Supply List for Math 7/6
  • 4 spiral notebooks
  • Pencils
  • 2 packages index cards,
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Compass
  • Graph paper
  • Plastic baggie or notecard holder

 

 

Pre-Algebra

7th – 9th Grades
Monday: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Mrs. Janet Meier

Pre-Algebra is the first glimpse of advanced math – a bridge into the world higher level classes students will experience during high school and beyond. Topics include percents, extensive work with fractions, decimals, basic geometry, scientific notation, inequalities, graphing, word problems, solving single variable equations, square roots, and probability. The course uses the Saxon 8/7 textbook. Grades 7-9, must have completed 7th grade math.

Supply List for Pre-Algebra
  • 1 composition notebook
  • 4 spiral notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Ruler
  • Protractor

 

 

Geometry

8th – 12th Grades
Monday: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Mrs. Tiffeny Howe

Geometry is like a whole different math language.  Besides a deeper study of shapes, angles, and three-dimensional figures, you will use logic to write step-by-step proofs of mathematical concepts.  There will be extensive mathematical constructions, which are precise drawings with a compass and straightedge.  We also apply geometry concepts to areas such as art, geography, and construction.  Be sure to check the school supplies list for specific tools needed for this class.  This is a rigorous high school course and requires you at least having had Pre-Algebra, with Algebra I preferred.

Supply List for Geometry
  • Composition notebook
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Quality metal compass

 

 

Pre-Calculus

10th – 12th Grades
Monday: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Mrs. Tiffeny Howe

How far into the depths of the universe can your mind stretch? There are whole worlds of Math other than arithmetic and algebra. Pre-Calculus is that first step off the edge of math as you know it. Using the book PreCalculus with Trigonometry by Saxon, we will explore permutations, trigonometric identities, graphs of amazing functions, series and sequences, elaborate word problems involving abstract quantities, upper and lower bounds, piecewise functions, synthetic division, matrices and determinants, logarithms, and using a graphing calculator. Are you ready for the challenge? Prerequisites are Algebra II and Geometry.

Supply List for Pre-Calculus
  • 4 Spiral Notebooks
  • Black or blue pen
  • Pen of other color
  • Graphing calculator