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    Assistant Principal of Stem

       
    Stephanie Gorman stephaniegorman@u-46.org Extension: 4852
         
    Teachers    

    Joann Annable

    Algebra 1-2/Honors Precalculus

    joannannable@u-46.org ext. 8138

    Dan Barsotti

    Algebra 3-4/Honors Algebra 3-4/Precalculus 

    danbarsotti@u-46.org ext.4811

    Joe Bilyard

    Algebra 3-4/AP Calc BC

    josephbilyard@u-46.org ext.8133

    Cara Cejna

    Algebra 1-2,3-4

    caracejna@u-46.org ext.8141

    John Leone

    Geometry 1-2/Algebra 3-4

    johnleone@u-46.org  ext.8115

    Golnaz Douzali

    Geometry 1-2

    golnazdouzali@u-46.org

    ext.8130

    Kari Foerster

    Honors Algebra 3-4/Precalculus

    karifoerster@u-46.org ext. 8131

    Jordan Kimbro

    Geometry

    jordankimbro@u-46.org ext. 8137

    Jennifer Kochanski

    Geometry 1-2

    jenniferkochanski@u-46.org

    ext. 8143

    Jakub Kocyan

    Algebra 1-2/Intervention

    jakubkocyan@u-46.org  

    Timothy Kolanko

    Algebra 3-4/AP Calculus

    timothykolanko@u-46.org ext.8075

    Jackie Nail 

    Honors Geometry/Geometry

    jaclynnail@u-46.org ext. 8129

    Alan Nakamoto

    Accounting/Computer Programing 1-2/

    AP Computer Science/Multi Media Design

    alannakamoto@u-46.org ext. 8103

     

    Sergio Beautell

    Geometry

    sergiodariasbeautell@u-46.org  

     Joseph Micek

    RTI/Algebra 3-4

    joemicek@u-46.org ext. 8139

    Ivan Ortiz

    Honors Geometry 1-2 DL/ Honors Algebra 1 DL

    j.ivanortiz@u-46.org ext. 7770

    Naushina Rahman

    Algebra 2/Geometry/Econ

    naushinarahman@u-46.org ext.8144

    Steven Sheer

    Algebra 1-2

    stevensheer@u-46.org ext. 8134

    Scott Superczynski 

    Algebra 3-4/RTI/AP Calc AB

    scottsuperczynski@u-46.org ext. 8132

    Maureen Toth

    Geometry DL/Algebra 1 DL

    maureentoth@u-46.org ext.8106

    Richard Towry

    AP Statistics/Honors Precalculus

    richardtowry@u-46.org  ext. 8145

     Jaider Moreno

    Algebra 1 DL/Honors Algebra 2 DL

     jaidermoreno@u-46.org  ext.4859

     

    Course Descriptions                                     
    Algebra 1-2
    (Full Year – 2 Credits)
    Grade Level:  9 
    Prerequisite:  For 9th graders, an NCE on the ITBS math test of 51 – 75.  NOTE: Some students will attend extended classes to help ensure success and proficiency.

    This course covers the usual topics of algebra, such as algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities, polynomials, factoring, functions, lines and systems of equations, radical expressions, and graphs. 

    This course is a prerequisite for geometry and is recommended to all students.  Passing two semesters of Algebra is required for graduation beginning with the class of 2010.

    Passing two semesters of Geometry is required for graduation beginning with the class of 2010.

     

    Practical Geometry
    (Full Year – 2 Credits) 
    Grade Level:  10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite:  Algebra 1-2 with a grade of “D” or better or teacher recommendation.

    Practical Geometry serves as a preparation for the traditional Geometry course.  The course focuses upon some of the following concepts:  Properties of triangles, polygons, areas, ratio and proportion, circles, volume of solids, and coordinate geometry.

     

    Geometry 1-2
    (Full Year – 2 Credits) 
    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12 
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 1-2, grade of “C” or better, or successful completion of Practical Geometry, and for 9th graders an NCE on the ITBS math test of 76 – 90; teacher recommendation.

    This geometry curriculum integrates computer technology in the study of linear, plane and spatial geometry.  It will prepare the students to use mathematics effectively in today’s world.  The student will obtain visual interpretation of arithmetic and algebra, allowing for the development of higher level thinking skills.  The goal is to provide experiences that encourage and enable students to value mathematics, gain confidence in their own mathematical ability, and further encourage the students to continue the study of mathematics.

     

    Honors Geometry
    (Full Year – 2 Credits) 
    Grade Level:  9, 10 
    Prerequisite:  Completion of Algebra 1-2, teacher recommendation, and for 9th graders recommendation of teacher.

    This geometry curriculum integrates computer technology in the study of linear, plane, and spatial geometry.  It will prepare the student to use mathematics effectively in today’s world.  The student will obtain visual interpretation of arithmetic and algebra allowing for the development of higher level thinking skills.  The goal is to provide experiences the encourage and enable students to value mathematics, gain confidence in their own mathematical ability, and further encourage the student to continue the study of mathematics.  Prior to entering this course, students should display proficiency in factoring, quadratic formula, solving equations, all radical operations, and solving systems of linear equations.

     

    Algebra 3-4
    (Full Year – 2 Credits) 
    Grade Level:  10, 11, 12 
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of both semesters of Geometry 1-2 and Algebra 1-2, with grade of “C” or better, or divisional recommendation.

    This course is designed for students who have successfully completed 2 years of mathematics through Geometry.  Algebra 1-2 topics are reviewed and enhanced.  New topics include:  conics, logarithms, functions, sequences and series, probability and statistics, matrices, and trigonometry.  Problem-solving methods, a functional approach and real world applications using available technology are stressed.  Students who successfully complete this course should be able to apply problem-solving techniques in further mathematical studies and in their daily lives.

     

    Algebra 3-4 Honors
    (Full Year – 2 Credits) 
    Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12 
    Prerequisite:  Completion of Geometry 1-2 (Honors) with a grade “C” or better, or recommendation of instructor and parental consent.

    This course is designed for those students with above average ability who have a strong background in mathematics.  The course consists of the basic topics of intermediate Algebra extending the topics of Algebra 1-2.  Emphasis is on the function concept throughout the course.  The course includes a study of the properties of elementary functions, linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithm functions.  It also includes such topics as sequences and series, matrices, probability, complex numbers and trigonometry.

     

    Consumer Mathematics
    (Full Year – 2 Credits) 
    Grade Level:  11, 12 (only) 
    Prerequisite:  One year of high school math or consent of instructo

    This full year course will emphasize problem-solving skills in everyday situations.  Topics such as earnings, banking, car expenses, housing expenses, taxes, insurance and budgeting will be explored.  Required projects and skills reinforcement will include practical and reality-based situations and simulations.

     

    Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry
    (Full Year – 2 Credits) 
    Grade Level:  11, 12 or 10 (only if recommended) 
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 3-4 with “C” or better, teacher recommendation.

    This course is designed to give a solid preparation in mathematics to the college bound student who intends to continue study in mathematics.  Analytical geometry and an introduction to calculus will be covered.  Topics include triangles, trigonometric identities, functions and equations, polynomials, logarithms, exponential functions, complex numbers, permutations, combinations, and probability.  Solution of systems of linear equations using metrics and determinants will be covered.

     

    Honors Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry
    (Full Year – 2 Credits) 
    Grade Level:  11, 12 or 10 (only if recommended) 
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 3-4 (Honors) and recommendation of instructor and parent consent.

    A technology-intensive integrated mathematics course covering concepts of trigonometry, college algebra and analytical geometry.  Topics may include trigonometric functions and their applications, algebraic functions, functions and limits, exponential and logarithmic functions, and vectors and linear transformation.  This course provides an excellent preparation for calculus.

     

    Introduction to Statistics: Honors / AP  (Full Year – 2 Credits)  
    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12  
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of PreCalculus/Trigonometry and recommendation of instructor or divisional chair.  Students who have successfully completed Honors level Algebra ¾ as 9th Graders may take this class as 10th graders.

    Topics covered include organizing data graphically and numerically; normal, binomial, and geometric distributions; linear and non-linear regression, experimental design, probability, sampling distributions, significance tests, confidence intervals, and chi-square distributions.  This course is designed to prepare students to take the AP Statistics exam in the spring.   
     
    Honors Calculus (AP)
    (Full Year – 2 Credits) 
    Grade Level:  11, 12 
    Prerequisite:  PreCalculus/Trigonometry with a grade “C” or better and recommendation of instructor.

    This course is designed for students who have demonstrated a mastery of Pre-Calculus material sufficient to correctly work problems using the following:

    Factoring polynomials (2nd degree and higher)
    Finding the zeroes of a function
    Techniques to graph linear and quadratic functions and the intersection(s) of functions
    Analytic Geometry (including the distance formula, slope of a line, equations of a line, knowledge of conic sections)
    Inequalities (including absolute value and quadratic)
    Trigonometry (including the 30-60-90 and the 45-45-90 triangle relations and the basic trigonometric identities)
     

    This course takes the ideas from elementary math (Algebra and Pre-calculus) and extends them to a more general situation.  A sound foundation of Pre-Calculus skills is essential prior to beginning this course.  Students completing a full year of calculus are prepared to take the Calculus AB Advanced Placement Test.

    Computer Programming: C++
    (Full Year – 2 Credits) 
    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 1-2 with a grade of “C” or better; completion of Geometry 1-2, or concurrent enrollment in Geometry 1-2.  Exceptions must obtain approval of instructor and division chairperson.

    An introduction to computer programming.  Students will learn to write program code to solve problems.  This course will also prepare students to take more advanced computer programming courses.

     

    Computer Programming: JAVA
    (Full Year – 2 Credits) 
    Grade Level:  11, 12 
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of computer programming 1-2.  A grade of “C” or better in computer programming 1-2 is recommended.  Exceptions must obtain approval of instructor and division chairperson.

    An introduction to computer programming.  Students will learn to write program code to solve problems.  This course will also prepare students to take more advanced computer programming courses.