# Math Department

The Mathematics Department offers courses of varying levels of complexity to meet students’ needs to increase their problem solving skills, to prepare them for advanced education and future careers, and to develop their mathematical competencies and critical thinking. After a student has received thirty credits in mathematics to meet graduation requirements, there are various courses the students can pursue to meet their future needs.

Students will start their mathematics course progression based on their placement. This placement is determined by the student’s score on the Math Placement Exam, which students take during the spring of their eighth-grade year in conjunction with the placement recommendation from their middle school teacher. At some points along the way, students who have a strong aptitude for math and enjoy the subject may take two courses concurrently. Be advised that this would incur a large amount of nightly homework by doing so, though, and teacher permission is required for doubling up.

Due to the sequential nature of mathematics in general, students need to successfully complete the material in a course before progressing to the next level. Teachers will make individual recommendations to students for course registration based on current academic performance. If you have a question about which course for which to register, please see your current Math teacher.

## Courses

#### Algebra Essentials

#### Algebra I

#### Differentiated Algebra I

#### Geometry

#### Differentiated Geometry

#### Algebra II

#### Differentiated Algebra II

#### AP Statistics

#### Trigonometry and Statistics

#### Pre-Calculus

#### Advanced Math

#### AP Calculus

#### AP Calculus (PACE)

## Math Teachers

## Stories about Math

#### Going 3D with sidewalk chalk in AP Calculus

AP Calculus students broke free from in-class worksheets to showcase their math prowess … on the sidewalks. And with chalk! Anne Driewer’s classes were turning

#### Counting M&Ms a colorful stats lesson

Here’s a class assignment where eating the ‘homework’ is encouraged (just not by your dog)! Students in Brianna Olson’s AP Stats class were given a

#### Factoring in teamwork to solve Algebra problems

Bill Schlautman’s Differentiated Algebra I class was busy working on factoring polynomials this week. Working in teams to solve individual problems to find a collective

#### Groupwork adds different learning opportunities in Geometry

Students in Anne Driewer’s Differentiated Geometry class put their knowledge to use to solve problems requiring the area of various complex shapes.