Mathematics

Intermediate Algebra

Available to: qualified students, see placement requirements link on the Math Department page In this course, students will learn not only about algebra, but also how to use algebra to describe and make predictions about authentic situations. The text used for this course contains data that describe hundreds of real-life questions. While working with data, students are able to make connections to foundational mathematical concepts and how mathematics impacts their daily lives. For example, in one project students collect data and then use linear regression to explain the relationships within the data, making predictions about what results they might have achieved had they collected more data. Students also embark upon other exploratory topics and learn to leverage different types of technology, most notably Desmos and graphing calculators, in their pursuit of becoming better problem solvers. Students in this course usually go on to Advanced Algebra / Trigonometry / Precalculus [...]

Geometry

Available to: qualified students, see placement requirements link on the Math Department page In this comprehensive geometry course, students develop spatial and deductive reasoning skills through an exploration of 2D and 3D shapes, congruent and similar figures, formal geometric vocabulary, basic structuring of mathematical proofs, and trigonometric identities. All geometric topics are discussed with a connection to the coordinate plane with an emphasis on strengthening students’ algebraic skills. In preparation for future courses, students will be introduced to concepts such as logarithmic and exponential functions, polynomials, and imaginary numbers. Students learn in collaboration with their peers and have ample opportunity for hands-on practice and feedback. In addition to a rigorous study of Euclidean Geometry, they spend time doing constructions in Geogebra to strengthen their understanding of geometry through real-life applications. Students in Geometry usually continue on to take Precalculus.

2024-01-30T18:00:35+00:00Categories: Geometry, Mathematics|

Geometry A

Available to: qualified students, see placement requirements link on the Math Department page In this course students continue to strengthen their understanding of the fundamentals of elementary algebra with an intensive review of algebraic topics before beginning their formal study of geometry. Students learn in a supportive environment that enables them to learn at an appropriate instructional pace. The skills developed in this course help to prepare students for courses in advanced algebra. Students in Geometry A are usually placed into Intermediate Algebra or Advanced Algebra / Trigonometry / Precalculus (AATP).

Algebra

Algebra 1 introduces fundamental algebraic concepts and is designed to solidify foundational mathematical skills. In this student-centered, collaborative classroom we work on the board and in groups, and students learn techniques and strategies that will be used throughout their mathematical progression at Stevenson.

2024-01-30T17:59:42+00:00Categories: Algebra, Mathematics|
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