Honors Geometry

 

 

 

This is a rigorous, weighted course, designed for the highly motivated advanced math student. It covers the traditional topics of a geometry course along with a systematic algebra review. The emphasis is on investigation and problem solving application as students are required to explain and justify their work. Additional topics include rewriting equations and formulas, solving and graphing simple and compound inequalities, solving and graphing absolute value equations and inequalities, graphs of various functions and an understanding of domain and range.

Kriste Gose
Honors Geometry, Algebra II, Honors Algebra II, Algebra III/Trig
B.S. in Mathematics
M. S. in Education
6 years experience

 

 

 


Honors Algebra II

 

 

 

This course is designed for the highly motivated, serious math student. It differs from a traditional Algebra II course in that it assumes student mastery of systems of equations, inequalities, graphing functions, exponents and factoring from Algebra I and Geometry. Little time will be spent on these topics. All other topics will be presented in an in-depth fashion, beyond a purely computational approach, with real-world problem solving and reasoning. A graphing calculator is required.

Lois DeVaux
Algebra II Honors, Geometry
Purdue University, B.S. Mathematics
Indiana University, M.S. Education
26 years experience


 

 


Honors Algebra III/Trigonometry

 

 

 

This course is designed to challenge students with strong mathematical backgrounds. It is intended to adequately prepare students for success in Advanced Placement courses. Discrete mathematics topics such as linear, quadratic and polynomial functions, exponents, logarithms, vectors, determinants, sequences, series, and matrices will be covered.

Kriste Gose
Honors Geometry, Algebra II, Honors Algebra II, Algebra III/Trig
B.S. in Mathematics
M. S. in Education
6 years experience

 


AP Calculus/ College Calculus/ UCCS Succeed Program

 

 

 

The course will include a review of functions, graphs and trigonometry; the theory of limits, derivatives, and differentials with applications; integrals and integration applications; differential equations and their applications; and sequence and series as applied to integrals. This course has been evaluated by the UCCS Mathematic Department, and is in compliance with the curriculum requirements of their department, allowing students the opportunity to earn both weighted high school credit and college credit for Calculus I and Calculus II through UCCS. As such, the content and requirements of this course place a far greater obligation of time and preparation than other high school courses. Students must be willing to accept the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum and make a contractual commitment to the course, which will include preparation work for this class during the summer prior to enrollment. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will receive both a high school grade and a college grade for the course. The student‟s UCCS transcript will reflect 4 semester hours for completion of Math 135 (Calculus I) and 4 semester hours for completion of Math 136 (Calculus II). The UCCS credit earned should be transferable to most colleges and universities across the country; however, it is the student‟s responsibility to make sure their college of choice will accept this credit. The cost of this course is currently $40/semester hour, but is subject to change by UCCS. This amount is payable when the student registers with UCCS ($160 in November and $160 in March). A graphing calculator is required for this course. A student who chooses not to take the course for college credit will not pay the associated fee; and the course will be entered on the transcript as an Honors course.

Lisa Alexander
College/AP Calculus, Pre-Geometry Everyday, Geometry
University of Memphis, B.S. Mathematics
University of Memphis, M.A. Education
10 years experience