Math

Algebra I
Haley Odom
Algebra 1 Syllabus

Algebra is the language of mathematics, and the skills students develop in this class will be critical throughout their journey in math and science. In this class we will focus on problem solving, the real life application of algebra, and building confidence in math.

Algebra II
JD Morales

The purpose of this class is to prepare students for success at the next mathematical level, Precalculus. Students will learn critical thinking skills, perseverance, problem solving, and analytical skills to be successful at the next level.

Calculus
Gabriel Reyes
Calculus Syllabus

Calculus has a very narrow purpose, but encompasses a huge variety of techniques and topics. Your ability to work with the skills you have developed in previous classes will be essential.

  • Limits – We will look at values as they approach infinity and determine what it means to calculate never-ending values. 
  • Differentiation – This is essentially calculating the slope of a line, but we do this with curves! We will be looking at tangent lines and applying ideas through the rate of change.
  • Integrations – Integration is finding the area under a curve. We can really expand on this technique looking at graphs and rotations to also find areas.
  • Applications – We will be examining AP Calculus level problems to apply the techniques we learn about the above concepts.

Computer Coding
JD Morales

**This course does not count towards a math graduation credit unless approved as a personal curriculum alternative to Algebra II.**

This curriculum has been designed by the TEALS program to support computer science teachers andor volunteer professionals teaching an introductory computer science course in a high school classroom.  The curriculum is based on, and borrows heavily from, the Beauty and Joy of Computing Curriculum developed at the University of California, Berkeley.  The TEALS curriculum has a heavier focus on the basic programming components of the course than BJC, Sacrificing some of the advanced programming and conceptual topics that are less appropriate in an introductory high school classroom.

Data Science
JD Morales

**This course does not count towards a math graduation credit unless approved as a personal curriculum alternative to Algebra II.**


This course will introduce students to the main ideas in data science through free tools such as Google Sheets, Python, Data Commons and Tableau. Students will learn to be data explorers in project-based units, through which they will develop their understanding of data analysis, sampling, correlation/causation, bias and uncertainty, probability, modeling with data, making and evaluating data-based arguments, the power of data in society, and more!

Geometry
Rhea Martin
Geometry Syllabus

In Geometry we learn about constructing answers to questions through logical reasoning. We start with the tools needed for topics like 2D shapes, 3D shapes, Similarity, and Circles. We then will build arguments using those tools, which will lead us to proofs and logical constructions. The goal of this course isn’t to memorize a list of information about shapes, but to practice that form of logical construction called proofs.

Quantitative Reasoning
Gabriel Reyes
Quantitative Reasoning Syllabus

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to navigate their real world encounters with math. Students will learn critical thinking, problem solving, perseverance, and the application of math to topics that they will encounter in their future. Students will participate in a variety of activities that are designed to model real world situations. I will try to make sure students are prepared for the math they will encounter after high school

PreCalculus
Gabriel Reyes
Precalculus Syllabus

Precalculus is a course that is designed to help you prepare for higher level mathematics. It is both an introduction to new material and a reinforcement of old concepts. There are two main components to this class that will encompass all of our learning objectives.

  • Trigonometry – Put simply, trigonometry is the relationship between side lengths and angles of triangles. It is also the application of those relationships to solve for real life values. We will explore the vast strategies that can be used to solve triangles and angles, while also exploring graphs of those relationships.
  • Intermediate Algebra – We will spend half of the class reviewing and expanding on topics you may have seen in Algebra II. This will involve deepening your understanding of some concepts, and introducing related concepts.