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Academics
Academic Curriculum

Mathematics

The objective of the mathematics department is to provide a variety of courses that prepare students for college, help them reason logically and understand basic skills, and enable them to apply what they learn to everyday life. The department offers a full range of courses including those for the mathematically gifted. Students are placed in a math course based on their completion of our math placement exam. Placement is not based on grade level, but rather on math achievement level. This type of placement ensures the success of the student.

Courses

List of 9 items.

  • Pre-Algebra - Grade: 7 or 8

    Topics from the standard eighth-grade text include the introduction of abstract reasoning and equation solving using real numbers.
  • Algebra I & Honors Algebra I - Grade: 7-10

    Topics from the standard Algebra I text include working with real numbers in word problems, solving equations, inequalities and problem solving.
  • Algebra II & Honors Algebra II - Grade: 7-12

    Topics from a standard Algebra II textbook include working with real numbers, imaginary numbers, and complex numbers in solving equations, inequalities, and problem solving. Prerequisite: Algebra I or Placement Test
  • Geometry - Grade: 7-12

    Content areas include points, lines, planes, angles, triangles, polygons, circles, areas, volumes, and coordinates. Applied level students will take a "hands-on" approach to discover the properties of geometry.
  • Honors Geometry - Grade: 7-12

    Content areas include points, lines, planes, angles, triangles, polygons, circles, areas, volumes, and coordinates. Honors level requires higher level cognitive skills through theory-based proof-oriented studies to challenge students and prepare them for Pre-Calculus studies.
  • Trigonometry & Honors Trigonometry - Grade: 8-12

    Prerequisites: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and/or Placement Test

    The Pre-Calculus portion of the course builds on the foundations of solving and graphing different types of functions, including: polynomial, inverse, periodic, exponential, and logarithmic.  The Trigonometric focus of this course includes: The Unit Circle, Sine, Cosine, Tangent, inverses, and graphs.
  • Calculus - Grade: 9-12

    Content area include Differential Calculus including implicit differentiation, applications of the derivative, Maxima, Minima, Mean Value Theorem, Taylor's Theorem, Taylor's Series, Limits; Integral Calculus including definite integrals, area, volume of solids of revolution, indefinite integrals, applications of integration, theory of infinite series, and integration by parts.
  • AP® Calculus AB

    Grier's Advanced Placement® (AP® ) program provides students with competitive courses which prepare students for university and college studies.

    This course provides a thorough study of the elementary functions of Calculus designed to prepare a student for the AP® Calculus AB exam in May.
  • AP® Calculus BC

    Grier's Advanced Placement® (AP® ) program provides students with competitive courses which prepare students for university and college studies.

    The AP Calculus BC course is designed to offer students who have completed a regular calculus course or the AP® Calculus AB course an opportunity to further study calculus. All of the topics of the “AP® Calculus BC” course description will be discussed.

Electives

List of 4 items.

  • Introductory Statistics - Grade: 9-12

    This course is an introduction to statistical reasoning with an emphasis on concepts over in-depth coverage of methods. Topics will include graphical displays, simulation and experimentation, surveys, sampling, basic probability, normal distributions, and single and two sample hypothesis testing for means and proportions. Prerequisite: Algebra II
  • AP® Statistics - Grade: 9-12

    This class uses a college level text with computer applications for college bound students who are interested in the study of basic statistical methods. This AP® course prepares each student for the AP® Statistics Exam.
  • Introduction to Matrices and Linear Algebra (DE) - Grade: 10-12

  • Financial Literacy - Grade: 11 or 12

    This course covers business mathematics including personnel, production, purchasing, sales, marketing, warehousing/distribution, services, accounting, recordkeeping, management, and planning.

Faculty

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Danielle Kelley

    Danielle Kelley 

    Math Department Chair
  • Photo of Christopher Claar

    Christopher Claar 

    Teacher
  • Photo of Carol Deremer

    Carol Deremer 

    Computer Science Department Chair
  • Photo of Michael Jefferson

    Michael Jefferson 

    Teacher
  • Photo of Shannon Mowrer

    Shannon Mowrer 

    Teacher
  • Photo of Sarah Snyder

    Sarah Snyder 

    Teacher
    Director of Student Tutoring
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