This course is designed to help students learn some mathematics regardless of mathematical background. Students will be introduced to various mathematical topics. By the end of the course, students will understand, appreciate and even enjoy areas of mathematics to which they might or might not have been exposed.
- “Fundamentals of Mathematics,” by William Setek and Michael Gallo (for classroom use only)
- Pencils with erasers
- Three-ring binder with four sections and pockets
- Graph paper and lined paper
- Colored pencils or highlighters
Course Format and Procedures
Students are expected to take accurate notes during class. They will be shown examples of each topic and then allowed class time to explore and become competent in the content being covered that day. If a student is absent, they are expected to make up the material they miss.
In keeping with BP Board of Education policies:
- Grades reported on progress reports and report cards shall be derived from work that measures mastery of knowledge, skills and student learning objectives.
- Students’ grades will be calculated by averaging grades on tests, quizzes, classwork and class participation.
- Quarterly grades are broken down as follows: Midterm and final exams each count as 10% of the final grade.
Student and Parent Resources
Students: Instructor is available every day after school. In addition, there are math labs set up during the school day for students to get extra help.
Parents: Email is the best way to contact the instructor, who will respond within 24 hours. In addition, some helpful websites parents can use at home to help support what’s learned in class include:
Course Outline (tentative)
Unit 1: Fundamental Of Problem Solving
Unit 2: Sets
Unit 3: Logic
Unit 4: Probability
Unit 5: Statistics
Unit 6: Mathematical Systems
Unit 7: Systems Of Numeration
Unit 8: Sets Of Numbers And Their Structure
Unit 9: An Introduction To Algebra
Unit 10: Selected Topics In Algebra
Unit 11: An Introduction To Geometry
Unit 12: Consumer Mathematics
Unit 13: An Introduction To The Metric System
Note: The content of this syllabus is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the class and/or instructor.