Mathematics

Mathematics

 Philosopy Courses  Teachers 

SUMMER MATH CAMP INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION



Philosophy:

 The Gonzaga Prep mathematics department believes the study of mathematics leads students to a deeper understanding of the patterns of God’s creation and provides a language to uniquely describe those patterns.

Students experience mathematics through active, guided discovery through which they learn important mathematical concepts and procedures which promote innovative thinking, varied problem solving strategies, inductive and deductive reasoning and critical thinking skills.

Through the study of mathematics students fully realize their own unique gifts and academic potential, prepare themselves for further educational opportunities, and develop cognitive skills to promote justice in an ever changing world.

 

Link to suggested algebra review sheets: Algebra Review

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Algebra I
This course introduces concepts such as linear and quadratic equations, graphing, polynomial, factoring, and problem solving.  An honors section is available for those with teacher recomendation.
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Honors Algebra I:




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  Algebra I B:
This is the first year of a two year sequence.  I the first year students will cover 2/3 of the standard Algebra 1 curriculum.  The course content includes review of essential arithmetic skills, explores and develops algebraic thinking and concepts, in addition to practicing and applying algebra skills in a variety of problem solving situations.
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Geometry B:
This course is a semester of geometry and a semester of algebra.  The geometry portion of the course introduces students to geometry vocabulary.  In addition to the study of proofs, as applied to plane figures, symbolic logic is introduced.  The algebra portion of the course is a continuation of Algebra B.  Students will learn  how to graph polynomials, factoring, and problem solving.  Prerquisite: Algebra I B
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  Geometry:
This course introduces students to geometry vocabulary, postulates, and theorems. In addition to the study of proofs, as applied to plane figures, symbolic logic is introduced. The curriculum includes a significant review of algebra and applications of algebra to analytic geometry. An honors section is available for those with teacher recommendation and have an appropriate score on the honors placement exam. Prerequisite: Algebra I.
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  Algebra II/Trigonometry:
This curriculum advances the students' algebraic skills by focusing on the conic graphs and polynomial graphs, logarithmic and exponential functions, as well as trigonometric functions. The topics prepare the student for pre-calculus analysis. An honors section is available for those with teacher recommendation. Prerequisite: Geometry.
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  College Algebra:



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  UW Pre-Calculus: 
This course is offered by the University of Washington.  It is Math 120 at the UW.  It is a pre-calculus course with an emphasis on science and engineering.  This is a problem solving based course with many "real world problems."
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  Pre-Calculus:
The fourth course in the regular sequence includes advanced concepts in equations, graphing and trigonometry. The students will be introduced to sequences, series, probability and elementary calculus. An honors section is available to those with teacher recommendation.  Prerequisite: Algebra II/Trig
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  AP Statistics:
A course for students planning to study the humanities or social sciences in college. This course will address the analysis of data, central tendencies, variance, sampling, inference from samples, linear regression, and correlation as well as probability distributions. Many examples from the social sciences will be presented. Graphing calculators will be used extensively. Prerequisite: Algebra II/Trig
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  Advanced Placement Calculus:
This course will provide a college level treatment of differential and integral calculus. Trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions will be explored. Problem solving skills in areas of exponential growth, related rates and maximum/minimums will be introduced. Students who have successfully completed this course are recommended to take the Advanced Placement Exam for college credit. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus.
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Teachers:

 Kathy Nitta  George Petrina  Sharon Cook
 Leslie Plaster  Shari Manikowski  Dave McKenna
 Joe Tombari  Stephen Manfred  Phil Kuder
 Mike Arte  Paul Manfred  Staff

 

 



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