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Grade 11 Math

Algebra

What we do:

Algebra I is taught using the traditional objectives.  The course is taught at each individual student’s pace to ensure mastery of the course objectives. The classroom is structured to provide students with ample opportunity to practice and demonstrate the content being presented.  Each day the class begins with a Warm-up exercise based on the homework from the previous day.  The class is then presented with the lesson for the current day with a follow on exercise for students to practice and demonstrate.  It is during the practice and demonstration phase that the teacher works with individual students who may be encountering difficulty or need acceleration and a more challenging exercise.

How we do it (accommodations)

Direct Instruction

  • Lecture
  • Explicit Teaching
  • Drill and Practice
  • Didactic Questions

Indirect Instruction

  • Problem Solving
  • Inquiry
  • Writing to Inform
  • Concept Formation
  • Concept Attainment

Experiential Learning

  • Simulations
  • Games
  • Storytelling

Independent Study

  • Essays
  • Computer Assisted Instruction
  • Research Projects
  • Assigned Questions

Interactive Instruction

  • Peer Partner Learning
  • Discussion
  • Problem Solving

Instructional Skills

  • Explaining
  • Demonstrating
  • Questioning
  • Questioning Techniques
  • Levels of Questions

Geometry

What we do:

Geometry is taught using the traditional objectives with a strong emphasis on Algebra I skills maintenance and development.  The course is taught at each individual student’s pace to ensure mastery of the course objectives.    The focus of the course is geometric identities, theorems, postulates, and corollaries as well as algebra applications with an emphasis on theory supporting application. Students are assessed at regular intervals to ensure mastery of the content during the specified period.  If a student demonstrates deficiencies on an assessment the teacher will conduct a re-teach of the material to ensure mastery to an appropriate level as math is a constantly building curriculum and mastery of each objective becomes essential for further study.

How we do it:

Direct instruction

  • Lecture
  • Explicit Teaching
  • Drill & Practice
  • Didactic Questions

Indirect Instruction

  • Problem Solving
  • Case Studies
  • Inquiry
  • Concept Formation
  • Concept Mapping

Experimental Learning

  • Games
  • Model Building

Independent Study

  • Computer Assisted Instruction
  • Learning activity packages
  • Assigned Questions

Interactive Instruction

  • Peer Partner Learning
  • Discussion
  • Problem Solving

Instructional Skills

  • Explaining
  • Demonstrating
  • Questioning
  • Wait Time

Others

  • Alternative Assessments
  • Graphic organizers

Algebra II

What we do it:

Algebra II is taught using the traditional objectives.  The course is taught at each individual student’s pace to ensure mastery of the course objectives.  The focus of the course is advanced Algebra applications with a component being the theory supporting the application. Each day the class begins with a Warm-up exercise based on the homework from the previous day.  The class is then presented with the lesson for the current day with a follow on exercise for students to practice and demonstrate.  It is during the practice and demonstration phase that the teacher works with individual students who may be encountering difficulty or need acceleration and a more challenging exercise.

How we do it:

Direct instruction

  • Lecture
  • Explicit Teaching
  • Drill & Practice
  • Didactic Questions

Indirect Instruction

  • Problem Solving
  • Inquiry
  • Concept Formation
  • Concept Mapping

Experimental Learning

  • Games
  • Model Building

Independent Study

  • Computer Assisted Instruction
  • Learning activity packages
  • Assigned Questions

Interactive Instruction

  • Peer Partner Learning
  • Discussion
  • Problem Solving

Instructional Skills

  • Explaining
  • Questioning
  • Wait Time

Others

  • Alternative Assessments
  • Graphic organizers

Pre-Calculus

What we do:

This course is designed to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections.  Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced.  Students will then begin analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals.  This class is important for any student planning to take a college algebra or college pre-calculus class.

How we do it:

Direct Instruction

  • Lecture
  • Explicit Teaching
  • Drill and Practice
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Didactic Questions

Indirect Instruction

  • Reading for Meaning
  • Reflective Discussion
  • Concept Formatting

Experimental Learning

  • Focused Imaging

Independent Study

  • Learning Activity Packages
  • Assigned Questions

Interactive Instructions

  • Debates
  • Discussion
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Problem Solving

Instructional Skills

  • Explaining,
  • Demonstrating
  • Questioning
  • Levels of Questions
  • Wait time

Others

  • Guided Reading and Thinking
  • Self Monitoring Strategies