Applied Math is designed to make mathematics useful and meaningful for the students through the use of a more hands-on approach. Laboratory activities will be included in each unit to apply the skills learned to practical problems. curriculum explores numbers and mathematics from a life-application perspective. Real world situations and experiences are brought into the classroom through structured learning experiences. The study of mathematics also leads to the ability to think logically and solve problems.
To see what will be taught during Applied Math 1 - click on the down loadable file "What you Will Learn in Applied Math 1" to see each subject, the blue words link to a website that will be used for practicing our skills.
Students in Applied Math 1 will be working self pace and have the option of watching videos online during class or at home to help with their math work. We will also be using Kahn Academy to learn the math online, clicking on Kahn Academy will take you to the site used in class. We will also use IXL Math for quizzes in class and this website can be useful in preparation for tests as well.
As an Applied Math student I want you to learn to like math and to see success in your hard work, so I provide retake opportunities on all test any time during the semester, and also one week after an assignment is due to correct and turn back in for a better grade. In order to have re-take opportunities you must attempt the work the first time, incomplete, late, or missing assignments will not be accepted for redos.
For the student who has successfully completed Applied Math 1, but needs to continue with a different math style then Algebra 1, this class helps them continue to fine tune their skills in math and learn some of the basic Algebra skills at a slower pace. Students at the end of the semester will be taking the EOC for Algebra 1, and we will work on test preparation before the exam.
Applied Math 2 will use the skills learned in Applied Math 1 to complete labs and hands on activities that reinforce the math needed to survive in today's world. We will be using Kahn Academy and IXL Math to practice and learn the skills, and we will also have a student assistant in class to help with more one-on-one help.