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Everyday at Smoky Hill, students will use mathematics to problem solve, analyze, and justify in order to understand and think critically about the real world. Students will be given time to work on problem solving, analyzing, and justifying independently and collaboratively each day. Students will be given time to reflect on their own learning each day.
Mathematics Pathway of Purpose:
As part of their math coursework, students will focus on the following Enduring Understandings:

Having a growth mindset in interpreting and solving problems.

Using mathematics and problem solving strategies through multiple representations (graphs, tables, words, equations) in a way that helps me understand and think critically about the real world.

Justifying and analyzing through oral and written communication my thinking and the thinking of others.

Using strategic problem solving tools (including physical, technical, and abstract methods).

Communicating with precise mathematical language and symbols, including graphs and symbolic representation.

Interpreting, analyzing, and communicating patterns within mathematical structure, especially as they apply to real world problems.


Freshmen Pathway
As freshmen, students will focus on developing the following skills:

Sophomore Pathway
As sophomores, students will focus on developing the following skills:

Making sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Looking for and expressing regularity in repeated reasoning.

Interpreting key features of graphs and tables in terms of quantities and sketch graphs showing key features.

Using appropriate tools strategically.

Reasoning abstractly and quantitatively.

Looking for and making use of structure.


Junior Pathway
As juniors, students will focus on the following skills:

Analyzing the key features of a function.

Analyzing the key features of the graph.

Identifying the factors of a polynomial.

Calculating the additional factors of a polynomial.

Analyzing an equation to determine the optimal solution method.

Explaining your thinking as you solve.

Justifying your reasoning behind your solution method.

Interpreting data to determine the type of function that matches the pattern.

Creating a function to model the relationship.

Interpreting the structure of an expression.

Interpreting the structure of an equation.


Senior Pathway
As seniors, students will focus on the following skills:

Using exact vocabulary correctly and in context.

Making connections between mathematical vocabulary and real world context.

Using correct math vocabulary and putting it into context.

Using SOCS to analyze quantitative data and using percentages to analyze categorical data.

Making connections between types of statistical graphs and measures.

Using graphs and equations to explain key features.

Making connections between types of statistical graphs and measures.

Making connections between equations, graphs, and results back to the original context.

Making conclusions about causation based on statistical inference procedures.

Considering implications and limitations of results.

Including mathematical values/results AND context in conclusions.

Math: Additional Information

Math Faculty

Math Courses
9th Grade:
Algebra 1x + Algebra Lab, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Algebra 2 Honors, Geometry, Geometry Honors
10th Grade:
Algebra 2, Algebra 2 Honors, Calculus BC Trig/ PreCalculus, College Algebra/ Trig, AP Statistics, AP Calculus BC, IB Application SL2/HL1, Algebra 2 Honors/Trigonometry
11th Grade:
Calculus BC, Trig/PreCalculus, College Algebra/Trig, AP Statistics, Algebra 2, Algebra 2 Honors, AP Calculus BC, IB Application SL2/HL1, Algebra 2 Honors/Trigonometry
12th Grade:
AP Statistics, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, College Algebra/Trig, CP Algebra/Trig, Intermediate Algebra, Math & Social Justice, CE College Algebra, CE College Trig, IB Analysis HL, IB Applications HL 2, IB Application SL 2

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