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The Math Department

Hannah Besse, Staff Writer

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The math department is full of great instructors and courses that will not only make your school year great, they will help you fulfill the credits necessary for graduation.  You will need six semesters of math to be able to graduate, but more colleges suggest that you have a full four years’ worth; any credits after six count towards elective credits, which are also needed to graduate.  

 

Math is often a linear subject that requires you to understand one class before moving on to the next level.  Typically the progression looks like this:

Algebra –>Geometry–>Algebra 3/4–>Trigonometry–>PreCalc–>Calc AB–>Calc BC–>Titus Math

 

Additionally, there are a whole slew of other options that don’t necessarily lead to Fields Medals.

 

Here are the math department offerings and recommendations, including many which can include college credit:

 

Freshmen

Algebra I

Geometry

Honors Geometry

Honors Algebra 3/4 (for students who were double accelerated in middle school)

 

Sophomores

Geometry

The next step from the options above

Algebra 3/4 or Honors Algebra 3/4

Honors PreCalc *CU GOLD CREDIT AVAILABLE

 

Juniors

The next step from the options above

Algebra 3/4

Functions/Trigonometry

Math Analysis/Trigonometry

Statistics or A.P. Statistics *CU GOLD CREDIT AVAILABLE

AP Calculus AB *CU GOLD CREDIT AVAILABLE

 

Seniors

During their seniors year, although most students have already fulfilled their required six credits, many students continue to learn math.

 

The next step from the options above

AP Calculus BC *CU GOLD CREDIT AVAILABLE

Calculus III *CU GOLD CREDIT AVAILABLE

Consumer Math- students learn to budget, complete taxes, and invest.

The math department is headed by Ileana Del Valle, with Jenna Barnett, Greg Bliss, Paul Kaufer, Bill Lagergren, Bree Hobgood, Bruce Nottingham, Laurie Ross, Zach Trendelman, Jacob Wade, Lori Wells, and Kyle Yeh completing the team.

 

Further, the Help Center is always looking for tutors that can help students struggling in math. Although it does not count as a math credit, it counts towards a full elective credit which you need 11 of to graduate.

 

If you do not have room in your schedule or do not want to take a particular math course, you can still be in close proximity with math teachers in these clubs: Math Club on Wednesdays and Politics Today on Thursdays with Mr. Wade, Spikeball Club on Wednesdays with Mr. Yeh, and Ultimate Frisbee with Mr. Trendelmen on Mondays.  

 

If you have any questions or are looking for a full description on any of the math courses above, check out the Course Catalogue on the Coronado website!

 

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