Math 7 

Math 7 builds on prior knowledge to prepare students for high school. Saxon Math uses spiraling techniques to better prepare students for high stakes testing. Saxon is in line with our Arizona state standards and the standards that lead to success on upper level assessments such as the ACT/SAT. Students will be exposed to blended learning, which combines traditional teaching methods with computer based teaching. The 7th grade math course curriculum emphasizes the application of prealgebraic concepts to prepare for advanced high school math courses. 
Prerequisites: None. 
Math 7 Honors 

Criteria for placement in Grade 7 Math Honors– Teacher recommendation, overall grade and performance on summative assessments. 
Prerequisites: Math 6 
Math 8 PreAlgebra 

Math 8 is a course designed as a bridge to Algebra and Geometry. It provides students with an introduction to the concepts of algebra and geometry, and at the same time solidifies their understanding of arithmetic concepts and procedures. Students will focus on reasoning, problem solving, communication, concept representation, and connections among mathematical ideas. This course provides students the opportunity to acquire the concepts and skills necessary for success in Algebra I or Algebra I Honors. The Saxon Math curriculum is a teaching method for incremental learning of mathematics. It involves teaching a new mathematical concept every day and constantly reviewing old concepts through a spiraling technique to better prepare students for high stakes testing. Saxon is in line with our Arizona state standards and the standards that lead to success on upper level assessments such as the ACT/SAT. Math 7 students will use blended learning, which combines traditional teaching methods with computer based teaching. 
Prerequisites: Math 7 
Math 8 PreAlgebra Honors 

Criteria for placement in Grade 8 Math Honors(PreAlgebra)– Teacher recommendation, overall grade and performance on summative assessments. 
Prerequisites: Math 7 
Algebra I 

This course is recommended for 9th grade. 
Prerequisites: PreAlgebra 
Algebra I 
Instructor: Becca Rath 

Algebra I includes the study of rational number properties, variables, polynomials, and factoring. Students learn to write, solve, and graph linear and quadratic equations and to solve systems of equations. They also learn to model realworld applications, including statistics and probability investigations.

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Algebra I 
Instructor: Sharon McConkey 

Algebra I includes the study of rational number properties, variables, polynomials, and factoring. Students learn to write, solve, and graph linear and quadratic equations and to solve systems of equations. They also learn to model realworld applications, including statistics and probability investigations.

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Lesson plans for the class will be posted for all to view on <classjump.com/smcconkey 

Algebra 1 and Geometry Foundations 
Instructor: Sharon McConkey 

This class is a combination of both Algebra I and Geometry. Students taking this class will be covering the Algebra I Basics and Geometry Basics. Algebra I includes the study of rational number properties, variables, polynomials, and factoring. Students learn to write, solve, and graph linear and quadratic equations and to solve systems of equations. They also learn to model realworld applications, including statistics and probability investigations. Geometry includes an indepth analysis of plane, solid, and coordinate geometry as they relate to both abstract mathematical concepts as well as realworld problem situations. Topics include logic and proof, parallel lines and polygons, perimeter and area analysis, volume and surface area analysis, similarity and congruence, trigonometry, and analytic geometry. Graphing calculator skills will be taught and used extensively in this course and will be used for assessments.
Throughout this course, students will develop learning strategies, critical thinking skill, and problem solving techniques to prepare for future math courses and college entrance exams. Students who complete Algebra II should take Precalculus as their fourth year math, as 4year universities generally acknowledge it. Mathematical Analysis and Decision Making is a second option for a 4th year math. 
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Lesson plans for the class will be posted for all to view on <classjump.com/smcconkey 

Algebra 2 
Instructor: Sharon McConkey 

Algebra 2 provides a review and extension of the concepts taught in Algebra 1 and Geometry. This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. Topics to be covered will include equations and inequalities, coordinates and graphs, general functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic function, trigonometric functions of angles and of real numbers, analytic trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, sequences and series. Graphing calculator skills will be taught and used extensively in this course and will be used for assessments.
Throughout this course, students will develop learning strategies, critical thinking skill, and problem solving techniques to prepare for future math courses and college entrance exams. Students who complete Algebra II should take Precalculus as their fourth year math, as 4year universities generally acknowledge it. Mathematical Analysis and Decision Making is a second option for a 4th year math. Prerequisites: To be successful in Algebra 2, a grade of C or above in both Algebra 1 and Geometry and a passing score on the Math AIMS Test is recommended. 
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Lesson plans for the class will be posted for all to view on <classjump.com/smcconkey 

Applied Algebra 2 
Instructor: Sharon McConkey 

Applied Algebra 2 provides a large review and extension of the concepts taught in Algebra 1 and Geometry. This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. Topics to be covered will include equations and inequalities, coordinates and graphs, general functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic function, real numbers, systems of equations and inequalities, sequences and series. Graphing calculator skills will be taught and used extensively in this course and will be used for assessments.

Required Materials:
Lesson plans for the class will be posted for all to view on classjump.com/smcconkey 

Financial Literacy 
Instructor: Sharon McConkey 

Financial Literacy provides a large review and extension of the concepts taught in Geometry and Algebra 2. This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts and how to apply them to the real world. Students will be covering the types of math needed for figuring pay, types of deductions, and payroll taxes. Students will be filling out applications and discovering the types of math needed for many different trades and professions. They will also be balancing statements, exploring different types of loans, simple and compound interest, and be able to calculate APR and daily interest rates. Students will learn skills to be informed consumers when buying, leasing, or renting a car and will plan a trip by setting a budget, figure the costs of all aspects of the trip and learn map skills. Students will learn how to complete and file a State and Federal Tax forms using W2s and 1099s. We will also investigate the pros and cons of renting or buying a home and the responsibilities of a homeowner.

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Lesson plans for the class will be posted for all to view on classjump.com/smcconkey 

Geometry 
Instructor: Norm Stradleigh 

Geometry includes an indepth analysis of plane, solid, and coordinate geometry as they relate to both abstract mathematical concepts as well as realworld problem situations. Topics include logic and proof, parallel lines and polygons, perimeter and area analysis, volume and surface area analysis, similarity and congruence, trigonometry, and analytic geometry.

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Mathematical Analysis and Decision Making 
Instructor: Sharon McConkey 

This 12thgrade capstone course engages students in relevant problems and prepares them for higher education and the workplace.
Throughout this course, students will develop learning strategies, critical thinking skill, and problem solving techniques to prepare for future math courses and college entrance exams. Students who complete Algebra II should take Precalculus as their fourth year math, as 4year universities generally acknowledge it. Mathematical Analysis and Decision Making is a second option for a 4th year math. 
Required Materials:
Lesson plans for the class will be posted for all to view on <classjump.com/smcconkey 

PreAlgebra 
Instructor: Rebecca Rath 

In this course, students will learn to solve problems involving algebraic equations and inequalities, integers and exponents, rational and real numbers, collecting, displaying and analyzing data, geometry and the Pythagorean Theorem, ratios and proportions, scale factor and percent, and probability.

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Precalculus 
Instructor: Norm Stradleigh 

PreCalculus is a higher lever High School math class that prepares student for Calculus, college, or in preparation of a myriad of standardized math test, ie. AIMS, Common Core, PARCC, etc.

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