Mathematics The Mathematics team at Essex High School strives to offer a variety of courses to provide a solid foundation for all students. Throughout each Mathematics course at Essex High School, teachers will reinforce the following eight mathematical practices in order to develop logical and critical thinking skills, which will enhance students’ problem solving, modeling and investigative abilities. • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. • Reason abstractly and quantitatively. • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. • Model with mathematics. • Use appropriate tools strategically. • Attend to precision. • Look for and make use of structure. • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Most students follow the sequence of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II to prepare for College Entrance examinations (ACT and SAT) during Grade 11. A new semester course in probability and statistics is being added this year in response to the increased focus on this field of study and on standardized tests including SBAC and the new SAT test (starting in 2016). In addition to the sequence of courses mentioned above, it is recommended that all students take a course in probability and statistics. Some course titles include level designations related to the rigor of the course: • 300 level (also referred to as AP, Honors, or Advanced) courses are for students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in and a love for the subject matter. • 200 level courses are for students who have demonstrated a high performance record in the subject matter and who will benefit from courses that have a rigorous curriculum and challenging pace. • 100 level courses are for students who may choose not to continue the study of the subject matter after having met their graduation requirements. • Courses with no level assigned are open to students who have taken any indicated prerequisites. Historically, students not receiving teacher recommendations have not been successful when moving on to the next course. It is recommended that students earn a grade of 80 or better to move from one 100 level course to the subsequent 100 level course. It is recommended that students earn a grade of 85 or better to move from one 200 level course to the subsequent 200 level course. It is recommended that students earn a grade of 90 or better to move from a 100 level course to the subsequent 200 level course. Essex High School MathematicsStacey AnthonyStacey AnthonyMath TeacherAP STATISTICS 300GEOMETRY 100PROBABILITY & STATISTICSsanthony@ccsuvt.org x.1524Tammy GilbertTammy GilbertMath TeacherALGEBRA I with lab 100AP CALCULUS (AB) 300PRE-CALCULUS email@example.com x.1527Michael GilbertMichael GilbertMath TeacherALGEBRA II 100ALGEBRA II 200GEOMETRY firstname.lastname@example.org x.1526Eric LangevinEric LangevinMath TeacherGEOMETRY 200PRE-ALGEBRA 100PRE-CALCULUS email@example.com x.1529 Kiran MacCormickMathematics TeacherPRE-ALGEBRA firstname.lastname@example.org x.1538Tom McConnellTom McConnellMath TeacherMATH OF FINANCIAL LITERACYPRE-CALCULUS email@example.com x.1531Kristin McNamaraKristin McNamaraMath TeacherALGEBRA I with lab 100ALGEBRA II 200HONORS PRE-CALCULUS firstname.lastname@example.org x.1510Justin NorrisJustin NorrisMath TeacherALGEBRA II 100MATH OF FINANCIAL LITERACYjnorris@ccsuvt.org x.1532 Art PellerinMath TeacherALGEBRA I with lab 100ALGEBRA II HONORS 300AP CALCULUS (BC) HONORS email@example.com x.1533Steve RobertsSteve RobertsMath TeacherALGEBRA I 200AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A 300GEOMETRY firstname.lastname@example.org x.1534David RomeDavid RomeMath TeacherAP CALCULUS (AB) 300ELEMENTS OF MATH (was MATH 100)GEOMETRY email@example.com x.1747Heather SawyerHeather SawyerMath TeacherALGEBRA I 200GEOMETRY 100PRE-ALGEBRA firstname.lastname@example.org x.1537Lea Ann SmithLea Ann SmithMath TeacherCALCULUS 200INTRO TO COMPUTER APP DEVSTEM INTERNSHIPlsmith@ccsuvt.org x.1536Sarah ToofSarah ToofMath TeacherALGEBRA II 100GEOMETRY 200PROBABILITY & STATISTICSstoof@ccsuvt.org x.1535Lindsay VanoliLindsay VanoliMath TeacherALGEBRA II 200GEOMETRY email@example.com x.1538 It is the objective of the members of the Mathematics Curriculum Content Area of Essex High School to offer a sufficient variety of courses to provide training for all students. This objective offers opportunities to develop to the fullest extent students’ natural abilities and interests, and to develop logical and critical thinking, which will enhance students’ problem solving abilities.