SUMMER 2001 UPDATES:
~STUDENTS WILL NEED THE TI-83 PLUS GRAPHING CALCULATOR FOR BOTH MATH AND SCIENCE CLASS. IT CAN BE FOUND AT OFFICE MAX FOR $84.99
~ THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS IS SET FOR AUGUST 27TH
~ DCMST IS PLANNING AN OPEN HOUSE FOR PARENTS ON SEPTEMBER 12TH from 6:30 to 7:30PM
The mathamatics program at the Dearborn Center for Math, Science & Technology will provide students with a technology rich and problem-solving based college preparatory curricula. It will encompass the Dearborn Core Curriculum, State Benchmarks, and NCTM Standards. Students will utilize a variety of resources in their approach to learning including: textbooks, computers, graphing calculators, data collection devices, geometry and statistical software, and other teacher created supplemental materials.
A draft outline of the four year program is as follows:
YEAR ONE: Advanced Algebra (an integrated approach)
Students will use algebraic expressions and forms for studying functions and modeling real world situations. Areas of specific content focus include:
>Functions >Variation and Graphs
>Quadratics >Powers and Radicals
>Proofs and Logic >Series and Combinations
YEAR TWO: Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry
Students advance their work with functions through the integration of statistical, algebraic, and trigonometric concepts. Emphasis is placed on enabling students to display, describe, transform, and interpret numerical information in tables, graphs or equations.
YEAR THREE: Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics
Students are challenged to reach a higher level of mathematical thinking through a variety of topics surrounding mathematical logic and reasoning as well as the intoduction to the derivative and integral in calculus.
YEAR FOUR: At this point students are well prepared for any of the following options that are availabile:
>College or AP Calculus
>College or AP Statistics
>College or AP C++ Programming (IDS)