Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics Department

Students must complete four (4) years of Mathematics and one (1) of the credits must have Algebra II as a prerequisite. Arizona university admission for Mathematics requires a passing grade of C or better in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and one (1) additional Mathematics credit for which Algebra II is a prerequisite. Incoming freshmen are placed in Mathematics courses using multiple criterion such as, but not limited to, 8th grade course completion, AzM2, Galileo, District Math Placement Test, and teacher recommendation. *Students may satisfy certain high school credits by taking Central Arizona College (CAC) classes. Please see your school counselor for more information.

Course Description

Algebra I

Students study Algebra including writing, solving, graphing multi-step linear and quadratic equations, functions, and inequalities as well as systems of equations and inequalities. Also included are factoring and operations with polynomials and radicals. Prerequisites: Placement-Based on District Placement Criterion

Algebra I A

This is an alternative to the regular Algebra I course. Students take two (2) semesters to complete the concepts of Algebra I Semester 1 as well as increase their overall basic mathematics skills. Mathematical concepts to be studied are properties of real numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations and inequalities, and writing linear equations and inequalities. Problem solving is an integral part of the course.

Algebra I B

This is an alternative to the regular Algebra I course. Students take two (2) semesters to complete the concepts of second semester Algebra I. Mathematical equations and inequalities, polynomials, quadratic equations, and factoring are studied. Students work on improving their skills in problem solving, as well as basic Mathematics. Prerequisites: Placement based on District criterion

Algebra I Honors

Students must be proficient in operations with integers, fractions, and decimals to be considered for this course. Topics covered are similar to those in Algebra I but is covered more quickly and in depth. Topics are solving and graphing multi-step equations and inequalities, factoring, and operations with polynomials and radicals. This course earns weighted credit. Prerequisite: Placement based on District placement criterion

Algebra II

The study of algebraic applications is continued and expanded to include more advanced systems of equations, statistics, simplifying rational expressions, solving and graphing quadratic equations, and using the quadratic formula. Prerequisite: Geometry or equivalent

Algebra II Honors

The study of algebraic applications is expanded to include more advanced systems of equations, statistics, simplifying rational expressions, solving and graphing quadratic equations, and using the quadratic formula. Students also study logarithmic equations and advanced algebraic topics along with the theory that leads to the topics presented. This course earns weighted credit. Prerequisite: Geometry or equivalent

AP Calculus AB

Explore the key concepts, methods, and applications of single-variable calculus including all topics covered in AP Calculus AB (functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus) as well as additional topics in differential and integral calculus, such as parametric, polar and vector functions, and series. Become familiar with concepts, results, and problems expressed in multiple ways including graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. Use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support your conclusions. This course earns weighted credit. Prerequisite: Trigonometry or Algebra III

AP Calculus BC

This Advanced Placement (AP) course in Calculus consists of a full high school academic year of work that is comparable to Calculus courses in college and universities. It is expected that students who take AP Calculus will seek college credit, placement, or both, and will take the Advanced Placement (AP) exam at the end of the year. This AP Calculus course includes the study of functions, graphs, and limits; derivatives and their applications; and integrals and their applications. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to: work with functions represented in a variety of ways; understand the meaning of the derivative in terms of a rate of change; understand the meaning of the definite integral and be able to solve a variety of problems; understand the relationship between the derivative the definite integral; communicate Mathematics both orally and in well-written sentences and should be able to explain solutions to problems; model a written description of a physical situation with a function, a differential equation, or an integral; use technology to help solve problems; determine the reasonableness of solutions; and develop an appreciation of calculus as a coherent body of knowledge and as a human accomplishment. This course earns weighted credit. Prerequisites: AP Calculus AB

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, AP Computer Science Principles prepares students for college and a career. Whether it’s 3-D animation, engineering, music, app development, medicine, visual design, robotics, or political analysis, computer science is the engine that powers the technology, productivity, and innovation that drives the world. Students have the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement (AP) test in the Spring to earn college credit. This course earns weighted credit. Prerequisites: Successful completion of first year Algebra and Geometry

AP Statistics

The Advanced Placement (AP) course in Statistics consists of a full high school academic year of work that is comparable to Statistics courses in college and universities. The AP course in Statistics introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. This course earns weighted credit. Prerequisite: Algebra II

Business Math with Algebra

Business Math with Algebra courses teach and have students apply Algebra concepts to a variety of business and financial situations. Applications usually include income, insurance, credit, banking, taxation, stocks and bonds, and finance. Students become fluent with Excel spreadsheets to work with computation and simulation of the mathematical concepts. Concepts covered include: investigating properties of exponential functions, developing skills in manipulating exponential expressions, solving problems and investigating financial applications involving compound interest and annuities, and applying Mathematics in informed decisions about personal finances, consumer options, and investments. This course meets the rigor and requirements of a senior-level Mathematics course as identified in the Arizona Common Core Standards. Prerequisite: Algebra II or equivalent

Geometry

Students use geometric methods, properties, and relationships as a means to recognize, draw, describe, connect, and analyze shapes and representations in the physical world. Topics also include recognizing and applying inductive and deductive reasoning and the language of logic.  Prerequisites: Algebra IA-IB or Algebra I

Geometry Honors

Honors Geometry covers the same topics as Geometry in greater depth. In addition, students study the theory that leads to the topics presented. Proofs are included in the curriculum. This course earns weighted credit. Prerequisite: Placement based on District Placement criterion

Math Support Lab

This course is a Mathematics program of study developed in support of Title I qualified learners, focusing on skills required for student achievement. This program uses new media as an interactive, technology-rich, and adaptive learning environment to support learner needs and guides the learning process toward the achievement of 21st Century outcomes as outlined in Arizona State Educational Common Core and National Educational Technology Standards. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Enrollment eligibility is based on criteria defined through Federal Title I. Students meeting this criterion are enrolled in this course by Administration or the Counseling Department. Students may not choose to enroll in this course.

Precalculus

The study of algebraic applications is continued with the study of multi-valuable linear and nonlinear equations and inequalities. Prerequisite: Algebra II

Precalculus Honors

This is an accelerated Algebra course that includes the topics: equations, functions, transformations, linear and quadratic functions and inequalities, systems of linear equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, polynomials, rational functions, sequences, and series. This course earns weighted credit. Prerequisite: Algebra II

Department Chair

Rizza Casabuena
Casabuena, Rizza
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3606
-Algebra II
-Business Math with Algebra
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Department Teachers

Marybel Albaladejo
Albaladejo, Marybel
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3626
-Geometry
Rajie Apatan
Apatan, Rajie
ESS English/Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3804
-English Fundamentals E
-English R
-Math Fundamentals E
Ray Mark Cariquez
Cariquez, Ray Mark
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3523
-Algebra I
-Algebra II Honors
Rizza Casabuena
Casabuena, Rizza
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3606
-Algebra II
-Business Math with Algebra
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Herman Edelson
Edelson, Herman
ESS Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3300
-Algebra I E 
-Consumer Math E
-Math Applications E
Darl Edington
Edington, Darl
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3600
-Geometry
Rochelle Garcia
Garcia, Rochelle
Mathematics/ESS Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3302
-Algebra I
-Algebra I E
-Geometry 
-Geometry E
Tracy Hawkins
Hawkins, Tracy
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3622
-Geometry
-Geometry Honors
Femechel Jariolne
Jariolne, Femechel
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3620
-Algebra I
-Algebra I Honors
Ronald Lucasia
Lucasia, Ronald
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3500
-Algebra I
-Algebra II
Shieraldine Matas
Matas, Shieraldine
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3424
-Edgenuity Credit Recovery
Rebecca Melo
Melo, Rebecca
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3502
-Algebra II
-Geometry
John Morris
Morris, John
CTE/Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3940
-Computer Aided Design
-Engineering I
-Engineering II
-Engineering III Internship
-Fundamentals of Fabrication
-Precalculus
-Precalculus Honors
-Special Topics in STEM
Maria Navarro
Navarro, Maria
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3522
-Algebra I
-Algebra II
Erik Olsen
Olsen, Erik
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3608
-Algebra I
-AP Statistics
Ernesto Razo
Razo, Ernesto
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3609
-AP Calculus AB
-Precalculus
Mark Salow
Salow, Mark
ESS Behavior Support Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3703
-Academic Resource
-American History 
-Biology
-English 10 
-English Applications E
-Functional Life Skills 
-Health
-Math Applications E
-Physical Science
-World History/Geography
Phaedra Toth
Toth, Phaedra
Mathematics Teacher
Office: 520-836-8500 x 3621
-Algebra I
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