Welcome to Math with Ms. Thelusma
Welcome to another school year. This year I will be teaching 2 sections of Geometry and 2 sections of Algebra 1
2022-2023 Course Schedule
Period 1- 9th Grade Euclidean Geometry
Period 2 - Euclidean Geometry
Period 4/5 - Algebra 1 Extended
Period 7 - Algebra 1
Geometry Course Description
The fundamental purpose of the course in Geometry is to formalize and extend students’ geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. Important differences exist between this Geometry course and the historical approach taken in Geometry classes. For example, transformations are emphasized early in this course. Close attention should be paid to the introductory content for the Geometry conceptual category found in the high school CCSS. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Algebra 1 Course Description
Algebra 1 introduces students to variables, algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities, functions, and all their multiple representations. The students will develop the ability to explore and solve real-world application problems, demonstrate the appropriate use of the graphing calculator, and communicate mathematical ideas clearly. This course lays the foundation for mathematical literacy that will help students be successful in any other subsequent course in mathematics. Success in this course must be encouraged and emphasized since passing the Algebra 1 courses and regents are part of the New York State graduation requirement!
Ms. Thelusma is available everyday after school during call back from 2:44-3:00.