Math Expectations

Expectations for Mathematics Courses

 

The following chart is meant to give you an idea of how much time is needed to prepare for each class period in mathematics.  These entries are meant to be an approximation of time and assignments. Some students will need less time and some will need more to do the assignments depending on their skill levels.

 

 

Area of Study

Reading/Class

Homework

Tests/Essays/Papers Per Quarter

Comments

Math

AP Calculus AB

 

1-2 hrs day

3-4 study hours for tests

2-3 tests per quarter

Daily quizzes

Graded Reviews

 

Summer Packet required

Summer Packet test

Exemplary work ethic is required

Class attendance is critical

AP Calculus BC

 

1-2 hrs day

Test Prep 2-3 hours

2-3 tests per quarter

Daily Quizzes

Graded Reviews

 

Summer Packet required

Summer Packet test

Retains concepts with minimal examples

Fast Paced

Class attendance is critical

 

Applied Calculus

 

1 hour day

 

Test Prep 2 hours

2 – 3 tests per quarter

Calculus topics focus on connections to business, life sciences and engineering.

 

AP Computer Science A

 

Average of 3 hours per week

Daily programming assignments varied in difficulty level

Frequent quizzes

No programming exp required

High interest in programming

Good logical thinking/reasoning skills

Good attention to detail

 

AP Computer Science Principles

 

Average 2.5 hours per week

Daily assignments

No programming experience required

Desire to try and AP course and interested in programming

 

AP Statistics

 

1-1.5 hrs day

3-4 tests per quarter

6-10 quizzes per quarter

2-5 Writing Assignments

Good reading, writing skills needed

Higher level analytical thinking skills necessary

TI-84 Graphing Calculator required

 

 

 

 

Probability and Statistics

 

<.5 hr day

2 – 3  tests per quarter

2 – 3  quizzes per quarter

2 – 4  brief writing assignment per quarter

Basic analytical thinking skills necessary

TI-84 Graphing calculator required

 

 

Precalculus with Trigonometry Honors

 

45 min - 1 hr day

2-3 tests per quarter

1-2 study hours for tests

Daily quizzes

Summer packet required

Summer Packet test

Excellent application skills needed

Retains current concepts with minimal examples

Excellent algebra 2 honors retention needed

20 more additional topics taught than in the non-honors class.

Minimal calculator use.

Precalculus with Trigonometry

 

45 minutes day

2 – 3 tests per quarter

1 – 2 study hours for tests

 

More examples and practice than the honors class

Good application skills needed

Very good algebra 2 retention needed

Algebra 2 Honors

 

45 min - 1 hr day

2-3 tests per quarter

1-2 study hours for tests

Daily quizzes

Graded Reviews

Summer packet required

Summer Packet test

Excellent algebra 1 skills required

Retains concepts with minimal examples

22 more topics taught than in the non-honors class.

Minimal TI-84 calculator use

Algebra 2

 

30 - 45 minutes

2 – 3 tests per quarter

1 study hour for each test

 

More examples and practice

Focus on essential skills

Some application problems

TI-84 calculators kills required

Algebra 1 retention required

Geometry Honors

 

1 hr day

2-3 tests per quarter

1-2 study hours for tests

Summer packet required

Summer Packet test

Logic Unit

Application of geometry concepts through proofs

Retains concepts with minimal examples

22 more topics taught than in the non-honors class

Geometry

 

30 - 45 minutes

2 – 3  test per quarter

1 study hour for each test

More examples and practice

Focus on essential skills

Algebra 1 Honors

 

45 min -1 hr day

2-3 tests per quarter

1-2 study hours for tests

Summer packet required

Summer Packet test

Independent study skills needed

Minimal calculator use

22 more topics taught than in the non-honors class

Few examples given

Focus on application problems

 

Algebra 1

 

30 minutes

2 – 3 test per quarter

More examples and practice

Focus on essential knowledge