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    Name: Ms. D. Lynch
    Subjects / Classes:  Advance Mathematical Decision Making  (AMDM) 1-2 ; Geometry 1-2 
    Degree(s): M.Ed. - Curriculum and Instruction - Technology; B.A. -  Secondary Education - Mathematics
    Email: dlynch@phoenixunion.org
    Phone:  (602) 764-7500, ext. 47747
    Room:  700 bldg, room #708.  
    Office Hours:  After school, 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. daily.  I am available for tutoring at those times. 
     
     Course Descriptions:

    AMDM 1-2:  This course is designed to prepare students to meet the AZ Math Standards graduation requirement. It builds on and extends what students have learned and covers a range of mathematics topics that are not part of most school mathematics programs. The course does not remediate skills from the first three years of high school mathematics, but it reinforces needed skills as students study new topics in relevant, engaging contexts. The course also helps students develop college and career skills such as collaborating, conducting research, and making presentations. AMDM is designed to be an appropriate, rigorous, fourth-year option to follow Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.

    Geometry 1-2: This course, with its prerequisites, is designed to prepare students to meet the AZ Mathematics Standards graduation requirement, and provide students with the mathematical background necessary to meet college entrance requirements. Concept units include foundations and tools for geometry, constructions, introduction to transformational geometry, proving geometric theorems, triangle congruence, quadrilaterals, similarity, trigonometry, two and three dimensional figures, and circles. Students who have previously received credit for Geometry 1-2 H may not also receive credit for Geometry 1-2

     

     

    Course Goals:

    * Develop an understanding of mathematical principles and an appreciation of mathematics as a logical and coherent subject.

    * Acquire a range of mathematical skills, particularly those that will enable students to use applications of mathematics in the context of everyday situations and of other subjects they may be studying.

    * Develop the ability to analyze problems logically, recognize when and how a situation may be represented mathematically, identify and interpret relevant factors and, where necessary, select an appropriate mathematical method to solve the problem.

    * Use mathematics as a means of communication with emphasis on the use of clear expression.

    * Acquire the mathematical background necessary for further study in this or related subjects.

    Specific Course Activities
                            
    1.      Take notes.
    2.      Participate in board work, activities, and discussions.               
    3.      Complete daily assignments.
    4.      Take tests and quizzes.
    5.      Utilize school tutoring resources: K.K.I.S. (Keeping Kids in School), Suns Central Tutoring, Advisory, and Saturday School
     
    Materials Needed
     
    1.     Laptops with handouts, provided by teacher.
    2.     Notebook/binder, paper, graph paper.               
    3.     Pencils, colored pencils, highlighters, and erasers      
    4.     Protractors, rulers and compasses. 
    5.     Scientific calculator.