• Name: Katherine Martinez
    Subjects / Classes Taught: -SL 1/2H-Pre-Calculus 1/2- Dual Enrollment SMCC, SL3/4H-Calculus-Dual Enrollment SMCC
    Degree(s): BA Mathematics, Masters in Secondary Education
    Email: kmartinez@phoenixunion.org
    Welcome to my web page.  I have been teaching math for over 20 years, pre-algebra to AP calculus. 
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The IB Maths SL course focuses on introducing important mathematical concepts through the development of mathematical techniques. The intention is to introduce students to these concepts in a comprehensible and coherent way. Students should, wherever possible, apply the mathematical knowledge they have acquired to solve realistic problems set in an appropriate context.

The internally assessed component, the exploration, offers students the opportunity for developing independence in their mathematical learning. Students are encouraged to take a considered approach to various mathematical activities and to explore different mathematical ideas. The exploration also allows students to work without the time constraints of a written examination and to develop the skills they need for communicating mathematical ideas.