This course is designed to delve into the content and activities appropriate for a Pre-AP Mathematics program. Participants will experience classroom activities designed to help prepare students for Advanced Placement Calculus. Both AP Calculus and AP Statistics require a strong foundation and this course will focus on the skills needed to enter those courses. Number and Quantity, Functions, and Mathematical Modeling will be the focus of the course. Multiple representations of mathematics from Linear Functions up to, and including, Trigonometric Functions will be addressed throughout the course. Participants will explore classroom tested activities and will have the opportunity to share some from their rooms.
What to Bring:
Participants may want to bring their laptops, personal graphing calculator, and a flash drive.
- Understand the role functions play in higher mathematics
- Understand how to model real world applications with functions
- Understand how to use multiple representations to illustrate mathematics to different students
- Understand which topics are important to emphasize in a Pre-AP Mathematics curriculum to prepare students for AP Calculus and AP Statistics
Corey Boby is currently teaching Trigonometry, AP Calculus, and AP Statistics at Lakeside High School and has been in education since 1994. During his career he has worked for the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Science, Benton Public Schools, and Texas Instruments. Corey believes in the appropriate integration of technology. He uses a SMARTBoard, iPads, TI-Nspire CX, and TI-Navigator in his classroom, but believes technology should be used as a tool to support the mathematics not to do it for students. He is married to Tracy Watson, who also teaches math. They live out in the country and have 6 dogs and 3 cats.
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