Mitchell Junior/Senior High School

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Instructors

Matt Chrisman
Online Classroom

Russ Hamer             Michael Harriger



Mathematics 7
This yearlong course involves units about number sets and operations within number sets, decimal numbers to fractions and percents, calculating percentages, graphing on a line and a plane, areas and volumes, and probability and statistics.

Mathematics 8
This year long course is a comprehensive course designed to provide the necessary skills for the successful transition from 8th grade into the high school math program. The course incorporates the following topics: multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction of decimals, fractions, and percents; calculating areas and perimeters of various polygons and circles; calculating volumes of prisms, pyramids, spheres, and cones, and their surface areas; probability and statistics; and an emphasis on basic algebra properties and concepts.

Algebra 8
This year long course involves the solving of simple equations by properties of equality; linear equations by addition, subtraction, substitution, and graphing methods; and quadratic equations by factoring, graphing, and using the quadratic formula. The algebraic properties will be stressed, and reviews of percents, proportions, and problem solving strategies will be incorporated. Sets and functions will also be introduced. Finally, basic trigonometry will be touched upon, as will polynomials and the solving of inequalities. The prerequisites for the course are successful completion of Math 7, instructor recommendation, and top test scores.

Pre-Algebra
The course involves addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of integers and rational numbers. Other topics covered include; solving of simple equations by properties of equality, strategies for solving word problems and solving linear equations by addition, subtraction, and substitution.

Algebra I
The course involves the solving of simple equations by properties of equality, linear equations by addition, subtraction, substitution, graphing methods, and quadratic equations by factoring, graphing, and quadratic formula. The algebraic properties will be stressed. Percents, proportions, and problem solving strategies will also be reviewed.

Geometry
The pre-requisite for geometry is the successful completion of algebra I. The yearlong course involves the writing of two column proofs using direct and indirect reasoning, the calculation of areas and measures involving polygons, circles, prisms, pyramids, and spheres. There are also units on right triangle trigonometry and lines, segments, and angles of circles.

Algebra II
This year long course is designed for 10th to 12th grade students and covers a review of basic algebra concepts, solving of linear equations using graphing, substitution, elimination, and matrices, and the solving of quadratic equations by factoring, graphing and using the quadratic formula. Polynomials will be covered including their properties, factoring, and solutions to equations involving them. Rational expressions and equations will also be introduced, as will complex numbers and variation problems. The successful completion of both Algebra I and Geometry is required.

Trigonometry
Prerequisite: algebra I, geometry, and algebra II. This covers circular functions, trigonometry property functions, laws, and the amplitude and period of the graphs of the trigonometry functions. These objectives are taught as much as possible by the use of story problems.

General Math II
Prerequisites for the course are successful completion of three years of high school math, including geometry. This is a yearlong course for 12th grade that contains units on real numbers and the operations involved, solutions of equations and systems of equations and inequalities including graphing, ratios, proportions and variations, logic and sets, and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing mathematical concepts to solve real world problems rather than the theory of mathematics.

Statistics
This year long course is designed for 11th and 12th grade students and covers both probability and statistics. The course focuses on hands on learning designed to solve problems using proper experimental techniques. There is an emphasis on both calculating and graphing normal and probability distributions, regression equations, and simple summary graphs. Surveys are explored with practical experiments being used to demonstrate proper technique. Finally, the introduction of confidence intervals rounds out the course. The only prerequisite is the successful completion of at least Algebra II or by instructor approval.

Advanced Mathematics
Prerequisite: algebra I, geometry, algebra II, and trigonometry. This covers logarithms, vectors sequence and series, matrices, combinations, probability, statistics, limits, and introduction to calculus.

College Algebra
This course is a preparation for trigonometry and calculus. It is intended for qualifying juniors (tests scores required) and seniors (test scores required or instructor approval). Topics included are equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, and topics or discrete mathematics. Prerequisites include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2, and an ACT test score of 22 or higher on the math portion or a score of 66-100 on the algebra portion of the eCompass test.

Cisco Networking 1
This is the first of four semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will empower them to enter employment or further education and training in the computer networking field. Particular emphasis is given to the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques in applying science, mathematics, communication, and social-studies concepts to solve networking problems. In addition, instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software, tools, and equipment and all local, state, and federal safety, building, and environmental codes and regulations. There is a focus on creating and maintaining small networks for the home or the small office setting. Wireless networking will be emphasized in this first semester. Prerequisites include having completed or are taking Algebra II concurrently, some knowledge of basic computer software, be at least a sophomore, and instructor approval. This class may be taken for dual credit from WNCC.

Cisco Networking 2
This is the second of four semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will empower them to enter employment or further education and training in the computer networking field. Particular emphasis is given to the configuring of routers and switches, IP addressing, routing protocols and network troubleshooting. The only prerequisite is having passed Cisco Networking 1 in good standing. This class may be taken for dual credit from WNCC.

Cisco Networking 3
This is the third of four semester courses designed to equip students with knowledge and skills that can be applied toward entry-level ICT careers. The course offers both online and classroom learning. It is designed for students with basic PC usage skills and offers a hands-on, career-oriented approach to learning networking that emphasizes practical experience. Students learn to implement a LAN network design, configure a switch with VLANs, permit or deny specified traffic, Implement WAN links, configure routing protocols, and perform LAN, WAN, and VLAN troubleshooting. The only prerequisite is having passed Cisco Networking 2 in good standing. This class may be taken for dual credit from WNCC.

Cisco Networking 4
This is the fourth of four semester courses designed to equip students with knowledge and skills that can be applied toward entry-level ICT careers. The course offers both online and classroom learning. It is designed for students with basic PC usage skills and offers a hands-on, career-oriented approach to learning networking that emphasizes practical experience. Students learn to gather information and design a simple internetwork, design an IP addressing scheme, create an equipment list, create and present a customer proposal, install and configure an internetwork and upgrade operating system software. The only prerequisite is having passed Cisco Networking 3 in good standing. This class may be taken for dual credit from WNCC.