Mrs. Marick’s Mustang Mathematics
There is a lot of Mustang Mathematics going on in Mrs. Marick’s classroom. Here are just a few noteworthy items:
Trigonometry – The trigonometry class (seniors) is in the process of graphing all six trigonometric functions and finding the amplitude, period, domain, range, and translations (vertically and horizontally). They are getting really good at these graphs.
Geometry – The two geometry classes (juniors and seniors) can use trigonometry, both right triangles and non-right triangles, to solve for unknown sides and angles. This is an exceptionally useful tool in building and physics applications. Now they have moved on to identifying specific relationships with special parallelograms.
Algebra I – The freshmen are well into work with polynomials. This chapter they are simplifying monomials and multiplying polynomials by polynomials (F.O.I.L. for those of you who remember that acronym for “first, outside, inside, last” along with applications to the process.
Integrated Mathematics – Students in this class have completed a trigonometry unit that will have applications in physics class. Currently, they are working on direct versus inverse variations in which they graph and determine the constant of variation (direct).
Pre-Algebra – The eighth graders have been solving algebraic proportions and applying that scale factors as well as when engineers use blueprints with ratios.
7th Grade Mathematics – The sixteen seventh graders continue to work on a variety of foundations of mathematics. They have just been working with graphing linear equations on the Cartesian Coordinate System and they are doing well with that.