Bridge to Algebra 2
2 weeks online
August 7 – 18, 2023
Meeting times: Monday-Friday:
- Synchronous: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
- Asynchronous: 9:00-10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-12 p.m.
Course Description: This course is designed to give students who are entering Algebra 2 a chance to review the major topics of Algebra 1 — solving equations and inequalities, linear equations, systems of equations, rules of exponents, and polynomials. Through skill practice and real-life applications, students will be given the opportunity to prepare themselves and feel confident for the upcoming math course (Algebra 2) in the fall.
June 19 – July 7, 2023
July 10 – 28, 2023
Synchronous Meetings via Zoom:
Monday – Thursday 8:00-9:30 p.m. EST
(via Zoom) are flexible throughout the week by appointment and email.
Cheryle Oshman Blunt
This course covers plane geometry and includes the study of congruence, similarity, ratio and proportion, area, the geometry of the circle, and right triangle trigonometry. Equal time is devoted to writing proofs and the appropriate application of theorems in problem solving. This course includes some review of algebra topics in preparation for Algebra 2. Successful completion of this course prepares students to take Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 (Advanced). Asynchronous work will include watching teacher-created instructional videos, working on practice problems, and taking tests and quizzes. Synchronous work will focus on opportunities for students to ask questions about practice problems and work in small groups on applications of geometric skills in the real world and challenge problems. As you consider this course, remember that each day of the summer session is roughly equivalent to one week of class during the school year.
6 weeks online
June 19 – July 7, 2023
July 10 – July 28, 2023
Completion of Algebra II
Elson Oshman Blunt
Class meeting time:
Monday-Thursday 9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT
by appointment with individual students
The discipline of Statistics distills and summarizes information from the world while also communicating limits to our confidence in the precision of that true story. Westtown’s Statistics course uses real-world data to develop an understanding of data summary, probability distributions, sampling, regression, and hypothesis testing. Our tools include experimentation, surveys, simulation, theoretical calculations, and analytical writing. Using this foundation, students will design a study on a topic of choice, interpret the data, and perform inference. Technology includes the TI-83/84 calculator and Google Sheets in addition to the typical online course tools. This course covers most topics included in a college level non-calculus based introductory Statistics course and about three quarters of the topics on the Statistics Advanced Placement Exam. Students are well-positioned to take the AP exam the following May if desired; optional materials for the remaining topics are provided for motivated students to pursue.
Important Information About Westtown’s Online Statistics Course
Taking Statistics online affords students the opportunity to learn at a distance without sacrificing the collaborative quality of education central to Westtown’s classroom experience. Course materials and goals are similar to Westtown’s school-year syllabus but will be adapted and combined with traditional textbook materials (based on David Bock’s Stats: Modeling the World) to take advantage of online capabilities and provide the best possible learning experience. Students will watch short whiteboard-style lecture videos created exclusively for this course, navigate labs designed to guide students to understanding through constructing and applying statistical concepts, and consult with student partners as needed to help each other master the material. We will meet synchronously as a class for an hour on Zoom Monday to Thursday evenings for discussion of the current topic. The average student should expect to spend about six hours each day, five days per week, working both independently and collaboratively to complete this course. Additional questions about the course can be emailed directly to the instructor at [email protected].