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Mathematics

Bridge to Algebra 2

Credit: Enrichment
2 weeks online

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.

Teacher: Amanda Dunlap

Class meeting time (via Zoom):
Monday-Friday 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. EDT

  • Synchronous over Zoom:
    7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

  • Asynchronous
    6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (time to work on pre-class activity) and 8:00 -10:00 p.m. (time to work on assignment)

Office Hours (via Zoom):
Monday-Thursday from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Geometry

Credit: 1.0
6 weeks online
NCAA Approved

Course Description: 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 a review of algebra topics in preparation for Algebra 2. Successful completion of this course prepares students to take Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 (Advanced).

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Teacher: Cheryle Oshman Blunt

Class meeting time via Zoom:
Monday-Friday:  8:00 -9:15 p.m. EDT

  • Synchronous over Zoom:
    8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
  • Asynchronous:
    Teacher will be available from 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. or by appointment

Office Hours (via Zoom) are flexible and by appointment.

Statistics

Credit: 1
6 weeks online

Course Description: 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 on Zoom Monday to Thursday evenings from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern time 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].

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II

Teacher: Elson Oshman Blunt

Class meeting time via Zoom:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT

Office Hours (via Zoom) by appointment with individual students

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