Math

Welcome to the Math Department
The purpose of the EVSC mathematics education program is to develop problem solving skills. In doing so, our students will gain confidence in their mathematical abilities that will enable them to advance in their studies and solve problems that they may encounter in everyday life. Students will become effective communicators and interpreters of mathematics which also prepares them to be successful in the work environment. Teachers use available technology as well as a variety of strategies and techniques to enhance the learning process. Students are encouraged to use technology as an appropriate tool to solve problems and to become lifelong learners.


Math Department Staff

Shari Millikan, Department Chair
Math Lab (10), Algebra I
812-435-8888, ext. 41113

Ann Vaughan
Algebra I, Pre Calculus, Calculus
812-435-8888, ext. 41175

Aaron Heim
Algebra I Lab, Geometry, Algebra I
812-435-8888, ext. 41143

Kelsey Roth
Algebra II, Algebra I Lab, Algebra I, Algebra IIH
812-435-8888, ext. 41129

Stephen Helm
Algebra I Lab, Algebra I, Finite Math
812-435-8888, ext. 41160

Mike Demerly
Geometry H, Algebra II, Math Studies IB
812-435-8888, ext. 41124

Greg Gallagher
Geometry
812-435-8888, ext. 41150

Stephanie Rusk
Geometry, Math Lab
812-435-8888, ext. 42771


Related Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities

Math Academic Team
See Mr. Heim in room 234


Course Offerings

Algebra Lab
Algebra Lab is a course that provides additional instruction to help freshmen succeed in their Algebra I course.

Math Lab
This course uses lessons and activities to reinforce Algebra I topics. The goal is to help students prepare for the Algebra I ECA and ISTEP10 exams.

Algebra I
The Algebra I course is the foundation for developing a more sophisticated understanding of algebraic concepts necessary for the further study of mathematics. Algebraic skills will be developed using a wide range of problem-solving situations with the intent that students become able to apply mathematics in the workplace. Emphasis on mathematical reasoning, relationships, and connections within the problem-solving process are essential parts of this course.

Geometry
Geometry continues the mathematical study begun in Algebra I. The course is structured around a more informal exploratory approach to Geometry. Geometry plays an important role in other areas of mathematics. It also helps students represent and make sense of the world. Students will be provided with experiences that deepen their understanding of shapes and their properties. Students will be given opportunities to visualize and work with two and three-dimensional figures to facilitate the development of spatial skills fundamental to careers and to everyday life.

Geometry H
Geometry H is for students who successfully completed Algebra I and are on the Honors diploma path. This course covers all of the Geometry topics but will go more in depth and include some extra topics that incorporate activities to improve knowledge, comprehension, reasoning, analysis, and synthesis.

Algebra II
Algebra II expands and connects the topics of Algebra I and Geometry and provides further development of the concepts of functions and relations with an emphasis on the structure of the systems of real and complex numbers. The course focuses on applications and the appropriate use of graphing technology within the problem-solving process with the intent that students become able to apply mathematics in the workplace and in higher level math classes. Work in probability, matrices, logarithmic and exponential functions, and series and sequences are all recommended parts of this course.

Algebra IIH
Algebra IIH continues the study of algebra exposing gifted students to in-depth problem solving and real-world applications. Emphasis is on the structure of the systems of real and complex numbers. Students improve their skills in deductive reasoning, learn to appreciate the need for precise language, and comprehend the Algebra II topics at the Honors level. This course is recommended for students who plan to take Pre-Calculus.

Business Math
Business Math increases the student’s knowledge and skill in solving practical financial problems of a business or personal nature through the use of arithmetic and logic. The course emphasizes solving application and real-world problems. Business Math does not meet Core 40 requirements.

Finite Mathematics
Finite Mathematics is a two-semester course that is designed to strengthen advanced Algebra skills in preparation for taking entry level college mathematics courses. It is a combination of College Algebra topics and Discrete Mathematics.

Math Studies (IB)
Math Studies is a two- semester course that develops an appreciation for statistical techniques in the analysis of data and develops students’ skills in applying these techniques. Topics include methods of data collection, organization of data, and graphical techniques for exhibiting data together with measures of central tendency and variation. Students will plan and conduct experiments or surveys and analyze the resulting data. Trigonometry topics will be included in the second semester of the course. Graphing calculators will be used in this course. Students are eligible to take the IB exam for this course at the end of the year.

Pre-Calculus (Math S1-IB, year one)
Pre-Calculus is a two-semester course that blends all of the concepts and skills that must be mastered before enrollment in Calculus. Pre-Calculus provides a functional approach for the integration of trigonometric concepts, relationships of equations and graphs, and applications. The use of a graphing calculator is essential as students refine their ability to solve and interpret equations and broaden their understanding of functions and their graphs.

Calculus (Math S1-IB, year two)
Calculus is a two-semester course of advanced mathematics comparable to a first-year college level calculus course. Topics include limits, differentiation, and integration with an emphasis on application problems. Students are eligible to take either the IB exam (covers both Pre-Calculus and Calculus) or the AP Calculus-AB exam at the end of the year.