Degrees and Certifications:
Montgomery High School Mathematics Educator
Algebra is often called a gatekeeper course because it opens the door to all other areas of study in mathematics. This course provides a comprehensive teaching of the fundamental aspects of problem solving. Major topics of study include: evaluation of algebraic equations, exponent rules and manipulation, polynomials, solving and graphing linear equations, solving and graphing two variable inequalities, solving systems of equations, radicals, word problems, solving and graphing quadratic equations, and factoring.
This course applies a deductive approach to learning the principles of geometry. Emphasis is put on problem solving, visual patterns and proofs. Topics covered are angles, congruent and similar triangles, circles, polygons, area, volume, and Pythagorean Theorem.