Junior High Math Competition is for students entering 8th grade and will cover a wide range of math topics including but not limited to graphs and applications of linear/quadratic equations, factoring, and Vieta’s Theorem. Additionally, students in this course will be exposed to advanced problem solving involving the application of permutations and combinations to counting. Students will complete the course with a discussion of arithmetic, geometric, recursive, and telescoping sequences and series. This course will increase student success in competitive mathematics by introducing students to a variety of techniques in mathematical problem solving.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 Honors
THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT IN PERSON ON THE PALM BEACH CAMPUS ONLY OR ONLINE
Session dates: Session 1A: 6/12/23 - 6/30/23 (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) (EST) IN PERSON PALM BEACH CAMPUS ONLY OR ONLINE
Mrs. Taylor has been teaching high school Math for the past five years in Palm Beach County Schools and is currently teaching geometry at American Heritage Schools, Palm Beach Campus. Mrs. Taylor earned her Bachelor of Science degree in math from Penn State University and her Masters degree in secondary education mathematics from Florida Atlantic University. During her career, she has taught a variety of Math courses: AP Statistics, statistics and probability, geometry, and algebra. She was also the sponsor of her previous school's Mu Alpha Theta club. Mrs. Taylor has also been teaching college algebra at Palm Beach State College for the past two years. In the past decade, Mrs. Taylor learned that teaching is her true passion, and she is excited to be part of the American Heritage family.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.