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Math Awards  Student Titleholders
EHS has two math student awards offered to 2 students every year.
The Jack Elam Outstanding Math Team Student AwardJack Elam was the first EHS math department chair and a founding faculty member of the EHS Math Team. This award is given in his honor to the student who best demonstrates outstanding ability, effort, and attitude while participating and promoting excellence on the EHS Math Team 
The EHS Outstanding Senior in Mathematics AwardThe EHS Outstanding Senior in Mathematics award is given to the graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding math ability in his/her math courses during 4 years at EHS and has encouraged and promoted mathematics both in the classroom as well as in extracurricular activities




Math Course Offerings
EHS Math Courses & Sequences
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Elective & Transitional Math Courses
for Sophomores & Above
Transitional  Algebra/Geometry 3
Course Leader  Mrs. Tebbe
 This course is by principal placement only.
 Students must have completed Algebra/Geometry 2 during the 201314 school year.
Programming Fundamentals
Course Leader  Mr. Meinzen
 Students learn programming concepts in an interactive 3D environment called "Alice" (www.alice.org)
Introduction to Robotics
Course Leader  Mr. Morrissey
 Students will design, build, and program robots using a variety of hardware & software components.
Programming in Java with Honors option
Course Leader  Mr. Meinzen
 Students learn professional computer science skills and techniques using the Java programming language.
 May be offered as a DualCredit course with Lewis & Clark Comm. College.
Special Topics  CS Principles
Course Leader  Mr. Meinzen
 Students work on projects that emphasizes the application and use of computer science in various fields of study.
Advanced Placement Computer Science
Course Leader  Mr. Meinzen
 Students are taught college level CS topics including: objectoriented programming, algorithms, & data structures.
 Students are prepared for the AP Computer Science  A exam.
8th Grade Year (District 7 Middle School Math Courses)

8th Grade Algebra
 Students will take High School Algebra (HS Algebra) as their next course.
 Due to District 7 transition to the new Illinois Learning Standards, all students will be required to take three Algebrabased courses through Middle School and High School. (8th Grade Algebra, HS Algebra, and either Algebra 2 or Algebra 2A/2B
 Students who receive a D or F in this course should also be considered for the High School Math Seminar course concurrently with HS Algebra

8th Grade Honors Algebra
 Students who pass with a "C" or higher typically take Honors Geometry as their next course.
 Students who pass with a "D" typically take Geometry as their next course.
 Students who fail this course will take High School Algebra as their next course. A concurrent High School Math Seminar course may also be considered.
Student's First* Year (Freshman) at EHS**

High School Algebra
Course Leader  Mrs. Richter
 Students who pass this course typically take Geometry as their next course.
 Students who pass with an "A" in this course may be considered for Honors Geometry as their next course.
 Students who pass this course with a "D" should be considered for a Math Seminar class concurrently with Geometry for next year.
 Students who fail this course will retake HS Algebra as their next course:
 Students who fail this course 1st Semester may, based on principal's placement, have ONE of the following options:
 Retake 1st Semester HS Algebra during the Spring followed by a commitment to take 2nd Semester HS Algebra during Summer School; [student may also be considered for Math Seminar if skills warrant support]
 Continue 2nd Semester HS Algebra and "double up" on Geometry and 1st Semester HS Algebra (retake) during the next school year

Course Policy
Requirements
 Textbook: no single textbook is assigned for this course.
 Graphing Calculator: TI83 or TI84 (any model) will be used.
Grading
 Semester Grade is calculated from 3/7 of first quarter percentage + 3/7 of second quarter percentage + 1/7 of final exam percentage
Category Weight Homework/Daily Work 20% Quizzes 30% Tests 35% Projects/Activities 15% 1st Semester
Percentage (lowest)Grade 2nd Semester
Percentage (lowest)88% A 88% 76% B 76% 68% C 66% 60% D 56% < 60% F < 56% 1% Incomplete 1%
Course Practices
 notes are NOT allowed on quizzes unless specified by course leader
 notes are NOT allowed on tests
 calculators are allowed on all quizzes " tests
 no corrections are allowed on quizzes or tests unless specified by course leader

Geometry
Course Leader  Mr. Duncan
 Students who pass this course will typically take Algebra 2 as their next course.
 Students who pass with an "A" in this course may be considered for Honors Algebra 2 as their next course [student's score in HS Algebra should be considered when making this decision.]
 Students who fail 1st Semester Geometry should continue with 2nd Semester Geometry since math content units are independant of each other.
 There are two options for students to recover lost credit:
 Students can enroll in 1st Semester Geometry during summer school if sufficient summer school enrollment.
 Students can "double up" on Geometry concurrently with Algebra 2 (or Algebra 2A) during next school year.

Course Policy
Requirements
 Textbook: Geometry (Larson) (2001)
McDougal Littell
0.3959.37779
Grading
 Semester Grade is calculated from 2/5 of first quarter percentage + 2/5 of second quarter percentage + 1/5 of final exam percentage
Category Weight Homework/Daily Work 30% Quizzes 30% Tests 40% Semester Percentage(lowest) Grade 88% A 76% B 68% C 60% D < 60% F
Course Practices
 notes are NOT allowed on quizzes unless specified by course leader
 notes are NOT allowed on tests
 calculators are allowed on specific portions of tests
 no corrections are allowed on quizzes or tests
 Textbook: Geometry (Larson) (2001)

Honors Geometry
Course Leader  Mrs. Eberlin
 Students who pass with a "C" or higher will typically take Honors Algebra 2 as their next course.
 Students who pass with a "D" should be considered for Algebra 2 as their next course.
 Students who receive a "C" or below at the end of first semester may be moved to Geometry for the second semester.
 Students who fail 1st Semester Honors Geometry should continue with 2nd Semester Geometry since math content units are independant of each other.
 There are two options for students to recover lost credit:
 Students can enroll in 1st Semester Geometry during summer school if sufficient summer school enrollment.
 Students can "double up" on Geometry concurrently with Algebra 2 (or Algebra 2A) during next school year.

Course Policy
Requirements
 Textbook: Geometry (Larson) (2001)
McDougal Littell
0.3959.37779
Grading
 Semester Grade is calculated from 2/5 of first quarter percentage + 2/5 of second quarter percentage + 1/5 of final exam percentage
Category Weight Homework/Daily Work 25% Quizzes 25% Tests 50% Semester Percentage(lowest) Grade 90% A 80% B 70% C 60% D < 60% F
Course Practices
 notes are NOT allowed on quizzes unless specified by course leader
 notes are NOT allowed on tests
 calculators are allowed on specific portions of tests
 no corrections are allowed on quizzes or tests
 Textbook: Geometry (Larson) (2001)
* Students in Distict 7 typically take HS Algebra during their freshman year at EHS. Students MAY be placed in Geometry or Honors Geometry if sufficient evidence of completing HS Algebra skills is demonstrated.
** Students who are transfering into EHS from outside of District 7 should meet with their counselor regarding placement into math courses.
Student's Second* (Sophomore) Year

Algebra 2A
Course Leader  Mr. Morrissey
 Students who pass with a "C" or higher will typically take Algebra 2B and Trigonometry Fundamentals as their next course.
 Students who pass with a "D" or below will typically retake Algebra 2A to graduate.
 Students who fail this course may make up credit the following year by:
 retake Algebra 2A the following year
 concurrently take an alternate math course the following year

Algebra 2
Course Leader  Mrs. VanBuskirk
 Students who pass with a "C" or better will typically take Trigonometry and PreCalculus as their next course.
 Students who pass with a "D" or below will typically take Algebra 2A as their next course.
 Students who fail 1st semester may be moved to Algebra 2A for 2nd semester

Course Policy
Requirements
 Textbook:Algebra 2 (2001)
Holt, Rinehart
0.0305.22234  Graphing Calculator: TI83 or TI84 (any model) will be used.
Grading
 Semester Grade is calculated from 2/5 of first quarter percentage + 2/5 of second quarter percentage + 1/5 of final exam percentage
Category Weight Homework/Group Work/Journals 25% Quizzes 25% Exams/Quarter Projects 50% Semester Percentage(lowest) Grade 90% A 80% B 70% C 60% D < 60% F
Course Practices
 notes are NOT allowed on quizzes unless specified by course leader
 notes are NOT allowed on tests
 calculators are allowed on specific portions of tests
 no corrections are allowed on quizzes or tests
 Textbook:Algebra 2 (2001)

Honors Algebra 2
Course Leader  Mrs. Martinussen
 Students passing with a "C" or higher will typically take Honors Trigonometry and Honors PreCalculus as their next course.
 Students receiving a "D" at the end of the first semester will typically be moved to Algebra 2 for second semester.
 Students who fail 1st semester may be moved to Algebra 2

Course Policy
Requirements
 Textbook: Algebra 2 (2001)
McDougal Littell
395.93778.7  Graphing Calculator: TI83 or TI84 (any model) will be used.
Grading
 Semester Grade is calculated from 2/5 of first quarter percentage + 2/5 of second quarter percentage + 1/5 of final exam percentage
Category Weight Homework/Group Work/Journals 25% Quizzes 25% Exams/Quarter Projects 50% Semester Percentage(lowest) Grade 90% A 80% B 70% C 60% D < 60% F
Course Practices
 notes are NOT allowed on quizzes unless specified by course leader
 notes are NOT allowed on tests
 calculators are allowed on specific portions of tests
 no corrections are allowed on quizzes or tests
 Textbook: Algebra 2 (2001)
* Students who have not completed Geometry or Honors Geometry their first year may be eligible to "double up" on math during their second year. Students should talk to their counselor regarding this option.
Student's Third* (Junior) Year

Algebra 2B & Trigonometry Fundamentals
[semester courses]Course Leader  Mr. Morrisey & Mrs. Eberlin
 Students passing with a "C" or higher may take Trigonometry and PreCalculus as their next course.
 Students who fail 1st semester may continue with 2nd Semester but may also be required to retake Algebra 2B the following year.

Course Policy
Requirements
 Textbook: Algebra 2 (2001)
McDougal Littell
395.93778.7  Textbook: Trigonometry (2001), Lial, etc.,
Addison Wesley, 7th ed.
032108599X  Graphing Calculator: TI83 or TI84 (any model) will be used.
Grading
 Semester Grade is calculated from 2/5 of first quarter percentage + 2/5 of second quarter percentage + 1/5 of final exam percentage
Category Weight Homework/Assignments 30% Quizzes 30% Tests/Quarter Projects 40% Semester Percentage(lowest) Grade 90% A 80% B 70% C 60% D < 60% F
Course Practices
 notes are NOT allowed on quizzes unless specified by course leader
 4"x6" note cards with formulas only may be allowed on certain tests
 calculators may be allowed on specific portions of tests
 no corrections are allowed on quizzes or tests
 Textbook: Algebra 2 (2001)

Trigonometry & PreCalculus
[semester courses]Course Leader  Mrs. Eberlin
 Students passing with a "C" or higher may take AP Calculus AB or AP Statistics as their next course.
 Students who fail 1st semester may continue with 2nd Semester but may also be required to retake Trigonometry the following year.

Course Policy
Requirements
 Textbook: Trigonometry (2001), Lial, etc.,
Addison Wesley, 7th ed.
032108599X  Textbook: PreCalculus with Limits: A Graphing Approach (2001), Larson, et al.,
Houghton Mifflin, 7th ed.
0618052917  Graphing Calculator: TI83 or TI84 (any model) will be used.
Grading
 Semester Grade is calculated from 2/5 of first quarter percentage + 2/5 of second quarter percentage + 1/5 of final exam percentage
Category Weight Homework/Assignments 20% Quizzes 30% Tests/Quarter Projects 50% Semester Percentage(lowest) Grade 88% A 76% B 64% C 52% D < 52% F
Course Practices
 notes/formulas are NOT allowed on assessments unless provided by course leader
 formula sheets may be allowed only on certain tests
 calculators may be allowed on specific portions of tests
 no corrections are allowed on quizzes or tests
 Textbook: Trigonometry (2001), Lial, etc.,

Honors Trigonometry & Honors PreCalculus
[semester courses]Course Leader  Ms. Preston
 Students passing with a "B" or higher may take AP Calculus BC as their next course.
 Students passing with a "C" or higher may take AP Calculus AB as their next course.
 Students who fail 1st semester may continue with 2nd Semester but may also be required to retake Trigonometry the following year.

Course Policy
Requirements
 Textbook: Trigonometry (2001), Lial, etc.,
Addison Wesley, 7th ed.
032108599X  Textbook:
 Graphing Calculator: TI83 or TI84 (any model) will be used.
Grading
 Semester Grade is calculated from 2/5 of first quarter percentage + 2/5 of second quarter percentage + 1/5 of final exam percentage
Category Weight Homework/Assignments 30% Quizzes 30% Tests/Quarter Projects 40% Semester Percentage(lowest) Grade 90% A 80% B 70% C 60% D < 60% F
Course Practices
 notes are NOT allowed on quizzes unless specified by course leader
 4"x6" note cards with formulas only may be allowed on certain tests
 calculators may be allowed on specific portions of tests
 no corrections are allowed on quizzes or tests
 Textbook: Trigonometry (2001), Lial, etc.,
* Illinois State Law requires that students must pass 3 years of secondary mathematics to graduate with a high school diploma.
Student's Fourth* (Senior) Year Math Options

Introduction to Statistics
Course Leader  Mrs. Tebbe
 Students are introduced to statistical techniques via data exploration & interpretation.

Advanced Placement Calculus AB
Course Leader  Mrs. Easley
 Students are taught topics covering the first semester of college level Calculus course.
 Students are prepared for the AP Calculus AB exam.
 May be offered as a DualCredit course with Lewis & Clark Comm. College

Advanced Placement Calculus BC
Course Leader  Mr. Hagin
 Students are taught topics covering the first two semesters of college level Calculus courses.
 Students are prepared for the AP Calculus BC exam.
 May be offered as a DualCredit course with Lewis & Clark Comm. College

Advanced Placement Statistics
Course Leader  Mr. Hagin
 Students are taught college level Statistics topics (nonCalculus based).
 Students are prepared for the AP Statistics exam.
* Students may take these courses their Junior year if they have completed (or will be completing) 3 years of secondary mathematics. Individual students may be eligible to take nonAP elective mathematics courses their sophomore year if successfully taking or completing Honors Algebra 2
Math Resources...Tutoring, Test Prep / Extra Practice, Meetings, etc.
 for Students:
 Math Team
Robotics Team  EHS Tutoring (Free)
Tue, Th,
23pm, A312  Test Preparation  ACT & WorkKeys
 Note Sheets  Summarized Math Topics**^
 Practice  Math Worksheet Generator^
 for Parents:
 for the Community / Education Specialists:
 Math Department Meetings
 IL State Math Standards (Common Core)
 IL State Assessments (PARCC)
 Technology used in EHS Math Dept
 Infrequently Asked Questions
 Teacher Website Training
 Course Improvement Form
Dept Chair's Mathematical Odds & Ends...
Math is merely numbers?
Math Heroes, Heroines, Servi, and Haurvaiti:
 DedekindCuts
 GaussThe Prince (and children)
 Gödel
 Rudy RuckerInfinity & the Mind
Past & Present Faculty:
 Doug Allen*
 Michael Cory
 Kelli Davis (MoweryDavis)
 Donnell Duncan
 Mollie Easley
 Camilla Eberlin
 Scott Hagin
 Denise Hale
 Chad Lakatos*
 Denise Martinussen
 Tiffany McBride
 Anthony McNeill*
 John Meinzen  Dept Chair
 Dan Morrissey
 Jaimee Phegley
 Chelsey Richter
 Sarah Scherer
 Melissa Tebbe
 Angie VanBuskirk
 Justine Veath
 Nick Walker*
 Ashley Walsh
* Licensed in Special Education
Mission, Goals, & Initiatives:
 ISBE Mission  District 7 Mission  EHS Mission
 Math Dept Mission: to promote and encourage the understanding of mathematics both as a field of study as well as an integral part of an advanced society.
 Math Dept Primary Goal: graduates of EHS who have completed their math requirements should be able to look back at their education and recognize these values as they put their mathematical skills to use in their daily lives, whether it be at home, in college, or at work.
 Score Card
Curriculum  Illinois State Standards (Common Core):
Archives & Notes
 Notes:
 ^ External website used by several math department teachers
 ** Used with permission courtesy of Paul Dawkins,Lamar University
High School Algebra
Grade Levels
Prerequisite Courses
Description
Textbook & Required Resources
Grading Scale
Method of Scoring
Algebra 2
Grade Levels
 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite Courses
 Geometry
Description
 Algebra 2 builds on the foundations of High School Algebra and certain topics from Geometry. Real world applications, technology, and student projects are infused into the curriculum. Advanced topics in complex number system, matrices, logarithms, conic sections, series, probability and statistics are explored in adddition to expanding on some topics covered in High School Algebra.
Textbook & Required Resources
 Algebra 2 (2001) Holt, Rinehart 0.0305.22234
Grading Scale
 A 90100%
 B 8089%
 C 7079%
 D 6069%
Method of Scoring
 50% Tests
 25% Quizzes
 25% Homework, Group Activities, Journals