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  • Kendon Black

    Long-Term Substitute Teacher - Math
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  • Carrie Dilmore

    Teacher & Grade 9 Dean
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    Teacher & Grades 11 & 12 Dean
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    6-12 Teacher of Math
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US-Mathematics

  • Advanced Mathematics

    Advanced Mathematics (11-12)
    Prerequisite: Algebra 2
    This course is designed to prepare juniors for pre-calculus and to prepare seniors for college algebra. Algebraic topics such as solving equations, polynomial and rational functions, logarithmic and exponential functions are thoroughly reviewed and depth is added. Trigonometry, including unit circle trigonometry and related topics, are covered in detail. Students also review basic statistics and continue to develop their ability to analyze data. The prerequisite for this course is Algebra 2.
  • Algebra 1B

    Algebra 1B (9-10)
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1A
    This completes the full-year Algebra 1 course content (following Algebra 1a) and introduces concepts for second-year algebra. Topics covered include functions, graphs, linear, exponential and quadratic equations with an introduction to the trigonometric ratios and algebraic fractions. Students will experience real-world problems that are designed to improve their critical thinking and organizational skills. Upon successful completion of this course, students are ready to take on the higher-level thinking necessary for success in all future math courses.
  • Algebra 2

    Algebra 2 (10-12)
    Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and Geometry
    This course provides students an opportunity to broaden and deepen students’ understanding of functions and numeracy while developing problem solving skills using graphs and models.  Students will build on concepts introduced in Algebra 1 and Geometry by extending their repertoire of functions beyond linear equations to include absolute value equations, rational functions, radical functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, conic sections, and inequalities. They will also graph functions more frequently and with more detail in order to describe asymptotes, function behavior, inverses, composites, zeros, domain and range. Students will become more adept at solving equations involving polynomials, quadratics, exponents and logarithms over the set of real and complex numbers in order to prepare for Pre-Calculus. Students will develop their mathematical modeling skills by relating the functions to real life applications. Identifying the appropriate model to represent situations and making adjustments are integral parts of the discussion. The conversation of real life applications and modeling is carried throughout the course.
  • Algebra 2 Honors *

    Algebra 2 Honors (9-11) - weighted
    Prerequisite: Satisfaction of Departmental Criteria
    This honors course is designed for students who have completed Algebra 1 Honors. This course provides an in-depth study of advanced topics in algebra such as additional factoring techniques, functions and relations, irrational expressions, quadratic equations, polynomial functions, rational polynomial expressions, real number exponents, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse functions and relations, analytic geometry with an emphasis on conic sections, sequences and series, and an introduction to unit circle trigonometry utilizing trigonometric functions and identities. 
  • Algebra 2 Honors *

    Algebra 2 Honors (9-11) - weighted Prerequisite: Satisfaction of Departmental Criteria This honors course is designed for students who have completed Algebra 1 Honors. This course provides an in-depth study of advanced topics in algebra such as additional factoring techniques, functions and relations, irrational expressions, quadratic equations, polynomial functions, rational polynomial expressions, real number exponents, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse functions and relations, analytic geometry with an emphasis on conic sections, sequences and series, and an introduction to unit circle trigonometry utilizing trigonometric functions and identities.
  • AP Calculus AB *

    AP Calculus AB (11-12) - Weighted
    Prerequisite: Satisfaction of Departmental Criteria
    This rigorous, in-depth course develops students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus. The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations are emphasized for deeper understanding. This course provides students with an understanding of advanced topics such as limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, antiderivatives and definite integrals, and applications of both derivatives and integrals. 
  • AP Calculus AB *

    AP Calculus AB (11-12) - Weighted Prerequisite: Satisfaction of Departmental Criteria This rigorous, in-depth course develops students understanding of the concepts of calculus. The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations are emphasized for deeper understanding. This course provides students with an understanding of advanced topics such as limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, antiderivatives and definite integrals, and applications of both derivatives and integrals.
  • AP Calculus BC *

    AP Calculus BC (11-12) - Weighted
    Prerequisite: Satisfaction of Departmental Criteria
    This course includes infinite series, vector functions, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and integration by trigonometric substitution and by partial fractions, Simpson's Rule, work and improper integrals, in addition to all topics from Calculus AB.  
  • AP Calculus BC *

    AP Calculus BC (11-12) - Weighted Prerequisite: Satisfaction of Departmental Criteria This course includes infinite series, vector functions, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and integration by trigonometric substitution and by partial fractions, Simpson's Rule, work and improper integrals, in addition to all topics from Calculus AB.
  • AP Statistics *

    AP Statistics (12) - Weighted
    Prerequisite: Satisfaction of Departmental Criteria
    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data.  Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes.  In “Exploring Data”, students observe patterns and departures from patterns.  “Planning a Study” helps students learn what and how to measure.  In “Anticipating Patterns”, students produce models using probability theory and simulation.  And in “Statistical Inference”, students confirm models.
  • AP Statistics *

    AP Statistics (12) - Weighted Prerequisite: Satisfaction of Departmental Criteria The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes. In _Exploring Data”, students observe patterns and departures from patterns. _Planning a Study” helps students learn what and how to measure. In _Anticipating Patterns”, students produce models using probability theory and simulation. And in _Statistical Inference”, students confirm models.
  • Calculus

    Calculus (11-12)
    Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus
    This introductory course is primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations are also emphasized. The course includes a review of elementary functions and their inverses, limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, antiderivatives and definite integrals, and applications of both derivatives and integrals. 
  • Geometry

    Geometry (9-11)
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1B or Algebra 1
    This is a traditional Euclidean Geometry course. The topics covered include angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent triangles, proofs, quadrilaterals, similarity and proportions, right triangles, triangle trigonometry, circles, polygons, three- dimensional solids and coordinate geometry.
  • Geometry Honors *

    Geometry Honors (9-10) - weighted
    Prerequisite: Satisfaction of Departmental Criteria
    Geometry emphasizes the study of the properties and applications of common geometric figures in two and three dimensions. It is a critical component of a mathematics education because students are required to relate concepts from Algebra to geometric phenomena. Deductive reasoning skills are developed by using theorems to solve problems and create formal proofs. Topics covered in plane geometry include angles, lines, triangles, polygons, circles, congruence, similar figures, area, volume, trigonometric ratios, logic and constructions. The course is supplemented with projects designed to re-emphasize a particular approach to problem solving or to introduce another approach to examining geometric or mathematical thinking. Two-column proofs are emphasized and students are expected to attempt the most challenging work available, independently and critically. 
  • Geometry Honors *

    Geometry Honors (9-10) - weighted Prerequisite: Satisfaction of Departmental Criteria Geometry emphasizes the study of the properties and applications of common geometric figures in two and three dimensions. It is a critical component of a mathematics education because students are required to relate concepts from Algebra to geometric phenomena. Deductive reasoning skills are developed by using theorems to solve problems and create formal proofs. Topics covered in plane geometry include angles, lines, triangles, polygons, circles, congruence, similar figures, area, volume, trigonometric ratios, logic and constructions. The course is supplemented with projects designed to re-emphasize a particular approach to problem solving or to introduce another approach to examining geometric or mathematical thinking. Two-column proofs are emphasized and students are expected to attempt the most challenging work available, independently and critically.
  • Honors Pre-Calculus *

    Honors Pre-Calculus (10-12) - Weighted
    Prerequisite: Satisfaction of Departmental Criteria
    This honors course is designed for students who have completed Geometry Honors and Algebra 2 Honors. This course provides an in-depth study of advanced topics in algebra such as equation-solving, rational and polynomial functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, and inverse functions and relations. Trigonometry is studied in detail, with emphasis placed on graphical analysis and the fundamental identities. Additional topics studied include vectors, DeMoivre’s Theorem, counting and probability. Students will be introduced to limits and the beginning fundamentals of Calculus. The extensive practice and insight of this course gives the students a solid foundation for Calculus and for taking the SAT and other college entrance exams. 
  • Multivariate Calculus and Linear Algebra *

    Multivariate Calculus & Linear Algebra (12) - weighted
    Prerequisites: AP Calculus BC
    This course picks up where AP Calculus BC leaves off.  Students will study the calculus of three variables, then differential equations, and finally an introduction to linear algebra and matrix theory.  Topics for the calculus of three variables will include lines, planes and surfaces in space, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, partial derivatives, differentials, directional derivatives, gradients, Lagrange multipliers, double and triple integrals, vector fields, surface integrals and divergence.  For differential equations, students will cover, exact first-order, first-order linear, and second-order homogeneous and nonhomogeneous equations.  The introduction to linear algebra will include a discussion of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Gaussian elimination, and operations with matrices.
  • Pre-Calculus

    Pre-Calculus (11-12)
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 2
    This course is designed to prepare students for calculus in college and to prepare juniors for Calculus. Algebraic topics, such as equation solving, polynomial and rational functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, are thoroughly reviewed and depth is added. Unit circle trigonometry and related topics are covered in detail. Additional topics introduced are matrices, determinants, sequences and series.
  • Pre-Calculus Honors *

    Pre-Calculus Honors (10-12) - Weighted Prerequisite: Satisfaction of Departmental Criteria This honors course is designed for students who have completed Geometry Honors and Algebra 2 Honors. This course provides an in-depth study of advanced topics in algebra such as equation-solving, rational and polynomial functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, and inverse functions and relations. Trigonometry is studied in detail, with emphasis placed on graphical analysis and the fundamental identities. Additional topics studied include vectors, DeMoivres Theorem, counting and probability. Students will be introduced to limits and the beginning fundamentals of Calculus. The extensive practice and insight of this course gives the students a solid foundation for Calculus and for taking the SAT and other college entrance exams.
  • Statistics

    Statistics (12)
    Prerequisite: Algebra 2
    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data with the objective to prepare them for success in future college level statistics courses.  Students are exposed to the vocabulary, methods and applications of statistics. Topics include data distributions, correlation, regression, study design, probability and statistical inference. Each topic is enhanced with real world examples to make relevant connections with the student.  A textbook is used combined with online tools to modify or augment learning. Both individual and collaborative work are incorporated to give each student a positive experience and firm foundation in statistics.
Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.

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4201 Randolph Street
San Diego, CA 92103
 

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6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
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