Course Descriptions

Geometry

Teacher: Ms. Enjoli Stith
Email: joys4math@gmail.com

3rd Edition. This is an excellent geometry course with clear explanations of geometric concepts, including plenty of practice with proofs (informal and paragraph). The second chapter (six lessons) is devoted to logic in preparation for constructing proofs. Topics build incrementally and each practice set assumes knowledge gained in previous lessons in order to construct proofs. The author has set his text up to include three sets of problems with each lesson so as to present the basic concepts in Set I exercises, applications in Set II exercises, and extension of concepts in Set III exercises. Finally, there are Algebra reviews located at the end of most chapters in the student textbook. An appendix contains all presented theorems and postulates. After a thorough study of Euclidean geometry, a single chapter of four lessons presents non-Euclidean geometries. SAT math problems have also been included in exercise sets. The teacher’s guide contains lesson plans, black line masters, and answers to all exercises. The test bank contains two tests for each chapter, a mid-term, a final, and solutions.
Textbook: Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding, 3rd Edition

 

 

Advanced Math/Pre-Calc + Trig

Teacher: Ms. Enjoli Stith
Email: joys4math@ggmail.com

Part One: Lessons 1-65
Part Two: Lessons 66-End
Advanced Mathematics fully integrates topics for algebra, geometry, trigonometry, discrete mathematics, and mathematical analysis, to include trigonometric equations and inequalities, the unit circle and trigonometric identities, conic sections, logarithms and exponents, probability and statistics, complex numbers, functions and graphs, sequences and series, and matrices. Graphing calculator applications are developed to facilitate calculations and enhance in-depth understanding of concepts. Word problems are developed throughout the problem sets and become progressively more elaborate. With this practice, high-school level students will be able to solve challenging problems such as rate problems and work problems involving abstract quantities. Conceptually oriented problems that help prepare students for college entrance exams (such as the ACT and SAT) are included in the problem sets.  Students complete 2-3 lessons per week

Textbook: Saxon Advanced Math

 

 

Physics

Teacher: Ms. Enjoli Stith
Email: joys4math@gmail.com
This college-prep physics course is designed for the student who has completed algebra and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent. Students taking Algebra 2 at STARS may be able to take this course at the same time, however. Consult with tutor about this possibility.  It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis; this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course.

Textbook: Exploring Creation With Physics textbook from Apologia.