Welcome to the Mathematics Department at Meadowcreek High School!
The Mathematics Department is a group of dedicated educators who teach high math standards for all students to be college and career ready. To achieve this goal, we expect all students to contribute to their learning success by completing all assignments, attending school every day, and studying for their assessments. When a student has an excused absence, he/she can make arrangements to complete any work missed. It is the student's responsibility to see that this is done at the teacher's convenience, outside the regular class period. While students may makeup work regardless of whether an absence is excused or unexcused, it is impossible to makeup the instruction that was missed. We may also give alternative assignments for makeup work so long as they are weighted the same as the original assignment.
In addition, students have the option to retake a test. Students will be given a specific amount of time after receiving the original test to retake the test. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study and be prepared for the test when it is given the first time. We want our students to be successful in our mathematics classes and we will use employ “best practices” to support student achievement.
Parents please do not hesitate to contact us. You may reach us by clicking on our names listed on the web page. We will collaborate with you in inspiring our students to continually strive for high academic success and emphasize students accepting and owning their learning for the future.
-The MHS Mathematics Department
• Call on students to practice applying mathematical ways of thinking to real world issues and challenges.
• Require students to develop a depth of understanding and ability to apply mathematics to novel situations, as college students and employees regularly are called to do.
• Emphasize mathematical modeling, the use of mathematics and statistics to analyze empirical situations, understand them better, and improve decisions.
• Identify the mathematics that all students should study in order to be college and career ready.
To develop students into confident and competent mathematical problem solvers who have a deep conceptual understanding of numbers, can compute, think critically, and communicate their thoughts and mathematical reasoning effectively to be successful and competitive in a global economy.
• Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
• Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
• Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
• Model with mathematics.
• Use appropriate tools strategically.
• Attend to precision.
• Look for and make use of structure.
• Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.