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The fundamental purpose of Mathematics IV is to generalize and abstract learning accumulated through previous courses and to provide the final springboard to calculus. Students take an extensive look at the relationships among complex numbers, vectors, and matrices. They build on their understanding of functions, analyze rational functions using an intuitive approach to limits and synthesize functions by considering compositions and inverses. Students expand their work with trigonometric functions and their inverses and complete the study of the conic sections begun in Mathematics II. They enhance their understanding of probability by considering probability distributions. Previous experiences with series are augmented. High School Math IV is appropriate for those students that complete Math III STEM.
Implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Objectives for Mathematics through engaging instruction coupled with rigorous learning activities and assessment is hard work. Starting in 2012, a dedicated group of WV classroom teachers worked collaboratively to study the High School Math III standards, objectives and performance descriptors and designed quality units of instruction that encompass the content, skills and understandings reflected in this set of grade level standards. The units and lessons created by these teachers, model best practices in student engagement, provide rigorous learning activities and quality formative assessment opportunities that are the basis for this Media-rich course guide.
|Digital Content Development Teachers|
|Brittany Duelley||Gilmer County High School, WV|
|Dr. Sarma Pidaparthi||Southern Community College, WV|
|Sean Freeland||University High School, WV|
|Megan Hott||Musselman High School, WV|
|Melissa Farley||University High School, WV|
|Sandy Kelly||Woodrow Wilson High School, WV|
|Linda Wright||Moorefield High School, WV|
|Math III LA/STEM Course Developers|
|Dr. Laura Pyzdrowski||West Virginia University|
|Dr. Adam Fletcher||Bethany College|
|Dr. Karen Mitchell||Marshall University|
|Dr. Sara Aronin||West Virginia University|
|John Ford||WV State Department of Education|
|WVU Academic Innovation|
|Dr. Sue Day Perroots||Associate Vice President|
|Sukanya Dutta-White||Erin Kelly||Lydia Mong|
|Chrys Dean||David Murphy|
|Mark Bennett||Ryan Pratt||Julie Black|
|Li Zheng||Eric Merrill|
|K-12 Partnership Coordinator|
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