Greetings! I am Gloria Robinson, the Math Department Chair. My goal is to ensure that each student is given an opportunity to be successful in their Math class at Bryant High School. This year I am teaching Geometry and Algebra 2.
This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the standards for Algebra I. All students are expected to achieve the Geometry standards. The course includes, among other things, properties of geometric figures, trigonometric relationships, and reasoning to justify conclusions. Methods of justification will include paragraph proofs, two-column proofs, indirect proofs, coordinate proofs, algebraic methods, and verbal arguments. A gradual development of formal proof will be encouraged. Inductive and intuitive approaches to proof as well as deductive axiomatic methods should be used. This set of standards includes emphasis on two- and three-dimensional reasoning skills, coordinate and transformational geometry, and the use of geometric models to solve problems. A variety of applications and some general problem-solving techniques, including algebraic skills, should be used to implement these standards. Calculators, computers, graphing utilities (graphing calculators or computer graphing simulators), dynamic geometry software, and other appropriate technology tools will be used to assist in teaching and learning. Any technology that will enhance student learning should be used.
Algebra 2 Overview
Algebra 2 provides a thorough treatment of algebraic concepts through the study of functions, polynomials, rational expressions, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic equations, matrices, arithmetic and geometric sequences and series, and data analysis. Emphasis is placed on the mechanics of algebra with real world applications and modeling. A transformational approach to graphing is used with families of related graphs. Numerical, graphical, algebraic solutions are considered for all problems as applicable. Graphing utilities, especially Desmos online calculator, are integral to the course.
● Office Hours are Monday from 1:25 PM - 2:45 PM, Tuesday through Thursday available by request. ● All work is completed in Mathspace. ● Please email me anytime with questions or concerns by using the form below.