2014 Desert Vista Summer Math Academy
Desert Vista High School Math Department proudly offers another successful year of summer school! The DV math department has offered summer school since 2000. In the past, we have had as many as 450 4th through 9th graders take advantage of this opportunity per year.
This program has a threefold purpose:
- Allowing students to move ahead in math, or into honors. (Note: for the highly motivated student)
- Remediating a student's math skills to help bring students up to grade level.
- Sharpening a student's math skills by previewing a class for the next school year.
Students can use this summer program to better prepare for the AIMS test as well as satisfy the new four year math requirement. Many universities require students to take at least Calculus and Statistics; both classes are offered at Desert Vista for our accelerated students.
Register early, space is limited. Registration begins Jan 6, 2014 and runs through
To register, please download the flyer from the link at the top of the page.
Complete the flyer and return the bottom portion to the DV bookstore.
WHO: Current 4th-5th-6th-7th-8th-9th-10th graders
OFFERING: 6th Grade Math, 7th Grade Math, PreAlgebra, Algebra, and Honors Geometry and an Algebra 3-4 preview.
7:30am until 12:40pm for Algebra, Honors Geometry, and Algebra 3-4.
7:30am until 11:30pm for 6th, Pre-Algebra, Linear Algebra.
6 weeks (Monday through Friday) starting Wednesday, May 28, 2014 until Wednesday, July 2, 2014
COST: Algebra 1-2, Honors Geometry: $350
All other classes: $270
NO Refund after May 30, 2014
WHERE: Classes are located at Desert Vista High School on Southeast corner of Liberty Lane/32nd Street (16440 E 32nd Street).
For more details contact Jeff Baluch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put "Summer Math Academy" in the subject
In Grade 6, instructional time focuses on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.
In Grade 7, instructional time focuses on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two-and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples. (Now called Pre-Algebra, formerly 7th grade math).
In Grade 8, instructional time focuses on three critical areas: (1) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers, formulating and reasoning about expressions and eqautions, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equation and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean theorem. (Now called Linear Algebra, formerly Pre-Algebra).
Textbook: "ALGEBRA I"--9th Edition, Lial, Pearson, Addison-Wesley--2006;
Number systems, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers, fractions, decimals, percents. Real numbers and absolute value. Equations and inequalities. Graphing y=mx+b and slope. Functions. Probability, box plots, stem plots and statistics. Semester 2: Systems of equations, polynomials, exponents, factoring, rational expressions and equations, radicals. Quadratic equations, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.
Honors Geometry (Algebra throughout)
Textbook: "Geometry For Enjoyment and Challenge", Rhoad, McDougal--1991;
Logic (conditional, converse, inverse, contrapositive), definitions and proofs, angles, complementary and supplementary angles, midpoint, congruent triangles, parallel/perpendicular lines and related angles, slope, quadrilaterals, polygons. Semester 2: Similarity, Pythagorean theorem/Pythagorean triples, 30-60-90 and 45-45-90 triangles, trigonometry, circle angles and segments, planar area, surface area, and volume. Coordinate geometry, locus, inequalities (Hinge), Crook and walk-around problems, transformations, probability in geometric contexts, simple matrices and matrix operations, nets, sequences.
This course begins with a review of Algebra 1-2 topics and introduces the following new topics: matrices, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, higher degree polynomial functions, sequences and series, and trigonometry. This course or Honors Algebra 3-4, is required for students who are planning to attend most post-secondary institutions.