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Mathematics 9-12

DANIEL CORBETT
Department Head
508-580-7410
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Introduction:

The Brockton High School Mathematics Department consists of 43 teachers dedicated to providing the students with a comprehensive and ambitious mathematics education. The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks have been integrated into the mathematics curriculum reinforcing high standards and expectations. The philosophy that all students can succeed in mathematics is a guiding principle and the faculty works tirelessly toward this goal.

In an effort to attain the best possible MCAS scores, all freshmen are required to complete Algebra I and all sophomores must complete Geometry. This provides students with the necessary background to be competitive on the Mathematics MCAS Test. Math MCAS scores continue to climb at the high school and students are provided with a multitude of opportunities to practice and hone their skills.

The Mathematics department offers a variety of courses designed to expose students to a multitude of mathematical experiences. Courses range from Algebra through AP Calculus where students can experience the reality of a two semester college Calculus class. In addition to regular coursework, the math department provides after school experiences in MCAS help, credit recovery and the Math Team. The Math Team competes against area schools in regular sessions providing interested students with a difficult and rigorous mathematics experience.

Curriculum:

The mathematics curriculum is designed to incorporate the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in focus and at the forefront. The curriculum consist of the essential courses to assist in MCAS success and builds from there. The opportunity presents itself for students to be well prepared for college and meet all necessary prerequisites for college admission.

Course Offerings:

Algebra I:

All freshmen are required to take this beginning Algebra course. Traditional algebra topics are covered with emphasis on the state curriculum frameworks requirements.

Geometry:

All sophomores are required to take this course in geometrical thinking. The course covers topics in plane and solid Euclidean geometry.

Algebra II:

This course extends the fundamental skills and concepts learned in Algebra I. Topics include the exploration of the real number system, polynomials, equations, problem solving and systems of equations.

Pre-Calculus:

This course provides students with a background in trigonometry, conic sections, sequences and series and higher level probability. The course is designed to provide students with the necessary background for a college level Calculus I course.

Math Review:

This course is designed to help students who need more reinforcement of the mathematical concepts. Algebra and Geometry topics are explored with a strong emphasis on necessary MCAS skills.

Algebra Topics and Applications of Math:

Algebra Topics and Applications of Math are designed for upper classmen who need to develop their skills in Algebra and Geometry. These courses can serve as a stepping stone to successful completion of Algebra II.

The Brockton Public Schools' Mathematics Program, 9-12, will provide all students with access to the richness of mathematical and technological resources. Through hands-on learning, students will be able to apply mathematics principles to solve problems in their daily lives.

The curriculum goals are to:

• Promote excellence in teaching and learning of mathematics.
• Implement the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks.
• Increase awareness and use of technology in the learning process.
• Enhance systemic change in the school district by implementing methodologies and strategies to embrace all learning styles

Green Building

Rola Bezreh
rolajbezreh@bpsma.org
508-580-7406

Clifford Canavan
cliffcanavan@bpsma.org
508-580-7406

Joseph Collins
josephcollins@bpsma.org
508-580-7406

Daniel Corbett
danielcorbett@bpsma.org
508-580-7410

Steven Crupi
508-580-7410

Tracia Fung
traciaafung@bpsma.org
508-580-7406

Liana Guzman
508-580-7406

Jacquelyn Horsman
jackiehorsman@bpsma.org
508-580-7406

Laura McGee
laurammcgee@bpsma.org
508-580-7406

Joann Stewart
joannstewart@bpsma.org
508-580-7406

Jeffrey Toledo
jeffreytoledo@bpsma.org
508-580-7406

Azure Building

Molly Arsenault
mollyarsenault@bpsma.org
508-580-7408

Katie Balboni
katiembalboni@bpsma.org
508-580-7408

Andrew Cook
andrewcook@bpsma.org
508-580-7408

Thomas Fisher
thomasafisher@bpsma.org
508-580-7408

Colleen Glidden
colleenglidden@bpsma.org
508-580-7408

Karen Guzman
karenguzman@bpsma.org
508-580-7408

Theresa Heneghan
theresalheneghan@bpsma.org
508-580-7408

Heather Karahalis
heatherjkarahalis@bpsma.org
508-580-7408

Eileen Kelley
eileenmkelley@bpsma.org
508-580-7408

Shannon Kelly
shannonkelly@bpsma.org
508-580-7408

Gary Townsend
garyhtownsend@bpsma.org
508-580-7408

Red Building

Rufino Andrade
rufinomandrade@bpsma.org
508-580-7407

Shelly Bernard
508-580-7407

Kimberly Bibby
508-580-7407

Jean Foley
jeanfoley@bpsma.org
508-580-7407

Elaine Hall
elainemhall@bpsma.org
508-580-7407

Matthew McCormick
matthewmccormick@bpsma.org
508-580-7407

Catherine O'Connell
catherineoconnell@bpsma.org
508-580-7407

Charles Russell
charlesrussell@bpsma.org
508-580-7407

Alfred Septembre
alfredseptembre@bpsma.org
508-580-7407

Pedro Silva
pedrosilva@bpsma.org
508-580-7407

Douglas Vangorder
douglasvangorder@bpsma.org
508-580-7407

Denise Vannucci
denisevannucci@bpsma.org
508-580-7407

Yellow Building

Kaitlin Clark
kaitlinaclark@bpsma.org
508-894-4431

Ashley Clarke
ashleyclarke@bpsma.org
508-894-4431

Lisa Escolas
lisacescolas@bpsma.org
508-894-4431

Julie Fairfield
508-894-4431

Christopher Gagliardi
christophergagliardi@bpsma.org
508-894-4431

Pierre Gilles
pierreagilles@bpsma.org
508-894-4431

Richard Guzman
richardguzman@bpsma.org
508-894-4431

Juliette Haddad
juliettehaddad@bpsma.org
508-894-4431

Nancy Howes
nancyhowes@bpsma.org
508-894-4431

Kendra Parks
kendraparks@bpsma.org
508-894-4431

Jonathan Quint
jonathanquint@bpsma.org
508-894-4431

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