Carrenne Purtell
Modified - 09/10/2014 02:51pm About Carrenne Purtell
Modified - 08/23/2017 10:34am AP Calculus AB
This course is a full year high school class, taught at the level of a college or university calculus course. Successful completion of this course will provide preparation for the AP exam as well as for placing out of a comparable college-level course. Students entering this course should have mastered the equivalent of 4 years of high school mathematics, including advanced topics in algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions, including linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric. The Calculus AB course is designed to develop students’ understanding of concepts, methods, and applications through emphasizing multiple approaches to representing solutions to problems (graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally). This course will continually focus on the evolution of pre-calculus topics into calculus concepts (derivatives and integrals) via the limit process, e.g., from average rate of change to instantaneous rate of change, from surface area of a cylinder to surface area of a solid of revolution. The course will employ multiple technological tools by student and teacher, including the TI-89 graphing calculator and various online applications and website information repositories. » read more...
Modified - 08/23/2017 10:35am Algebra 2
This Algebra 2 course will provide an introduction to various topics, including investigations of functions, sequences and equivalence, exponential functions, transformations of parent graphs, solving and intersections, inverses, logarithms, 3-D graphing, trigonometric functions, polynomials, probability and counting, conic sections, series, and analytic trigonometry. This course will also focus on utilizing the graphing calculator and using multiple representations to make connections. » read more...
Modified - 08/23/2017 10:35am Math 4
This course is the basic Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry course that will prepare students for the study in either AP Calculus or AP Statistics. Students will be transforming functions, using graphing calculators to write and execute programs, studying trig applications, finding area under the curve, working with logarithms and exponents, studying circular functions, analyzing limits, extending their knowledge on period functions, working with rates of change, investigating vectors and parametric equations, working in polar coordinates and complex numbers, learning matrix operations, and working with conic sections. » read more...
Modified - 08/23/2017 10:36am Helpful Links
Modified - 10/10/2016 10:42am Contact Information
email: cpurtell@sonomaschools.org phone: (707) 933-4010 x5279 » read more...

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