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Department Staff

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    Michael Boczek
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
    mboczek@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Diane Breuler
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
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    Summer Burris
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
    sburris@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Brittany Centorbi
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
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    Rachael Duval-Schaefer
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
    rschaefer@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Eric Freund
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
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    Stacy Hoy
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
    shoy@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Lorraine Krusinski
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
    lkrusinski@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Amanda Luttner
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
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    Joseph Neff
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
    jneff@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Jeffrey Neuman
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
    jneuman@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Deborah Oatman
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
    doatman@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Jacquelyn Rodriguez
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
    jrodriguez@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Richard Skoczen
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math/Science
    rskoczen@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Kelly Spears
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
    kspears@bcsoh.org
     
     
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    Rachel Towne
    Brunswick High School
    Teacher Math
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Course Offerings

  • Course content and sequence subject to change based on the need to prepare students for the Ohio Graduation Test.

     

    The study of mathematics is an essential part of a high school student's experience. The State ofOhiorequires a minimum of 3 credits in mathematics for graduation. The goals of the Math Department include providing students the ability to:

     

    ·       Become mathematical problem solvers

    ·       Learn to communicate mathematically

    ·       Learn to reason mathematically

    ·       Learn to value mathematics

    ·       Become confident in their abilities

    ·       Pass the High School Graduation Test

              

    It is recommended that college bound students take courses consisting of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and other elective coursework. Students with above average mathematical ability should consider a sequence consisting of honors courses in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus along with other electives with the most able students taking Honors or AP Calculus. Students with past mathematical difficulties should consider the general level sequence. All sequences will prepare the student for the High School Graduation Test. The use of a graphing calculator is highly recommended in many of the courses and required in AP Calculus.

     


     

    211 ALGEBRA I (1 CR.) L-2

    Prerequisite: C or above in Pre-Algebra or 8th grade math

    Algebra concepts and skills are essential to success on the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) and preparation for college. It is required of all students. Algebra is a necessary course for college bound students. Topics will be explored in depth and at a faster pace. Some of the topics covered are computation with variable expressions, writing and solving equations and inequalities, graphing of relations and functions and applications of these topics to real life problems. Introductory topics in probability and statistics will also be studied. Geometry is the next course in sequence.

     

    212 ALGEBRA I HONORS (1 CR.) L-3

    Prerequisite: B average in 8th grade math and rec. of teacher

    Algebra concepts and skills are essential to success on the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) and preparation for college. It is required of all students. This course parallels Algebra I but in greater depth and at a faster pace. Additional topics are covered. Honors Geometry is the next course in sequence.

     


     

    221 GEOMETRY (1 CR.) L-2

    Prerequisite: Algebra I L-2

    Geometry concepts and skills are essential to success on the OGT and preparation for college. It is required of all students. Topics covered include reasoning and proof, parallel and perpendicular lines, properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, right triangle trigonometry, circles, perimeter and area of 2 dimensional figures, and volume and surface area of 3 dimensional figures. The next course in sequence is Algebra II.

     

    222 GEOMETRY HONORS (1 CR.) L-3

    Prerequisite: Honors Algebra I L-3

    This course is the successor to Honors Algebra I. It covers all the topics of Geometry and the OGT, but at a faster pace and in greater depth. The next course in sequence is Honors Algebra II.
     


     

    231 ALGEBRA II (1 CR.)L-2

    Prerequisite: Geometry, L-2

    Algebra II concepts and skills are essential to success on the OGT and preparation for college. This course will prepare a student for a minimum entry level, college math program. Course includes axioms of the real number system, linear equation, factoring, word problems, quadratic equations, graphing of the conic sections (circle, parabola, etc.) and logarithms. It is strongly recommended that students should have earned a "C" average in Algebra I L-2 before attempting Algebra II L-2.

     

    232 ALGEBRA II w/TRIG HONORS (1 CR.) L-3

    Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation

    This course is designed for students who have demonstrated a high degree of success in Algebra I and Geometry. This course covers the solving of linear and quadratic equations, emphasizing the skills of factoring, graphing and synthetic division. Matrices, exponential and logarithmic concepts will be studied and their application introduced. Vectors and complex numbers will be examined and used throughout the textbook. The topics covered in the average level Algebra II will be studied in depth. Trigonometry will be incorporated within the framework of this course. The student will not need to take the normal trigonometry course.

     

    239 PRE-CALCULUS WITH TRIGONOMETRY (1 CR.) L-2

    Prerequisite: Algebra II L-2 or L-3 and passage of the OGT

    This course will omit some of the topics of Pre-Calculus dealing with sequences, binomial theorem and mathematical induction and include the study of trigonometry.

     

    240 PRE-CALCULUS (1 CR.)L-3

    Prerequisite: Algebra II L-3 with a minimum B-C average recommended.

    Pre-Calculus is a rigorous course designed to precede Honors Calculus or AP Calculus. Topics from past math courses will be studied in depth, with an eye toward understanding and developing skills in reading and writing mathematical material. Topics studied will include the axioms of the real number system, the conic sections, sequences, series, limits, functions and their graphs, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, vectors and the polar coordinate system. Proof will be emphasized to a greater extent than in previous courses.  

     
    241 TRIGONOMETRY (1/2 CR.) L-2

    Prerequisite: Algebra II L-2

    Trigonometry is a course needed to help build a solid foundation for careers that require a good math background. This course is a must for engineering students. Included in discussion are concepts students will need in Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Physics. In addition to basic concepts of trigonometry, much time is devoted to the graphs of trigonometric functions. Graphing calculator applications are integrated throughout this semester course. Other topics covered include trigonometric identities, solving triangles, solving trigonometric equations, and circular functions.

     

    242 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (1/2 CR.) L-2

    Prerequisite: Algebra II L-2

    Discrete mathematics is a branch of mathematics dealing with the analysis and presentation of numerical data in the context of real world applications. Topics studied in this course include sets and counting principles, probability, and statistics. Concepts in compound interest and annuities will be covered in the finance portion of the course. Graphing calculator applications are integrated throughout this semester course. Knowledge of Discrete Mathematics is essential in areas such as economics, statistics, science and business.

     

    243 HONORS CALCULUS (1 CR.) L-3

    Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus and the passage of the OGT.Honors Calculus covers many of the topics in AP Calculus at a slower pace with less emphasis on Integral Calculus. It is not intended to prepare the student for the AP Calculus Exam.

     

    244 AP CALCULUS AB (1 CR.) L-4

    Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus

    AP Calculus is an advanced placement course which allows students to earn up to one year of college credit by passing the AP exam(fee involved) given in May. Topics studied include functions and functional notation, limits, continuity, derivatives and their applications, integration of functions and applications. Methods of integration, inverse functions, derivatives and integrals of logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions will be studied. (A graphing calculator is required for this course.)

     

    250 SENIOR MATH TOPICS (1 CR.) L-2

    Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

    Topics include algebra concepts for college placement and standardized tests and the study of statistics integrating technology. Students will also study math through art and literature.