DEAR GUARDIANS and STUDENTS — Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my excitement about working with young ladies and gentlemen this year, and I am looking forward to a great year!
BIOGRAPHY - Mrs. Itani received her bachelor of science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon where upon graduation she pursued her teaching career instructing science. Her love for teaching made her go back to school to earn a Master of Arts in Education with the emphasis on guidance and counseling. Even though she enjoyed teaching science for few years, she always had great passion for teaching math. She completed her math single subject credential from California State University of Fullerton followed by a second Master of Arts in school Administration and leadership from Concordia University, Irvine. Mrs. Itani joined Simon Technology Academy High School three years ago, but has been in the teaching field for 23 years. During her spare time, Mrs. Itani enjoys spending quality time with her family exploring nature, reading, cooking and cross-stitching.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY- It is my belief that each student should be awarded the same opportunity to succeed as any other student. It is my job to provide each student with the knowledge and resources they need to thrive in this class and to encourage each student to reach their full potential. However, students will only be successful in this class if they put forth the effort and participate actively in all classroom activities.
COURSES SUMMARY –
INTEGRATED MATH II - Integrated Math II is the second course in a three-year sequence of college preparatory mathematics, addressing the California Common Core Mathematics Standards. It Covers concepts in Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics, building upon students’ knowledge gained in foundational math classes. Upon completion of the course the student should be prepared to take Integrated Math III.Instructional time should focus on 5 critical areas:
1. Extend their understanding of linear and exponential functions to graphing and solving quadratic functions.
2. Increate their understanding of systems of linear equations and inequalities to include non-linear equations and inequalities.
3. Use trigonometric relations to determine missing sides ad angles of right triangles.
4. Prove triangles congruence, similarity, as well s other common geometric proofs.
5. Extend their prior knowledge of 7th grade probability to solving real-world scenarios involving conditional probability.
INTEGRATED MATH III - It is in the Mathematics III course that students integrate and apply the mathematics they have learned from their earlier courses. This course includes standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Instructional time should focus on four critical areas:
- Apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data.
- Expand understanding of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions.
- Expand right triangle trigonometry to include general triangles; and
- Consolidate functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems. (CA Common Core State Standards, Pg.105)
October 5 and 6, 2017: Benchmark Testing
October 19 and 20, 2017: No Pupil Days
Classroom Number: 205
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tutoring Days/ Hours: Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30
For additional Information, please refer to attached syllabus.