General Information

Currently my schedule for the 2018 - 2019 school year is...

1st period: Advanced Algebra 1/2

2nd period: Pre-Calculus 1/2

3rd period: BAAT 1/2

4th period: BAAT 1/2

5th period: Pre-Calculus 1/2

6th period: Planning



2018-2019 courses taught by Mr. Preston

Math Pathway

Math pathway revised 2.docx

Math and Cross-Credit Course Descriptions.

ALGEBRA 1-2 (MAT 120, 121)

OPEN TO: 9, 10, 11, 12 Full Year Course.

PREREQUISITE: Placement in this course may be based on a combination of previous course grade, MAP assessment score, and most recent state assessment score. Second semester placement may be dependent on student earning a passing grade for first semester.

Fundamentals of Algebra are taught through lecture presentations and textbook study. Topics include: variables, exponents, the Cartesian system, linear sentences and systems, and polynomials. Calculator and graphing skills are taught and used in problem solving.

ADVANCED ALGEBRA & TRIGONOMETRY-- (MAT 310, 311)

OPEN TO: 9, 10, 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: Recommended 80% or better in Geometry or teacher recommendation based on a combination of student’s Geometry grades, most current MAP assessment and state assessment scores.

Advanced Algebra topics are presented and include: discrete mathematics, equations and inequalities, functions and their roots, logarithms, and trigonometry. Graphing calculator skills are taught and applied to problem solving.


BEYOND ADVANCED ALGEBRA & TRIGONOMETRY (MAT 410, 411)

OPEN TO: 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: Teacher recommendation, suggest 80% or better in Advanced Algebra Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus.

This class is intended for the college prep student not pursuing calculus in high school. Students will study Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, and related technologies to prepare for college-level math, the SAT, and college placement tests.

CALCULUS 1-2 -- ADVANCED PLACEMENT (MAT 414, 415)

OPEN TO: 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: Teacher’s recommendation; Recommended 80% or better in Pre-Calculus.

This course gives the student an introduction to the basic concepts of calculus for the purpose of taking the Advanced Placement test and entering a college calculus course. The student will study polynomial functions, limits, derivatives, logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, integration, and their applications.

CALCULUS BC 1-2 -- ADVANCED PLACEMENT (MAT 418, 419)

OPEN TO: 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: Teacher’s recommendation; Recommended 80% or better in Pre-Calculus.

This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement Calculus BC Exam. Students will receive instruction in topics beyond the scope of our Advanced Placement Calculus I-II course (which prepares students for the AP Calculus AB Exam). Universities participating in Advanced Placement will often reward students who pass the BC exam with credit for up to one full year of freshman calculus! Topics include the calculus of parametric and vector-valued functions, polar coordinates, integration techniques, the logistic equation and the calculus of series. This challenging class is open only to students who are concurrently enrolled in the 2nd-semester of our Calculus I-II sequence (or who have completed this sequence).

COMPUTER SCIENCE 1 – INTRODUCTION (MAT 430)

OPEN TO: 10, 11, 12 One Semester Course

PREREQUISITE: C grade in Geometry Type by touch 20 words per minute

CROSS CREDIT: Non-Lab Science

Students will learn how to program in a popular programming language. Many fundamental algorithms used in writing computer programs are covered in this course. Structured, top-down program design is stressed. Students completing assigned programs will have the opportunity to work in programming projects of their own choosing as time permits. Students must have an aptitude for analytical thinking and like to solve problems working with computers. Since all programming will be done in the classroom, students must be prepared to attend all scheduled classes.

COMPUTER SCIENCE 2 (MAT 431)

OPEN TO: 10, 11, 12 One Semester Course

PREREQUISITE: Computer Programming I, Algebra1/2, and Geometry 1 /2 with average grades or better or permission of teacher. Students must be able to keyboard at 20 WPM.

CROSS CREDIT: Non-Lab Science

Students will continue skills they learned in Computer Programming I. They will become familiar with data structures and top-down programming designs. Students will learn about program flow and decision making. This course will give students the opportunity to work with functions and get involved with more complex programming designs. Students must have an aptitude for analytical thinking, like to solve problems, and work with computers.

A.P. COMPUTER PRINCIPLES (MAT 431, 432 OR CTE 431, 432)

OPEN TO: 10, 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: Successful Completion of Algebra

In AP Computer Science Principles, students will develop computational thinking skills vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and raw conclusions from trends. The course engages students in the creative aspects of the field by allowing them to develop computational artifacts based on their interests. Students will also develop effective communication and collaborative skills by working individually and collaboratively to solve problems, and will discuss and write about the impacts these solutions could have on their community, society, and the world. It is recommended that students have successfully completed a first-year high school algebra course prior to AP Computer Science Principles.

COMPUTER SCIENCE – ADVANCED PLACEMENT (MAT 420, 421)

OPEN TO: 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: Computer Science 2, Advanced Algebra 3 / 4, Trigonometry, Type by touch 20 words per minute, teacher’s signature

CROSS CREDIT: Non-Lab Science

The Java programming language is used in teaching principles of computer programming and program design. Many fundamental algorithms used in writing computer programs are thoroughly covered in this course. Structured top-down program design is stressed. Upon completion of this course, students may choose to take an advanced placement examination for college credit in computer science. This is an advanced (college level) course for computer science, mathematics, and science career majors. Students must have a superior aptitude for analytical thinking, like to solve problems, and work with computers. Extensive topics in computer programming and computer science will be covered on an intensive time schedule.

Attendance and ethical behavior are critical for this course.


GEOMETRY 1-2 (MAT 210, 211)

OPEN TO: 9, 10, 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: Recommend 80% in Algebra 1 & 2 or teacher recommendation based on a combination of Algebra grade, MAP assessment and most recent state assessment scores.

Geometry is the study of visual patterns including: points, lines, planes, triangles, reasoning and proof, transformations, measurement formulas, similarity, right triangle trigonometry, and drawing technologies (both hand and computer generated drawing).

PRE-CALCULUS 1-2 (MAT 412, 413)

OPEN TO: 10, 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: Recommend 80% or better in Advanced Algebra Trigonometry or Beyond Advanced Algebra Trigonometry

Pre-Calculus is the study of advanced functions and graphing, trigonometry, and discrete mathematics. Problem solving skills require the use of graphing calculators and related technologies. The math content is relevant to sciences, engineering, business and social sciences.


STATISTICS 1 & 2 - ADVANCED PLACEMENT (MAT 416, 417)

OPEN TO: 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: Teacher’s recommendation, Recommend an 80% or better in Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry Requires teacher permission to stay in course second semester if passing grade not earned first semester.

This course will introduce students to the concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data in preparation for the Advanced Placement Statistics test. Topics include: describing patterns and departures from patterns, planning and conducting studies, using probability to anticipate patterns, and testing hypotheses.

Cross Credit courses

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY (CTE 381, 382)

OPEN TO: 9, 10, 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: Algebra CROSS CREDIT: Math or Non-Lab Science

Does not satisfy NCAA athletic eligibility or four-year college entrance requirements.

College credit may be available for this course.

Students will enjoy building several electronics kits and projects as they learn the theory and fundamentals of electricity and electronics. They will learn to use electronic test equipment as they build on classroom theory by constructing, testing and troubleshooting circuits. Direct current and alternating current theory and applications make up the core curriculum. The goal for this course is to prepare students to achieve the International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians (ISCET) DC & AC Electronics Certification.

Individual student material costs may be applicable to this course.

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY - ADVANCED (CTE 383, 384)

OPEN TO: 10, 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: C grade in Electronics 1-2 or Teacher Signature

CROSS CREDIT: Math or Non-Lab Science

May not satisfy NCAA athletic eligibility or four-year college entrance requirements.

College credit may be available for this course.

Students will enjoy building on the skills and knowledge of Electronics 1-2 as they construct kits and projects in the study of solid state and digital electronics. They will learn troubleshooting techniques as they use test equipment to diagnose lab projects. The goal for this course is to prepare students to achieve the International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians (ISCET) Semiconductor & Digital Electronics certification.

Individual student material costs may be applicable to this course.


ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE 1 (CTE 401)

OPEN TO: 9, 10, 11, 12 One Semester Course

PREREQUISITE: None

CROSS CREDIT: Math

Does not satisfy NCAA athletic eligibility or four-year college entrance requirements for math.

College credit may be available for this course.

This is a great introductory class for students entering any of the fields of engineering and architecture including areas of interior design, computer design, robotics or graphic animation. Computer Aided Design Drafting (CAD) will be used to connect the design idea with the finished product, using the latest technology. CAD and drafting will provide marketable skills for students planning to enter the work force upon graduation, or the necessary training for those headed on to a college degree in any of the design fields. All students will benefit from the skills learned in this program. Students will have the opportunity to join school technology clubs that are involved in robotics, architecture, and engineering activities.

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE 2 (CTE 402)

OPEN TO: 9, 10, 11, 12 One Semester Course

PREREQUISITE: “C” grade in Engineering Design and Architecture 1, Power, Energy and Transportation 1 or Teacher’s signature

CROSS CREDIT: Math

Does not satisfy NCAA athletic eligibility or four-year college entrance requirements

College credit may be available for this course.

*This course may also be ran as a College in the High School course. Please check with your counselor for details.

Students will have an opportunity to further investigate engineering, architecture and high-tech careers to develop skills and understanding of engineering principles. Students further employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering and architecture design problems. They will continue to develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students will have the opportunity to join school technology clubs that are involved in robotics, architecture, and engineering activities.

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE 3-4 (CTE 405, 406)

OPEN TO: 10, 11, 12 One Semester or Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: “C” grade in Engineering Design and Architecture 2, Power, Energy and Transportation 2 or Teacher’s signature

CROSS CREDIT: Math

Does not satisfy NCAA athletic eligibility or four-year college entrance requirements.

College credit may be available for this course.

*This course may also be ran as a College in the High School course. Please check with your counselor for details.

Students will learn about different types of engineering, including: mechanical, civil, architectural, structural, design, and electrical. In addition, students will study material selection and application. Most of the time will be used to develop skills relating to CAD drawings using a variety of presentation methods including 3-D modeling and product design on CAD. Each student will have the opportunity to select an area of interest to study in depth. In addition to individual work, students will develop team skills as members of group projects. Students will be encouraged to certify in AutoCAD. Individual and group projects will be assigned with the emphasis on design. Students will have the opportunity to join school technology clubs that are involved in robotics, architecture, and engineering activities.

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE 5-6 (CTE 407, 408)

OPEN TO: 11, 12 One Semester or Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: “C” grade in Engineering Design and Architecture 3 or Teacher’s signature

CROSS CREDIT: Math

Does not satisfy NCAA athletic eligibility or four-year college entrance requirements.

College credit may be available for this course.

*This course may also be ran as a College in the High School course. Please check with your counselor for details.

Students will learn about different types of engineering, including: mechanical, civil, architectural, structural, design, and electrical. In addition, students will study material selection and application. Most of the time will be used to develop skills relating to CAD drawings using a variety of presentation methods, including 3-D modeling and product design on CAD. Each student will have the opportunity to select an area of interest to study in depth. In addition to individual work, students will have the opportunity to develop team skills as members of group projects. Students will be encouraged to certify in AutoCAD. Individual and group projects will be assigned with the emphasis on design. Students will have the opportunity to join school technology clubs that are involved in robotics, architecture, and engineering activities.

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE – CONTRACT STUDY (CTE 409, 410)

OPEN TO: 10, 11, 12 One Semester or Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Engineering Design and Architecture 3 and 4 and teacher’s signature

CROSS CREDIT: Math

Does not satisfy NCAA athletic eligibility or four-year college entrance requirements.

This is an individualized course where students design and construct projects related to the study of engineering and architecture, including: engineering design, mechanical, civil, architectural, electrical, structural, model development, and other related areas of study. The emphasis will be upon application of design and CAD to course work. The course content is designed by the student, with the instructor’s assistance and guidance. Students will have the opportunity to join school technology clubs that are involved in robotics, architecture, and engineering activities.


ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY (CTE 389, 390)

OPEN TO: 9, 10, 11, 12 Full Year Course

CROSS CREDIT: Math

May not satisfy four-year college entrance requirements.

*This course may also be ran as a College in the High School course. Please check with your counselor for details.

This is an introductory course into the world of robotics. The students will both program and operate EV3 Robots and additional platforms as they explore and learn to operate and build robot bases to perform tasks in class. As a student in the class, the robotics technology students will have the opportunity to build and compete with a variety of robots in and out of the classroom including participating in FIRST ROBOTICS (National Organization), TSA, etc. This class will focus on robotic Technologies. Students will conduct lab experiments while learning the theory of force, work, rate, resistance, energy, power, and force transformers and how each applies to Robotics.

WOODWORKING & DESIGN 3-4 (CTE 457, 458)

OPEN TO: 10, 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: Completion of Woodworking Design 1-2

CROSS CREDIT: 3rd year math

EQUIVALENCY CREDIT: 1.0 credit in Sculpture (Fine Arts)

Does not satisfy NCAA athletic eligibility or four-year college entrance requirements.

College credit may be available for this course.

National certification in construction available

This course is offered for those students interested in learning lifelong skills in the areas of construction and manufacturing. Students will have a variety of areas of study to select from including cabinet making, carpentry and other advanced areas. Students will work with the instructor in planning and implementing a custom-learning plan for the student. The majority of this class will be taught using hands-on projects. This program has an articulation agreement with several local unions and GRC.

Individual student material costs and lab fees may be applicable to this course.

WOODWORKING & DESIGN 5-6 (CTE 461, 462)

OPEN TO: 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: “B” or better in Woodworking Design 3-4 or Teacher’s signature

CROSS CREDIT: 3rd year math

EQUIVALENCY CREDIT: 1.0 credit in Sculpture

Does not satisfy NCAA athletic eligibility or four-year college entrance requirements.

College credit may be available for this course.

National certification in construction available

This is an individualized study course where students can take the skills learned in Woodworking and Design 3-4 to the next level. Students will select the projects and areas of study with the instructor’s assistance. This program has an articulation agreement with several local unions and Green River Community College. National certification in selected areas of construction is available in this program.

Individual student material costs and lab fees may be applicable to this course.

ACCOUNTING 1-2 (CTE 101, 102)

OPEN TO: 10, 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: None CROSS CREDIT: Meets 3rd year Math Algebra Requirement

College credit may be available for this course.

If you plan to work in any position in the business world or eventually own your own business, you need to know accounting-the language of business. The concepts are challenging, but the math in this class is easy. You will learn how to set up and maintain the financial records of a business. After learning the accounting cycle for a sole proprietorship, students will learn the payroll system and how to record financial statements using special journals. Simulations and relevant applications will give students the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to realistic business situations. This course meets the Washington State 3rd year Math Algebra requirements and is approved for Math cross credit.


ACCOUNTING 3-4 (CTE 103, 104)

OPEN TO: 11, 12 Full Year Course

PREREQUISITE: C grade in Accounting 1-2

CROSS CREDIT: Meets 3rd year Math Algebra Requirement

After reviewing the accounting cycle, students will expand their first year knowledge by delving further into accounting for assets, liabilities and equity; analyze and interpret financial statements; learn how accounting is different for partnerships and not-for-profit organizations; become aware of special accounting systems and how accounting contributes to business decision. Computers are everywhere--and in business that is true, too! Computerized accounting is a major component of the second year of accounting. This course includes a simulation activity where the students actually become the accountant for a company and provide all their accounting services, from writing checks for bill payments to preparing their financial statements.


MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND PERSONAL FINANCE (CTE 117, 118)

OPEN TO: 9, 10, 11, 12 Full Year Course

CROSS CREDIT: Meets 3rd year Math Algebra Requirement

Mathematics for Business and Personal Finance meets the third year math requirement. This course will teach students the knowledge necessary to enhance their own financial security. Students will also better understand their own wants, needs, and values, and how these affect personal financial decisions. Understanding the concepts presented will enable students to make wise decisions that will help their financial future and make them a more effective consumer. Topics covered include banking, investments, credit, paying for college, taxes, bankruptcy, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate. Students will then learn about purchasing insurance: home, automobile, health, disability, and life. Students will learn how to manage a payroll, inventory and increase their own personal financial awareness for a successful financial future.