Welcome to Ms Kennedy's Classroom Website!!

It is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL that every student has a TI-83 or TI-84 series calculator.  

This is a free app on the Android  and is called Wabbitemu.  Some set-up instructions may be required.
Physical calculators are RECOMMENDED as the scholars will not be able to access cell phones during finals, state exams, and collegiate exams (SAT/ACT).  

It is also VERY STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you allow your scholar to purchase the WOLFRAM ALPHA app and provide data usage so that they may use it during school hours.

Wolfram Alpha is available to both platforms for a small fee (about $4).  

Jill Kennedy
Instructor:  Algebra 3-4,  Precalculus, Physics
 School Phone:  480-481-9235
Email:  JKennedy@aznsa.com
  • Room:  4B
Office Hours:   I live here
Class Schedule:  Periods 1, 3, 5:  Precalculus
                               Periods 4, 7:  Algebra 3-4
                               Period 6: Physics
                               Prep:  Period 2

In this course, we seek to increase the scholar's ability to think critically about information, to be able to ask and answer tough questions, to analyze what they know and draw conclusions and predictions, and to build a toolbox from which they can draw when they encounter a completely new and different situation.  Along the way, we hope to to increase their math or physics mastery.

This being stated, it is very important that each scholar:
  •  Is present for every class

Classroom Expectations

1. Speak with meaning. 

Use descriptive and accurate words to express your ideas; avoid using unclear words like the word "it".  Seek to explain and justify your thinking.

2. Exhibit Intellectual Integrity. 

Base your thinking on a logical foundation. Especially important: Don’t pretend to understand when you don’t.

3. Strive to make sense. 

Persist in making sense of your thinking and of your peer’s thinking.  Ask questions of yourself and of others.  Hold yourself and others (including teachers!) accountable for following expectations #1 and #2.

4. Respect the learning process of others. 

Allow yourself and others the opportunity to think, reflect, and construct; this means don't "blurt out" answers. When assisting your peers, pose questions to help them and yourself construct meaning rather than show them how to get the answer.


Pallas Kennedy,
Oct 8, 2015, 12:47 PM