We deal with worldclass athletes
at the Winter Sports School. These students have needs that are
not found in more traditional settings. We find that some of these
athletes will invariably be absent due to training or competitions.
Instructors have developed many ways to ensure that these students
are able to continue with their educations while they are away.
Sometimes students will be given assignments in advance or they
will make up the work upon their return. Instructors can stay
in touch with the student via email, Internet, and fax answering
questions and presenting ideas. Instructors may take the time
to meet with the student on an individual basis for private tutoring
sessions prior to or post competition. We know that the athletes
that come to the Winter Sports School are in pursuit of an education
that can be achieved in coordination with their rigorous training
and competition schedules.
Through the teaching of basic skills
and concepts, the mathematics curriculum strives to respond to
the prior experience, current knowledge, aspirations, and learning
styles of each individual student.
This course is designed for students
who have successfully completed prealgebra. The course is designed
to prepare students for Algebra II. It will create an understanding
of how to apply mathematics and algebra. Topics to be covered
will include translating written statements to equations, proportional
reasoning, using number lines, solving linear equations and inequalities,
graphing functions and an introduction to polynomials. Graphing
calculators are recommended but not required. Text: Algebra
I by Larson, Boswell, Kanold, & Stiff
Prerequisite: Algebra I. This course
presents a more indepth study of the topics included in Algebra
I. The students will study functions and relations, the development
of formulas and their applications, conic sections, matrices,
etc. Graphing calculators will be used as a means to enhance lesson
topics. The students will engage in handson activities to demonstrate
the actual mathematical applications of the topics under investigation.
Graphing calculators are required (TI82 or similar) Text: Algebra
II by Larson, Boswell, Kanold, & Stiff
Prerequisite: Algebra II. This course
presents a rigorous indepth study of Euclidean and nonEuclidean
geometry with
an introduction to trigonometry. Emphasis will be placed on inductive
and deductive reasoning. The students will deal with the real
world applications of geometry. Text: Geometry by Boyd,
Burril, Cummins, Kanold, & Molloy
This course presents the study of
right triangles and the use of the six basic functions to solve
practical mathematical problems. The students will focus on the
topics of graphs and the transformation of the parent functions,
solving trigonometric equations and using identities to prove
a variety of trigonometric statements. Graphing calculators are
required (TI82 or similar). Text: TrigonometryFunctions and
Applications by Paul A. Foerster
This course is the study of mathematics
of the continuum. Both the theory of elementary functions and
real world applications of mathematics will be studied. The students
will learn differential and integral calculus and their applications.
Graphing calculators are required (TI82 or similar). Text: Calculus
of a Single Variable by Larson, Hostetler, & Edwards
