Cahokia High School

Math

Welcome to CHS Math Department


 
 

Cahokia High School offers a variety of courses for math to challenge students within their abilities. The courses follow an Integrated Math Pathway. Integrated Math 1, 2, 3, and 4 studies topics of algebra, geometry, data, and statistics each year, therefore, emphasizing the connections among math topics and between math and other disciplines, to better prepare students for college and careers. An honors pathway provides options, including AP Calculus and AP Statistics, as well as Success classes for students wanting additional support and math elective credit. The courses offered all incorporate the New Illinois Learning Standards.

New Illinois LEARNING STANDARDS

·         The New Illinois Learning Standards provide a consistent and clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. The standards are robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and careers.

·         The Illinois State Board of Education provides parents with important information on the standards and assessments.

Course Offerings and GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS IN MATH

Illinois requirements for graduation include 3 years of mathematics, to include both algebra and geometry content.

The Integrated Math 1, 2, 3, 4 will have algebra, geometry, data, and statistics content each year.  If a student passes Integrated Math 1 and 2, he/she will meet the requirements of having algebra and geometry content, but still need to take an additional math class.

To graduate, a student will need 3 credits from these math classes. Any student planning on attending career or college training should take 4 years of mathematics. An * represents recommended classes if students plan on attending a 4-year university.

  • Integrated Math 1*
  • Integrated Math 2*
  • Integrated Math 3*
  • Math Success 1 – Elective and concurrent enrollment in Math 1
  • Math Success 2 – Elective and concurrent enrollment in Math 2
  • Math Success 3 – Elective and concurrent enrollment in Math 3
  • Integrated Math 4*
  • Business Math with Algebra
  • College Prep Math
  • Honors Integrated Math 1/2*
  • Honors Integrated Math 2/3*
  • Honors Integrated Math 3/4*
  • Honors Integrated Math 4*
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Statistics

 

Textbooks

Each teacher provides a syllabus to students detailing the textbooks used, along with grading and procedures used in the classroom. Please check your teacher’s webpage for additional information on the specific class.

CALCULATORS and technology

One of the main calculators that is used by the Math Department is the TI84+C.  Calculators will also be used in daily lessons, assignments, and assessments throughout the year to develop students’ mathematical reasoning and skills to appropriately use technology to aid in problem solving. The graphing calculators are acceptable to use on other standardized tests (ACT, SAT, AP) as well. 

The math classrooms will utilize the Windows Surface Pro 3 and I-PADS when appropriate for math instruction to better prepare students for college and careers.

These resources are not available for check out but used in the classrooms.

 

Math Teachers

Julie DeMott, Math 3 Success, Business Math with Algebra

Nick Dabler, Math 1, Math 1 Success, Math 1/2 Honors

Jim Fulton, Math 1, Math 1 Success, Math 1/2 Honors

Joseph Wheeler, Math 1

Kirk Martin, Math 2

Charles Schmidt, Math 2

Cory Herschler, Math 2 Success, AP Calculus, AP Statistics

AnnaMary King, Math 3, College Prep

Kyle Klunick, Math 2/3 Honors; Math 3/4 Honors, Math 4

 

 

 

Course Guides

The following are basic course guides. If you would like more detail or information that might not be included here please contact your child's teacher.

Integrated Math 1

Math Success 1

Integrated Math 2

Math Success 2

Integrated Math 3

Math Success 3

Integrated Math 3-4 Honors

College Prep