SR HIGH MATH

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Nemari Picazo

6th + 7th Grade History
npicazo@cornerstonechristian.net
925 . 779 . 2010

Nemari Picazo is passionate about investing into the hearts of her students. Her approach is unique, and her love for teaching is profound. You will almost always find her greeting each of her students at the door with a high-five before class starts, and finding creative ways to teach her lessons.

This is Nemari's 8th year teaching, and 3rd year here at Cornerstone. She loves exploring, adventuring, and spending time with her family, including her four little nephews - three of whom attend Cornerstone! Nemari's hope is that she can be an effective teacher and example, showing her students that they can love learning and truly succeed if they put God first in all that they do.

For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.
- Romans 11:36
 

JUST FOR FUN

Birthday: December 11

Color: Purple

Hobby: Singing, Organizing, Shopping

Weekend Activity: Hanging out with her nephews (and family), Exploring new places

Favorite Treat: Sushi and KitKat Bars (but not together)

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Bryan Sadler

AP Calculus, Pre Calculus, Algebra 1, Algebra 2
bsadler@cornerstonechristian.net
925. 779 . 2010 ext 3506

Bryan Sadler became interested in Math and the Physical Sciences after taking Chemistry from an excellent teacher his sophomore year of high school.

Mr. Sadler realized he wanted to teach after his third year of college. Since then, God has been gracious to provide him opportunities to teach, and has led him to Cornerstone, where he is excited to share about the incredible world God has made.

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
- 1 Corinthians 15:17, 20

 
 

JUST FOR FUN

Birthday: July 4

Colors: Blue

Hobby: Songwriting

Weekend Activity: Spending time in Berkeley and SF

Favorite Treat: Dr. Pepper & Sour Patch Kids


COURSE DESCRIPTION

ALGEBRA IA
This class is not currently being offered.                                               

This year-long course covers the information normally covered in the first semester of Algebra I.  It is designed for students who require a slower pace and more in-class practice in order to develop proficiency with math concepts.  Tests will also typically cover a smaller scope of material.  Since this course only covers the first half of a standard Algebra I course, it is designed to be followed the subsequent year with the Algebra IB or equivalent course.

 

ALGEBRA IB
This class is not currently being offered.                                           

This year-long course covers the information normally covered in the second semester of Algebra I.  It is designed for students who require a slower pace and more in-class practice in order to develop proficiency with math concepts.   Tests will also typically cover a smaller scope of material.  Since this course only covers the second half of a standard Algebra I course, it is designed for students who have already completedAlgebra IA, or equivalent course, or who have received a passing grade in the first semester of a standard Algebra I course.

 

ALGEBRA I

A college preparatory course that aims to develop understanding and computational skills using the real number system. A variety of functions are explored with emphasis on linear and quadratic functions. Relevant problems are solved with the use of appropriate technology.

 

GEOMETRY

This course covers the mathematical concepts of shapes, figures, and lines and their relationships. Emphasis is put on problem solving and visual patterns. Topics covered are angles, congruent and similar triangles, circles, polygons, area, volume, and Pythagorean Theorem.

 

ALGEBRA II

This course reviews topics in Algebra I and goes into greater detail covering linear and quadratic functions. Other topics covered are powers and roots, complex numbers, conic sections and exponential and logarithmic functions.

 

PRE-CALCULUS

Topics from Algebra are looked at from the perspective of function. Topics include polynomials, rational functions, trigonometric concepts and functions, vectors, complex numbers and the exponential and log functions.  Probability and statistics as well as sequences and series are also explored.

 

HONORS CALCULUS

Students will have the opportunity to earn college credits if he/she successfully passes the Advanced Placement exam at the end of this course. This course covers concepts of limit, derivative, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals. Students are expected to perform high-level thinking and college-level academic performance. Lessons will be taught in lectures, discovery activities, and group discussions.