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Mathematics   ( Week 1 )
Pre-AP Math HS (Combined teachers)
Cedric French
Target grade(s): 9-12

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Course Description

Pre-AP High School Math

Course Description:
Teachers of high school mathematics will learn instructional strategies to expand skills, concepts, and assessment practices that can be incorporated into Pre-AP mathematics in order to prepare students for success in AP Calculus and Statistics. We will look at what Pre-AP math is designed to do as it prepares students for AP, and talk about how this can be accomplished through vertical teaming. Teachers will participate in activities that involve students in higher level thinking processes that reinforce the skills and concepts needed to be successful in upper level mathematical classes. Technology will be used to develop concepts and as a problem solving tool. We will do several hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom to teach or reinforce concepts. Teachers will also review and adapt AP problems that may be used to help facilitate student learning and to reinforce concepts at different grade levels.

Items to Bring

  • A copy of your current textbook
  • A graphing calculator
  • Notebook paper
  • Memory Stick
  • A copy of a test you have used this past year
  • Any good lesson/activity/project you have used in the past and would be willing to share

Biographical Sketch for Cedric French

Cedric French has taught math for 21 years and taught Pre-AP Math and AP Calculus AB/BC at Westside High School in Houston, Texas for 14 years. He has been a College Board Consultant since 2004 and has presented at many AP Calculus Workshops, AP Strategies Workshops and NMSI Prep Sessions. In 2005 he was awarded Teacher of the Year for all Houston ISD secondary schools. He was an AP Calculus Reader the last six summers and will be a Reader again this summer.


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