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1 1 The DeBakey HSHP Mathematics Department Our Mission: To prepare students for success in AP Calculus while helping them to develop an appreciation and proficiency with mathematical thinking which can be applied to real life situations. Our Vision: We will have high expectations of ourselves and of our students, be willing to take risks and to be challenged, work collaboratively and be patient in the process.

2 2 The DeBakey HSHP Mathematics Department  Our Goals: Continuously work to improve and enhance curriculum Vertically align curriculum based on Houston ISD curriculum and best practices for PreAP/AP alignment Create one common assessment per cycle per course (written and distributed at least 2 weeks prior to administration) Have a common grading policy (Department wide) Have a common lesson schedule/framework for each course Integrate AP style free response questions at all levels Integrate other disciplines into the curriculum Continue motivating students toward taking the AP exam at all grade levels. Work collaboratively towards improving the performance of at-risk students and communicate proactively with parents and administration regarding at-risk students

3 3 4 – year Math Curriculum Sequence  9th Grade: Geometry (M/Pre AP) and (Algebra I (M) for those who need it)  10th Grade: Algebra II (M/PreAP)  11th Grade: Precalculus (M/PreAP)  12th Grade: AP Calculus AB / AP Calculus BC  AP Statistics can be taken after completing Algebra 2. We recommend students to take it in 11th or 12th grade. Currently it is offered before school everyday from 7 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. and during regular Period B4.  A 6 week Algebra 2 PreAP course is offered in summer for qualifying students.  AP Computer Science course is offered during regular B4 period this year.

4 4 DHSHP Standards Tighten  Tests: 50 %, Quizzes: 40 %, and Homework: 10 %.  Typically 2 – 3 tests, 3 – 4 quizzes are given every cycle.  Projects may be assigned and they may be equivalent to a test grade or a quiz grade depending upon the type and extent of the project.  Tests and quizzes are graded and returned to the students normally during the next class.

5 5 DHSHP Standards Tighten  Homework questions are reviewed/answered before starting a new lesson. Students are encouraged to do homework sincerely and regularly and be prepared to ask questions during homework review.  Tentative schedule of lessons and assessments during the whole cycle is given to the students so that they can plan their study time effectively.  Progress report is issued after the third week of the cycle. Parents are requested to monitor the progress of their child through quizzes and tests which are returned to the students. Grades are also posted on Gradespeed.

6 6 Tutorials/Extra Help  Note: Tutoring is effective only if students put in efforts to work on the problems and come up with specific questions which can be answered by the teacher to facilitate better learning and understanding of the concepts.  Title I tutorial program meets Monday – Thursday from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (except when there is a faculty meeting) and from 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. on Monday – Thursday – Check the schedule attached.  At risk students are placed in morning tutorials from 7:50 a.m. to 8:20 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday.  Review sessions were offered on 3 Saturdays during Cycle 1 and 2 for 9 th grade Geometry students and they will be offered during Cycle 3 also.

7 7 Summer Practice  Practice questions are available on the DeBakey HSHP website at the end of the school year for students to use to practice math skills throughout the summer. (Under Academics – Mathematics Dept)

8 8 Review Sessions  A review session will be offered on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. before the Fall Semester Final Examination.  Review sessions for AP courses will be offered on designated Saturdays and everyday after school in April 2013 – Dates will be announced later.  PSAT Math Review sessions were offered after school on October 10 and 14 and a Mock PSAT was offered on Saturday, Sept 28. SAT Math Review sessions and a Mock SAT will be offered in Spring semester. Dates will be announced later.

9 9 AP Calculus Results ScoreNumber of Students AP Calculus ABAP Calculus BC Year Total tested % Passed

10 10 AP Statistics Results Number of Students ScoreAP Statistics Total # tested % Passed

11 11 PTA -AP Incentive Program  Last year AP Exam Prep sessions were offered after school everyday and on 2 Saturdays in April.  We would like the PTA to consider sponsoring the incentive program again this year. A proposal is submitted for approval.

12 SAT Data – Average Math Score 12 SAT (Out of 800) PSAT (Out of 80) ACT(Out of 36) 2006 : : : : : : : :

13 Algebra 2 PreAP Summer Academy Initiative  In order to encourage more students to take AP Calculus BC in their junior or senior year, an accelerated, 6 week long Algebra 2 PreAP course will again be offered in summer Students will be selected based on their performance on a test that will be administered in February Current 9 th grade students are eligible to participate in the selection process. Only one class with no more than 30 students is being planned. 13

14 14 Math Club  Prepare students for various local Academic Competitions.  Texas A & M Math contest – Saturday, November 16,  American Mathematics Contest will be held in February 2014 in school from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm. Next Academic contest will be at University of Houston in February  Math club members can help in tutoring during morning or after school tutorials and earn volunteer hours for community service.  PSAT & SAT Workshop – Will be organized in January/Feb Top students will share strategies to improve performance.  See Mr. Desai if you have any questions.

15 New School Website  All teachers have web pages on the new website for school. Lesson plans and other important information is posted. 

16 16 Faculty NameSubjects Ms. Patricia Winkler Instructional Team Leader Algebra I (M), Geometry (PreAP), and Web Mastering Mr. Anil Desai Instructional Team Leader AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and AP Statistics Dr. Yuxia ZhangPrecalculus (PreAP), AP Calculus AB, and AP Statistics Mr. David StigantAlgebra II PreAP, SAT Prep, and AP Computer Science Ms. Xin LiuAlgebra II (PreAP), PreCalculus (M), and AP Calculus AB Ms. Goretti NguyenAP Calculus AB, Precalculus (M), and Geometry (PreAP) Mr. Wilson ChavezGeometry (M) and Algebra 2 Ms. Ngoc TranGeometry (M) and Algebra 2

17 17 Questions/Comments We will answer your questions for about 10 minutes. If you have more questions, please write them on the index card and we will answer them through and post answers on the PTA and school website.


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