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Welcome to the Math Department!


Our math department is hard at work to make the transition to this new alternative learning format. Please stay tuned for links to upcoming lessons and learning opportunities. In the meantime, staff members can be reached at the following email addresses:

*Katie Petry:   Katie.Petry@k12.sd.us

*Math Department Head; Algebra I, Honors Algebra I, Psychology

Everyone has been emailed an invitation to join our Google Classroom (shout-out to the nine of you who accepted within 5 minutes!). If you're having difficulty accessing email, you may join our Google Classroom and Khan Academy class with the following codes:

Algebra 1: Periods 1, 6, and 7

Honors Algebra 1: Periods 3 and 5

At the end of March, everyone was mailed a big envelope containing your Algebra folder and/or notebook from class (if they were left in the classroom), as well as some 3rd Quarter make-up assignments, your first missing quiz and test (if applicable), and a couple letters providing more detailed information about the coming weeks. They were sent to the primary PO Box listed on your Infinite Campus file.

All of our previous class assignments are uploaded as PDFs on Infinite Campus. You are able to resubmit PDF documents with your work and/or may upload a new attachment to share your thoughts (pro tip: if you want to submit photos of your math, use the Notes app on your phone to convert them into a PDF to save data). Contact the high school during the morning if you need help accessing Infinite Campus: (605)856-3503.

Email me with any questions or concerns (or just to say hi!). I love and miss you all SO much! 

Best Times to Reach Ms. Petry
11 AM - 12 PM and 1 - 3:30 PM Mon - Fri:   1-on-1 or Small Group Zoom Help Sessions (by appointment)

*Our Zoom sessions have been going really well for those who have attended! Don't be shy about joining! :)

P.S. The website we were tracking the Coronavirus on is back up! Click the link here if you want to see our original tracking website, or here if you want to follow trends on a new website that's updated more regularly (and can isolate South Dakota cases more easily). What different variables can you track? Record the data points in a table for a few days then try plotting it out on a graph. What's the slope (rate of change)? Any other interesting patterns?


Troy Blake:   Troy.Blake@k12.sd.us

Algebra I, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, ACT Prep

AP Calculus AB/BC:

Students are all set up with Khan Academy online! Their assignments are due on April 24th, and from there we will be reviewing for the AP exam which will take place on May 12th. Parents, please reference your email inbox for more information on this new exam format and what it requires. If you did not get an email, please contact me as soon as possible!

Algebra:

You should find new, enrichment material packets in your mailbox by the end of this week or shortly after Easter. They will be sent to your address listed on Infinite Campus. Along with these new materials, I will be sending out calculators for students to perform basic calculations. Please follow the school's directions for turning in assignments. I am still developing the online portion of our class, so stay tuned!

ACT Prep:

Our new materials will mostly be in the form of paper ACT practice tests. I have yet to find a good online ACT prep program but will send an update if I do. In the mail, you will find practice tests, directions on how to complete them, and answer keys. There will also be supplemental materials if we need to focus in on a particularly difficult concept. 


Jeff Buffkin:   Jeffrey.Buffkin@k12.sd.us (757)291-5747

Geometry, Honors Geometry, Statistics

Geometry:

Assignments will be posted to Infinite Campus, as well as distributed in packets according to your internet access. This includes make-up work and new assignments. We will continue learning about circles, and then move into 3-D shapes soon. A more robust list of our topics will be available on Infinite Campus.

Be prepared to begin working on new material starting 4/5/20. Please reach out to me with any concerns or questions.

Honors Geometry:

We will continue using Google Classroom. I know all of you have access to this, but if you would prefer packets, you are more than welcome to let me know. Please contact me with any concerns or questions.

Statistics:

We will continue using Google Classroom. I know that the situation is not ideal, but we will do our best to continue with stats methods, etc. 


Keri Frese:   Keri.Frese@k12.sd.us

Pre-Algebra, Algebra II

Assignments will be posted to Infinite Campus, as well as distributed in packets according to your internet access. This includes make-up work and new assignments. New assignments will be posted to Infinite Campus, along with a schedule and ways to reach me!

If you would like to talk to me face-to-face (well, digitally face-to-face) to ask questions, work on missing assignments, or get any general help, I will have a Zoom room available at certain days and times!

Frese's Zoom Room Times
Mon 10 - 12 and 1 - 4:   Open to anyone with questions!
Tues, Wed, and Thurs 11 - 12:   Individual appointments (email me if you'd like to meet then!)
Fri 10 - 12:   Individual appointments (email me if you'd like to meet then!)

My Zoom room can be accessed with the following link: https://zoom.us/j/6188037216

I would love to see y'alls faces & help answer any questions! Please pass the word on to your friends and classmates.


Annie Painter:   Ann.Painter@k12.sd.us

General Math, Applied Math

General Math: 

Everyone has been emailed an invitation to join Google Classroom. On there you will find classroom enrichment items and assignments. Please contact me if you need any assistance in accessing the classroom or with assignments, etc.

Applied Math:

Everyone has been emailed an invitation to join Google Classroom. On there you will find classroom enrichment items and assignments. Please contact me if you need any assistance in accessing the classroom or with assignments, etc.

Please do the quiz that is posted. You are welcome to use outside resources.

*Contact me if you would like to set up a Zoom appointment/Google Classroom video call! :)


Donna Sharkey:   Donna.Sharkey@k12.sd.us

Construction Geometry


We love and miss you all so much!

Stay healthy and safe!