My name is Stephen Hickman. I am looking forward to guiding Forest students on their journey of exploring and using the patterns of Problem Solving, Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics to help them approach and solve the problems they will see in their future endeavors. Please look around my website. You can learn more about me and find my contact information on the Meet The Teacher page. I teach two classes for Forest, Geometry and AP Statistics. The class calendar on SKYWARD will include due dates and grades for assignments and other classroom activities.
Geometry focuses on reasoning and problem solving skills used as they study topics such as congruence and similarity, lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons and circles, as well as 2-dimensional (Square) and 3-dimensional (Cube) shapes. Students will develop critical thinking and decision making skills by connecting concepts to practical applications. The content of this course is important for students' success on both the ACT and college mathematics entrance exams, and is a required course for a high school diploma by the state of Florida. Students who complete Geometry should take Algebra 2 or Math for College Readiness next.
AP Statistics is a course aimed at also understanding patterns and departure from patterns; planning and conducting studies; exploring phenomena using probability and simulation; and estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses. We'll first start by exploring data. How is it constructing? What is the sampling method? What conclusions can be made from the data. We will then go into inferential statistics to anticipate patterns, make predictions, and test hypotheses. Students in this course must have at least completed Algebra 2, and should be anticipating applying that knowledge at the end of the course on the College Board AP Exam to obtain college credit. As such, this course will have more of a college atmosphere in teaching methods and student responsibilities.
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