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Welcome to Secondary Mathematics!

"Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn."
--Benjamin Frank
lin

 

Below are some helpful resources for parents:

DESK Standards

Mathematical Practices

The Standards for Mathematical Practice are standards that mathematics educators at all levels should strive to develop in their students. 

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

For more information, visit the Common Core Mathematics website.

Course Information

 For sequencing, refer to our Course Progressions Flow Chart

7th Grade

In 7th Grade, instructional time should focus on these critical areas:

  1. Developing understanding of an applying proportional relationships.
  2. Developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations.
  3. Solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
  4. Drawing inferences about populations based on samples

 

More information can be found by accessing the Utah State Common Core Math Standards

eTools

7th Grade Vocabulary

Use the Mathematics Dictionary for definitions!

Math Vocabulary

absolute value
acute triangle
additive inverse
adjacent angle
area
area (circle)
area (regular polygon)
area (quadrilateral)
area (triangle)
axis (pl. axes)
circumference
coefficient
commissions
complementary angles
compound events
coordinate plane
coordinate system
coordinates
cube
data
degree of visual overlap
diagram
Distributive Property
equation
equilateral triangle
estimate
evaluate
event
expression
factor
frequency
geometric figure
graph
gratuities
inequality
inferences
integers
isosceles triangle
likely event
long division
markdowns

markups
mean absolute deviation
measure of center
measure of variation
non-zero divisor
number line
obtuse triangle
ordered pair
origin
percent
percent decrease
percent error
percent increase
plane sections
polygon
population
prediction
prism
probability
proportion
proportional relationship
protractor
pyramid
quadrants
quadrilateral
quotient
random sample
rate
ratio
rational coefficient
rational number
relative frequency
repeating decimal
right prism
right rectangular prism
right rectangular pyramid
right triangle
sample space
scale
scale drawing

scalene triangle
signed number
simple interest
simulation
solution set
spread
statistical variability
statistics
substitution
supplementary angles
surface area
surface area (cube)
surface area (right prism)
tax
terminating decimal
tree diagrams
triangle
unit rate (constant of proportionality)
unlikely event
variable
vertical angle
volume
volume (cube)
volume (right prism)
x-axis
x-coordinate
y-axis
y-coordinate

Helpful Websites

Math 7 Video Library
Created by Lance Powell

Mathia
Mathia supports the Carnegie Learning Courses that are currently taught in Davis School District.  The students have been given login information from their Math teacher.  This website can be accessed from home!  All lessons are directly correlated to the lessons in student textbooks.

Khan Academy
Students can watch videos or try practice exercises to hone their mathematical skills.  Students can also view suggestions for where to go once topic mastery has been achieved.  The coach dashboard provides parental insight and help on how to support students!

Sophia
Sophia provides a large offering of free videos and tutorials.  The tutorials are taught by different teachers using a mixture of video, text, audio, and slide shows to teach bite-sized mathematical concepts.

 

Learn Zillion
Learn Zillion offers extra mathematical practice for students.

Online Math Learning
In this site, you will find interesting quizzes, practice, homework help and other materials to keep you occupied.

Brightstorm Math Videos
This website provides a vast library of video resources for different mathematical concepts.

Hippocampus Free Online Tutoring
Students and parents can both benefit from the presentations, examples, and tutorials found at Hippocampus!

Classzone
You can choose a book from the prior mathematics course names and search for videos related to different mathematical concepts.  The video tutorials are great for students and parents!

 

MobyMath
A free website that is great for identifying gaps in a student's mathematical knowledge.

Ask Dr. Math
Search the archives of Ask Dr. Math--contains questions and answers as well as examples.

Vi Hart
Victoria Hart is a recreational mathematician who explores fun mathematical topics.  Learn about hexaflexagons and infinity elephants!

8th Grade

In 8th Grade, instructional time should focus on three critical areas:

  1. Formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations.
  2. Grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships.
  3. Analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

More information can be found by accessing the Utah State Common Core Math Standards

eTools

8th Grade Vocabulary

Use the Mathematics Dictionary for definitions!

Math Vocabulary

alternate exterior angels
alternate interior angles
association
bivariate
clustering
coefficient
congruence
consecutive interior angles
corresponding angles
cube root
decimal notation
image
input
irrational number
linear
line-of-best fit
magnitude
non-linear
output

perfect cube/square
pre-image
principle square root
Pythagorean Theorem
radical
radicand
rate of change
reflection
rotation
scatterplots
scientific notation
similar figures
slope-intercept form
standard notation
substitution
transformation dilation
transversal
truncate
two-way-table
y-intercept
systems of linear equations

Helpful Websites

Math 7 Video Library
Created by Lance Powell

Mathia
Mathia supports the Carnegie Learning Courses that are currently taught in Davis School District.  The students have been given login information from their Math teacher.  This website can be accessed from home!  All lessons are directly correlated to the lessons in student textbooks.

Khan Academy
Students can watch videos or try practice exercises to hone their mathematical skills.  Students can also view suggestions for where to go once topic mastery has been achieved.  The coach dashboard provides parental insight and help on how to support students!

Sophia
Sophia provides a large offering of free videos and tutorials.  The tutorials are taught by different teachers using a mixture of video, text, audio, and slide shows to teach bite-sized mathematical concepts.

 

Learn Zillion
Learn Zillion offers extra mathematical practice for students.

Online Math Learning
In this site, you will find interesting quizzes, practice, homework help and other materials to keep you occupied.

Brightstorm Math Videos
This website provides a vast library of video resources for different mathematical concepts.

Hippocampus Free Online Tutoring
Students and parents can both benefit from the presentations, examples, and tutorials found at Hippocampus!

Classzone
You can choose a book from the prior mathematics course names and search for videos related to different mathematical concepts.  The video tutorials are great for students and parents!

 

MobyMath
A free website that is great for identifying gaps in a student's mathematical knowledge.

Ask Dr. Math
Search the archives of Ask Dr. Math--contains questions and answers as well as examples.

Vi Hart
Victoria Hart is a recreational mathematician who explores fun mathematical topics.  Learn about hexaflexagons and infinity elephants!

9th Grade

In 9th Grade Secondary Mathematics I, instructional time should focus on six critical areas:

  1. Use quantities to model and analyze situations, to interpret expressions, and create equations to describe situations.
  2. Learn function notation and develop concepts of domain and range.
  3. Analyze and explain the process of solving an equation and justifying the process used in solving a system of equations.
  4. Use regression techniques to describe approximately linear relationships between quantities.
  5. Establish triangle congruence criteria, based on analyses of rigid motions and formal constructions.
  6. Use a rectangular coordinate system to verify geometric relationships, including properties of special triangles and quadrilaterals and slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines.

More information can be found by accessing the Utah State Common Core Math Standards

eTools

Secondary Math I Vocabulary

Use the Mathematics Dictionary for definitions!

Math Vocabulary

absolute value equation
absolute value inequality
angle
area
arithmetic sequence
ASA (angle-side-angle)
association
asymptote
average rate of change
bisect
bivariate data
boundary line
box plot
categorical (qualitative) data
causation
center (measure of center)
circle
circular arc
cluster
coefficient
compositon of functions
compound inequality
conditional relative fequency
congruent
consistent system
constant percent rate
constant rate of change
constant term
continuous line or curve
coordinates
correlation coefficient
corresponding side
dependent system
discrete
distance formula
domain
dot plot
elimination (system of equations)
end behavior
equal differences
equal factors
equation
equilateral triangle
even function
exponential equation
explicit formula
exponential function

exponential regression model
expression
extrapolate
factor
function
function notation
gap
geometric sequence
half-plane
histogram
horizontal intercept
horizontal translation
inconsistent system
increasing exponentially
increasing linearly
independent system
inequalityinfintely many solutions
input
interpolate
interquartile range
intersection
interval
interval notation
joint frequency
laws of exponents
line
line of best fit
line segment
linear equation
linear function
linear regression model
marginal frequency
mean
median
numerical (quantitative) data
odd function
outlier
output
parallel lines
parallelogram
parameter
perimeter
perpendicular bisect of a segment
perpendicular lines
point
polygon
Pythagorean Theorem
quartile

range (statistics)
range
rate of change
rectangle
recursive
reflection
regression equation
regular hexagon in a circle
regular polygon
residuals
rigid motion
rotation
SAS (side-angle-side)
scatter plot
segment (line)
set builder notation
shape (statistics)
simultaneous equations
slope
slope formula
solution
solution area (shaded region)
solution point
spread
square
SSS (side-side-side)
standard deviation
statistical variability
substitution (system of equations)
system of equations (functions)
system of linear inequalities
table of values
term
transformation
translation
trapezoid
trend
triangle
two-way frequency table
vertical intercept
vertical translation
-intercept
–intercept

Helpful Websites

Math 7 Video Library
Created by Lance Powell

Mathia
Mathia supports the Carnegie Learning Courses that are currently taught in Davis School District.  The students have been given login information from their Math teacher.  This website can be accessed from home!  All lessons are directly correlated to the lessons in student textbooks.

Khan Academy
Students can watch videos or try practice exercises to hone their mathematical skills.  Students can also view suggestions for where to go once topic mastery has been achieved.  The coach dashboard provides parental insight and help on how to support students!

Sophia
Sophia provides a large offering of free videos and tutorials.  The tutorials are taught by different teachers using a mixture of video, text, audio, and slide shows to teach bite-sized mathematical concepts.

 

Learn Zillion
Learn Zillion offers extra mathematical practice for students.

Online Math Learning
In this site, you will find interesting quizzes, practice, homework help and other materials to keep you occupied.

Brightstorm Math Videos
This website provides a vast library of video resources for different mathematical concepts.

Hippocampus Free Online Tutoring
Students and parents can both benefit from the presentations, examples, and tutorials found at Hippocampus!

Classzone
You can choose a book from the prior mathematics course names and search for videos related to different mathematical concepts.  The video tutorials are great for students and parents!

 

MobyMath
A free website that is great for identifying gaps in a student's mathematical knowledge.

Ask Dr. Math
Search the archives of Ask Dr. Math--contains questions and answers as well as examples.

Vi Hart
Victoria Hart is a recreational mathematician who explores fun mathematical topics.  Learn about hexaflexagons, Mobius Strips, and infinity elephants!

10th Grade

In 10th Grade Secondary Mathematics II, instructional time should focus on six critical areas:

  1. Extend the laws of exponents to rational exponents and explore distinctions between rational and irrational numbers by considering their decimal representations.
  2. Comparing the key characteristics of quadratic functions to those of linear and exponential functions.
  3. Focusing on the structure of expressions, rewriting expressions to clarify and reveal aspects of the relationship they represent.
  4. Use language of set theory to expand the ability to compute and interpret theoretical and experimental probabilities for compound events, attending to mutually exclusive events, independent events, and conditional probability.
  5. Identify criteria for similarity of triangles, use similarity to solve problems, and apply similarity in right triangles to understand right triangle trigonometry, with particular attention to special right triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem.
  6. Prove basic theorems about circles, such as tangent line is perpendicular to a radius, inscribed angle theorem, and theorems about chords, secants, and tangents dealing with segment lengths and angle measures.

More information can be found by accessing the Utah State Common Core Math Standards

eTools

Helpful Websites

Math 7 Video Library
Created by Lance Powell

Mathia
Mathia supports the Carnegie Learning Courses that are currently taught in Davis School District.  The students have been given login information from their Math teacher.  This website can be accessed from home!  All lessons are directly correlated to the lessons in student textbooks.

Khan Academy
Students can watch videos or try practice exercises to hone their mathematical skills.  Students can also view suggestions for where to go once topic mastery has been achieved.  The coach dashboard provides parental insight and help on how to support students!

Sophia
Sophia provides a large offering of free videos and tutorials.  The tutorials are taught by different teachers using a mixture of video, text, audio, and slide shows to teach bite-sized mathematical concepts.

 

Learn Zillion
Learn Zillion offers extra mathematical practice for students.

Online Math Learning
In this site, you will find interesting quizzes, practice, homework help and other materials to keep you occupied.

Brightstorm Math Videos
This website provides a vast library of video resources for different mathematical concepts.

Hippocampus Free Online Tutoring
Students and parents can both benefit from the presentations, examples, and tutorials found at Hippocampus!

Classzone
You can choose a book from the prior mathematics course names and search for videos related to different mathematical concepts.  The video tutorials are great for students and parents!

 

MobyMath
A free website that is great for identifying gaps in a student's mathematical knowledge.

Ask Dr. Math
Search the archives of Ask Dr. Math--contains questions and answers as well as examples.

Vi Hart
Victoria Hart is a recreational mathematician who explores fun mathematical topics.  Learn about hexaflexagons, Mobius Strips, and infinity elephants!

11th Grade

In 11th Grade Secondary Mathematics III, instructional time should focus on four critical areas:

  1. Experience how visual displays and summary statistics relate to different types of data and to probability distributions.
  2. Develop structural similarities between the system of polynomials and the system of integers.
  3. Develop the Laws of Sines and Cosines in order to find missing measures of general (not necessarily right) triangles.
  4. Extend work with exponential functions to include solving exponential equations with logarithms.

More information can be found by accessing the Utah State Common Core Math Standards

eTools

Helpful Websites

Math 7 Video Library
Created by Lance Powell

Mathia
Mathia supports the Carnegie Learning Courses that are currently taught in Davis School District.  The students have been given login information from their Math teacher.  This website can be accessed from home!  All lessons are directly correlated to the lessons in student textbooks.

Khan Academy
Students can watch videos or try practice exercises to hone their mathematical skills.  Students can also view suggestions for where to go once topic mastery has been achieved.  The coach dashboard provides parental insight and help on how to support students!

Sophia
Sophia provides a large offering of free videos and tutorials.  The tutorials are taught by different teachers using a mixture of video, text, audio, and slide shows to teach bite-sized mathematical concepts.

 

Learn Zillion
Learn Zillion offers extra mathematical practice for students.

Online Math Learning
In this site, you will find interesting quizzes, practice, homework help and other materials to keep you occupied.

Brightstorm Math Videos
This website provides a vast library of video resources for different mathematical concepts.

Hippocampus Free Online Tutoring
Students and parents can both benefit from the presentations, examples, and tutorials found at Hippocampus!

Classzone
You can choose a book from the prior mathematics course names and search for videos related to different mathematical concepts.  The video tutorials are great for students and parents!

 

MobyMath
A free website that is great for identifying gaps in a student's mathematical knowledge.

Ask Dr. Math
Search the archives of Ask Dr. Math--contains questions and answers as well as examples.

Vi Hart
Victoria Hart is a recreational mathematician who explores fun mathematical topics.  Learn about hexaflexagons, Mobius Strips, and infinity elephants!

Acceleration

Mathematics Acceleration Options

About ten percent of students are candidates for acceleration as they enter junior high, and Davis District strives to identify and support them where appropriate. 

The DESK Standards have been carefully structured to emphasize certain concepts during specific courses, therefore students may not ‘skip’ a math course as this would put them at a disadvantage in future courses.  Davis District supports a variety of paths for acceleration.  Please refer to the Course Progressions Flow Chart.

Accelerated students should take math every year while in high school.  Data shows that students who accelerate and then sit out a year of math in high school lose the advantage of acceleration.  The purpose of acceleration should be to enable students to take additional advanced math courses while in high school rather than complete the requirements early.  Data shows that there is a negative effect on mathematical knowledge when students miss a year of math classes before high school graduation.

Accelerated Mathematics FAQ

Why accelerate?

  • To enable students to take MORE (additional) advanced math courses in high school

 Who should accelerate?

  • Students wanting to take both AP Calculus and AP Statistics in high school 
  • Those planning to pursue a career in a STEM field

How?

Any student may accelerate by successfully completing: 

  • Summer online course for 7th or 8th grade
  • Summer USTAR full course class following 9th, or 10th grade

 What's missing?

Possible Problem

  • All junior highs may not be teaching Secondary II Honors for ninth grade students.
  • Parents are responsible for transporting students to high schools if Secondary II Honors is not taught in their local junior high

Tabs

Entering 7th Grade Students

Seventh grade students entering Davis School District junior highs and wanting to accelerate their mathematics courses have two ways to qualify for the 2-in-1 Accelerated math course. 

1.  Students scoring above 440 on the 5th grade SAGE test are pre-identified as possible candidates for the 2-in-1 Accelerated Math Class.  Because 6th grade SAGE scores are not available until the end of the 6th grade year, 5th grade Sage scores are used to pre-identify those students that may qualify.  Students who pre-identify from their 5th grade SAGE score but do not receive a school approved 6th grade SAGE score and a proficiency score of 4 will not be registered in the 7th grade 2-in-1 Accelerated Math class.

 2.   Students may also pre-identify by taking the quantitative portion of the nationally normed CogAT test and score 90 or above.  Pre-identified and qualifying students are not required to take the accelerated course. 

 

 

2-in-1 Class 
Most junior highs will be offering a course that covers both 7th and 8th grade concepts during a student’s seventh grade year.   This is NOT a self-select class.  Only those who qualify with testing will have the option to take this class

CogAT testing was done in February, March, and April.  There will be one final testing August 6, 2018  3:30 pm, testing lasts about 45 minutes. To register contact:

Margo Hammond
mhammond@dsdmail.net 
801-402-5251
Kendell Building, Second Floor
70 East 100 North
Farmington, Utah 84025

The Accelerated 2-in1 Math course will compact the mathematics concepts rather than skipping concepts. It will move at a faster pace than the Honors classes which will enable students to complete four courses of math while in junior high.  They will have the opportunity to complete 7th Grade Math, 8th Grade Math, Secondary I Honors Math, and Secondary II Honors Math.  If the Secondary II Honors course is not available in the junior high it will be the parent's responsibility to transport the student to a school where it is taught.

7th Grade Acceleration Options

For students who have just completed 7th grade, there are two options for acceleration:

1.      Two-in-One Class This course will be offered in most junior highs and compacts the mathematics concepts from 7th Grade and 8th Grade math into the seventh grade year.  It will move at an accelerated pace which enables students to complete four courses of math while in junior high. This course is not a self-select course.

2.      Summer Math Acceleration Program Any student may take the 7th Grade Summer On-line accelerated course. That course will begin the first of May and needs to be completed by August 2, 2018. 

Students may register by completing the registration form and sending it along with the $45 fee to:

Davis School District
c/o Margo Hammond
70 E 100 N
Farmington, UT 84025 

Students completing this course with all test scores above 85% may enroll in 8th Grade Honor math in their 7th grade year.  Tests will be given at the Northern Utah Testing Center 130 N. Main, Farmington.

Student may determine when they feel ready to take a test. Students should study the materials and practice until they feel confident in their ability to do well. Some tests may take over an hour, so plan to finish by the end of the testing times. Testing time allows for only one test a day.

Call 801-402-5385 to set an appintment.

Testing is available:
June 4 - July 25

Monday mornings 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday afternoons 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

July 30-August 2
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Students challenging the final test may test the first two weeks of June during Monday mornings or Wednesday afternoons.  The test may only be challenged once. 

8th Grade Acceleration Options

Any student who has successfully completed 7th Grade Mathematics is eligible to take the Summer Online 8th Grade course.  This course begins May 1, 2018 and needs to be completed by August 3, 2018.

Students may register by completing the registration form and sending it along with the $45 fee to:

Davis School District
c/o Margo Hammond
70 E 100 N
Farmington, UT 84025

Students completing this course with all test scores above 85% may enroll in Secondary I Honor math in their 8th grade year.  Tests will be given at the Northern Utah Testing Center 130 N. Main, Farmington.

CogAT Testing

Qualifying students who are entering 7th Grade and who are interested in accelerating their math studies must pre-identify for the 2-in-1 Math course offered to 7th grade students. This course enables students to complete four years of math while they are in junior high.  Students desiring to take this class may pre-identify in one of two ways:

  1. A student scoring 435 or higher on their 5th grade SAGE will pre-identify as a possible placement in the 2-in-1 Accelerated course. 
  2. Scoring 90 or higher on the CogAT test will also pre-identify a student.

Charter and home school students who cannot show a 5th grade SAGE score may be given the CogAT test for a $45.00 fee.

Testing Results

  • Elementary schools will notify parents of testing scores
  • Junior highs will receive copies of testing scores

 

CogAT testing

      Testing was done in February, March, and April.  There will be one final testing 

      August 6, 2018  3:30 pm

      Testing lasts about 45 minutes

If you missed the testing window in February, March, and April, you may contact:
Margo Hammond
mhammond@dsdmail.net
801-402-5251
to register for the August make-up CogAT test. 
We do NOT retest students.

Summer On-Line Acceleration Information

The on-line accelerated mathematics course has videos, examples, practice problems, resources, and practice tests to help you prepare for tests that you are required to pass with at least 85% correct.  The course is broken into four terms with a corresponding test and a final test that covers the entire course.  All tests will be given at the DSD Testing Center, 130 N. Main Farmington.  Parents are not allowed in the lab during testing, but are welcome to sit outside the room to wait for their student.

After registering, students will receive log-on information through their DSD email or the email they listed on their registration.  They will be given access through Canvas to the course they are taking.

Each student may determine when they are ready to take a test. A testing schedule guide is available at the end of this letter. Study the materials and practice till you feel confident in your ability to do well.  Some tests may take over an hour, so plan to finish by the end of the testing times.  Testing time allows for only one test a day.  

REGISTRATION

  • Begins April 1, 2018 and continues through June
  • $45.00 fee (Check made out to Davis School District)
  • Charter school students must have their charter school pay an access fee of $75, plus students pay a registaion fee of $45. 

 

CLASS DATES

 

  • May 1, 2018 Class opens
  • August 3, 2018 Class closes

 

TESTING

 

  • 4 term tests with 85% or better scores
  • Summative final test with 85% or better score
  • May retake each test once, one week wait before retaking a test
  • Students will NOT receive a letter grade for this class.  They will receive a 'P' for pass.
  • Allow at least one hour for taking each test

All tests will be at DSD Testing Center 130 N. State, Farmington.  Enter through the northwest doors.

 

CHALLENGE THE COURSE

The challenge is optional

Sign up for the online course ($45 fee) 

  • Take the final course exam and pass with 85% or better.
  • Students may challenge the final test on the following dates:  June
  • Students not receiving 85% or higher on a challenge will be required to take the entire course and all five tests to qualify for the accelerated course in the fall of 2017.
  • Students not receiving 85% or higher on the challenge test will only have ONE additional opportunity to take the final course exam at the end of the course.

 

 INSTRUCTOR:

  

Student help is available via email with the course instructor: 
Stacey Barney  sbarney@dsdmail.net

Please direct email questions to the instructor.   You will receive a response within 24 hours.

 

TESTING SCHEDULE

 

You will need to register for a testing time. 

Contact 801-402-5385 or 801-402-5305 to set up a testing time on the testing days.

 Mondays 8:00am-12:00 noon                                    Wednesday 12:00 noon-4:00pm

June 4                                                                          June 6

June 11                                                                        June 13

June 18                                                                        June 20

June 25                                                                        June 27

July 2                                                                           July 4 NO TESTING

July 9                                                                           July 11

July 16                                                                         July 18

July 23 NO TESTING                                                    July 25

 

Final Testing Week 8:00am-4:00pm

July 30 Kendell Lab 8:00am-4:00pm

July 31 Kendell Lab 8:00am-4:00pm

August 1 Testing Center 8:00am-4:00pm

August 2 1-4 Kendell Lab

Testing is not available after August 2

By accelerating your math courses you will be able to take AP Calculus as a junior and AP Statistics as a senior.  

Parent Resources

"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents"
-- Jane D. Hull

Utah Middle School Math Project
A partnership project from the University of Utah for 7th and 8th Grade Math resources.


Where's my book?
Information on how to access the text book your student is using in math class.
 

Carnegie On-Line Resources
Information on how to access online resources for your student.

Programs Available for High School Students at Local Universities

Weber State University

Office of Access & Outreach:  Its mission is to increase the participation through access and outreach partnerships that encourage underrepresented students to pursue and complete a secondary education.  This division of WSU offers the following programs:

Student to Student: This program provides college access resources and academic support services to to underrepresented students.  This program is available for students at Clearfield, Layton, Northridge, Syracuse, and Woods Cross High Schools.

Gear-Up:  This is a federally funded program designed to help students succeed in high school and achieve college graduation.  The program helps students with financial aid awareness, college campus visits, ACT Preparation, and assistance with FAFSA completion.  It is available for students at Clearfield, Layton, and Mountain High School.

Upward Bound:  Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for high school students designed to help build academic and social skills and generate a positive attitude toward success in their education.  Students participate with the Upward Bound program for the duration of their high school enrollment.  Part of Upward Bound is the availability of computer labs for students enrolled in the program.  In Davis, the computer lab is located at 2750 University Park Blvd. 

Native American Scholarships:  One-year (two-semester) award waivers for 50% of in-state tuition and general fees at Weber State University only. This is open to new freshmen and transfer students to Weber State University.


University of Utah

Office for Equity and Diversity:  This office is committed to enhancing student success, recruiting future leaders, and engaging with key community members on and off campus.  Programs include the following:

First Year Diversity Scholars: First Year Diversity Scholars program supports students through a personalized campus orientation, regular interactions with faculty and staff of color, academic advising, multiple mentoring relationships, and off-campus community engagement opportunities.

AdvisingScholarshipsStudent Groups, and more!

The Refugees Bridge Program: The REFUGES Bridge Program, launched in 2013, is designed for incoming University of Utah freshmen who are interested in majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) field. The program provides young people with a supportive peer group and a unique summer opportunity to live on campus, attend classes, and jumpstart their college experience. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

TRIO Programs:  The TRIO Programs, through a supportive environment, empower underrepresented students to access postsecondary education & to achieve academic success leading to a postsecondary degree.


Scholarship and Financial Aid

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States.

ABET stands for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.  ABET, Inc., is a non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied and natural science: computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

AISES Chevron

AISES stands for American Indian Science and Engineering Society

American Indian, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America who are students in higher education are eligible for these scholarships. The scholarship supports students with technical and leadership accomplishments, as well as a commitment to and passion for the energy field. The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing STEM degrees, as well as business related studies.

Affordable ONLINE Colleges offers assistance with scholarships and financial aid:

  • directory of undergraduate and graduate scholarships
  • tips on how to apply
  • student organizations
  • advice from education experts 
  • general resources

Click here to find a guidebook geared toward the African-American student. The guide includes a directory of undergraduate and graduate scholarships, offers tips on how to apply, and has advice from education experts in the black community.


Professional Associations

ENGINEERING

NACME:  National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

NAMEPA:  National Association of Multicultural Engineering Programs Advocates

AISES: The American Indian Science and Engineering Society

NSBE:  National Association of Black Engineers

SHPE:  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

SWE:  Society of Women Engineers

WEPAN:  Women in Engineering ProActive Network

The Engineer Girl:  Sponsored by the National Academy of Engineers

 SCIENCE

SACNAS:  Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

MAES:  Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists


ARTICLES

"Mentoring Is the Key to Increasing Minority and Women’s Participation in STEM Education, Researchers Say at the Emerging Researchers Network Conference" O'Neil, Kathleen. (2016, March 8). AAAS NEWS

"5 Ways to Support Minority STEM Students" Lou, Nicole. (2015, September 17).  Popular Science

"Supporting Minority Students in Science" Hrabowski, Freeman A.  (2012).  VUE:Voices in Urban Education

"Her Scientific Discovery: Support" Gonzalez, Angela. (2017, February 25).  New York Times

"Promoting Minorities in STEM Fields:  A Success Story" Mock, Geoffrey  (2016, February 24).  Duke Today

USTAR Summer Mathematics Program

General Information

 

Summer Mathematics Program by USTAR
2018 District Registration Form

The Davis School District is pleased to provide summer mathematics courses for original credit, credit recovery, remediation and enrichment opportunities.  These courses are made possible by willing teachers and funds from the legislative USTAR grant.  Students will find all the information about each individual course below.  Students may register for these courses with their school counselors or by printing and mailing the application form below with appropriate registration fee.  There is a $10 non-refundable course fee for all Davis School District students wishing to participate and meet the registration deadline.  Courses are filled on a first come first-served basis and spaces are limited.  Please be aware of any course policies and expectations prior to registering to ensure that students do not register and then drop before classes start.

This year’s summer mathematics program offers Davis School District students opportunities for original credit in courses Secondary Math I Honors, Secondary Math II Honors. Secondary Math III Honors, recovery credit in Secondary Math I, Math II or Math III, and/or skill building in preparation for their next course in mathematics.  Teachers have been selected for their enthusiasm, experience, and excellence and will engage students in a variety of experiences aimed at fostering depth of mathematical understanding.

Summer Course FAQ:

Location:
All courses listed will be held at Centennial Junior High School.

Attendance:
Students  may miss no more than 4 days to still receive credit for the course.  No partial credit is given.  Absent students need to work with the teachers to make up any work missed.

Textbooks:
All necessary text resources will be provided free of charge to students.

Full Year Courses to Be Offered

Secondary Math I Honors – 1.0 Credit Available

Designed for students who have successfully completed Math 8 or Math 8 Honors, or for those who wish for a thorough review of Secondary Math I Honors content before proceeding to Secondary Math II Honors. This course covers all Secondary Math I content as well as the Secondary Math I Honors topics. 

Secondary Math II Honors – 1.0 Credit Available

Designed for students who have successfully completed Secondary Math I Honors, or for those who wish for a thorough review of Secondary Math II Honors content before proceeding to Secondary Math III Honors.  This course covers all Secondary Math II content as well as the Secondary Math II Honors topics. 

Secondary Math III Honors – 1.0 Credit Available

Designed for students who have successfully completed Secondary Math I and II Honors, or Secondary Math III or for those who wish for a thorough review of Secondary Math III Honors content before proceeding to AP Calculus.  This course covers all Secondary Math III content as well as the Secondary Math III Honors topics.   

Secondary Math I,Math II or Math III Credit Recovery –

0.25 Credit Available per term completed

Designed for students who have previously been unsuccessful in Secondary Math I, Math II or Math III, or those who wish for more review of the content before proceeding to their next math course.  Work will be completed using a combination of online coursework and work with a teacher and a competency exam for each term needed.  A teacher will be available to assist students.


 Transition (Bridge) Courses to Be Offered

6th Grade to 7th Grade Transition – No Credit

Session 1:  July 30-Aug 9  – Monday thru Thursday – 8:00 to 11:00 am – Centennial Junior High School

Session 2:  July 30-Aug 9  – Monday thru Thursday – 12:00 to 3:00 pm – Centennial Junior High School

Designed for 6th graders moving into 7th grade.  Course topics include those most misunderstood from 6th grade that are necessary for success in 7th Grade Mathematics.  Both sessions cover the same content.  Register for only one (1) session.

7th Grade to 8th Grade Transition – No Credit

Session 1:  July 30-Aug 9  – Monday thru Thursday – 8:00 to 11:00 am – Centennial Junior High School

Session 2:  July 30-Aug 9  – Monday thru Thursday – 12:00 to 3:00 pm – Centennial Junior High School

Designed for 7th graders moving into 8th grade.  Course topics include those most misunderstood from 7th grade that are necessary for successful transition to 8th Grade Mathematics.   Both sessions cover the same content.  Register for only one (1) session.

8th Grade to Secondary Math 1 (9th Grade) Transition – No Credit

Session 1:  July 30-Aug 9  – Monday thru Thursday – 8:00 to 11:00 am – Centennial Junior High School

Session 2:  July 30-Aug 9  – Monday thru Thursday – 12:00 to 3:00 pm – Centennial Junior High School

Designed for 8th graders moving into 9th grade.  Course topics include those most misunderstood from 8th grade that are necessary for successful transition to Secondary Math 1.  Both sessions cover the same content.  Register for only one (1) session.

Secondary Math I to Secondary Math II Transition– No Credit

Session 1:  July 30-Aug 9  – Monday thru Thursday – 8:00 to 3:00 pm – Centennial Junior High School

Designed for students who have previously completed Secondary Math 1and would like a review before beginning Secondary Math II. Course topics include only those most misunderstood from Secondary Math I that are necessary for successful transition to Secondary Math II.  THIS IS NOT CREDIT RECOVERY. 

 

Registration:
To register, complete this Form and send it, with appropriate course fee, to:

Curriculum & Instruction - Margo Hammond
70 East 100 North
P.O. Box 588
Farmington, Utah 84025

Make checks payable to Davis School District.

The registration fee is non-refundable.  If you decide to drop the course after initial registration you will lose the registration fee.

If you have any questions about registration please contact Margo Hammond at mhammond@dsdmail.net or 801-402-5251

Charter School Information

 

Summer Mathematics Program by USTAR
2018 Charter School Registration Form

The Davis School District is pleased to provide summer mathematics courses for original credit, credit recovery, remediation and enrichment opportunities.  These courses are made possible by willing teachers and funds from the legislative USTAR grant.  Students will find all the information about each individual course below.  Students may register for these courses by printing and mailing a completed application form below with appropriate registration fees. Courses are filled on a first come first-served basis and spaces are limited.  Please be aware of any course policies and expectations prior to registering to ensure that students do not register and then drop before classes start.

This year’s summer mathematics program is pleased to invite participation from Charter school students in the following
opportunities for original credit in Courses from Secondary Math 1 to Secondary Math III Honors. Participation is contingent upon approval of the student’s Charter School and payment of a $75 fee paid by the Charter School and a $10 course fee from the student. Teachers have been selected for their enthusiasm, experience, and excellence and will engage students in a variety of experiences aimed at fostering depth of mathematical understanding.

 

Summer Course FAQ

Location:
All courses listed will be held at Centennial Junior High School.

Attendance:
Students  may miss no more than 4 days to still receive credit for the course.  No partial credit is given.  Absent students need to work with the teachers to make up any work missed.

Textbooks:
All necessary text resources will be provided free of charge to students.

Full Year Courses to Be Offered

Secondary Math I Honors – 1.0 Credit Available

Designed for students who have successfully completed Math 8 or Math 8 Honors, or for those who wish for a thorough review of Secondary Math I Honors content before proceeding to Secondary Math II Honors. This course covers all Secondary Math I content as well as the Secondary Math I Honors topics. 

Secondary Math II Honors – 1.0 Credit Available

Designed for students who have successfully completed Secondary Math I Honors, or for those who wish for a thorough review of Secondary Math II Honors content before proceeding to Secondary Math III Honors.  This course covers all Secondary Math II content as well as the Secondary Math II Honors topics. 

Secondary Math III Honors – 1.0 Credit Available

Designed for students who have successfully completed Secondary Math I and II Honors, or Secondary Math III or for those who wish for a thorough review of Secondary Math III Honors content before proceeding to AP Calculus.  This course covers all Secondary Math III content as well as the Secondary Math III Honors topics.   

Secondary Math I,Math II or Math III Credit Recovery –

0.25 Credit Available per term completed

 

Designed for students who have previously been unsuccessful in Secondary Math I, Math II or Math III, or those who wish for more review of the content before proceeding to their next math course.  Work will be completed using a combination of online coursework and work with a teacher and a competency exam for each term needed.  A teacher will be available to assist students.

 

 

Registration:
To register, complete this Form and send it, with appropriate course fee, to:

Curriculum & Instruction - Margo Hammond
70 East 100 North
P.O. Box 588
Farmington, Utah 84025

Make checks payable to Davis School District.

The registration fee is non-refundable.  If you decide to drop the course after initial registration you will lose the registration fee.

If you have any questions about registration please contact Margo Hammond at mhammond@dsdmail.net or 801-402-5251.

Student STEM Opportunities

STEM Expo
Davis Conference Center

Utah STEM Fest
South Town Expo Center, Sandy Utah

Parent Daughter Engineering Day
Weber State University

Engineering Day
University of Utah

Hour of Code
Online

SheTech
South Towne Expo Center

Make Salt Lake
Salt Lake City


Mathematics Mission:  Collaborating with schools, students, parents, and community to foster educational excellence in mathematics!

Mathematics Vision:  All students should have opportunities to become proficient in mathematics, utilizing problem-solving and critical-thinking skills while developing a commitment to life-long learning.

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Lindsey Henderson
Secondary Mathematics Specialist
PO Box 588
Farmington, UT 84025
Office: 801.402.5288
Cell: 801.906.9404
Email: lhenderson@dsdmail.net