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Mathematics Department

Graduation Requirements
Serra students are required to complete four credits in Mathematics.

Instructors
Mrs. Kathleen Sigg                Mr. Michael Betler                Ms. Ashley Dorn                Ms. Lauren Harter                Mrs. Beverly Koch
                     Chair
           412-751-2020 ext. 317         412-751-2020 ext. 307        412-751-2020 ext. 316           412-751-2020                412-751-2020 ext. 308                    siggk@serrahs.org                betlerm@serrahs.org              dorna@serrahs.org          harterl@serrahs.org                kochb@serrahs.org  
                                                                                                  Ms. Dorn's Website

Course Offerings
Grade Level 1 Level 3 Level 5  Level 5
 9Algebra, Part 1 Algebra I Algebra I

 Algebra II
10 Algebra, Part 2 Geometry Algebra II 

Geometry 
 11Geometry Algebra II Geometry Pre-Calculus*/Pre-Calculus Trig or College Pre-Calculus
 12Algebra II/Trigonometry Trigonometry,
Advanced Algebra or
College Pre-Calculus
 Pre-Calculus*/Pre-Calculus Trig or College Pre-Calculus Engineering Calculus*
Business Calculus*
Statistics*

*Denotes classes that are available for "College In High School" credit

Level Description for Math Progression
Level 1:  The level 1 track is for the student who needs more support with math.  It includes four years of math.  Since the most important part of any sequence of classes 

Level 3:  This is the normal sequence of classes for a college prep student.  Our level 3 students take Algebra as a freshmen, Geometry as a sophomore, Algebray 2 as a junior and Trigonometry/Advance Algebra as a senior.  These students are prepared for either Calculus or College Algebra/Trig when entering college.

Level 5:  The level 5 student at Serra is an exceptional math student.  Our objective in level 5 is to prepare this student to take Calculus during his/her senior year.  Our level 5 students take a sequence of Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry 2, Pre-Calculus Mathematics, Pre-Calculus Trigonometry by the end of their junior year.  In the senior year, students have an opportunity to take Business Calculus, Calculus, or Statistics.  Senior level 7 classes are offered for college credit through the University of Pittsburgh.  Computer Programming electives are also available for these students.

Electives Offered

 CourseLevel/Grades Offered Description 
 Computer Programming 1Level 5 - Grades 11, 12 Intro to Computer Programming 
  Computer Programming 2 Level 5 - Grades 11, 12Sorting techniques, sequential filing, and various types of data structures 
  Computer Programming 3 Level 5 - Grades 11, 12Sorting techniques, sequential filing, and various types of data structures 
  Computer Programming 4 Level 5 - Grades 11, 12Sorting techniques, sequential filing, and various types of data structures 
 Statistics Level 7 - 12Intro to Statistics 

College In High School Credits Offered through the University of Pittsburgh
 Course NumberCourse Title Credits 
 Math 0120Business Calculus 4
 Math 0220 Analytical Geometry & Calculus 1*4 
 Stat 0200Basic Applied Statistics 4 

*Students may elect to take the Calculus AB Advanced Placement test.

College In High School Credits Offered Through Seton Hill University
 Course NumberCourse Title Credits 
 MA120 Pre-Calculus Mathematics

Technology
All students are required to have and use a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator and a chrome book.

Interactive white boards are utilized in most classrooms.

Academic Competitions
Pennsylvania Math League:  Monthly state-wide contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Mathematics League

TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude in Mathematics & Science) - Annual competition sponsored by Technology Student Association