Mathematics

Welcome to the Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science

Mrs. Melissa Heike
Supervisor of Mathematics and Technology
(908) 879-6404 ext. 1503
mheike@wmrhsd.org


At West Morris Central, our teachers are committed to developing mathematical thinkers.  Instruction is grounded in the Standards for Mathematical Practice which are summarized in the image below.

Standards for Mathematical Practice

Highly effective math students, regardless of course or level, share a core group of habits.  They:
*Ask and answer questions in class.
*View mistakes as learning opportunities. 
*Reflect on errors and take specific steps to understand and correct them.
*Work collaboratively with teachers and peers.
*Value growth.
*Self-advocate and seek help when needed.

Department faculty members are committed to student success.  Each teacher maintains office hours afterschool and/or during the school day to meet with students.  In addition, we staff the Math Resource Room every period of the day and during lunch for students to get extra help in mathematics on an as-needed basis.

Curriculums for all of our course offerings can be found below.


Recommended Course Sequence

Grade 9

Algebra 1

Studies/Academic/Advanced

Geometry

Advanced/Honors

Grade 10

Geometry

Studies/Academic/Advanced

Algebra 2

Advanced/Honors

Grade 11

Algebra 2

Studies/Academic/Advanced

PreCalculus

Advanced/Honors

Grade 12

Foundations of College Math

Academic

IB Math Studies

Advanced


PreCalculus

Advanced

IB Math Studies

Advanced


Calculus

Advanced

Calculus

IB-SL or AP-AB


Calculus BC

IB-HL/AP

Prob and Stat

Advanced

AP Statistics

AP Statistics

 

Valuable Support Websites

Desmos
An online graphing calculator which allows users to graph functions, plot data, evaluate equations, explore transformations, and much more – for free!

IXL
IXL is an immersive, adaptive learning program that provides a personalized learning opportunity for students.  A comprehensive K-12 math curriculum allows students to review and remediate math skills from previous grades, work on current learning objectives, or explore other areas of mathematical interest.  Many of our teachers use IXL to support course objectives.  All freshman and sophomore students are provided with an IXL account that they can access anytime.  

KhanAcademy
KhanAcademy provides free courses, lessons, and practice on a comprehensive list of math courses.  

Mathispower4u
This site provides over 5,000 free mini-lessons and example videos with no ads. The videos are organized by course and topic. 

Wolfram|Alpha
Wolfram|Alpha is a computational search engine for computing answers and providing knowledge.  It works by using its vast store of expert-level knowledge and algorithms to automatically answer questions, do analysis and generate reports.