Welcome to the Lane Tech Math Department home page.
On this website, you will find:
links to teacher websites
contact info for teachers/department
math curriculum outline
practice final exams
faculty picture and info
The mathematics department offers classes ranging from Algebra I through Calculus and Statistics, in regular, honors, and Advanced Placement sequences. After the core subjects have been completed in a students’ curriculum, we have 6 additional electives (at varying levels) from which the students can choose to enrich or enhance their mathematics education. While we continue to teach basic math concepts and skills that have been part of our curriculum for years, we recognize the need to be aware of the latest trends in mathematics education and implement effective ones. An emphasis on a multi-representational approach to functions is made in all of our classes. We are currently aligning our curriculum to the Common Core State Standards.
We expect all of our teachers to be proficient in a wide variety of technology applications in their instruction; including LCD projectors, document cameras, graphing calculators, iPads, various software applications, and mobile computer labs. Group work and hands-on problem solving opportunities are provided to students throughout our curriculum. In addition to our commitment to the school wide initiative of improving the technology skills of our students, we include in our lessons activities that fully support the system wide literacy initiative.
The placement of students into honors classes is initially done by the Freshman Admissions Office standards based on entrance exam scores. Students can be placed into our honors classes after their freshman year with “A” grades in their regular level prerequisite math classes and the recommendations of their math teachers. Our best problem solvers are encouraged to join the math team-which competes in citywide, regional, and state competitions. We provide math support for students who fall behind in their classes through daily tutoring opportunities by math teachers during lunch in our “Math Lab”; after school tutoring through a daily classroom tutoring schedule; and on Saturday mornings at Lane throughout the school year. Tutorial CDs, online textbook access, and practice workbooks are available for students in the core subject areas (Algebra, Geometry, and Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry, and Pre-calculus). Students in our A.P. classes have access to additional software to prepare them for the A.P. exams.