Hello! My name is Mr. Wells and welcome to my website.
I believe Mathematics is a abstract/symbolic language that explains how the world works. Everyone is capable of learning the language, but you you will only get out of it what you put into it. You will “train your brain” to think logically and analytically as you learn the language of Mathematics.
I also believe ” Good character isn’t about what you do when people are watching, it’s about what you do when people are not watching.” AND “Good character isn’t visible on the OUTSIDE but shines brightly from WITHIN”.
This website was created to provide my students and their parents/guardians with the resources they may need to be successful learning the language of mathematics.
This semester I am teaching:
Honors and On-Level Geometry : Students in Honors and On-Level Geometry will continue the study of the language of Mathematics by formalizing the relationships between sides and angles of polygons. They will also determine the properties of two dimensional and three dimensional geometric conics. They will solve real life.
Quantitative Literacy explores the language of mathematics as it is related to living your life. We explore banking, insurance, credit, taxes, mortgages, investments, payroll, budgeting and other skills related to operating your household and starting your own business.
Statistics and Mathematical Modeling : Semester A is an introduction to College level Statistics. Students will explore how data is collected, displayed, analyzed, and interpreted. Students gain a solid introduction into Normal Distributions, Confidence Intervals, and Hypothisis Testing. Semester B starts out with a study of Number Systems and how Number Theory plays an important part in the development of the language of Mathematics. We also prepare students with a College Prep Unit on Trigonometry, as well as an introduction to Game Theory. We provide an opportunity to explore the concepts through a student-centered learning environment. We use a variety of learning strategies to engage students and create a supportive and positive classroom. Students must be able to work in pairs/groups cooperatively.
I will also leave the “Old Geometry” tab up on my website for additional resources/
Geometry: Students in Geometry learn to build their understanding of geometric properties and reasoning through investigations of figures and shapes.
- In Unit 1, students construct and analyze geometric relationships and investigate geometric transformations [translations, rotations, and reflections].
- In Unit 2, formal logic is studied (inductive, deductive, and indirect) and students consider the validity of statements.
- In Unit 3, students study polygons and investigate the properties of regular figures. Angle and segment relationships of various polygons are examined.
- In Unit 4, polygon congruence is investigated and students study triangle congruence and its associative properties.
- In Unit 5, students investigate various properties of right triangles, as well as coordinate proofs and geometric probability.
- In Unit 6, students investigate relationships in three-dimensional figures and extend their middle school knowledge of surface area and volume.
- In Unit 7, similarity in polygons is investigated, starting with triangles and extending to other polygons. Similarity is also examined in terms of area of figures and volume of shapes.
- In Unit 8, students investigate relationships between circles and lines.
- In Unit 9, trigonometric ratios (sine, cosine, and tangent) are introduced and applied.