Alicia Morris (seniors)

Email: alicia_morris@dpsk12.org
Phone: 720-423-4420
Degrees:
BA in Mathematics and Secondary Education
MA in Curriculum and Instruction

Nancy Sproule (juniors)

Email: nancy_sproule@dpsk12.org
Phone: 720-423-4487
Degrees:
BA in Mathematics
MAED in Education Curriculum Instruction

Mathematics SL

"This course caters for students who already possess knowledge of basic mathematical concepts, and who are equipped with the skills needed to apply simple mathematical techniques correctly. The majority of these students will expect to need a sound mathematical background as they prepare for future studies in subjects such as chemistry, economics, psychology and business administration.

The course focuses on introducing important mathematical concepts through the development of mathematical techniques. The intention is to introduce students to these concepts in a comprehensible and coherent way, rather than insisting on mathematical rigour. Students should wherever possible apply the mathematical knowledge they have acquired to solve realistic problems set in an appropriate context.

The internally assessed component, the portfolio, offers students a framework for developing independence in their mathematical learning by engaging in mathematical investigation and mathematical modelling. Students are provided with opportunities to take a considered approach to these activities and to explore different ways of approaching a problem. The portfolio also allows students to work without the time constraints of a written examination and to develop the skills they need for communicating mathematical ideas."

-IB Mathematics Subject Guide