MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
The THS Math Department is committed to achieving mathematical competence through a robust mathematics program that stresses the skills and knowledge students need to ensure 21st century readiness to succeed in work, life and citizenship.
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Illustrative Math/LearnZillion one the most highly rated math programs both by EdReports (nationally) and CURATE (MAbased) (links below):
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 making sense of problems,
 reasoning abstractly and quantitatively,
 making arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others,
 modeling with mathematics,
 making appropriate use of tools,
 attending to precision in their use of language,
 looking for and making use of structure, and
 expressing regularity in repeated reasoning.
 to ensure students understand the context and what is being asked
 ask questions to advance students’ thinking in productive ways
 help students share their work and understand others’ work through orchestrating productive discussions
 synthesize the learning with students at the end of activities and lessons
Donna Chaves
Curriculum Supervisor Mathematics 812
Taunton High School
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THS MATH TEACHERS
Altman, Marissa
Math 8 & Math Conn 10

Raposo, Michelle
Math 8


Antoni, John
Math 8 & Algebra I

Hathaway, Liz
Special Ed Math

Rocha, Joseph
Algebra I

Bourque, Blair
Special Ed Math

Scimonelli, Don (leave)
Algebra I & 21st Century


Chaperon, Toby
Special Ed Math


Couture, Chantal
Geometry & Integrated Math

Lane, Patrick
Math 8


Cullivan, Brian (leave)
Geometry



Dermody, Caitlin
Math 8 & APCS

Sullivan, Christopher
Algebra I & Geometry


Dermody, Lisa
Math 8

Sweeney, Kristen
Math 8 & Algebra II


Desjeunes, Katelynn
Geometry & Integrated Math I


Doherty, Sarah
Algebra II & Integrated Math

Murphy, Allison
Algebra II & Precalculus


Dyer, Joan
Algebra II & Programming

Quinn, Karen
Algebra I & Statistics

Burns, Ainsley
Geometry

Furtado, Jessica
Special Ed Math

Quinn, Tricia
Math Conn 10, Precalculus & AP Calculus

Sau, Karen
MATH DEPARTMENT
SECRETARY

MATH LEVELS
HONORS & ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) MATHEMATICS:
 A PREAP level designed for the motivated, highachieving learner and features a rigorous work schedule in developing sophisticated and complex learning experiences that focus on
 MA Frameworks with Common Core;
 Accelerated pacing and enrichment that includes advanced theories, modeling and principles behind concepts and theorems; and
 PreAP topics and advanced problems solving techniques
COLLEGE PREP 1 MATHEMATICS (CP1):
 An advanced college preparatory course is intended to provide a solid foundation of the frameworks, applied math practices and the corresponding theories that focus on
 MA Frameworks with Common Core standards
 Accelerated pacing and enrichment that includes advanced theories and principles behind concepts and theorems in each curricular content area.
Homework will be assigned daily. Work will be challenging and will entail additional time outside of class time to complete.
COLLEGE PREP 2 MATHEMATICS (CP2):
 A college preparatory course is designed to provide a solid foundation of the frameworks and functional math practices that focus on
 MA Frameworks with Common Core standards in each curricular content area
 Remediation of prerequisite skills as needed
HOMEWORK POLICYHomework is defined as tasks assigned to students that are to be completed during noninstructional and/or nonschool hours. Because education is a lifelong process that extends beyond the school, it is important that students recognize that learning occurs in the home and community. Homework is one means of teaching the necessary skills of independent study and learning outside the school. The Taunton Public Schools' definition of homework is very broad to include not only written work, but also related activities such as review of class notes, textbook readings, long term assignment(s), news reporting, recreational reading, and other activities that are related to classroom work.
Homework counts for approximately 5% of a student's overall grade.
Extra Help and Makeup SchedulesMath teachers schedule extra help and makeup after school a minimum of two fortyminute sessions each week. A calendar of dates is posted outside each math classroom. In addition, teachers announce the weekly schedule. In the event that a meeting conflicts with one of these sessions, the teacher will reschedule to another day when feasible. Students are encouraged to come for extra help. No signup is required. Sessions begin at 2:00 PM. CALCULATOR POLICYCalculators will be allowed for concept development and/or enrichment. Students will be encouraged to calculate by hand in order to promote their computation skills, especially for honors and A Level classes. Calculators will not be allowed on purely computational activities and tests. Students using calculators are expected to still show work on paper to communicate the thoughtprocess involved with the calculations. Scientific calculators and/or graphing calculators will be provided during lessons for each student as needed.

MCAS TUTORING  SPRING 2022Dates to come second semester. Tentative information below. The schedule is as follows:
MATH TEAMThe THS Mathematics Team competes in the Southeastern Massachusetts Conference of Mathematics League (SMCML). The Math Team is comprised of students of grades 812. Each team is made up of five students. Students practice weekly for monthly competitions. Each team has a maximum of two seniors and a minimum of one underclassman. At the end of the season, the qualifying teams go on to the State and New England Competitions. The THS Math Team meets every Thursday in D203 from 2:003:00 PM to prepare for the monthly meets. Meets are held on Wednesdays once a month (October, November, January, February, and March). 1st place Division Champions in their
new Math Team jackets

MATH INFORMATION
 Math 8 Honors, CP1 & CP2
 Algebra I Honors, CP1 & CP2
 Geometry Honors, CP1 & CP2
 Algebra II Honors, CP1 & CP2
 Precalculus Honors & CP1
 Algebra III CP2
 Integrated Math I CP2
 Statistics & Probability Honors & CP1
 AP Statistics
 Calculus Honors
 AP Calculus
 21st Century Applications of Math
 College Test Prep
 Math Connections 10
 AP Computer Principles
 Programming I CP1
 Programming II Honors
 AP Programming III
 Programming IV Honors
 Programming V Honors
 AP CALCULUS
 Tricia Quinn
 AP COMPUTER PRINCIPLES
 Caitlin Dermody
 AP PROGRAMMING
 Donna Chaves
 AP STATISTICS
 Christel Torres
 Tracy Menard
 Allison Murphy
 SAT:
 PSAT:
 SAT
 Dec 4, 2021
 Mar 12, 2022
 May 7, 2022
 Jun 4, 2022
 AP CALCULUS BC
 Mon, May 9, 2022 (AM)
 AP COMPUTER SCIENCE
 Wed, May 4, 2022 (PM)
 AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES
 Mon, May 9, 2022 (PM)
 AP STATISTICS
 Wed, May 5, 2022 (PM)
 MCAS 8th
 TBA
 MCAS 10th & 11th
 TBA
 FINALS A & B BLOCKS
 Thur, Jan 20, 2022
 FINALS C & D BLOCKS
 Fri, Jan 21, 2022