Janice Novonty began teaching at Sweet Grass County High School in the fall of 1999. She also taught at Saco Schools for for four years prior to moving to Big Timber. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in History from Montana State University-Billings and a Master's of Education in Secondary School Leadership. She lives in Big Timber with her husband Kris and her children Rachel & J.V.

The focus of Mathematics II is on geometry and linear expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Mathematics I as organized into 6 critical areas, or units. The link between probability and data is explored through conditional probability and counting methods, including their use in making and evaluating decisions. The study of similarity leads to an understanding of right triangle trigonometry and connects to quadratics through Pythagorean relationships. Circles, with their quadratic algebraic representations, round out the course. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that student experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
**Course description courtesy of the Common Core State Standards

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Integrated Math III

Integrated III

Prerequisite: Integrated II

The focus of Mathematics III is on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Mathematics I & II as organized into 6 critical areas, or units. The need for extending the set of rational numbers arises and real and complex numbers are introduced so that all quadratic equations can be solved. The study of similarity leads to an understanding of right triangle trigonometry and connects to quadratics through Pythagorean relationships. Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that student experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

**Course description courtesy of the Common Core State Standards

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Integrated Math II

Integrated II

Prerequisite: Integrated I

The focus of Mathematics II is on geometry and linear expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Mathematics I as organized into 6 critical areas, or units. The link between probability and data is explored through conditional probability and counting methods, including their use in making and evaluating decisions. The study of similarity leads to an understanding of right triangle trigonometry and connects to quadratics through Pythagorean relationships. Circles, with their quadratic algebraic representations, round out the course. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that student experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
**Course description courtesy of the Common Core State Standards

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Integrated Math I

Course: Integrated Math I

Prerequisite: 8th Grade Math

Integrated I is intended for students that may have struggled with mathematics in the past that need additional attention and a smaller class setting for more individualized teacher instruction. The fundamental purpose of Mathematics I is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Mathematics I uses properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. The final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied. The mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

**Course description courtesy of the Common Core State Standards

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AP Calculus AB

COURSE: Advanced Placement Calculus AB
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITES: Precalculus or equivalent course work with consent of instructor. Successful completion of first semester is a prerequisite to second semester.
CREDIT: 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Calculus AB is primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The courses emphasize a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations also are important.

AP Calculus intended to be challenging and demanding. Broad concepts and widely applicable methods are emphasized. The focus of the courses is neither manipulation nor memorization of an extensive taxonomy of functions, curves, theorems, or problem types. Thus, although facility with manipulation and computational competence are important outcomes, they are not the core of these courses. Technology should be used regularly by students and teachers to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results. Through the use of the unifying themes of derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, and applications and modeling, the course becomes a cohesive whole rather than a collection of unrelated topics.

These themes are developed using all the functions listed in the prerequisites.

**course description courtesy of AP Central

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AP Statistics

COURSE: Advanced Placement Statistics
GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITES: Algebra II/Trig. Successful completion of first semester is a prerequisite to second semester.
CREDIT: 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: AP® is a rigorous academic program built on the commitment, passion and hard work of students and educators from both secondary schools and higher education. With more than 30 courses in a wide variety of subject areas, AP provides willing and academically prepared high school students with the opportunity to study and learn at the college level. The purpose of the AP course in statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data.

Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes:

1. Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns

2. Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study

3. Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation

4. Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses

**course description courtesy of AP Central

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World History—Revolution and the Modern World

GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None
CREDIT: 1/2 per semester

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This class includes the years between 1400 and early 1900’s. Course content focuses on the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, European expansion, the Industrial Revolution and Imperialism.

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World History - Ancient World History

GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: None
CREDIT: 1/2 per semester

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This class covers Pre-history through Ancient civilizations from Egypt to China and the Americas; including classical Greece and Rome. The time frame includes the ancient civilizations to approximately 500 AD.

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Algebra II

COURSE: Algebra II & Trigonometry

GRADE: 10-12

PREREQUISITES: Algebra I & Geometry, or as a co-requisite with Geometry with consent of the instructor. Successful completion of first semester is a prerequisite to second semester.

CREDIT: 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

** course description courtesy of Common Core State Standards