Mathematics Department Philosophy

The Mathematics Department works to build-up a student's confidence and self-esteem by enhancing their competency and understanding in mathematics. Specifically, the members of the Mathematics Department aim to develop their students as problem-solvers; to encourage and expect them to apply learned concepts in situations beyond the realm of the classroom; to think clearly and logically; and to master those concepts and skills necessary for further study and for life."












             
FREE 
MATH TUTORING

The Math department, in conjunction with Math Honor Society, offers after-school
math tutoring for students in any math class, Algebra 1 and up.   Schedule is posted in
the Media Center.
Help is offered most Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:00 until 3:30.  Help is 
available some Wednesdays, from 2:30 until 3:00.   

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Math Students Achieve Above Global Levels

 

The Advanced Placement Calculus AB course is offered to CCC students who have
successfully completed Honors PreCalculus by their junior year.  This course awards
college calculus credit at most universities if students attain at least a 3 out of a possible 5
on this exam.  Level 5 is considered by the College Board as students who are “extremely
well-qualified” , level 4 students are considered “well-qualified”, level 3 students are
considered “qualified”, level 2 students are considered “possibly qualified” and level 1
students are not given a recommendation.   The chart below describes how CCC students
(CCC %) do compared to all students (Global %) at each level.  On average, twenty-eight
students are in Clearwater Central Catholic’s Calculus AB classand on average 172,000
students take this exam globally.

AP Calculus AB Grade Earned

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

 

 

 

CCC %

Global %

CCC %

Global %

CCC %

Global %

CCC %

Global %

CCC %

Global %

 

 

% of students in 2003-2004

0%

23.00%

9.10%

17.60%

18.20%

19%

45.50%

19.90%

27.30%

20.40%

 

 

% of students in 2004-2005

4.80%

25.40%

19%

16.80%

33.30%

17.80%

14.30%

19.50%

28.60%

20.70%

 

 

% of students in 2005-2006

0%

23.20%

0%

15.50%

16.70%

18.60%

42.30%

20.50%

42.30%

22.30%

 

 

% of students in 2006-2007

0%

25.90%

0%

15.50%

31.60%

19.10%

26.30%

18.80%

42.10%

20.70%

 

 

% of students in 2007-2008

8.30%

24.9%

4.20%

15.5%

8.30%

17.9%

29.20%

18.7%

50%

23%

 

 

% of students in 2008-2009

0%

25.1%

20.8%

15.5%

29.2%

18%

25%

18.7%

25%

22.7%

 

 

% of students in 2009-2010

22.2%

33.3%

16.7%

11.3%

27.8%

18.1%

27.8%

16.4%

5.6%

20.9%

 

 

% of students in 2010-2011

15.2%

33.4%

9.1%

10.7%

27.3%

18.5%

21.2%

16.4%

27.3%

21.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Data as reported on www.apcentral.collegeboard.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Department Goals

After completing four years of mathematics at CCC, a student will:

Develop the power to abstract concepts in a given situation and transfer this 
knowledge to new situations.

Master those concepts and skills necessary for further study in mathematics 
and related fields.

Think clearly and logically in situations involving chance and uncertainty.

Realize the importance and practicality of mathematics in daily living 
and be able to use this science as a tool toward improving one's own life.

Relate learning experiences in mathematics to its function in the overall 
system of the sciences.

Develop an appreciation for the usefulness of technology in mathematics.

Course Sequence

Grade

Minimum

Regular

Advanced

AP

IB

9

Algebra1

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 Honors/

Geometry Honors

 

 

10

Geometry

Geometry

Algebra 2 Honors

 

 

11

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Honors

Pre-Calculus Honors

 

IB Math SL or IB Math Studies SL

12

Math for College Readiness

Dual Enrollment College Algebra and Trigonometry 
or Pre-Calculus Honors

AP Calculus 

AP Calculus

IB Math SL or IB Math Studies SL






















             

Department Highlights

The mathematics teachers are highly qualified and enthusiastic, 
demonstrating a caring attitude toward students.

The mathematics teachers provide assistance to students before 
and after school as well as coordinating tutoring opportunities through the Honor Society.

Ninety-five percent of CCC students are enrolled in required and elective math classes.

The curriculum is designed to provide classes to students with varying abilities.

CCC graduates have a high success rate in college mathematics courses. 

The mathematics department articulates with middle school feeder schools on a regular and frequent basis.

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