Kent Denver Curriculum Guide and Course List

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Math

Graduation Requirement: Four years of Upper School study.

Kent Denver's Mathematics curriculum provides students with a foundation in logical and quantitative thinking and helps them develop the ability to reason and think clearly.

Our Math teachers help students embrace challenges, learn to work collaboratively and become creative in developing problem solving strategies. Additionally, we hope all students will find success and be appropriately challenged.

By graduation, all students should be competent problem-solvers—able to use technology as a tool for investigation and exploration—and understand mathematical concepts analytically, numerically and graphically. Our flexible course sequencing allows students to select the series of courses that suit their needs. Students may switch between course sequences such as non-Honors and Honors with appropriate preparation and after meeting departmental requirements.

Multiple types of technology are used in our classes. These technologies include, but are not limited to, TI-84/TI-84 Plus graphing calculators, SMART interactive whiteboards, Fathom Statistical Package, Geometer Sketchpad, Google Sketchup, Desmos, Khan Academy, Quia and Prezi.


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Meet Our Math Faculty

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Leah Anderson

Leah Anderson

Titles: Upper School Math Teacher
Biography:

B.S.- Secondary Mathematics Education

"What might seem simple to me may be complicated for a student. Then I have the journey of finding out how they learn best. It keeps me searching for the best solution."

Prior to joining the Kent Denver faculty, Ms. Anderson was a math teacher and Math Team Lead at Denver Discovery School and taught high school math at Oshkosh West High School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Cheryl Askay

Cheryl Askay

Titles: Math Department Chair
Biography:

B.S. - Mathematics
M.S. - Mathematics

“I truly love working with my students. They energize me! I'm passionate about math and enjoy sharing my love of the subject with the students.”

Ms. Askay taught high school math at The University of Denver High School before coming to Kent Denver. She hopes her students realize that regardless of their past experiences, they can all learn and succeed in mathematics.

Laurie Chandler

Laurie Chandler

Biography:

B.S. - Education

"My teaching is not just about math, but about helping children grow as individuals."

Ms. Chandler decided to become a teacher when she was in sixth grade and has never wavered from that choice. She sees relationships as central to building successful school environment. "I always try to connect with students," she says. "I'm there to celebrate successes and provide support during more challenging moments."

Before joining the Middle School faculty at Kent Denver, Ms. Chandler taught at Graland Country Day School for 10 years and at schools in California.

Bruce Collamore

Bruce Collamore

Titles: Math Teacher
Biography:

B.S. - Biology
B.S. - Psychology

“I love that I have the opportunity to become a small part of students’ journeys during their middle and high school years.”

Prior to coming to Kent Denver, Mr. Collamore taught at Kingswood-Oxford School in Connecticut for seven years. Mr. Collamore thinks of Kent Denver as a special community across all levels—teachers and staff, students, alumni and parents.

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