All students will need standard school supplies, such as writing paper, graph paper, pencil(s), eraser(s), colored pencils, and a ruler.
Some students find it helpful to have a highlighter available. Highlighting the negative signs help ensure they don’t get overlooked.
All students will receive a Student Workbook that has the printed notes, homework, and auxiliary notes used during the semester. Students will have to print the tests (and possibly test reviews). Advanced classes may require additional printing for lab work, honors projects, etc.
Supplies needed for a specific class are listed below.
Students are highly encouraged to use a calculator, especially to check their work.
This is a really handy, inexpensive calculator that can be used in all high school classes. It has a large display and handles fractions beautifully.
A handheld graphing calculator is needed for students who will be taking advanced math classes after high school. The Casio fx-9750 is a less expensive option of graphing calculator and works just as well as the TI-84.
Textbook ISBN: 0-03-093468-0. The textbook has a purple cover with skyscrapers on the front. It’s a 2008 edition, so you should be able to find it used at a reasonable price.
Textbook ISBN: 0-03-035827-2. The textbook has a red cover with purple boxes on the front. It’s a 2007 edition, so you should be able to find it used for a reasonable price.
Textbook ISBN: 0-03-035828-0. The textbook has a green cover with blue boxes on the front. It’s a 2007 edition, so you should be able to find it used for a reasonable price.
In addition to the textbook, students will need a math compass and protractor. This type of compass is also called a ‘drafting’ or ‘drawing’ compass. The compass does not need to be highly accurate. A “cheap” one will be fine for class.
Students may find it helpful to use 3×5 index cards to organize their vocabulary terms.
Textbook ISBN: 978-030-35829-6. The textbook has a blue cover with yellow bars on the front. It’s a 2007 edition, so you should be able to find it used for a reasonable price.
Textbook: “Advanced High School Statistics, 2nd edition”; OpenIntro; ISBN: 978-1943450091; c. 2017.
The textbook is free to download from this website: https://www.openintro.org/book/ahss/
A black-and-white copy can be purchased from Amazon.
Textbook ISBN: 0-03-041647-7. The textbook has a multi-color cover with a black spiral on the front. It’s a 2007 edition, so you should be able to find it used for a reasonable price.
To get the most out of an online class, students should have a laptop/desktop computer with webcam and microphone. I use a document camera to demonstrate how to work the math problems. This picture may be too small to read on a phone or tablet.
A Zoom account and a Canvas account are also required. (These are both free accounts.) Classes are hosted through Zoom. Classwork is managed through Canvas.
I pre-record videos of the completed notes for each class. These videos are uploaded to Canvas at the end of the week. A PDF version of the completed notes is also uploaded, so students can go back and review the material, as needed.