Ellen Cornwell

Classroom Motto:

With hard work and a sense of humor
we can accomplish anything!

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Greetings and Salutations!
1 2 3...Math, the only subject that counts :-)
Welcome to what I hope will be another exciting year of learning! 
Once again,  Precalculus will be structured different from previous years. The first semester will cover topics that will lead into Calculus and the second semester will cover Trigonometry. 
The Precalculus class will  have its share of projects and activities to enhance the academics of the classroom, although this is a college track course, therefore, students should be prepared to work at a college level!
Geometry students be prepared for yet another year of standardized tests.  I do not teach to a test, I teach to provide my students with the necessary skills so  they can successfully take and pass the test. This year will include more online components to enhance the learning and better prepare the students for the state test. Warning: Hard work is required by all who wish to be successful not only in my classroom but also on the standardized test!  Not to worry: Geometry students will have their share of projects and activities to enhance their learning.
Modeling and Quantitative Reasoning is a project based class. The majority of the projects are all STEM projects which correlate science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
 October Update:
MQR will complete and present their "LIFE" Budget Project by the end of the 9 weeks.
Calculus is learning the material that will prepare them for the Derivatives and Integrals... 
Precalculus is working on Conic Sections and in addition to course work each student researched and reported on a famous mathematician.
Geometry is using a new textbook this year "Big Ideas" and we are hoping to have access to ChromeBooks to take our learning to a higher level by adding the technology component.
 Algebra 2 New to my schedule this year is a section of Algebra 2. The students have shared the results of their Selfie Project where they had to take selfies with every day objects that represent the Parent Functions we are learning :-)
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."  Albert Einstein

My Bio:

I have been privileged to work for Southington Local Schools since 1999. Prior to working for Southington Schools, I taught Adult Education classes at the Lordstown Assembly Plant and Remedial Math classes at Youngstown State University.
I have two children, both graduates of Liberty High School. My son Jeremy lives in Las Vegas, NV and my daughter Jessica and her husband Scott live in Brooklyn, NY.
I currently reside in Liberty with two feline siblings named Benjamin Franklin and Sophia Loren:-)
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