Madison Central High School
Mark of Excellence
2: AP Calculus BC
3: Aerospace Engineering
4: Algebra II
6: Algebra II
7: Algebra II
8: Algebra II
Welcome to the Jungle. As a Hall of Fame member of the Madison Central class of 2001, I am excited to be teaching full time at MC this year. I have been teaching in the Madison County School District since graduating from Mississippi College with a Bachelor's of Science (Mathematics/Secondary Education) in 2005. I earned my Master's of Science (Mathematics) in 2010 from Mississippi College and have been certified to teach AP Calculus since 2013. In the summer of 2021, I completed an Aerospace Engineering certification through PLTW.
My wife, Chelcie, and I have been married for 16 years. Our seven year old daughter is a second grader at Madison Avenue this year. We also have a two year old and 9 month old; both girls.
My passion is teaching students, not only mathematical and engineering concepts but also how to apply those concepts and the accompanying logic and problem solving skills to their future educational and vocational endeavors. If I can help students develop a love for mathematics, that is an added bonus.
In Algebra II, students build on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, to 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. We will also cover skills and strategies to improve ACT Scores.
AP Calculus BC is the study of limits, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, polynomial approximations and (infinite) series. Though this is considered a study of single-variable calculus, parametric, polar, and vector functions will be studied. Consistent with AP philosophy, concepts will be expressed and analyzed geometrically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. Calculus BC covers topics that are usually included in the first 3 semesters of college calculus.
In PLTW Aerospace Engineering we will explore the fundamentals of air and space flight and orbital mechanics. We'll apply what we've learned to design components of flight systems—including an airfoil, a propulsion system, a rocket—and model the orbit of the International Space Station. We’ll also investigate ways to use aerospace concepts in engineering design for other applications and learn about using remote sensing to explore a planet.
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