Mathematics

About Us

Our philosophy …

The Heritage High School Math Department devotes itself to meeting the needs of all students. During the 2019-2020 school year, we have adopted a new resource – Big Ideas – for Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II – both regular and honors levels. Big Ideas seamlessly blends exploratory activities, STEM performance tasks, and traditional instruction to help our students develop mathematical skills and precision, as well as their critical thinking and problem solving abilities. To learn more about Big Ideas, please refer to the link below.

 

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Resource: Big Ideas

Our Honors track ...

Our honors track is designed for accelerated math students and includes all mathematics courses in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program®. These include AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC. In addition, we also offer a non-AP level calculus course. 

AP Statistics is available to all students who have successfully completed Algebra II and would like the challenge of the AP-level curriculum. This course is an excellent choice for students since knowledge of statistics is generally required for students who major in business, engineering, social science, health science, or the physical sciences.

Research indicates that students who participate in AP courses have significantly better college grades and college graduation rates than students who do not take AP courses. In addition, the College Board reports that Colorado high schools rank in the top 10 of states with the greatest percentage of graduating seniors who scored 3 or higher on an AP exam in high school. 

Our Algebra Extended program ...

Our department also focuses on supporting students who find mathematics a challenge. For these students we offer Algebra Extended, a course that takes a year of Algebra I and spreads it over two years. Not only is the pace in Algebra Extended slower, but we work hard to help students fill deficiencies in their mathematical knowledge. 

Using technology …

Using technology as a tool for learning is high priority in our math department. Students’ use of graphing calculators is an integral part of the learning process starting in Algebra I. We highly recommend students use a graphing calculator made by Texas Instruments: TI-83 or TI-84 (pictured below).

 

Mandatory State Graduation Competency Requirements...

All students, starting with the Class of 2021, must meet competency requirements for both English and Math to show that they are either college or career ready post high school. Littleton School District has worked hard to create several opportunities for students to reach these requirements. Please select the link below to see the Competency Menu.

Graduation Competency Menu

 

Faculty

Math Office - 303-347-7607

Click the teacher's name to visit his/her instructional web site.

Hadeel Abdel-Ghany, Teacher
Robert Calbeck, Teacher
Julie Cantwell, Teacher / Co-Dept. Chair
Emily Dritz, Teacher
Amanda Glerup, Teacher / Co-Dept. Chair
Patty Gravitt, Teacher
Stefanie Klapper, Teacher
Tyler Munro, Teacher
Amy Sawyer, Teacher
Madeline Sladovnik, Teacher
Abbie Wade, Teacher
Angela Wright, Teacher
Kevin Young, Teacher