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BJ/HS Math Department

USD  240 Math Department

Ms Downing

Mr. Feil

Mrs. Frey Mrs. Ramkumar
rdowning@usd240.org jfeil@usd240.org jfrey@usd240.org gramkumar@usd240.org
785-488-3321 785-488-3321 785-488-3321 785-283-4774
Bennington JH/HS Bennington HS Bennington JH/HS Tescott JH/HS

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Get to know your teacher

  I grew up in Bennington and graduated from BHS in 2010.  I had great teachers especially in the math department when I attended BHS.  They allowed me to grow in math with my own ways of coming up with an answer.  They are the reason I enjoy math because they passed that enjoyment to me.  I went to Central Christian College where I earned a Bachelor’s in Mathematics emphasizing in Education.  Before coming back to Bennington I spent 4 years teaching High School Math at Scott Community High School. 

  I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University (1995). I am also certified in the following areas: K-9 self contained,
5-9 Mathematics, 5-9 Social Sciences.  I am the 7-12 athletic director and have coached volleyball, football, basketball, track, baseball, and golf.  Currently, I am the assistant high school baseball coach.  I am married to my beautiful wife, Ann, and we have two children, Devin and Avery.  
 I love math! In high school near Chicago I had a great Geometry teacher who showed us its practicality, and made me want to become a teacher. I have a degree in mathematics from North Park University, and have taught or aided in all levels of schools. I live near Abilene with my husband and three sons. 
 I have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from India and currently working on my Masters in Teaching through Wichita State University. My licensure is in middle school math (5-8) and high school math (6-12).  I live in Hesston, KS with my husband and three children.

What your student will learn in their math class


Students will acquire the mathematical and study skills necessary to:


- be successful within the USD 240 math curriculum

- be prepared for any post-secondary education opportunities

- be life-long problem solvers   


Course Descriptions:


Course Title: Pre-Algebra 8

Course Code: 5801

Duration:  2 Semesters

Grade: 8

Credit: 0

Course Objective: Pre-Algebra courses increase students’ foundational math skills and prepare them for Algebra I by covering a variety of topics, such as properties of rational numbers (i.e., number theory), ratio, proportion, estimation, exponents and radicals, the rectangular coordinate system, sets and logic, formulas, and solving first-degree equations and inequalities.


Course Title: Algebra I

Course Code: 56 & 56B

Duration:  2 Semesters

Grade: 9-12

Credit: 1

Course Objective: Algebra 1 provides the opportunity to refine and extend mathematical skills. Students will develop higher­ level problem solving skills and an understanding of the relationship between graphs, equations, tables and written statements. Topics covered are: expressions, equations, inequalities, systems, functions, exponents, polynomials,

quadratics, radical and rational expressions.


Course Title: Geometry

Course Code: 41 & 41B

Duration:  2 Semesters

Grade: 9-12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite:  Algebra 1

Course Objective: Geometry is the visual study of shapes, sizes, patterns and the relative position of figures. Students will apply the basic principles and concepts to practical experience. Topics covered include: Reasoning and Proof, Parallel and Perpendicular Lines, Congruence and Similarity, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Trigonometry, Area and Volume, and Circles.


Course Title: Algebra 2

Course Code: 42 & 42B

Duration:  2 semesters

Grade: 10-12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite:  Algebra I

Course Objective: Algebra II provides an opportunity for students to learn about those topics of algebra, which have practical  value as well as those that  have theoretical value in subsequent mathematical courses. Algebra II is a must  for any student  wishing  to  pursue  a college course in math or science. Algebra II includes systems of linear equations, rational numbers  and expressions, factoring, relations, functions, irrational numbers, and trigonometric functions.


Course Title: College Algebra

Course Code: 43

Duration: 1 Semester

Grade: 11-12

Credit: 3 College Credit and/or 1 High School Credit

Prerequisite: College Algebra / Accuplacer Exam or 22 on ACT

Text: College Algebra

Fees:  College Tuition

Course Objective: College Algebra reviews standard topics of algebra. A student will study linear and quadratic equations, graphing functions and function notation, high order polynomial equations, determinants, matrix algebra, sequences, series, and binomial expansion.


Course Title: College Trigonometry

Course Code: 44

Duration: 1 Semester

Grade:  11-12

Credit: 3 College Credit and/or 1 High School Credit

Prerequisite: College Algebra

Fees: College Tuition

Course Objective: Trigonometry is  a study of trigonometric functions, solutions to right and oblique triangles, trigonometric identities, inverse functions, and graphs of trigonometric functions.


Course Title: Calculus

Course Code: 2610 & 2610B

Duration: 2 Semesters

Grade: 11-12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: College Trigonometry  & College Algebra

Course Objective: This course includes the  study of analytic   geometry,

functions, limits, continuity, velocity differentiation, second derivatives, maxima and minimal integration, and other related topics.


Course Title: Standardized Test Preparation (ACT Prep)

Course Code: 22001 & 22001B

Duration: 2 Semesters

Grade: 10-11

Credit: 1 Elective Credit

Prerequisite: none

Text: none

Fees: Kaplan Program License Fee

Course Objective: This course is an online preparation program for the ACT. Students will work on skills to prepare for the ACT. Some the skills are: test taking strategies, time strategies, and content knowledge. Students will get practice on content in the 4 core areas of the ACT: Math, English, Reading, and Science.



Strategies for success


*Bring materials as stipulated by the classroom instructor

*Bring device fully charged each day

*Adhere to classroom policies and procedures

*Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner


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