Math Department Mission Statement

The Patriot High School Mathematics department will establish a culture in which students develop a lasting and comprehensive understanding of mathematical concepts. Our students will be able to apply various problem-solving strategies to a wide array of mathematical concepts and also apply their skills across the curriculum. We will provide an environment where students feel that their classes are safe, productive, and are able to conform to their specific learning styles.


Resources

Math Honor Society and Tutoring

Love math and/or solving math problems? Consider joining Patriot's National Math Honor Society. Information on membership criteria and nomination forms are on the NMHS page: PHS Math Honor Society

Math Honor Society Peer Tutoring
The Math Honor Society offers peer tutoring to Patriot Students. Students may receive help on their math assignments Monday through Thursday after school in room 2031. Walk in help (no appointment necessary) is available Monday through Thursday, 2:15-3:15.

Questions or concerns: please contact Mr Keskel in room 2031.


Online Resources

VDOE Middle and High School Instructional Resources  - Links to state supported instructional resources.

Cool Math: Math resources, activities, book recommendations and links to other sites

Cornell Notes: Note taking strategies

The Jefferson Lab: Virginia SOL practice tests based on released test items.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Great website for practicing basic skills with manipulatives.

SOS Mathematics: Free resource for math review material

Web Math: Tutorial assistance

Virtual Math - Algebra 1 Extra Help - Virtual Math is a resource available to all Algebra 1 students, that includes tutorials, videos, guided notes, retake assignments and more.

Calculators

Some questions have come up about the use of calculators. The state of Virginia allows certain graphing calculators to be used on SOL tests in addition to the online desmos graphing calculator. Below are the calculators approved by the state:

  • CASIO 9750 G Series
  • CASIO 9850 G Series
  • CASIO 9860 G Series
  • CASIO PRIZM fx-CG10
  • TI-82
  • TI-83 Series
  • TI-84 Series
  • TI-Nspire in TI-84 Plus mode
  • TI-Nspire (non-CAS)
  • TI-Nspire CX (non-CAS)
  • TI-73 Explorer

Casio Graphing Calculator User Guide
TI Graphing Calculator User Guide

desmos calculator(s)

Updated: 3/23/2020

Links

Algebra Help
This site provides online worksheets and lessons with step-by-step explanations, as well as calculators and other algebra resources.

Hippocampus

This is a tutorial based site that has varying degrees of Math within it and it is designed to help the learner understand lessons/topics that they choose.

Khan Academy
With a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, Khan Academy is on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.

Math.com

This page has everything from formulas to problems for you to try. It is a study tool that can help you get ready for any test or quiz. It can also provide you with some extra practice if you need it.

Purplemath
Purplemath's algebra lessons are written with the student in mind. These lessons emphasize the practicalities rather than the technicalities, demonstrating dependable techniques, warning of likely "trick" questions, and pointing out common mistakes. The lessons are cross-referenced to help you find related material, and a "search" box is on every page to help you find what you're looking for.