# Mathematics

“Who cares about math and when am I ever going to need it?” is a frequent lament among students. Broadly speaking, we should study math (or anything) because it is (1) Useful. Mathematical problems abound in daily life, mathematical proficiency is required for many jobs, and mathematics is essential for science, engineering, and research. (2) Important. A mathematically informed citizen will make better economic and political decisions about risk, policy, and resource allocation. (3) Interesting. Doing mathematics teaches patterns of problem-solving and insight that transfer to other knowledge domains and mathematical proof teaches skills in rigor, argumentation and persuasion that transfer to other knowledge domains.

Students entering the 9th grade who were enrolled in 8th grade Math or Pre-Algebra should sign up for Algebra I. Students who have already successfully completed Algebra I should sign-up for Geometry.

**MARY DAVIS mdavis@uchigh.com - http://uchsdavis.weebly.com**

Algebra 2

PreCalculus

AP Calculus

Computer Science Principles

PreAP Computer Science

AP Computer Science

National Honor Society Advisor

###### EDUCATION

B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, UNC-Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC )

Teacher Certification Program - Secondary Math, UNC-Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)

#### EXPERIENCE

Math and Computer Science Teacher, University Christian HS, (Current and 2010-2012)

Math & Computer Teacher, Concordia Christian Day School, Conover NC (2008-2014)

Computer Educator and Systems Analyst, UNC-Chapel Hill

Computer Systems Auditor - EF Hutton, NY NY

**ANDREW SAMUELS asamuels@uchigh.com**

Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Geometry

Discrete Math

#### EDUCATION

B.S. in Middle Grades Education - Mattematics and Science, Appalachian State University

#### EXPERIENCE

Middle School Science Teacher - Kings Creek School, Lenoir NC (2013 - 2015)

Math Teacher - University Christian High School (2015 - present)