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Mr. Wayne L. Christmas
Welcome. I have been at HHS for the past 4 years. I curently teach Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR) and Algebra 2 at HHS. I am also the math department chair as well. Also, I am a UIL academic coach and the faculty sponsor for Mu Alpha Theta math honor society. I have a passion for education, especially in the field of mathematics at the secondary/post secondary level. I enjoy working with my students and work tirelessly to help them achieve their goals.
Algebra 2 broadens the concepts mastered in Algebra 1 and Geometry as a way to express and analyze relationships by performing symbolic manipulations augmented with today’s learning tools, such as graphing calculators. The course will include concepts such as rational expressions, quadratic functions and equations, irrational and complex numbers, products and factors of polynomials.
Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR)
Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR) is designed for students who like word problems and can think at the synthesis level on Blooms taxonomy. This course is an engaging, relevant, and rigorous course that provides students with an alternative to Pre-AP Calculus or AP Statistics after Algebra 2. It provides a strong background in statistics, as well as addressing interesting and important topics in finance, discrete math, trigonometry, and other areas of mathematics, and it uses what students have learned in algebra and geometry to model and to solve a variety of problems.