The Lemont High School Mathematics Department believes students should develop the following characteristics:
Understanding of concepts and procedures
Building of mathematical skills through high-quality instruction
Mastery of material aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards
Courses offered within the mathematics curriculum help students learn challenging mathematics ideas through the implementation of the Common Core State Standards Mathematical Practices. The department is committed to properly integrating technology into all facets of the curriculum in order to enhance the instructional process.
Student grades are determined based on their performance on homework and final examinations, as well as cumulative proficiency. A graphing calculator is required for all courses in the mathematics curriculum; students should consult with their instructors for more details.
All Lemont High School students are required to have the TI-Nspire CX or TI-Nspire CX2 calculator. This calculator is used in all math classes and some science classes. Each of these calculators also can be used on standardized tests and in college coursework.
Please note that another version of the calculator, the TI-Nspire CX CAS, cannotbe used on standardized tests.
Prior to incorporating the Integrated Math curriculum during the 2014-15 school year, the Mathematics Department developed a resource to answer potential questions from students and their parents/guardians about the transition from the "traditional" curriculum to Integrated Math.