• Mr. K. Coffman  Mr. Kevin Coffman


       Mathematics Teacher

     

     

     

    Background:

    I received my B.S. in Mathematics from Case Western Reserve University in 2005 and my M.A.T. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. I began teaching at Upper St. Clair High School in 2006 and have since taught Accelerated Algebra 1 (2006-2008), Honors Geometry (2006-2009), Precalculus (2008-2010), Honors Precaculus/FST (2009-present), Calculus (2010-2014), Statistics (2015-2016), AP Statistics (2009-present), CHS Honors Business Calculus (2014-present), and Honors Advanced Math Topics / IB HL2 (2018-19).


    Phone: 412-833-1600 x. 2605 Email: kcoffman@uscsd.k12.pa.us

    Courses Taught:

    Honors Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry: Students study descriptive and inferential statistics, combinations, probability, and do further work with exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Enough trigonometry is available to constitute a standard pre-calculus background in trigonometry and circular functions. Algebraic and statistical
    concepts are integrated throughout, and modeling of real phenomena is emphasized. Students use a graphing calculator to plot functions, explore relationships between equations and their graphs, simulate experiments, generate and analyze data, and develop limit concepts. Students are encouraged to purchase their own graphing calculator.

    CHS Honors Business Calculus: College in High School Business Calculus is a College in High School course (Math 0120) offered through a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh. This is a rigorous, college level, calculus course for students interested in business, economics, and other social sciences. Though not required, students have the opportunity to earn 4 college math credits while still in high school for a fee. An understanding of and confidence with both differential and integral calculus are the objectives of this course. Students will investigate calculus from graphical, numeric, and algebraic perspectives. As per University of Pittsburgh policy, calculators may not be used in this course.

    AP Statistics: The purpose of the Advanced Placement course in statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting data, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: 1. Exploring Data: Observing patterns and departures from pattern, 2. Planning a Study: Deciding what and how to measure, 3. Anticipating patterns: Producing models using probability and simulation, 4. Statistical inference: Confirming models. Students who successfully complete the course and examination may receive credit and/or advanced placement for a one-semester introductory college statistics course. Students are encouraged to purchase their own calculator.

    Honors Advanced Mathematics Topics: This course is designed to give the highly motivated math student experience with a wide variety of mathematical topics that he or she will study in college during the pursuit of a math-or science-based degree. Such topics include, but are not limited to, vectors, linear algebra, probability and statistics, infinite series and differential equations. The graphing calculator is used extensively. This course is combined with 357 IB Mathematics HL2.

     

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Last Modified on August 31, 2018