WJ Mathematics Department
Mr. John Chase, Resource Teacher
Phone: 240-740-6852
Greetings from your WJ math teachers. ðŸ˜Š
Have a GREAT 2022-2023 School year, everyone!
MCPS Math Vision Statement
All students in MCPS believe they are mathematical thinkers, who see themselves as resourceful and valuable contributors to the mathematical learning process. Students independently and collaboratively engage with mathematical content through the Standards for Mathematical Practice, engaging in rich discourse, and persevering in solving problems and tasks. Every student will be prepared for, interested in, and successful in higher-level mathematics. Their learning will transfer to other content areas and beyond to navigate the world as confident critical thinkers.
Math courses and graduation requirements
Four credits in mathematics, including 1 credit in Algebra and 1 credit in Geometry, are required for graduation. MSDE further specifies that students must earn credits in mathematics courses, including one with instruction in Algebra aligned with the MHSA for Algebra or one or more credits in subsequent mathematics courses for which Algebra I is a prerequisite; and one with instruction in Geometry aligned with the content standards for High School Geometry. Students must enroll in a mathematics-based course for each year they attend high school, up to a maximum of four years of attendance, unless in the fifth or sixth year a mathematics course is needed to meet a graduation requirement. This is required by MSDE, as well as by many colleges and universities to which MCPS students may want to apply. Students are advised to consult with their academic advisors/counselors to ensure they meet all mathematics graduation requirements, and to examine carefully any additional admission requirements that may be in effect at a prospective postsecondary school of interest.
Math Course Offerings at WJ
- WJ Online Course Bulletin
- Math Courses and Pathways at WJ
- WJ Math AP Courses
- MCPS math website
- MCPS High School Course Bulletin
Other Math Opportunities at WJ
WJ Math Resources
For tips on how parents can support their math students at home and math-specific academic supports at Walter Johnson refer to these documents:
MHS Help Room -- now open every day
The math help room is run by the Math Honor Society and is staffed by a certified teacher and a number of highly qualified students who are enrolled in higher-level math courses. The math help room is open at lunch every day:
MHS Math Help Room | ||||
MONDAY 229 |
TUESDAY 245 |
WEDNESDAY 229 |
THURSDAY 245 |
FRIDAY 229 |
WJHS Math Teachers
Erin Besch Room 247 Quantitative Literacy Calculus with Applications |
Bali Boulé Room P14 Algebra 1 Related Math Human Behavior |
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Laura Brager Room 257 AP Statistics Algebra 2 |
Terri Bullock Room 231 Precalculus Honors Algebra 2 |
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Maggie Cawood Room 241 Algebra 1 Honors Geometry |
John Chase Room 239 Algebra 2 Multivariable Calculus & Differential Equations |
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James Choi Room 227 BC Calculus Honors Algebra 2 |
Trish Cooper Room 230 Precalculus 2 Year Algebra 2 |
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Sarah Ducklow Room 234 Quantitative Literacy |
Brian Fairall Room P4 Precalculus AP Statistics |
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Emily Fleisher Room P15 Algebra 1 |
Justin Fraser Room 229 2 Year Algebra 2 Calculus with Applications |
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Staci Gallun Room 225 Intro to Statistics Honors Precalculus |
Robert Green Room P9 Honors Precalculus Geometry |
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Erin Hall Room 247 AB Calculus Precalculus |
Apostolos Kalabakas Apostolos_M_Kalabakas@mcpsmd.org Room 229 Intro to Statistics Honors Geometry |
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Steff Kerr Room 232 Geometry Honors Algebra 2 |
Mary La Fratta Room 234 Intro to Statistics |
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Mike Laukaitis Michael_J_Laukaitis@mcpsmd.org Room P8 AB Calculus 2 Year Algebra 2 |
Linda O'Reilly Room 237 Geometry |
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Mahek Pandya Room 238 Algebra 1 2 Year Algebra 2 Honors Geometry |
Kevin Parrish Room P5 Quantitative Literacy AP Statistics |
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Jill Pencek Room 255 Algebra 1 Honors Geometry |
Paige Schultz Room P13 Geometry Honors Algebra 2 |
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Lidia Talavera Room 245 Honors Algebra 2 Geometry |
Michele Thoms Room 258 Honors Precalculus Geometry |
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Rachel Zussman Room 233 AB Calculus Algebra 2 |