Algebra 1

Algebra I is designed and based on the State of Tennessee Algebra I state performance indicators and teacher performance indicators. This course is the foundation for high school mathematics courses. It is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. Topics include simplifying expressions, evaluating and solving equations and inequalities, and graphing linear and quadratic functions and relations. Real world applications are presented within the course content and a function's approach is emphasized.


Geometry is designed and based on the State of Tennessee Geometry state performance indicators and teacher performance indicators. This course develops a structured mathematical system employing both deductive and inductive reasoning. It includes plane, spatial, coordinate, and transformational geometry. Algebraic methods are used to solve problems involving geometric principles.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is designed and based on the State of Tennessee Algebra 2 state performance indicators and teacher performance indicators. This course extends the topics first seen in Algebra I and provides advanced skills in algebraic operations. Additionally, linear and quadratic functions and relations, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphing, and sequences and series will be explored.


Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry

This course is designed as an alternative to the Pre-Calculus course and it is not intended for students to take both courses while in high school due to the overlap in content. Students choosing this course would be less likely to enroll in a STEM Calculus course upon entering college. However, this course will provide a foundation for students entering a business application Calculus course or below.


This course extends and integrates concepts from algebra and geometry. It includes a study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, inverse and second degree relations and their graphs. Other topics include complex numbers, polar coordinates, vectors, sequences and series.


This course includes differential and integral calculus with applications of previous math courses. The intent is preparation for college and/or one or more semesters of advanced placement calculus. Topics include: limits of a function, continuity, maxima and minima, area, volume, and other applications. Students will prepare to take the College Board Advanced Placement Exam.

College Algebra

College Algebra is a dual credit course offered through Roane State Community College. All course requirements are replicated to those standards upheld by the College.



Statistics is a non-calculus based course introducing the student to the management, interpretation and analysis of data. Topics include exploratory data analysis, observing patterns and departure from patterns; planning a study and deciding what data to measure and how to measure it; producing models using probability and simulation; and applying techniques for statistical inference and confirming models. Projects, cooperative group problem-solving, and writing are part of the concept-oriented instruction and assessment. Application fields include psychology, engineering, sociology, business, medicine, economics, biostatistics and more. 


SHS Math Department Staff

Name Degree   College   Years of Experience
             Jessica H. Chambers             Dept Chair BS, MS, MM, PHD   Carson Newman, UT Knoxville   15
Elisha Dugger BS, MA   Union Collage, UK, & EKU   39
Tony Duncan BA, MS   UT, Knoxville   18
Jaclyn Hamby BS   Union Collage   5
Jeni Parker BA, MS   UT, Knoxville   13
Angie Terry BS   UT, Knoxville   15
Dacy Williams BS, MA, EDS   MTSU, Tenessee Tech   20



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