Participants will explore the most current perspectives of Pre-AP High School Mathematics.
Connecting algebraic and geometric thinking in Pre-AP Geometry, the course will apply materials from Pre-AP Algebra I and look at concepts covered in Pre-AP Algebra II and Pre-AP Pre-Calculus in preparation for AP Calculus and AP Statistics.
Melissa Burkhead teaches Pre-AP Geometry, Pre-AP Pre-Calculus and BC Calculus at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas. She has been teaching secondary students for 24 years, including in Mexico City, the El Paso public schools, Austin’s magnet school program and the Episcopal school system. Ms. Burkhead has presented at numerous AP conferences and most recently represented The College Board with a special AP Calculus focus inboth Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. and Bogotá, Colombia. She is also a reader for the AP Calculus exam. She has contributed to the proceedings of the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics with articles titled “Linkages, Ellipses, and Elliptical Exercise Machines: Student Explorations,” and “Transforming Teacher Technology Use: Results from Summer Institute Training.” She holds a BA in mathematics and political science from Georgetown College and an MA in education (mathematics specialty) from The University of Texas at El Paso.