• Mr. Smith's Honors Discrete Class
    HONORS DISCRETE
    Welcome to Honors Discrete. Students who have found success in Honors or Standard Algebra II (A or B) should be well prepared for this honors level class. Discrete mathematics focuses on more applied forms of mathematics. Students will be introduced to many different topics such as voting and elections, probability and counting, growth models, or graph theory which have direct application to many of things in the world around us or in other disciplines. Many of these topics will test students' logic, problem solving, and arithmetic calculation abilities.
     
      
     Discrete Math NC Final Exam is a state-made cumulative test given at the end of the semester. The NC Final Exam will be worth 20% of a student's overall grade for the course. Both Honors and Standard Discrete students will be taking the same exam which is made up of multiple choice questions covering all different topics from the course. All students will take the NC Final Exam so seniors are not eligible for exam exemptions in this course.  DISCRETE MATH NC FINAL EXAM
     

    GRADE SCALE
    GRADE DISTRIBUTION
    A: 100% - 90%
    B: 89% - 80%
    C: 79% - 70%
    D: 69% - 60%
    F: Below 60%
     
    Individual assignment grades are based on the percentage of points earned as not all assignments will be scored out of 100 points.  
    Overall Quarter Grade:
    Chapter Tests and Projects: 55%
    Quizzes: 30%
    Homework/ Classwork: 15%
     
    This distribution reflects how different assignments will count toward a student's quarter grade.
     
    Overall Final Grade 
    Quarter One = 40%
    Quarter Two - 40%
    NC Final Exam = 20%  

    HONORS DISCRETE TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
    This is an approximate outline of Chapters students will be covering during the semester. While every effort will be made to follow this outline, changes will be made as needed for scheduling conflicts and student learning needs.
    1st Half of Semester2nd Half of Semester
    Ch. 1: Mathematics of Voting
    Ch. 2: Weighted Voting Systems
    Ch. 3: Fair Division
    Ch. 4: Apportionment
    Ch. 5: Euler Circuits
    Ch. 6: Hamilton Circuits
    Ch. 7: Mathematics of Networks
    Ch. 8: Mathematics of Scheduling
    Ch. 9: Spiral Growth in Nature
    Ch. 10: Population Growth Models
    Ch. 12: Fractal Geometry
    Supplemental Unit: Matrices
    Ch. 13: Collecting Data
    Ch. 14: Descriptive Statistics 
    Ch. 15: Probability and Counting Theory
    Ch. 16: Normal Distribution