CKSD calculating new math requirements
June 11, 2008 · Updated 2:05 PM
The Klahowya Secondary School ninth-graders feet cant quite reach the ground when he sits in one of the heavy, cushy chairs in the main office. When the red-haired freshman was in sixth grade, upon teacher recommendation he sped up his math studies and by seventh grade, he was in algebra 1.
Normally Id be in geometry at this age, said Kevin Hassett who is enrolled in the first all-freshman algebra 2 class at KSS.
Hassett says hes always been a fan of functions and sequences and sitting in Ellen Krafts algebra 2 classroom has proven to be a complementary occupation to his advanced physical science class.
One reason he takes math is because he looks ahead to where the numbers could figure into his career.
I think in my future jobs which might include engineer or something in the realm of science (math would be useful) and again I take it because I like it, Hassett said.
An appreciation of math like Hassetts adds up to perfection in Dave Thielks world.
Im hoping ... kids can also say I like math and I can see its