Mrs. Laura Crow

   LCHS Math Teacher

   LCHS Math Department Chair

   LCHS Technology Integration Mentor

   Lone Star College Adjunct Faculty

 

Contact Information:

   Classroom:
      B2507

   Email:
      laura.crow@misd.org

   Phone:
      936-276-2001 ext. 82014

   Conference:
      Gold Day 7:20 – 8:57am

Mrs. Laura Crow
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My name is Laura Crow, and this year I am teaching Dual Credit Math for Business, Dual Credit Calculus for Business, AP Calculus AB, and Advanced Geometry. I am also the Math Department Chairperson.

I am excited for the 2020-2021 school year and look forward making a difference in the life of your child.

Teaching Schedule:

   GOLD DAY
1    Conference
7:20 – 8:57am
2    Advanced Geometry
9:03 – 10:45am
3
   Advanced Geometry
10:51am – 12:57pm
   B Lunch
11:20 – 11:49am
4    AP Calculus AB
1:03 – 2:40pm

   NAVY DAY
5    DC Math for Business (fall)
   DC Calculus for Business (spring)
7:20 – 8:57am
6    Advanced Geometry
9:03 – 10:45am
7
   Advanced Geometry
10:51am – 12:57pm
   B Lunch
11:20 – 11:49am
8    Professional Learning Community
1:03 – 2:40pm

 

About Me:

Since the age of 5, I have wanted to be a teacher. I spent the first year of college trying to deny that fact by taking art classes and majoring in graphic design. By the end of my second year, I knew that math was my calling and that teaching was where I should have been headed all along!

In August 2004, I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Master of Arts in Math. I also hold a Bachelor of Science in Math from the University of Houston at Clear Lake and an Associate in Science in Math from Alvin Community College. I earned my Texas Educator Certificate as a Secondary Mathematics Teacher in 1997 and as a Principal in 2017.

I have 24 years teaching experience and have had the pleasure of teaching in Montgomery ISD for the last 15 years - for the last two years at Lake Creek High School and 13 years prior at Montgomery High School. I previously taught in Conroe ISD at Oak Ridge HS, in Klein ISD at both Klein Collins HS and at Doerre Intermediate, and in Sheldon ISD at CE King HS. 

My husband also works for Montgomery ISD as the Assistant Systems Administrator for Safety and Security. We have two daughters - one who attends Lake Creek and is a member of the Royals Dance Team, and one who is a Montgomery HS graduate and the loudest and proudest member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2022 (even though she will graduate in 2021).

Sam Houston State University logo


University of Houston Clear Lake logo


Alvin Community College logo

Arrow with Lions graphic

WELCOME TO ADVANCED GEOMETRY!

Notebook or notebook paper

Pencils & erasers

Compass

Protractor

Pearson Texas Geometry Textbook

Fall Semester

Spring Semester 


 First Six Weeks

  • Geometric Reasoning
  • Tools of Geometry

 Second Six Weeks

  • Geometric Proof
  • Parallel & Perpendicular Lines
  • Parallel Lines in Triangles


 Third Six Weeks

  • Congruent Triangles
  • Relationships Within Triangles
  • Inequalities Within Triangles
  • Fall Semester Review & Exam

 Fourth Six Weeks

  • Polygons & Quadrilaterals
  • Transformational Geometry 

 Fifth Six Weeks

  • Similarity
  • Right Triangles & Trigonometry
  • Circle Measurement

 Sixth Six Weeks

  • Theorems About Circles
  • Area
  • Surface Area & Volume
  • Spring Semester Review & Exam

 

 

Textbook: Pearson Texas Geometry (adopted 2015)




In Geometry, students build on the foundations from K-8 and Algebra I.

Students will explore concepts covering coordinate and transformational geometry; logical argument and constructions; proof and congruence, similarity, proof, and trigonometry; two- and three- dimensional figures; circles; and probability. In the logical arguments and congruence strand, students are expected to create formal constructions using a straight edge and compass. Though this course is primarily Euclidean geometry, students should complete the course with an understanding that non-Euclidean geometries exist. Within the course, students will begin to focus on more precise terminology and symbolic representations, and the development of proofs. Throughout the standards, to "prove" means a formal proof to be shown in a paragraph, flow chart, or two-column formats. Students will strengthen their mathematical reasoning skills in geometric contexts.

Curriculum in this advanced course is modified through depth, complexity, and pacing as compared to the curriculum in the similar level course.

The TEKS for Geometry can be found on the TEA website at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter111/ch111c.html#111.41.


To join Remind for Advanced Geometry, text @crowadvgeo to 81010.

If you don't receive a welcome text from Remind, try texting @crowadvgeo to 936-225-5731.

WELCOME TO AP CALCULUS AB!

Pencils & erasers

Highlighters

Notebook or notebook paper

Graphing calculator (We will use Desmos during remote learning. Once students return to the classroom, I have a class set of TI-nSpire CAS calculators that we will use.)

Larson Calculus Textbook

Fall Semester

Spring Semester 


 First Six Weeks

  • Limits & Continuity
  • Differentiation: Definition & Basic Derivative Rules

 Second Six Weeks

  • Differentiation: Composite, Implicit,
    & Inverse Functions
  • Contextual Applications of Differentiation


 Third Six Weeks

  • Analytical Applications of Differentiation
  • Fall Semester Review & Exam

 


 Fourth Six Weeks

  • Integration & Accumulation of
    Change
  • Differential Equations

 

 Fifth Six Weeks

  • Applications of Integration
  • AP Exam Review

 

 Sixth Six Weeks

  • AP Exam Review
  • AP Exam

 

 

Textbook: Calculus (AP Edition), 10th edition, Ron Larson & Bruce Edwards




AP Calculus AB is an introductory college-level calculus course. Students cultivate their understanding of differential and integral calculus through engaging with real-world problems represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally and using definitions and theorems to build arguments and justify conclusions as they explore concepts like change, limits, and the analysis of functions.

 


To join Remind for AP Calculus, text @crowapcalc to 81010.

If you don't receive a welcome text from Remind, try texting @crowapcalc to 936-225-5731.

WELCOME TO DUAL CREDIT!

  • Pencils & erasers

    Highlighters

    Small ruler (6")

    Notebook or notebook paper

    Scientific calculator (We will use Desmos during remote learning. Once students return to the classroom, I have a class set of scientific calculators that we will use.)

    Proposed calendar Math for Business
    Finite Mathematics textbook

    Course Syllabus for Math for Business


    My Math Lab Online Platform Login

    To register for MyMathLab, you will need the following course ID:

    crow36236

    About Math for Business...
    Applications of common algebraic functions, including polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational, to problems in business, economics, and the social sciences are addressed. The applications include mathematics of finance, including simple and compound interest and annuities; systems of linear equations; matrices; linear programming; and probability, including expected value.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

    1. Apply elementary functions, including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions to solving real-world problems.
    2. Solve mathematics of finance problems, including the computation of interest, annuities, and amortization of loans.
    3. Apply basic matrix operations, including linear programming methods, to solve application problems.
    4. Demonstrate fundamental probability techniques and application of those techniques, including expected value, to solve problems.
    5. Apply matrix skills and probability analyses to model applications to solve real-world problems.

    This course uses both an online textbook and online homework software.

    To join Remind for Dual Credit Math for Business, text @crowdcm4b to 81010.

    If you don't receive a welcome text from Remind, try texting @crowdcm4b to 936-225-5731.

    Proposed calendar for MATH 1325 Calculus for Business
    Calculus for Business textbook

    Spring 2020 Course Syllabus for Calculus for Business


    My Math Lab Online Platform Login

    To register for MyMathLab, you will need the following course ID:

    crow#####

    About Calculus for Business...
    This course is the basic study of limits and continuity, differentiation, optimization and graphing, and integration of elementary functions, with emphasis on applications in business, economics, and social sciences. This course is not a substitute for MATH 2413, Calculus I.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

    1. Apply calculus to solve business, economics, and social sciences problems.
    2. Apply appropriate differentiation techniques to obtain derivatives of various functions, including logarithmic and exponential functions.
    3. Solve application problems involving implicit differentiation and related rates.
    4. Solve optimization problems with emphasis on business and social sciences applications.
    5. Determine appropriate technique(s) of integration.
    6. Integrate functions using the method of integration by parts or substitution, as appropriate.
    7. Solve business, economics, and social sciences applications problems using integration techniques.

    This course uses both an online textbook and online homework software.

    To join Remind for Dual Credit Calculus for Business, text @crowdcc4b to 81010.

    If you don't receive a welcome text from Remind, try texting @crowdcc4b to 936-225-5731.