Mr. Gary Kapral

Phone: 919-894-3146

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Quinnipiac College Certified in Mathematics 6-12

Mr. Gary Kapral

Hello Math students,

                             I have taught all of the high school math courses, each year, at South Campus for the past 21 years. I also have 20 years experience  teaching at the college level, from Basic Math through Engineering. I look forward to teaching my math courses here at South Johnston.

                             I enjoy most sports. I have coached four years of professional basketball camp, and been involved with professional baseball, at the AA level, with the New York Yankees. I have two state championships as a coach, one in Women's Basketball, the other in Women's Volleyball. 

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    Mr. Gary Kapral - Math 4 Email: garykapral@johnston.k12.nc.us Phone: 919-894-3146 ext: 5616 **EMAIL is preferred method of communication.** I will communicate with you mainly through email or school phone. Virtual Learning SJHS Schedule The schedule linked above is suggested for students to follow while learning virtually. These will be the times teachers may choose to teach live through online platforms or be available for students in those particular blocks if lessons are recorded and posted previously. Our math class will be a mixture of pre-recorded videos and youtube presentations with practice and assignments. If I can generate live teaching, I will post videos before or after for students to watch at a later time if they are unable to join or if they would like to revisit the lesson while doing the practice! Remember, virtual learning is new for everyone and we are all IN THIS TOGETHER! I am here for you. POWERSchool/Parent Portal Please make sure you know how to log-in to POWERSchool (students) or Parent Portal (parents). Grades will be updated at least every 10 days. Parents and students are expected to keep up with grades through these platforms. Google Classroom Join the correct Google Classroom below according to your PowerSchool! 3rd Block:hktic37 *Please turn on your notifications turned on for Google Classroom. Math 4 Curriculum The primary focus of this course is on functions and statistical thinking, continuing the study of algebra, functions, trigonometry and statistical concepts previously experienced in NC Math 1-3. The course is designed to be a capstone to introductory statistical concepts. Unit 1: Parent Functions and Key Features Unit 2: Functions Unit 3: Logarithmic Functions Unit 4: Trigonometry Unit 5: Exploratory Data Analysis Unit 6: Probability Distributions Unit 7: Statistical Inference Unit 8: ACT Prep Attendance Policy Attendance will be taken everyday by participating in the daily check-ins that will be posted on Google Classroom. The JCPS attendance policy is still in effect. Late work policy Assignments will have to be submitted through the teacher’s designated platform. Assignments may have a specific due date and time attached to them. Math Assignments will be posted by Thursday at 9am and due Friday at 1pm the following week. *If you turn in an assignment late you MUST email me so I know to look for the assignment!! **Late work policy: First week late- highest score 75% Second week late- highest score 50% (starting grade- will reflect student performance) Grades Your FINAL grade for the semester: Quarter 1 (Q1) Grade: 40% Quarter 2 (Q2) Grade: 40% Final Exam: 20% Your QUARTER grade: Minor Grades (Classwork): 30% Intermediate Grades (Quizzes): 30% Major Grades (Assessments/Projects): 40% *All work is due one week before the end of each quarter!* SJHS Math Department Retake policy: Students may retake an assessment/quiz if they make BELOW a 90 on their first attempt. Students will be required to meet with a teacher virtually and go over their first take of the assessment/quiz in order to earn the opportunity to retake. The retake (different version from the original) must be completed within 10 school days after receiving the grade for the first assessment/quiz and the student will have the opportunity to make up to a 90 on the retake assessment/quiz. Students will only retake portions of the assessment they did not meet their maximum threshold of point values. Only one retake per assessment/quiz is allowed. The student is responsible for reaching out to the teacher if they wish to retake an assessment/quiz. Office Hours I will make myself available from 7am-3pm Monday-Friday to answer any questions students and parents may have. On days where I teach live, I may be unavailable for specific questions from 10am-2pm. Wednesdays will be utilized as office hours, catching up on the week’s work that is due that Friday, and revisiting/furthering topics as necessary. I will also send out specific office hours weekly. Please send me an email when you have questions and I will be happy to email you back with an answer, set up a video chat to show you how to do a math problem, or schedule a phone call if it’s necessary! **I am here for you and available as much as I possibly can be! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me and ask me for help!** Below is a list of items that should be completed by students and parents to be successful during Math 4. Check List Log-in to POWERSchool (make sure you know how to see your schedule and check your grades) Sign up for Google Classroom Complete this Google Form to verify you have read and understand the syllabus for Math 4. Add garykapral@johnston.k12.nc.us to your email address contacts.
     
     
     
     

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    Mr. Kapral’s Math 3 Syllabus Email: garykapral@johnston.k12.nc.us phone 919-894-3146 EXT 5616 South Johnston High School Course Description: Math III is designed so the students have the opportunity to apply the concepts previously covered in Math I and Math II. Knowledge of functions will expand, including polynomial, rational, and radical functions. We will study right triangles further and include trigonometric functions. Honors Math III contains additional topics and projects that prepare for advanced math courses. Topics/Units: Unit 1 Functions and their Inverses Unit 2 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Unit 3 Polynomial Functions Unit 4 Modeling with Geometry Unit 5 Rational Functions Unit 6 Reasoning with Geometry Unit 7 Circles Unit 8 Trigonometric Functions Unit 9 Statistics Classroom Materials: Binder loose leaf or spiral Pencils and paper POWER: My power will be Monday Block A and Wednesday Block B, but I will be available to have power any other time I do not have a duty station or meeting. Grading: Tests and Projects 40% Quizzes 30% Classwork 30% Retesting: Every student that did not receive a (90) or higher on a test can take a retest. The highest grade that can be attained on a retest will be a (90). Late Work: Attendance Policy Attendance will be taken everyday by participating in the daily check-ins that will be posted on Google Classroom. The JCPS attendance policy is still in effect. Late work policy Assignments will have to be submitted through the teacher’s designated platform. Assignments may have a specific due date and time attached to them. Math Assignments will be posted by Thursday at 9am and due Friday at 1pm the following week. *If you turn in an assignment late you MUST email me so I know to look for the assignment!! **Late work policy: First week late- highest score 75% Second week late- highest score 50% (starting grade- will reflect student performance) Virtual Learning SJHS Schedule The schedule linked above is suggested for students to follow while learning virtually. These will be the times teachers may choose to teach live through online platforms or be available for students in those particular blocks if lessons are recorded and posted previously. Our math class will be a mixture of live teaching and pre-recorded videos with practice and assignments. Even when live teaching occurs, I will post videos before or after for students to watch at a later time if they are unable to join or if they would like to revisit the lesson while doing the practice! Remember, virtual learning is new for everyone and we are all IN THIS TOGETHER! I am here for you. POWERSchool/Parent Portal Please make sure you know how to log-in to POWERSchool (students) or Parent Portal (parents). Grades will be updated at least every 10 days. Parents and students are expected to keep up with grades through these platforms. Office Hours I will make myself available from 7am-3pm Monday-Friday to answer any questions students and parents may have. On days where I teach live, I may be unavailable for specific questions from 10am-2pm. Wednesdays will be utilized as office hours, catching up on the week’s work that is due that Friday, and revisiting/furthering topics as necessary. I will also send out specific office hours weekly. Please send me an email when you have questions and I will be happy to email you back with an answer, set up a video chat to show you how to do a math problem, or schedule a phone call if it’s necessary! **I am here for you and available as much as I possibly can be! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me and ask me for help!** Final Exam: Final Exam will count 20% of student’s final grade.