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Ahern, Heidi
Heidi Ahern


 Hi, my name is Heidi Ahern.  I am originally from Rochester, NY.   I have been living in Bardstown for the past 17 years and working in the Bardstown City School District for the past 16 years.  I have a BS degree in Physics with a Math Minor from Brigham Young University and an MA degree in Teaching from Spalding University.  I am married with 2 daughters currently pursuing their PhD's at Stony Brook University in Planetary Science and at the University of Kentucky in Cardiac Physiology.  I teach Pre-AP  Algebra 2, Algebra 2, and AP Physics.  Please feel free to contact me anytime by phone, email, or a visit.  Parents and students are always welcome!

Phone:  502-331-8016
Room:  A-6 
My 2020-2021 Schedule:
1st-   Algebra 2
2nd-  PreAP Algebra 2
3rd-  Planning
4th-  AP Physics
5th-  PreAP Algebra 2
6th-  Algebra 2
7th-  Algebra 2 

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

Algebra 2:                                    Google Classroom Code:  i4baglm

This course is designed to help students apply the mathematics they learned in the classroom to real world situations, model mathematical situations, communicate mathematically, and use technology appropriately. Lessons that connect various areas of mathematics to algebra, geometry, statistics, and trigonometry will be studied. Students will study real numbers, operations, and patterns as they extend their understanding of algebraic concepts. They will work with matrices, complex numbers,  polynomial functions, systems of equations and inequalities, and transformations.  During this course, students will also prepare for the math portion of college entrance exams.     

PreAP Algebra 2:                                                                   Google Classroom Code:      kmcigs2       
                                            This course is a rigorous, fast-moving class that will explore and interpret real-world problems as well as patterns and their representations (expressions, equations, graphs).  It will also explain mathematical relationships verbally and symbolically while using technology such as graphing calculators and online software that will help analyze data and recognize patterns more easily.  The course will build a mathematical foundation that will make connections among mathematical concepts, across disciplines, and in everyday experiences. The course will help prepare students for future mathematics courses, college, and careers.  During this course, students will also prepare for the math portion of college entrance exams.    
 AP Physics:                                  Google Classroom Code:    vsi4d6l
 The AP Physics 1 Course has been designed by the College Board as a course equivalent to the algebra-trigonometry based college-level physics course. At the end of the course, students will take the AP Physics 1 Exam, which will test their knowledge of both the concepts taught in the classroom and their application of laboratory experiences. The AP Physics 1 course requires lab work which is integral to the understanding of the concepts in this course. This course makes use of guided inquiry and student-centered learning to promote the growth of critical thinking skills. AP Physics 1 prepares students for further study in science, medicine, and engineering. Students will gain an understanding of fundamental physics principles and then apply them to problem solving and laboratory investigations.  
 Click on the links below to see the syllabus for each class.  These documents will answer questions about classroom policies, grading, and my availablity. 
Algebra 2
Pre-AP Algebra 2 

AP Physics

Click on the links below for some helpful websites for each class: 
Desmos Graphing Calculator
My Open Math 
ACT Prep
AP Physics 1 Course Home Page


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