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Sports, Exercise and Health Science (SEHS) is an experimental science course combining academic study
with practical and investigative skills. SEHS explores the science underpinning physical performance and
provides the opportunity to apply these principles. The course incorporates the disciplines of anatomy and
physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition. Students cover a range of core and option topics, and
carry out practical (experimental) investigations in both laboratory and field settings. The course offers a
deeper understanding of the issues related to sports, exercise and health in the 21st century and addresses the international dimension and ethics related to both the individual and global context.
Common Core Integrated Mathematics 1 starts a three year sequence of courses (CC IM1, CC IM2 and CC IM3) that are designed to align to the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. At the conclusion of the three course sequence, students will be prepared to take Pre-Calculus. In CC Integrated Mathematics 1, students will solve problems that have real-world context that involve linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, exponential functions, coordinate geometry, congruency through rigid motions and data analysis of one variable. The adopted textbook is very context and
real-world problem driven; nearly all sections are motivated and taught through a real-life situation or simulation and mathematics is used to model, investigate and solve the problem presented.
CC Integrated Mathematics 1 integrates the Standards of Mathematical Practice in the instruction and assessment of students. Students will be expected to interpret multiple representations of information such as connecting the components of the equation, graph and table representations and how each component is present in the other representations. Rationalization and justification of their work will be required in the course, as well as
critiquing the work of others to look for errors or supporting their arguments. Students will communicate their
understanding of the curriculum through writing in the course and verbally with classmates and with the teacher.
There is a focus on classroom discourse as a tool to deepen their understanding of the material. Teachers will
use higher level questioning strategies in class to ensure their students are engaging with material on a rigorous
level so students understand what they are doing and why they are doing it as opposed to simply repetition of
algorithms to solve problems. Additionally, every lesson is structured around the 5 Practices for Orchestrating
Productive Mathematics Discussions (Smith & Stein, 2018).
In this course students will learn to understand and represent data through project-based units. The units will give students opportunities to be data explorers through active engagement, developing engagement, developing their understanding of data analysis, sampling, correlation/causation, bias and uncertainty, modeling with data, making and evaluation data-based arguments, and the importance of data in society.