Advanced Function & Modeling is a junior/senior level class. Course includes analyzing data, applying probability concepts and using functions to model and solve problems. By the conclusion of AFM, students will be expected to express data using graphical, algebraic, numerical and other representations, thereby building fluency in mathematical languages.
Students will develop their God-given creative and innovative talents in conjunction with critical thinking and logical-analytical processing by engaging in various STEM projects. Students engage in Scratch coding lessons in the instructor’s formal online development studio hosted by MIT.edu. Students engage robotics using Arduino kits to complete a variety of projects. Students design and construct the robotic platform, then write Arduino code to send commands to and interact with their design. All activities are approached through a Christian perspective on Ethical Usage of Technology.
As the creator of all things and the One who works through us, students will develop their God-given creative and innovative talents in conjunction with critical thinking and logical-analytical processing through various STEM projects and computer-based skill development which include, but are not limited to:
“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you…In his hand is the life of everything and breath of all mankind” Job 12:7ff. God’s creation teaches how he is related to all of life.
The GCS Elementary STEM program is based on principles of science, technology, engineering, and math. Students develop their God-given creative and innovative talents through various STEM lab projects. Our focus is to offer learning opportunities that foster critical thinking, logical-analytical processing, and problem solving skills. We use a hands-on approach which requires students to utilize 21st Century skills. The program offers new learning avenues in fun ways for students, while building a foundation to support STEM education in middle and high school.
This course is designed to develop students’ skills in yearbook production by providing experiences in selected aspects of this course. Students will learn basic principles in proper journalistic skills, including writing copy, captions, headlines, digital photography, desktop publishing, and using appropriate technology tools for media production. Yearbook Production supports students’ development as writers, photographers, editors, independent users of technology, and responsible contributing members of the Grace Christian School community.