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Department Members

Ms. Tandy Caraway
Voicemail Extension 4374 Email Ms. Caraway
Ms. Kimberly Dennis
Department Chairperson
Office Extension 2243
Voicemail Ext. 4276
Fax 305-271-9944
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Mr. Greg Dunn
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Mr. Ken Floyd
Extension 2267 Email Mr. Floyd
Ms. Cristina Garcia-Miguel
Voicemail Extension 4325 Email Ms. Miguel
Mr. Edgar Ginory
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Mr. Miguel Gonzalez Bode
Voicemail Extension 4330 Email Mr. Gonzalez Bode
Mr. Robert Hardwicke
Voicemail Extension 4255 Email Mr. Hardwicke
Ms. Michele Innes
Voicemail Extension 4349 Email Ms. Innes
Ms. Marissa Milian
Voicemail Ext. 4312
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Mr. Raymond Octaviano
Voicemail Extension 4329 Email Mr. Octaviano
Mr. Ricardo Ore
Voicemail Extension 4313 Email Mr. Ore
Mr. Clinton Reid
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Mr. Ricardo Romano
Voicemail Extension 4281 Email Mr. Romano
Mr. Jeffrey Schmutzler
Voicemail Extension 4100 Email Mr. Schmutzler
Ms. Leslie Sullivan
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Ms. Sheilah Zaretsky
Voicemail Extension 4303 Email Ms. Zaretsky
About the Math Department

The Mathematics Faculty of Miami Killian Senior High School consists of 20 dedicated educators. These highly qualified educators are involved in mathematics education on the local, state, and national level. Our faculty utilizes a state-of-the art computer lab to offer the Cognitive Tutor Algebra I program to each student. Each member of our department is a member of a learning team. These learning teams continually research and discuss the data from assessments tests as well as design learning activities which will enrich the mathematical experience of each student.


All mathematics courses consist of a full academic year of work. It is expected that students who take a Mathematics course will continue their mathematics education for four years.

Our courses are primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding of the concepts of Mathematics and providing experience with its methods and applications. All courses emphasize a multirepresentational approach to
Mathematics with concepts, results, and problems being expressed geometrically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations are important.

Our mathematics courses are challenging and demanding. Broad concepts and widely applicable methods are emphasized. The focus of each course is neither manipulation nor memorization of an extensive taxonomy of functions, curves, theorems, or problem types. Thus, although facility with manipulation and computational competence are important outcomes, they are not the core of our courses.

Technology is used regularly to reinforce the relationships among multiple representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results.

Our Goals

Students will be able to work with functions represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, analytical and verbal. They will understand the connections among these representations.

Students will be able to communicate mathematics orally and in well-written sentences and will be able to explain solutions to problems.

Students will be able to model a written description of a physical situation with a function.

Students will be able to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and verify conclusions.

Students will be able to determine the reasonableness of solutions, including sign, size, relative accuracy and units of measure.

Learning Notebook & Supplies

All mathematics students are required to have a mathematics notebook. The student is required to bring this notebook to class each day. A parent should review this notebook with their child on a weekly basis.

Learning notebooks enable you to reflect upon your growth in mathematics. All of the teachers in the mathematics department have worked together to craft this learning notebook program for you. After careful study and discussion, we have found that students who conscientiously follow this program find success in mathematics. Conversely, students who do not adhere to these procedures not only score poorly, but find it increasingly difficult to succeed. Your learning notebook enables parents and teachers to assist you on a weekly basis. Please read these requirements carefully. Click here to download the notebook requirements.

Click here to download a list of supplies that each student must have. These supplies must be brought to class everyday
and utilized during every class period.

Course Offerings
Click here to see a listing of all math courses offered at Miami Killian. For more information, see the Curriculum Bulletin page in the Parent Menu.

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