Mrs. Koopman Grew up in Indiana.  She attended a Lutheran grade school and the public high school. Mrs. Koopman graduated with Bachelor of Science in Education and Lutheran Teacher Diploma from Concordia University, Nebraska. She first taught at Immanuel Lutheran School in Houston, TX before coming to Springfield. Mrs. Koopman has taught and coached at Lutheran High School since 1991.

She currently teaches: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Dual Credit Statistics, and Dual Credit Calculus; she is also the technology coordinator for the school.  Mrs. Koopman enjoys reading, baking, and puzzles.  She is married to Rick who works for the public school district.  They live in Springfield and attend Trinity Lutheran Church where she gets the opportunity to sit with the 3 and under aged children during the Sunday school hour.

 

Courses

Algebra 1

This course covers simplification and evaluation of algebraic expressions and equations, factoring binomials and trinomials, solving first and second degree equations and graphing linear equations and inequalities.

Algebra 2 

This course is designed to provide the students with an understanding of the rational and irrational number systems, the quadratic equation and logarithms. Trigonometric functions and identities are studied in time for the ACT in April.

Dual Credit Statistics

This introductory course in statistics focuses on statistical reasoning and its use in solving real-world problems and in interpreting results reported in journals and through popular media. The content includes the following: basic descriptive statistics, basic probability theory, random variables and probability distributions, sampling distributions for statistics, statistical inferences involving confidence interval estimation and hypotheses testing for means, standard deviations and proportions, correlation and regression.

Dual Credit Calculus

This is the first course of a three-semester sequence. Topics may include (but are not limited to): limits and continuity; definition of derivative; derivatives of polynomial and rational functions; the chain rule; implicit differentiation; approximation by differentials; higher order derivatives; Rolle’s Theorem; Mean Value Theorem; derivative applications; anti-derivatives; definite integrals; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; area, volume and other applications of the integral.