Mrs. Devine has served at Springfield Lutheran 1981 with the exception of a short time where she was a stay at home mom during the mid 80's. She teaches Chemistry and Mathematics and is also the Scholastic Bowl Coach.

Mrs. Devine received her undergraduate degree from Concordia-Seward. She recently completed a Master’s Degree in curriculum and instruction in math from Concordia-Portland.

In her spare time, Mrs. Devine enjoys spending time with family, going to the gym, gardening, and crochet.

Mrs. Devine’s favorite Bible verse is: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-8

 

Courses

Chemistry

This course is a basic introduction to the laws and theories of chemistry as an intellectual discipline. Students are encouraged to consider this topic analytically and critically, formulate interpretations on the basis of laboratory data, -gains skill and techniques in safely using chemicals and laboratory apparatus, appreciate the stewardship responsibility we have been given to care for our resources wisely.

Algebra I 

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.

Geometry

This course covers the basic principles of logic. Students will learn to use deductive and inductive reasoning to prove congruence, similarity, and other geometric ideas. The course also requires that students describe the properties of triangles, polygons, circles, and regular solids, use algebraic and geometric principles to determine the measures of sides, angles, areas, and volumes, perform basic engineering constructions, and define basic trigonometric functions, and use them to determine the angles and sides of any right triangle.

Analytic Geometry  

This course will cover the algebra and geometry of polar coordinates and two dimensional vectors in tandem with traditional Cartesian methods.  We will study again the conic sections in this light, include the rotation of axes, and see how these apparently diverse branches of mathematics are, in reality, closely related.

Trigonometry  

This course will introduce the student to the trigonometric functions and the myriad of applications they imply.  We will look at functions, graphs and transformations, and then concentrate on analytic formulas and identities.  We will complete the semester with applications including the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines.