This course is designed to assist high school Juniors entering all levels of
chemistry with applying mathematical principles in the context of chemistry,
and to equip them with skills and strategies to avoid common pitfalls. We will foster a strong foundation in applied algebra and principles of chemistry, as well as strong inquiry and problem-solving skills within the context of scientific understanding. Topics will include dimensional analysis, atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, formula writing and chemical naming, chemical equilibria, and stoichiometry. Classes include daily laboratory activities to complement instruction, techniques for data collection and analysis, and problem-solving activities based on experimental data.
Michael Horesh teaches Chemistry and Earth Science at Lexington High School.