Math (4 credits required)
Algebra I 1 Credits; 1 Year
Prerequisite: Grade 8 Pre-Algebra
The Algebra I course covers the following topics: operation with numbers, modeling, pattern recognition, data analysis, multiple representation of information (tables, equations, and graphs), solving equations, and a study of linear, quadratic and exponential functions. Real world and non-routine problems are constantly presented for analysis. Students will use a graphing calculator. Appropriate technology, as available, will be an integral part of the course.
Geometry 1 Credit; 1 Year
Prerequisite: Algebra I
The Geometry course will provide opportunities for the student to analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric shapes. Students will specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems. They will apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations and use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems. Students will use a graphing calculator. Appropriate technology, such as CAD software, Sketchpad programs, as available, will be an integral part of the course.
Algebra II 1 Credit; 1 Year
Prerequisite: Algebra I
The Algebra II course will provide opportunities for the student to study different forms of representation, various forms of functions, including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic, trigonometric, and power functions, conditional and binomial probability, probability distributions, sampling, and correlation and regression. Graph analysis is stressed throughout the course. All concepts are examined as tools for modeling real-world situations. An abundance of contextual and non-routine situations are explored throughout this course. Graphing calculators will be utilized as a tool for enhancing and understanding the concepts presented in Algebra ll. It is suggested that each student have a scientific calculator. Appropriate technology, as available, will be an integral part of the course.
Pre-Calculus 1 Credit; 1 Year
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II or permission of teacher.
The Pre-Calculus course will provide emphasis on mathematical modeling, data analysis, prediction, and optimization. The course will employ students’ previous knowledge of algebra, geometry and elementary probability and statistics. Technology is employed as a tool for bringing about a deeper understanding of mathematical structure and relationships. The unifying substantive focus of the course is the concept of function. Topics studied include functions and their graphs, logarithm and natural log, analytic trigonometry and trigonometric functions, applications of trigonometric functions, analytic geometry, sequences, induction, counting and probability.
Calculus 1 Credit; 1 year
Prerequisite: completion of Algebra, Geometry
This course includes the study of derivatives, differentiation, integration, the definite and indefinite integral, and applications of calculus. Typically students have previously attained knowledge of pre-calculus topics (some combination of trigonometry, elementary functions, analytic geometry, and mathematic analysis).
AP Statistics 1 Credit; 1 Year
Prerequisite: completion of Algebra 2
AP Statistics is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The course will introduce you to the major concepts and tolls for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. You will use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as you build conceptual understanding. The AP exam is required at the conclusion of the course.