Mathematics Course Offerings
315 Math lab (one semester course; limited class size) (15). (9-10-11-12)
Each student's studies will be individualized. students will use a combination of written and computerized materials and programs during the course. specific goals must be accomplished and a final test passed to receive credit. emphasis is on numeric skills, number sense, estimation, problem solving, and basic algebraic equations. students will strengthen their problem solving skills with and without the aid of calculators.
307 Algebra A (two semester course) (9-10-11-12)
This course is first half of a two year algebra course the second course is algebra 1b. Algebra 1b covers the essential tools of general math, algebra terminology, properties, and classifications, solving, graphing, and analyzing linear equations, the real number system, absolute value and inequality equations, probability, and statistics
310 Algebra 1 (9-10-11-12) (two semester course) (class size limited to 25 students) (NCAA)
Two Semester Course.
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation, Math Department Placement Exam, or successful completion of Math Lab or Pre Algebra.
This class deals with problem solving, the rules of algebra, the use of variables, solving equations, graphing, introduction to data analysis and concept of function. Students are required to use cognitive tutor computer program and to participate in small group activities
310c Algebra 1b (10-11-12) (two semester course)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra A.
This course is first half of a two year algebra course the second course is algebra 1b. Algebra b cover lines of best fit, solving systems of equations by graphing, substitution, and elimination, non-linear functions, quadratics, factoring polynomials, and simplifying expressions.
311 Transitional Algebra/Geometry (9-10-11-12) (class limited to 20)
Two Semester Course.
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation, Math Department Placement Exam, or successful completion of Algebra I.
This course is a review and reinforcement of concepts dealt with in algebra 1, building a firmer foundation leading to greater success in algebra 2. Concepts covered in geometry are also introduced with special emphasis placed on the correlations between algebraic processes and their applications in geometry.
320 Geometry (9-10-11-12) (two semester course) (NCAA)
Prerequisite for grade 9: C or better in High School Algebra I and teacher’s recommendation & satisfactory score on Alg 1 final.
Prerequisite for grade 10, 11, or 12: teacher recommendation and completion of Algebra 1 with grade of C or better.
Geometry is a study of line, angle, polygons and polygon relationships, circles and other plane figures. Emphasis is placed on discovering the fundamental properties and becoming actively involved in the learning process. Students explore geometric relationships with a wide variety of tools; they perform investigations and constructions, measure figures, observe patterns and discuss their finding to discover geometric ideas,write definitions and formulate their on conjectures. Students are presented with formal proofs after they have discovered and mastered the conceptual basis of the theorems they are to prove. All topics from a more traditional geometry courses and covered, but in a manner that students passive to active participants.
325 Algebra 2 (10-11-12) (two course semester) (NCAA)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry and Algebra I or Trag with B or better in each course.
This course is a continuation of algebra 1 providing a more in depth study of 1st degree equations, quadratics, conic, complex numbers, exponents and logarithms, matrices, problem solving, and a continuation of data analysis and function.
335 Math Analysis/Trig (PreCalculus) (11-12) (NCAA)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry and a B or better in Algebra II.
This course is a prerequisite for calculus. It focuses on algebraic and geometric representations of problem situations that can be modeled using functions. The extensive use of graphing calculator helps to clarify the connections between past mathematics topics and the new. Linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions are analyzed throughout the course. Approximately half the year is devoted to an in depth study of trigonometry. Ownership of a TI 82 or 83 calculator is highly recommended.
345 AP Calculus (12) (NCAA)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math Analysis with B or better and teacher recommendation.
AP calculus develops the student's understanding of the concept of calculus (functions, graphs, limits, derivatives and integrals) and provides experience with its methods and application. The course encourages the geometric, numerical, analytical, and verbal expression of concepts, results, and problems. Appropriate technology, from manipulative to
calculators and applications software will be used regularly for instruction and assessment.
350 Statistics (11-12) (NCAA)
Prerequisite: Geometry or with teacher consent.
Students will be able to learn statistical concepts and apply statistical reasoning through learner-centered activities based on real information and data from a wide variety of fields such as sports, entertainment, business, education, experimentation, probability and simulations, statistical inference.
347 AP Statistics (11-12) (NCAA)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 with a grade of B or better.
The Advanced Placement Statistics course focuses on four major themes. Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns. Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study. Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation. Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses. Course is based on College Board AP Statistics guidelines.
804 Personal Finance (taught by business dept.) (10-11-12) (one or two semester course) (NCAA) One or Two semester course. Either semester may be taken independently.
Prerequisite: Algebra I.
Refer to Personal Finance course listed under career-technical. Math credit or elective credit may be given.