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Department of Mathematics

Math is worldly observation with great ideas.
Math is worldly observation with great ideas.

Algebra I - Required (Standard Sequence) - 2 Semesters - Gr. 9

Requires State End of Course Test. Prerequisite - 8th Grade Mathematics.

This is the first in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to allow students to complete precalculus in their high school program. It includes linear, exponential, and rational expressions; basic functions and their graphs; simple equations; coordinate geometry; sample statistics; and curve fitting.

 

Algebra I Strategies - Elective - Gr. 9 - 2 Semesters

The purpose of this elective is to provide additional support to students who have difficulty meeting math AKS on grade level. This course is taken concurrently with Algebra I, giving extra time and using a variety of strategies to help students build a stronger foundation for success in their current and future mathematics courses.

 

Accel. Algebra I - Required (Accel. Sequence A) - 2 Semesters - Gr. 9

Requires State End of Course Test. Prerequisite - Meets achievement criteria in 8th Grade Mathematics.

This is the first in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to prepare students to take Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB or BC in their high school program. The course incorporates 1½ years of the content in the standard math sequence. It includes radical, polynomial, and rational expressions; functions and their graphs; fundamentals of proof; properties of polygons, circles, and spheres; coordinate geometry; sample statistics; and curve fitting.

 

Accel. Geometry - Required (Accel. Sequences A- Gr. 10 and B-Gr. 9) - 2 Semesters -

Requires State End of Course Test. Prerequisite - Meets achievement criteria in Accel. Algebra I.

This is the second in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to prepare students to take AP Calculus AB or BC in their high school program. The course incorporates 1½ years of content in the standard math sequence. It includes right triangle trigonometry; exponential, logarithmic, and higher degree polynomial functions; matrices; linear programming; vertex-edge graphs; conic sections; planes and spheres; and population means, standard deviations, and normal distributions.

 

Geometry - Required (Standard Sequence) - 2 Semesters - Gr. 10 

Requires End of Course Test. Prerequisite - Algebra I.

This is the second in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to prepare students to enter college at the calculus level. It includes: Math. Practices: Reasoning & explaining; modeling & using tools; seeing structure & generalizing; overarching habits of mind of a productive mathematical thinker; Numbers and Quantities: Real & complex numbers; Algebra: Polynomial & rational expressions; expressions, equations & inequalities; Functions: Interpreting & building functions; linear & exponential models; Geometry: Congruence; similarity, right triangles, & trigonometry; circles; expressing geometry properties w/ equations; geometric measurement & dimension; Probability: Interpreting categorical & quantitative data; conditional probability & the Rules of Probability

Geometry Strategies - Elective - Gr. 10 - 2 Semesters

The purpose of this elective is to provide additional support to students who have difficulty meeting math AKS on grade level. This course is taken concurrently with Geometry, giving extra time and using a variety of strategies to help students build a stronger foundation for success in their current and future mathematics courses.

 

Algebra II - Required (Standard Sequence) - 2 Semesters - Gr. 11.

Prerequisite – Geometry.

This is the third in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to prepare students to enter college at the calculus level. It includes exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, polynomial functions of higher degree, conic sections, and normal distributions.

 

Algebra II Strategies - Elective - Gr. 11 - 2 Semesters

The purpose of this elective is to provide additional support to students who have difficulty meeting math AKS on grade level. This course is taken concurrently with Algebra II, giving extra time and using a variety of strategies to help students build a stronger foundation for success in their current and future mathematics courses.

 

Accel. Precalculus - Required (Accel. Sequences A-Gr. 11 and B-Gr. 10) - 2 Semesters

Prerequisite - Meets achievement criteria in Accel. Geometry.

This is the third in a sequence designed to prepare students to take AP Calculus AB or BC. It includes rational, circular trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions; basic trigonometric identities and the laws of sines and cosines; sequences and series; polar and parametric equations; vectors; the central limit theorem and confidence intervals.

 

Precalculus - Option (Standard Sequence) - 2 Semesters - Gr. 12

Prerequisite - Algebra II

This is the fourth in a sequence of mathematics courses designed to prepare students to enter college at the calculus level. It includes rational, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions; basic trigonometric identities and the laws of sines and cosines; sequences and series; vectors; the central limit theorem and confidence intervals.

Advanced Mathematical Decision Making (AMDM) - option (Standard Sequence) - 2 Semesters - Gr. 12

Prerequisite - Algebra II

Advanced Mathematical Decision Making (AMDM) is a fourth-year course to follow Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Its primary purpose is to prepare students for college majors that may not require calculus, for technical training, or for a range of career options. This course may also be useful to other students as an elective. AMDM is designed to help students develop college and career readiness skills such as conducting research, working individually and collaboratively, justifying opinions with evidence, preparing written reports, and making oral presentations. With purposeful teacher guidance, students are expected to develop self-direction and to assume increasing responsibility for meeting high standards.

The primary focal points of AMDM include the analysis of information using statistical methods and probability, modeling change and mathematical relationships, mathematical decision making in finance, and spatial and geometric modeling for decision making. In AMDM, students learn to become critical consumers of the quantitative data that surround them every day, knowledgeable decision makers who use logical reasoning, and mathematical thinkers who can use their quantitative skills to solve problems related to a wide range of situations. They develop critical skills for success in college and careers, including investigation, research, collaboration, and both written and oral communication of their work, as they solve problems in many types of applied situations.

 

AP Statistics - Option (Accel. Sequence A-Gr. 12 and B-Gr. 11 or 12) - 2 Semesters

Prerequisite - Meets achievement criteria for Accel. Precalculus.

This course includes in-depth experience in statistical concepts and methods, including data collection and exploration, experimental and theoretical probability, probability distributions, and descriptive and inferential statistics. Projects involve planning a study, anticipating patterns, producing models, and confirming models. The objectives for this course follow the College Board syllabus, preparing students for the optional Advanced Placement exam.

 

AP Calculus AB - Option (Accel. Sequence A-Gr. 12 and B-Gr. 11 or 12) - 2 Semesters

Prerequisite - Meets achievement criteria for Accel. Precalculus.

Topics include limits, derivatives and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions, continuity, applications of derivatives to related rates, maxima and minima, curve sketching, integration formulas, applications of the definite integral, and methods of integration. The objectives for this course follow the College Board syllabus, preparing students for the optional Advanced Placement exam.

 

AP Calculus BC - Option (Accel. Sequence A-Gr. 12 and B-Gr. 11 or 12) - 2 Semesters

Prerequisite - Meets achievement criteria for Accel. Precalculus.

Topics include limits, derivatives and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions, continuity, applications of derivatives to related rates, maxima and minima, curve sketching, integration formulas, applications of the definite integral, methods of integration, graphing, and integrating in polar coordinates, infinite sequences and series, power series, vectors, and differential equations. The objectives for this course follow the College Board syllabus, preparing students for the optional Advanced Placement exam.