Mathematics » MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM

MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM

Required: Three Units  
Recommended: Three - Four Units for college prep

 

Elementary Algebra I

Grade: 9,10
Duration: Year
Prerequisite: None

An algebra course which will provide the student with a very methodical approach to signed numbers, subtraction, reciprocals, solving linear equations, and polynomials.

 

Elementary Algebra II

Grades: 10,11,12
Duration: Year
Prerequisite: Elementary Algebra I

An algebra course designed to reinforce the studies of Elementary Algebra I and extend the concepts of linear equations, polynomials, and radicals. This two year sequence is the equivalent of Algebra I.

 

Algebra I

Grades: 9,10,11
Duration: Year
Prerequisite: None

Algebra I will provide strong emphasis on linear solutions, polynomials, radicals, and factoring including an integration of available technology. Interpretation of word problems will be stressed.

 

Geometry

Grades: 9,10,11,12
Duration: Year
Prerequisite: Algebra I or equivalent

The course begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of Euclidean Geometry. The course progresses by integrating algebra into the study of different shapes and their relationships through deductive and inductive reasoning.

 

Honors Geometry

Grades: 9,10
Duration: Year
Prerequisite: Algebra I and instructor's approval

A power Geometry class which is intended to challenge students by covering the topics of Geometry in an accelerated fashion and with the use of additional supplemental materials.

 

Advanced Algebra

Grades: 10,11,12
Duration: Year
Prerequisite: Geometry(for students who have successfully completed a year of Algebra and Geometry.)

Emphasis is given to the structure of Algebra and the nature of proofs. Manipulative skills needed to perform algebraic operations with competence are stressed along with developing the student's power to think logically. This course covers quadratic equations, complex numbers, analytic geometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometry. Suggested for college prep.

 

Honors Advanced Algebra

Grades: 10,11,12
Duration: Year
Prerequisite: Geometry, department approval, and 3.5 GPA in math.

Honors Advanced Algebra is a power course intended to challenge students by the use of an accelerated course.

 
 
Statistics  I & II
 
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra
Duration: Year Long
 
Statistics is a course that covers the topics of producing data, organizing data, chance, and inference.  There will be motivational, hands-on activities that allow students to explore statistical concepts and examples from a variety of fields.  The graphing calculator will be utilized.  Concurrent enrollment in math classes will be allowed, and students must maintain quality efforts and work in both classes.

 

 

Math Analysis

Grades: 11,12
Duration: Semester
Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra and instructor's approval

Math Analysis is a course which covers the topics of symbolic logic, analytical geometry, sequences and series, limits, trigonometry, and polynomial functions (Binomial Theorem). The graphing calculator will be utilized. Suggested for college prep. Concurrent enrollment in math classes will be allowed for special cases only, and students must maintain quality efforts and work in both classes.

 

Pre-Calculus

Grade: 11,12
Duration: Semester
Prerequisite: Math Analysis and instructor's approval.

This course is a continuation of Math Analysis beginning with trigonometry and introduces the topics of limits, derivatives, integration, and exponential functions. This course will provide an introduction to college Calculus for math or science majors. The graphing calculator will be utilized. Suggested for college prep. Concurrent enrollment in math classes will be allowed for special cases only, and students must maintain quality efforts and work in both classes.

 

AP Calculus

Grades: 11,12
Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: Math Analysis, Pre-Calculus, and instructor's approval.

AP Calculus will prepare the student to take the AP Calculus exam. Limits, derivatives and its applications, integration and its applications, exponential and logarithmic functions, and inverse functions will be studied. An AP approved graphing calculator is required. This course is divided into semesters with credit given each semester. The second semester must be taken in the same school year. Concurrent enrollment in math classes will be allowed for special cases only, and students must maintain quality efforts and work in both classes.

 

Computer Programming I

Grades: 10,11,12
Duration: Semester
Prerequisite: Geometry and keyboarding (or approved standard of competency in touch method.)

This course will develop skills in fundamental programming using the JavaScript language. Modular programming will be emphasized along with organization and problem solving.

 

Computer Programming II

Grades: 10,11,12
Duration: Semester
Prerequisite: B or better in Computer Programming I

This course will cover advanced JavaScript skills which will include subroutines and arrays. Video game programming using Scratch will also be introduced.

 


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