Mathematics Courses

Before enrolling in a math course, the student should secure permission to enroll in the course from a member of the mathematics faculty. Up to one Mathematics credit for graduation will be given for Business Math taught by the Business Department.

Pre-College Preparatory Mathematics Courses

        9. Algebra I A
        10. Algebra I B
        10-11. Algebra I or Geometry
        11-12. Geometry or Business Math
        12. Business Math

College Preparatory Sequence

        9. Algebra I
        10. Geometry
        11. Algebra II
        12. Discrete Mathematics/Probability and Statistics, and/or Trigonometry

Honors Sequence (students must maintain an 85% average to continue in Honors Sequence)

9.  Algebra I Honors
9-10.   Geometry Honors
10-11. Algebra II Honors
11-12. Precalculus and/or Discrete Math/Probability and Statistics, or AP Statistics (full year)
12. Intro to Calculus, or AP Calculus, and/or AP Statistics (full year)

600213 - Algebra I Honors
This is one of two beginning courses offered in the Honors sequence. It will provide students with a thorough understanding of Algebra. It provides the foundation for subsequent courses in mathematics. Emphasis is on the understanding of mathematical concepts and the development of a mathematical structure that can be extended to the more complicated areas of mathematics with an emphasis on higher order thinking skills and depth of knowledge. Topics include arithmetic and geometric sequences, operations with integers, polynomials, and real numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations, and simple quadratic equations by factoring, and graphing equations on the Cartesian plane.

Prerequisite: 90% or Better in 8th grade mathematics or 85% or better in 8th grade Algebra I, and Teacher Recommendation
Credits: 1
Grades: 9
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.05

600211 - Algebra I
Algebra I provides the basic foundation for subsequent courses in mathematics. Emphasis is on the understanding of mathematical concepts and the development of a mathematical structure that can be extended to the more complicated areas of mathematics. Topics include arithmetic and geometric sequences, operations with integers, polynomials, and real numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations, and simple quadratic equations by factoring, and graphing equations on the Cartesian plane.

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of 8th grade mathematics 
Credits: 1
Grades: 9 or 10
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.0

600212 - Algebra I A
Algebra I A provides the basic foundation for Algebra I B. Emphasis is on the understanding of mathematical concepts and the development of a mathematical structure that can be extended to the more complicated areas of mathematics. Topics include arithmetic and geometric sequences, operations with integers, polynomials, and real numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities, and graphing equations on the Cartesian plane.

Prerequisite: Success Completion of 8th grade mathematics
Credits: 1
Grades: 9
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.0

600235 - Algebra I B
Algebra I B provides the basic foundation for subsequent courses in mathematics.  Emphasis is on the understanding of mathematical concepts and the development of a mathematical structure that can be extended to the more complicated areas of mathematics. Topics include a continuation of arithmetic and geometric sequences, operations with integers, polynomials, and real numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations, and simple quadratic equations by factoring, and graphing equations on the Cartesian plane.

Prerequisite: Success Completion of Algebra I A
Credit: 1
Grades: 10
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.0

600204/600205 - Algebra I Support

600206/600207 - Geometry Support

600209/600210 - Algebra II Support

Support classes provide learning opportunities and additional practice that reinforce Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II courses in order for students to be more successful in the core mathematics classes.

Prerequisite: Performing below a 70% in Previous Course or Teacher Requisite
Credits: 0.25 per semester
Grades: 9 through 12
Length: 1 year
Weight: Pass/Fail

600221 - Geometry Honors
This is one of the first two beginning courses of the Honors sequence. It will provide students with a thorough understanding of Euclidean geometry in a fast-paced learning environment. Topics will include angle relationships, distance, deductive and inductive reasoning, laws of logic, parallel and perpendicular line relationships, coordinate geometry and constructions, congruence of and relationships in triangles, proportions and similarity, right triangles and trigonometry, quadrilaterals, transformations, circles, areas of polygons and circles, surface area and volume of solids. Computer activities will be integrated into the curriculum using Geometer's Sketchpad software and/or GeoGebra.

Prerequisite: 90% or Better in Algebra I or 85% or Better in 8th grade Algebra I, and Teacher Recommendation
Credits: 1
Grades: 9 or 10
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.05

600222 - Geometry
This is the appropriate course to follow Algebra I in the College Preparatory sequence. Geometry concepts will be introduced and will include the relationships between figures, reasoning and proof, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent triangles, relationships within triangles, similarity, ratios and proportions, right triangles and trigonometry, quadrilaterals, properties of transformations, properties of circles, measuring length and area, surface area and volume of solids. Computer activities will be integrated into the curriculum using Geometer's Sketchpad software.

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra I, Algebra I B, or 8th grade Algebra I
Credits: 1
Grades: 10 or 11 
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.0

600231 - Algebra II Honors
This is the second course in the Honors Sequence. It includes a review of algebraic concepts learned in Algebra I. In a fast-paced learning environment, it provides students with a thorough understanding of topics such as systems of linear equations, exponential and polynomial functions, factoring, rational functions, radicals and rational exponents, complex numbers, quadratic equations and inequalities, logarithms, arithmetic and geometric series, the binomial theorem, permutations, combinations and probability.

Prerequisite: 85% or Better in Geometry Honors or 90% or Better in Geometry, and Teacher Recommendation
Credits: 1
Grades: 9 through 11
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.05

600232 - Algebra II
This is the third course in the College Prep Sequence. It includes the review of algebraic concepts learned in Algebra I and expands to linear functions, linear systems and matrices, quadratic functions and factoring, polynomial equations, rational exponents and radical functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions, counting methods and probability, sequences and series.

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra I B or Algebra I, and Geometry
Credits: 1
Grades: 10 through 12 
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.0

600234 - Trigonometry

This course is designed for students who are interested in gaining a greater understanding of topics covered in Algebra II focusing on concepts connected to polynomial, rational, piecewise, and circular functions.  Matrices, vectors, and conic sections will be introduced and applied in real world scenarios.  Characteristics of graphs such as domain, range, inverse, transformations, continuity, and end behavior are used to analyze and describe graphs.  The relationship between circular functions and trigonometric functions and their identities is made explicitly to the students.  Solving triangles using trigonometric ratios, law of cosines and law of sines, and the ambiguous case is explored. Finding the area of oblique triangles is also included.

Prerequisite: 75% or better in Algebra II or 70% or Better in Algebra II Honors, and Teacher Recommendation
Credits: 1
Grades: 11 or 12
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.0

600241 - Precalculus
This two semester honors course includes trigonometry, analytic geometry and functions. Trigonometry topics include basic formulas, law of cosines and law of sines, areas, inverses, double and half angle formulas, complex numbers and DeMoivre's Theorem. Analytical Geometry topics covered in this course include equation solving and problems involving the straight line, parabola, circle, ellipse and hyperbola as well as graphical solutions in rectangular, polar, and normal form. Functions include a review of quadratic, exponential, logarithmic. Series and sequences will also be reviewed for preparation to Calculus.

Prerequisite: 85% or Better in Algebra II Honors and Teacher Recommendation
Credits: 1
Grades: 11 or 12
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.05

600243 - Discrete Mathematics
In this half year course, students will study contemporary mathematics including many varied topics such as networks (graphs), counting methods, scheduling, voting theory, logic, fair apportionment, recursion, game theory, and matrices. The mathematics included in this course is very practical and would involve answering questions like the following: How many ways can a newspaper delivery route be scheduled? Which route is the most efficient? How is the House of Representatives apportioned among the fifty states? How does an annuity work? Students will use technology such as spreadsheets and/or graphics calculators during the course. Note that students who are considering any math related field should not take Discrete Math in lieu of Precalculus or Calculus, but may wish to take it in addition to those courses. Discrete Math will be offered in alternating semesters with Statistics and Probability.

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra II and Teacher Recommendation
Credits: 0.5
Grades: 11 or 12 
Length: 0.5 year
Weight: 1.0

600257 - AP Statistics
This course is designed for students taking the AP Statistics Exam.  It is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools 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. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding.

Prerequisite: 85% or Better in Algebra II Honors or 90% or Better in Algebra II, and Teacher Recommendation
Credits: 1
Grades: 11 or 12
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.1

600253 - Statistics
In this half year course, students will be introduced to the major concepts of probability, interpretation of data, and statistical problem solving. Students will learn the course concepts through hands-on experimentation and investigation. They will analyze existing data as well as data collected through a survey, observational study or experiment. They will then display the data in different ways, analyze it, and draw conclusions based on the results. The three main components of the course are: exploring data, data collection, probability, and inference. Statistics will be offered in alternating semesters with Discrete Math.

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra II and Teacher Recommendation
Credits: 0.5
Grades: 11 or 12
Length: 0.5 year
Weight: 1.0

600250 - AP Calculus A/B
This course is designed for students taking the AP Calculus A/B Exam. The study of change and motion will be studied. Concepts include functions, graphs, and limits, as well as the application of differentiation and integration to solve real-world problems. This course will prepare students to be successful in their future mathematical endeavors in college.

Prerequisite: 85% or Better in Precalculus and Teacher Recommendation
Credits: 1
Grades: 12
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.1

600256 - Introduction to Calculus
This course is designed to give an introduction to the topics of calculus.  An emphasis is on the development of the conceptual understanding of basic calculus ideas of average rates of change, tangent lines, and applications of differentiation and integration to model real-world situations.  The course provides students with a solid background to prepare them for taking the AP Calculus class in the future or taking Calculus in college.

Prerequisite:  Successful Completion of Precalculus and Teacher Recommendation
Credits: 1
Grades:  12
Length:  1 year
Weight:  1.05

600097 or 600099 - SAT Prep Mathematics
This half year class is offered semester one or two. It is designed to better prepare students for the mathematics section of the SAT. In addition to reviewing topics from Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, and Statistics, students will become familiar with the format of the test and learn test taking strategies. This course will also include a discussion of the effective use of a graphing calculator. Much time will be devoted to practice problems similar to those on the SAT. 

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 0.25
Grades: 11
Length: 0.5 year
Weight: Pass/Fail