## 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. At most 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, Business Math, or Algebra II Essentials

12. Business Math or Algebra II Essentials

** College Preparatory Sequence**

9. Algebra I

10. Geometry

11. Algebra II

12. Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, 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 70% in All Previous Courses or Teacher Recommendation

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, parallel and perpendicular line relationships, coordinate geometry and constructions, congruence of and relationships in triangles, proportions and similarity, right triangles and trigonometry, quadrilaterals, transformations, vectors, 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. This class moves at a faster pace and includes a greater depth of knowledge than Algebra II Essentials.

Prerequisite: 75% or Better in Algebra I B or Algebra I, and Geometry, and Teacher Recommendation

Credits: 1

Grades: 10 through 12

Length: 1 year

Weight: 1.0

**600233 - Algebra II Essentials**

This course will cover the essential topics of Algebra II and moves at a moderate pace. It includes a 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 rational and circular functions. Vectors and conic sections will be introduced and applied in real-world scenarios. Characteristics of graphs such as domain, range, inverse, transformations, and continuity are used to analyze and describe graphs. The relationship between circular functions and trigonometric functions and their identities is made clear to the students.** **Solving triangles using trigonometric ratios, the law of cosines and the 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: 0.5

Grades: 11 or 12

Length: 0.5 year

Weight: 1

**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 for 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.

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 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.

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra II and Teacher Recommendation

Credits: 1

Grades: 11 or 12

Length: 1 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

**600097 ****-**** SAT Prep Mathematics/Verbal**

This half-year class is offered semester one or two. It is designed to better prepare students for the Mathematics and Verbal sections of the SAT. With respect to the Mathematics section, topics from Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, and Statistics will be reviewed and practiced. 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. With respect to the Verbal section, this course will focus first on reading questions and then on sentence improvement questions.. This course will familiarize students with every type of question on the SAT, teach the most effective test-taking strategies, point out patterns in test questions, and provide helpful tips to increase studentsâ€™ confidence on the SAT.

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 0.5

Grades: 11

Length: 0.5 year

Weight: Pass/Fail