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Algebra 2

Credit: 1 unit

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

An in-depth study of functions, patterns, relations, and concepts of number functions. Includes linear, quadratic, exponential, absolute value, radical, rational functions and conic sections. Students will use graphing calculators (TI-84) and appropriate computer software.

Algebra 2 Honors

Credit: 1 unit

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

See description Algebra 2. This course prepares students for further study in the honors or IB preparation.

Geometry Honors

Credit: 1 unit

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

The study of shapes, their properties, and their relationships. Emphasis in on student discovery and formulating and defending conjectures. Topics include reasoning, polygons, congruence, similarity, triangles, area, volume, and transformations. Coordinate, transformational, and axiomatic systems are studied. Students will use graphing calculators (TI-84) and appropriate computer software.

Pre-Calculus

Credit: 1 unit

Prerequisite: Algebra 2

In-depth study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Topics include sequences, series, vectors, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar curves. Students will use graphing calculators (TI-84) and appropriate computer software.

Pre-Calculus Honors

Credit: 1 unit

Prerequisite: Algebra 2 Honors

In-depth study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Topics include sequences, series, vectors, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar curves. Students will use graphing calculators (TI-84) and appropriate computer software.

Calculus Honors

Credit: 1 unit

Prerequisite: Honors Pre-Calculus

Continued study of functions, rates, and accumulations. Students must be familiar with the properties, algebra, graphs, and language of functions as well as with the unit circle and values of trigonometric functions of numbers. Students will use graphing calculators (TI-84) and appropriate computer software.

Credit: 2 units (1 AP,1 Honors)

Recommend: B avg. in Honors Pre-Calculus

Follows the Advanced Placement Mathematics Program for Calculus prescribed by the College Board. The study of calculus involves two major topics: the processes of differentiation and integration and their applications in solving problems. A graphing calculator is required. Students must take the AP exam.

Credit: 1 unit

Prerequisite: AB Calculus

Follows the AP Mathematics Program prescribed by College Board. Provides students with a learning experience equivalent to a full-year college course in single variable calculus. Emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results and problems expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. A graphing calculator is required. Students must take the AP exam.

Probability and Statistics

Credit: 1 unit

Prerequisite: Algebra 2

Learn the fundamental principles of probability and statistics and apply these to data analysis. Topics include foundations of data analysis, univariate data displays, graphical displays, bivariate data and scatter plots, concepts and applications, probability distributions, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, and project design. Students will use graphing calculators (TI-83 or 84) and appropriate computer software.

Probability and Statistics Honors

Credit: 1 unit

Prerequisite: Algebra 2 Honors

Learn the fundamental principles of probability and statistics and apply these to data analysis. Topics include foundations of data analysis, univariate data displays, graphical displays, bivariate data and scatter plots, concepts and applications, probability distributions, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, and project design. Students will use graphing calculators (TI-83 or 84) and appropriate computer software.