• Math Course Descriptions

     

    Algebra 1 Honors

    Grade level: 9

    Credit: 1 units

    Focus is on development of the student’s ability to use a variety of representations, tools, and technologies to model mathematical situations to solve meaningful problems. Topics include generalizations, algebraic symbols, matrices, algebraic expressions, relationships, equations, inequalities, interpretations, linear functions, quadratic functions, and data representations. Students will use graphing calculators (TI-84) and appropriate computer software.

    Algebra 2

    Grade level: 9-11

    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

    Grade level: 9-11

    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

    Grade level: 9-10

    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

    Grade level: 9-12

    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

    Grade level: 9-12

    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

    Grade level: 10-12

    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.

    Calculus AB Advanced Placement

    Grade Level: 10-12

    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.

    Calculus BC Advanced Placement

    Grade Level: 11-12

    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

    Grade level: 11-12

    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

    Grade level: 11-12

    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.

    Statistics Advanced Placement

    Grade Level: 11-12

    Credit: 1 unit

    Prerequisite: Probability and Statistics Honors

    Follows the AP Mathematics Program prescribed by College Board. Equivalent to introductory college statistics which is typically required for majors in social sciences, health science and business and is effective preparation for upper-level statistics usually required for science, engineering and math majors. Introduces students to concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. A graphing calculator is required. Students must take the AP exam.