# Math Course Offerings

Since math is foundational and progressive, it is especially important that students enroll in the courses for which they qualify.

## Math Courses

- Algebra I · 201
- Geometry · 202
- Honors Geometry · 212
- Algebra II · 203
- Honors Algebra II · 213
- Advanced Algebra for College · 206
- Pre-Calculus · 204
- Honors Pre-Calculus · 214
- Honors Fundamentals of Calculus · 210
- AP Calculus AB · 250
- AB Calculus BC · 252
- Fundamentals of Statistics · 208
- Statistics · 209
- AP Statistics · 251
- Personal Finance · 207

## Algebra I · 201

Algebra I is the first course in the systematic study of college-preparatory mathematics. Students begin the study of number sets, equations and inequalities, and patterns using their prior knowledge of arithmetic. Setting up and solving word problems is a vital part of this class, and students will examine sample problems with each new type of algebraic sentence introduced. Students will graph simple functions on the Cartesian coordinate plane and discover the relationship between an equation and its graph. Students will correctly use mathematical terms and symbols when speaking and/or writing. Accuracy, neatness, and organization are stressed in this class. The development of higher-order thinking skills is a primary objective, including

**Prerequisites:**Pre-Algebra

*Grade 9 · Full Year · 1 Credit*

## Geometry · 202

Geometry is the second course in the systematic study of college-preparatory mathematics. Students will build a mathematical system from the ground up based on three undefined terms and a system of postulates and theorems. Students will use reasoning to construct the theorems of Geometry, first by understanding informal proofs written by others and, eventually, by writing concise, logical proofs of their own. Students will develop their powers of spatial visualization in two and three dimensions. Students of Geometry will discover the relationships among and between properties of various geometric figures. Students will correctly use mathematical terms and symbols when speaking and/or writing. Accuracy, neatness, and organization are stressed in this class. The development of higher-order thinking skills is a primary objective, including the necessity of precise language.

**Prerequisites:**Algebra I

*Grade 9/10 · Full Year · 1 Credit*

## Honors Geometry · 212

This course is a faster-paced, more in-depth study of Geometry than college-prep Geometry. Students enrolled in this class have demonstrated an aptitude for mathematics and the willingness to commit extra time and effort in studying for the quality points they earn. Those expecting to take Calculus in high school should be eligible to enroll in this course. Geometry is the second course in the systematic study of college-preparatory mathematics. Students will build a mathematical system from the ground up based on three undefined terms and a system of postulates and theorems. Students will use reasoning to construct the theorems of Geometry, first by understanding informal proofs written by others and eventually, by writing concise, logical proofs of their own. Students will develop their powers of spatial visualization in two and three dimensions. Students of Geometry will discover the relationships among and between properties of various geometric figures. Students will correctly use mathematical terms and symbols when speaking and/or writing. Accuracy, neatness, and organization are stressed in this class. The development of higher-order thinking skills is a primary objective, including the necessity of precise language.

**Prerequisites:**Eligible Score on Algebra I Placement Test for New Freshmen

**Algebra I with 93 average · Departmental Approval**

*or**Grade 9/10 · Full Year · 1 Credit*

## Algebra II · 203

Algebra II is the third course in the systematic study of college-preparatory mathematics. Algebra II is the study of functions. Students will investigate polynomial, rational, quadratics, and other second-degree functions and perform the basic operations on each type. Students will compare and contrast sets of numbers, e.g., irrational, imaginary, and complex. In Algebra II, students will solve a variety of algebraic equations, inequalities, and word problems using the appropriate algorithm(s) for each, including solving with the aid of a graphing calculator where appropriate. Students will correctly use mathematical terms and symbols when speaking and/or writing. Accuracy, neatness, and organization are stressed in this class. The development of higher-order thinking skills is a primary objective, including multi-step problem-solving.

**Prerequisites:**Geometry

*Grade 10/11 · Full Year · 1 Credit*

## Honors Algebra II · 213

This course is a faster-paced, more in-depth study of Algebra II than college-prep Algebra II. Students enrolled in this class have demonstrated an aptitude for mathematics and the willingness to commit extra time and effort in studying for the quality point they earn. Those expecting to take Calculus in high school should be eligible to enroll in this course. Algebra II is the third course in the systematic study of college-preparatory mathematics. Algebra II is the study of functions. Students will investigate polynomial, rational, quadratics, and other second-degree functions and perform the basic operations on each type. Students will compare and contrast sets of numbers, e.g., irrational, imaginary, and complex. In Algebra II, students will solve a variety of algebraic equations, inequalities, and word problems using the appropriate algorithm(s) for each, including solving with the aid of a graphing calculator where appropriate. Students will correctly use mathematical terms and symbols when speaking and/or writing. Accuracy, neatness, and organization are stressed in this class. The development of higher-order thinking skills is a primary objective, including multi-step problem-solving.

**Prerequisites:**Honors Geometry with 85 average

*Geometry with 90 average · Departmental Approval*

**or***Grade 10/11 · Full Year · 1 Credit*

## Advanced Algebra for College · 206

Advanced Algebra for College is the fourth course in the systematic study of college preparatory mathematics. Students will continue to examine the different types of algebraic equations and discover methods for solving each. Recognizing and graphing many types of equations and inequalities is an essential part of this course. The second semester of Advanced Algebra for College is a study of trigonometry. Students will use the graphing and conversion capabilities of their calculators when appropriate. Students will correctly use mathematical terms and symbols when speaking and/or writing. Accuracy, neatness, and organization are stressed in this class. The development of higher-order thinking skills is a primary objective, including recognizing patterns.

**Prerequisites:**Algebra II

*Grade 11/12 · Full Year· 1 Credit*

## Pre-Calculus · 204

Pre-Calculus is the fourth course in the systematic study of college-preparatory mathematics. This class is intended for individuals intending to take Calculus in college. Students in Pre-Calculus will continue investigating the similarities and differences of various functions. Students will examine the relationship between a function and its graph. The second semester of the Pre-Calculus course is an in-depth study of trigonometry. Students will correctly use mathematical terms and symbols when speaking and/or writing. Accuracy, neatness, and organization are stressed in this class. The development of higher-order thinking skills is a primary objective, including recognizing mathematical patterns and making inferences.

**Prerequisites:**Algebra II

*Grade 11/12 · Full Year · 1 Credit*

## Honors Pre-Calculus · 214

This course is a faster-paced, more in-depth study of Pre-Calculus. Students enrolled in this class have demonstrated an aptitude for mathematics and the willingness to commit extra time and effort in studying for the quality point they earn. Those expecting to take Calculus in high school should be eligible to enroll in this course. Pre-Calculus is the fourth course in the systematic study of college-preparatory mathematics. Students in Pre-Calculus will continue investigating the similarities and differences of various functions. Students will examine the relationship between a function and its graph. The second semester of the Pre-Calculus course is an in-depth study of trigonometry. Students will correctly use mathematical terms and symbols when speaking and/or writing. Accuracy, neatness, and organization are stressed in this class. The development of higher-order thinking skills is a primary objective, including recognizing mathematical patterns and making inferences.

**Prerequisites:**Honors Algebra II with 85 average

*Algebra II with 90 average · Departmental Approval*

**or***Grade 11/12 · Full Year · 1 Credit*

## Honors Fundamentals of Calculus · 210

This is an intro-level course offered for students who have an interest in taking Calculus at the college level, but may not be able to enroll in AP Calculus. Limits and derivatives will be introduced to familiarize the students with the concepts, vocabulary, and problem-solving techniques of a college-level Calculus course.

**Prerequisites:**Pre-Calculus with 85 average

*Honors Pre-Calculus with 80 average*

**or***Advanced Algebra for Collge with 90 average*

**or***Grade 12 · 1 Semester · .5 Credit*

## AP Calculus AB · 250

This is a college-level course offered for students who have a high degree of interest and skill in mathematics. AP Calculus introduces the idea of a limit to Pre-Calculus topics so as to investigate new concepts using derivatives and integrals.

**Recommended: PSAT Math Section Score of 600 or better*

**Prerequisites:**Honors Pre-Calculus with 85 average

*Pre-Calculus with 90 average · Departmental Approval*

**or***Grade 12 · Full Year · 1 Credit*

## AB Calculus BC · 252

This is a college-level course offered for students who have a high degree of interest and skill in mathematics. AP Calculus BC further develops the study of Calculus, with more integration techniques, infinite series, conics, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.

**Prerequisites:**AP Calculus AB with 85 average · Score of 4 or higher on the AP Calculus AB Exam

*Grade 12 · Full Year · 1 Credit*

## Fundamentals of Statistics · 208

This introductory course will examine a variety of topics dealing with gathering, organizing, and analyzing data. Students will investigate averages and variances, regression and correlation, elementary probability, normal distributions, scientific sampling, and making inferences with both confidence intervals and hypothesis-testing. Students will use the statistical and graphing capabilities of their calculator, as well as computer software. The goal for the course is to provide students with an introduction to a course that is fast becoming the prevalent required math for most college majors.

**Prerequisites: **Algebra II * or* Honors Algebra II

*Grade 11/12 · 1 Semester · .5 Credit*

## Statistics · 209

This introductory-level course will examine a variety of topics dealing with gathering, organizing, and analyzing data. Students will investigate averages and variances, regression and correlation, various probability models, normal distributions, scientific sampling, and making inferences with both confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Students will use the statistical and graphing capabilities of their calculator, as well as computer software. The goal for the course is to provide students with an introduction to a course that is fast becoming the prevalent required math for almost all college majors.

**Prerequisites: **Pre-Calculus * or* Honors Pre-Calculus

*Advanced Algebra for College*

**or***Grade 12 · Full Year · 1 Credit*

## AP Statistics · 251

This college-level course will examine a variety of problems dealing with gathering, organizing, and analyzing data. Students will investigate averages and variances, regression and correlation, elementary probability, normal distributions, scientific sampling, and making inferences. Students will use the statistical and graphing capabilities of their calculator. Students will correctly use mathematical terms and symbols when speaking and/or writing. Accuracy, neatness, and organization are stressed in this college-level class.

**Recommended: PSAT combined score of 1100 or better*

**Prerequisites:**Advanced Algebra for College with 93 average

*Pre-Calculus with 90 average*

**or***Honors Pre-Calculus with 85 average · Departmental Approval*

**or***Grade 12 · Full Year · 1 Credit*

## Personal Finance · 207

This one-semester course is designed to educate the student on the importance of personal financial responsibility. It will cover topics such as finance, credit, college planning, avoiding debt, and understanding insurance and home mortgages.

**This course does not satisfy a math requirement.*

**Prerequisites: **

*Grade 11/12 · 1 Semester · .5 Credit*