# Mathematics

Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

This course explores how numbers are used in our daily lives. Emphasis is on monetary values including figuring out paycheck deductions, working with interest rates, and setting up a budget.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5 or 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Pre-algebra is an introductory course that prepares students for Algebra I. It includes study of variables and expressions, algebraic properties, like terms, integer operations, fraction operations, decimals, number line analysis, solving equations, ratios & proportions, percents, and application of formulas. Study includes both math theory and real-life application of concepts. Appropriate technology, including calculators and application software, is used regularly for instruction and assessment.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5 or 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Algebra I continues the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials; relations and functions; creation, graphing, and application of linear functions and relations; and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5 or 1.0

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Geometry includes the study of geometric element definitions, inductive and deductive reasoning, Venn diagrams, angles, parallel lines, polygons, similarity, triangles, trigonometry, the Pythagorean Theorem, special right triangles, circles, polygon area, surface area and volume of spheres, cylinders, cones, prisms and pyramids, distance calculation, transformations and proofs. Appropriate technology, including calculators and application software, is used regularly for instruction and assessment.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5 or 1.0

Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry

Algebra II includes the study of absolute value inequalities, factoring of polynomials, radicals, lines, linear inequalities, complex numbers, solving quadratic equations and inequalities, functions, inverse functions and compositions, variation, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations, matrix operations, inversion, determinants, and conic section basics. Study includes both math theory and real-life application of concepts. Appropriate technology, including calculators and application software, is used regularly for instruction and assessment.

Grade level: 9,10, 11, 12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Probability, Statistics, and Data Analysis is a course in which students learn the fundamental principles of probability and statistics and apply these principles to data analysis. Students are expected to install and utilize free computer software for manipulating data.

Grade: 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

The Trigonometry course is designed for the students who will continue to Precalculus or for the college-bound student. Trigonometric topics include graphing, analyzing, and applying the six trigonometric functions. Scientific calculators and/or graphing calculators are integrated throughout the course.

Grade: 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, 0.5 credit Trigonometry

Precalculus, as its name indicates, is designed to prepare you for Calculus. Topics include understanding functions from symbolic, tabular, and graphical perspectives, transformations and function composition, polynomial functions, rational polynomial functions, trigonometry, and conic sections. In addition to content mastery, the course goals are to further develop students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills. The difficulty level of the material increases significantly throughout the course. Students should be prepared to be challenged and work hard.

Grade: 11, 12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

The Trigonometry/ Precalculus course is designed for the college-bound student. Trigonometric topics include graphing, analyzing, and applying the six trigonometric functions. Scientific calculators and/or graphing calculators are integrated throughout the course. The Precalculus section, as its name indicates, is designed to prepare you for Calculus. Topics include understanding functions from symbolic, tabular, and graphical perspectives, transformations and function composition, polynomial functions, rational polynomial functions, trigonometry, and conic sections. In addition to content mastery, the course goals are to further develop students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills. The difficulty level of the material increases significantly throughout the course. Students should be prepared to be challenged and work hard.