The high school mathematics program is intended to provide mathematical skills to college-bound students. Their curriculum offers courses that develop a core of mathematical knowledge for all students and prepares students for college study.

 
 

Algebra I

 

 

Grade: 9
Length: 1 Year
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or equivalent Grade 8 Math
Textbook: HRW Algebra 1
Special Requirement: TI-83 plus (preferred) or TI-83 graphing calculator (acceptable)

This course is designed for students who have mastered the basic mathematics skills and concepts of Pre-Algebra. The emphasis of this course is on the properties of algebraic expressions, linear equations, inequalities and systems, graphing of linear and quadratic functions, exponential expressions, polynomials and rational expressions. Solving word problems using a variety of methods is an integral part of the course. The approach used will emphasize problem solving, oral and written communication and reasoning skills. Technology is used extensively and effectively throughout the course which is driven by the curriculum.

Geometry

Grade: 10
Length: 1 Year
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: Algebra I
Textbook: HRW Geometry
Special Requirement: TI-83 plus (preferred) or TI-83 graphing calculator (acceptable)

Focusing on two and three-dimensional exploration this course explores all aspects of geometry. Emphasis will be placed on methods of derivation and proof of important geometric facts. Hands-on activities help students understand the concepts very well. Topics will include triangles, congruency, quadrilaterals, polygons, similarity, circles and area and volume of two and three dimensional shapes along with transformations and constructions. Previous acquired algebraic reasoning will be incorporated in the program and will be used to further enhance mathematical reasoning.

Algebra II

Grade: 11
Length: 1 Year
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: Algebra I & Geometry
Textbook: HRW Algebra II
Special Requirement: TI-83 plus (preferred) or TI-83 graphing calculator (acceptable)

This course covers all standard topics of algebra. Topics from Algebra 1 are expanded. The main focus is on various functions including polynomials, exponentials, logarithms and matrices with emphasis on graphing. Further topics include Permutations & Combinations, Probability along with Irrational and Complex numbers.

Pre-Calculus

Grade: 12
Length: 1 Year
Credit: 1.0
Prerequisite: Algebra II
Textbook: Larson Hostetler – Pre-Calculus with graphing approach
Special Requirement: TI-83 plus (preferred) or TI-83 graphing calculator (acceptable)

This course is intended to provide the essential mathematical background required in calculus for the university bound students. The emphasis is on a graphical approach to solving equations and functions, developing the concepts that play critical roles in calculus and their applications to solving real life problems. Trigonometric functions are also studied in depth. Technology plays a pivotal role in understanding the concepts.

Math Lab

Grades: 9-12
Length: 1 Semester or 1 Year
Credit: 0.5 or 1.0 (Elective Credit)
Special Requirement: TI-83 plus (preferred) or TI-83 graphing calculator (acceptable)

Math Lab offers a mathematics workshop for both high achievers and those requiring additional support. With teacher assistance, students work independently on the math concepts they are trying to master. Some students review concepts and practice those presented in their math class. Others enrich their mathematical education through advanced independent study; for example, students can take an advanced course, such as in Calculus. Students use the internet for on-line homework help as well as other technology to assist them in their studies.

 
 
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