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Algebra l

Algebra Readiness Elective

Pre-AP Geometry

Geometry

Geometry Readiness Elective

Computer Mathematics

Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis

Pre-AP Algebra ll

Algebra ll

AP Computer Science

College Algebra

Precalculus

AP Statistics

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

ALGEBRA l

ALGEBRA READINESS ELECTIVE

Algebra I is the beginning of the academic mathematics sequence. The purpose of the Algebra Readiness elective is to prepare students for success in

Algebra I by reinforcing critical pre-algebraic skills and concepts. Students will take this course along with Algebra I in a double-block structure. Students are encouraged to develop self-reliance, a questioning attitude, and verbal precision relating to mathematical problems. Topics to be studied include fundamental algebraic language, the real number system, equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, coordinate graphing, relations and functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, rational and radical expressions, quadratics, and data set analysis. Manipulatives and graphing calculators will be used in this course.

PRE-AP GEOMETRY

GEOMETRY

Geometry follows Algebra I in the sequence of college preparatory courses.

This course deals with the geometry of points, lines, and planes enriched

throughout with fundamental concepts of solid geometry. Logical reasoning,

the nucleus of the course, is used in developing the concepts of inductive and

deductive proofs. Algebra, coordinate and transformational geometry are

integral parts of the course. Problem-solving strategies and real-world

connections are integrated throughout the course. Pre-AP Geometry will

provide more critical thinking and higher order problem solving and application

of information.

GEOMETRY

GEOMETRY READINESS ELECTIVE

Geometry follows Algebra I in the sequence of college preparatory courses.

The purpose of the Geometry Readiness elective is to prepare students for

success in Geometry by reinforcing critical pre-geometric skills and concepts.

Students will take this course along with Geometry in a double-block structure.

Geometry deals with the study of points, lines, and planes enriched throughout

with fundamental concepts of solid geometry. Logical reasoning, the nucleus

of the course, is used in developing the concept of inductive and deductive

proofs. Algebra, coordinate and transformational geometry are integral parts of

the course. Problem-solving strategies and real-world connections are

integrated throughout the course.

COMPUTER MATHEMATICS

This course will utilize the graphing calculator to explore mathematical

problem- solving through computer programming. Students will analyze data in

charts, graphs, and tables; design, write, and test computer programs that

define constraints of a given problem; design algorithms to solve a given

problem; design and implement input/output phases of a program; define

simple variable data types; translate mathematical expressions into a computer

statement; implement conditional statements (if/then/else); and implement

loops and iterative loops. Choosing this course in place of Algebra II will

eliminate a studentâ€™s ability to enroll in Physics.

ALGEBRA, FUNCTIONS, AND DATA ANALYSIS

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the

standards for Algebra I and Geometry. Within the context of mathematical

modeling and data analysis, students will study functions and their behaviors,

systems of inequalities, probability, experimental design and implementation,

and analysis of data. Data will be generated by practical applications arising

from science, business, and finance. Students will solve problems that require

the formulation of linear, quadratic exponential, or logarithmic equations or a

system of equations. Through the investigation of mathematical models and

interpretation/analysis of data from real life situations, students will strengthen

conceptual understandings in mathematics and further develop connections

between algebra and statistics. Students should use the language and symbols

of mathematics in representations and communication throughout the course.

The infusion of technology (graphing calculator and/or computer software) in

this course will assist in modeling and investigating functions and data

analysis.

PRE-AP ALGEBRA II

ALGEBRA II

Algebra II is designed to be an extension of Algebra I. Students enrolled in

Algebra II are assumed to have mastered basic Algebra I concepts. New

concepts that broaden algebraic reasoning are introduced. Some of the topics

studied include polynomials, factoring, quadratics, systems of linear and

nonlinear equations and inequalities, rational expressions, radicals,

relations/functions and their graphs, matrices and determinants, exponential

and logarithmic functions, sequences and series, conic sections, and analysis

of collected data. Graphing calculators will be an integral part of this course.

Pre-AP Algebra II will provide more critical thinking and higher order problem

solving and application of information.

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE

See section on Computer Science and Technology.

COLLEGE ALGEBRA

This is a college preparatory course that extends topics from Algebra II and

introduces additional ones. One quarter of the course deals with trigonometry

topics. The remainder of the course concentrates on the study of functions,

matrices, and probability. This course is recommended for college-bound

seniors who do not have the background or interest to take the more in-depth

course of Precalculus.

PRECALCULUS

This course is designed to prepare students who plan to pursue college studies

in mathematics, engineering, or the sciences. The central theme of this course

is functions as models of change. Each family of functions is represented

symbolically, numerically, graphically, and verbally. Emphasis is placed on

problem solving and real-world applications. Topics include an introduction to

functions; linear functions; exponential and logarithmic functions;

transformations of functions; trigonometric functions; composite, inverse, and

combination functions; polynomial and rational functions; trigonometry of

vectors; and related topics, including geometric series, parametric equations,

implicitly defined curves, and complex numbers. The graphing calculators will

be used throughout the course. For dual enrollment, a unit on systems of

equations and inequalities using matrices will be included.

AP STATISTICS

This course is equivalent to an introductory, non-calculus based, college

course in statistics which is typically required for college majors such as

engineering, psychology, sociology, health science, and business. The

purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools

for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Graphing

calculators will be used throughout the course.

AP CALCULUS AB

Advanced Placement Calculus AB consists of a full year of work in calculus

and related topics. This course is intended for students who have a thorough

knowledge of analytic geometry and elementary functions in addition to college

preparatory algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. The purpose of the course is

to prepare the student for advanced placement in college calculus.

AP CALCULUS BC

AP Calculus BC is a course designed to build on the concepts learned in AP

Calculus AB and to prepare students for the higher levels of mathematics. The

diversity of topics and versatility of the knowledge gained in this course will

enable students to solve problems in many fields of study, including physics,

engineering, biology, and chemistry. The course includes vectors and

dynamical systems, series and approximation, advanced integration

techniques, parametric and polar functions, multiple variable functions,

differential equations, and real-world modeling examples. The students will

extend the applications of calculus to a wider arena of physical phenomena

through the use of technology.