Mathematics

* Students will be required to take a placement test in addition to teacher recommendation to determine which Algebra class they are eligible to take as a freshman.

               

APPLIED ALGEBRA, COURSE A                                   

Full Year Course-2 credits

Grade Level: 9-12

Prerequisite: none

This is the first course in the 2-yr. Applied Algebra Series.  Completion of Applied Algebra Courses A & B is equivalent to Algebra I.  Topics of study include Patterns, Integers, Functions, Equations & Inequalities

 

APPLIED ALGEBRA, COURSE B                                                  

Full Year Course-2 credits

Grade Level: 9-12

Prerequisite: Applied Algebra, Course A

This is the second course in the 2-yr. Applied Algebra series.  Completion of Applied Algebra Courses A & B is equivalent to Algebra I.  Topics of study include Matrices, Exponents, Transformations, Polynomials & Factoring.

 

LIFE SKILLS MATH

Full Year Course-2 credits

Grade Level: 10-12, elective

Prerequisite: Algebra I or Applied Math

This course will introduce students to math situations to be used as a skill for life. Topics covered include loans, checking and savings, grocery shopping, travel, income, and entertainment.

 

ALGEBRA I                                                          

Full Year Course-2 credits

Grade Level: 9-12, elective

Prerequisite: none

This class is about practical solutions to problems not always solvable by everyday arithmetic.  Students planning on attending college or vocational school after graduation should plan on taking this class.  Topics of study include integers, order of operations, relations, and factoring.

 

GEOMETRY                                                        

Full Year Course-2 credits

Grade Level: 9-12, elective

Prerequisite: Algebra I or Applied Algebra A & B

Geometry is the study of points, lines, and planes in two and three dimensional figures.  Topics of study include deductive and inductive reasoning, proportion, similarity, congruence, perimeters, area, volume, and proof.

 

ALGEBRA II                                                         

Full Year Course-2 credits

Grade Level: 10-12, elective

Prerequisite: Algebra I or Applied Algebra A & B

Algebra II is a continuation of the skills learned in Algebra I.  Topics of study include an in-depth study of linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, solving systems of equations, graphing, operations with rational and irrational exponents and the complex number system.

 

COLLEGE ALGEBRA (ICN course)

Semester Course-1 credit

Grade Level: 11 & 12 elective (TAG)

Prerequisite: consent of administration

This course is designed to strengthen and expand the algebra skills required for further mathematical study.  This course may also be used as a terminal course in mathematics for non-mathematics majors.  The emphasis will be on using algebraic manipulation, graphing and functional concepts to investigate and solve real-life applications.  The properties of real numbers, exponents and radicals will be used to develop problem solving strategies.  A background in intermediate algebra is required. Graphing calculators will be used.

 

TRIGONOMETRY/PRE-CALCULUS              

Full Year Course-2 credits

Grade Level: 11-12, elective

Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry

Trigonometry is the study of triangles.  This is a semester course.  Topics include trigonometric and circular functions; their inverses and graphs; relations among the parts of a triangle; trigonometric identities; and solutions of right and oblique triangles.

Pre-Calculus is also a semester course.  Topics include a review of the structure of the real number system and the complex: polynomial; logarithmic, exponential and rational functions; inverses and graphs; vector; sequences and series.  This course is for the college bound student.