Math 2015-2016 School Year

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Grades 10 & 11

  • ALGEBRA 2 - Academic
    Grade:  10/11               18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                      4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra 1
    This course is an extension of Algebra 1.  Topics include irrational numbers, solutions to quadratic and higher degree equations, graphing, and solving linear and non-linear functions, the use of fractional and negative exponents, and exponential functions.  A grade of C or better in Algebra 1 is recommended for success in this course.   

    ALGEBRA 2

    Grade:  10/11               18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                      4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Recommendation of the 9th grade Math teacher
    This course is a review and extension of Algebra 1.  Topics include equations, inequalities, linear functions, systems, quadratic functions, polynomials, rational expressions, probability and statistics.  A TI-83 Plus or a TI-84 Plus calculator is recommended.  As a state graduation requirement, beginning with the Class of 2017, students who did not pass the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam are mandated to retake the exam.
     * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse
     

    INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

    Grade: 10/11                      18 Weeks                    1.0 Credit                    4.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisites: Algebra and teacher recommendations.

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a study in statistics and basic probability. Topics covered will include exploring and understanding data, exploring relationships between variables,gathering data, randomness,probability and how this all relates to the world at large.

    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse.


     HONORS GEOMETRY   
    Grade: 10/11                18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                      5.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  “B” or better in Algebra 2 or Honors, and teacher recommendation
    This course provides an in depth study of the properties of basic geometric figures, such as:  lines, planes, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, and solids.  In addition, mathematical reasoning and logic will be addressed leading to student developed proofs of geometric theorems.  The course requires completion of a research paper and independent studies.

    GEOMETRY – Academic
    Grade: 10/11                18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                       4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Academic Algebra 2 and teacher recommendation
    This course is a study of Euclidian Geometry.  Topics include perimeter, area and volume, the use of formulas, properties of circles, similarity, and informal proofs as applied to congruence, properties of polygons, and the use of Algebra skills to solve applied problems. 

    GEOMETRY 
    Grade:  10/11               18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                      4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Foundations Algebra 2 and teacher recommendation
    This course focuses on vocabulary, fundamentals, and the use of the tools of geometry.  Students will study both two dimensional and three dimensional objects.  Less emphasis will be placed on theorems and postulates to allow for a more general understanding of Geometry Concepts. 
    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse

     

    PRE-CALCULUS HONORS
    Grade:  11                    18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                      5.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:   Honors Algebra 2 and teacher recommendation
    This course is designed for the college bound student. The purpose of the course is to prepare one for the study of calculus at an accelerated pace.  The course includes a thorough study of algebraic concepts, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, sequences and series, introduction to limits and calculus. 

     

    PRE-CALCULUS   Academic
    Grade:  11                    18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                      4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite: Academic Algebra 2, Academic Geometry and teacher recommendation
    The purpose of the course is to prepare the college bound student for the study of calculus at an average pace.  This course includes a thorough study of algebraic concepts, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, sequences and series, limits and introduction to calculus. 

     

     

     

Grade 12

  • CALCULUS AB  – Honors
    Grade:  12                    18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                       5.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Honors Pre-Calculus and teacher recommendation
    In this course, students will study the branch of mathematics that deals with rates of change in continuous and varying quantities.  The class will include exercises in the graphical, numerical, analytical, and verbal representations of functions, derivative rates of change and the use of derivatives to solve a variety of problems; and derivative and definite integrals as expressed in both parts of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.  Students will communicate mathematical solutions both orally and with the written word; use technology to help solve problems, interpret results, and verify conclusions; and determine the reasonableness of solutions. 

    CALCULUS AB   Academic
    Grade:  12                    18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                       4.0 Quality Points

    Prerequisite:  Pre-Calculus and teacher recommendation
    In this course, students will study the branch of mathematics that deals with rates of change in continuous and varying quantities.  The class will include exercises in the graphical, numerical, analytical, and verbal representations of functions, derivative rates of change and the use of derivatives to solve a variety of problems; and derivative and definite integrals as expressed in both parts of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.  Students will communicate mathematical solutions both orally and with the written word; use technology to help solve problems, interpret results, and verify conclusions; and determine the reasonableness of solutions. 

    PRE-CALCULUS  – Honors
    Grade:  12                    18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                       5.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:   Honors Algebra 2 and teacher recommendation
    The purpose of the course is to prepare a college bound student for the study of calculus at an accelerated pace.  The course includes a thorough study of algebraic concepts, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, sequences and series, introduction to limits and calculus.  A limited number of sections will be available.

    PRE-CALCULUS - Academic
    Grade:  12                    18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                       4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 2 and Geometry and teacher recommendation
    The purpose of the course is to prepare a college bound student for the study of calculus at an average pace.  This course includes a thorough study of algebraic concepts, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, sequences and series, limits and introduction to calculus. 

    AP  PROBABILITY & STATISTICS
    Grade:  12                    18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                       5.5 Quality Points
    Prerequisite
    :   Honors Pre-Calculus and teacher recommendation
    Curriculum for this course follows the AP Statistics curriculum set by the College Board and is designed to prepare students for the AP Statistics exam in May. Students will complete a rigorous year learning major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. This will allow students to extract connections between statistical process, including design, analysis, and conclusions. Vocabulary is a key component of the course that will allow students to communicate statistical methods, results and interpretations accurately. Students will participate in active learning through lectures, reading their textbooks, using online resources, completing projects and attempting a high number of practice problems for homework, as well as on weekly tests and quizzes. Students interested in taking the course should view the full course description available from www.collegeboard.com.

    COLLEGE & CAREER MATH
    Grade:  12                    18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                       4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation
    This course is designed to help students prepare for post-secondary education.  Topics for review include arithmetic, algebra, statistics and geometry concepts, all of which are aimed to refresh and build on relevant math concepts.  The goal is to better prepare students to succeed in early level math courses and on the entrance tests which could help in limiting/eliminating remediation when starting post-secondary school.
    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse

    MATH FOR PERSONAL FINANCE
    Grade:  12                    18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                       4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation

    This course will inform students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing. Students will design personal and household budgets utilizing checking and saving accounts, gain knowledge in finance, debt and credit management, and evaluate and understand insurance and taxes.  The class will incorporate the use of math skills to help students make financially wise choices and major life purchases.  This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions leading to financial independence.
    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse

    AUTO-CAD
    Grade:  12                    18 Weeks                     1.0 Credit                       4.0 Quality Points
    Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation

    Students will acquire a functional knowledge of, and applications for, AutoCAD 2010 in both 2D and 3D modeling, through the generation of architectural, mechanical, and shop drawing projects. Particular areas of focus will also include industry drafting standards, familiarization/ adherence with/to codes & specs, as well as the application of computer-aided drafting within the trades.  A limited number of sections will be available.
    * This course is not approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse