This course uses problem situations, physical models, and appropriate technology to extend algebraic thinking and engage student reasoning. Problem solving situations will provide all students an environment, which promotes communication and fosters connections within mathematics, to other disciplines and to the real technological world. Topics include: operations with real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, relations and functions, polynomials, algebraic fractions, nonlinear equations, factoring, linear systems and exponents.
High school geometry covers a wide range of concepts including reasoning skills, logic, parallels and polygons, triangles, perimeter and area, shapes in space, surface area and volume, similar shapes, circles, trigonometry, and fractals. An inductive and deductive approach will be used to discover and aid in understanding the concepts and terminology of elementary geometry. Important formulas will be derived and applied to solve real world problems.
Prerequisite: Algebra I
High school Geometry Honors covers a thorough study of concepts including reasoning skills, logic, parallels and polygons, triangles, perimeter and area, shapes in space, surface area and volume, similar shapes, circles, trigonometry, and fractals. An inductive and deductive approach will be used to discover and aid in understanding the concepts and terminology of elementary geometry. Important formulas will be derived and applied to solve real world problems. This course also covers an introduction to trigonometry.
Prerequisite: Algebra I with average at least 85, GPA 3.0, either ACT Math 20 or NWEA 90%.
This course extends the content of Algebra I and provides further development of the concept of a function. Topics include: relations, functions, equations and inequalities; conic sections; polynomials; algebraic fractions; imaginary and complex numbers; sequences and series.
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry
Algebra II (Honors)
This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, conics and concepts and includes the study of trigonometric functions. It also introduces matrices and their properties, transformations and sequences. Intensive work with the graphing calculators is included. The topics in this course are important for students’ success on the ACT and other college mathematics entrance exams.
Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry Honors with combined average at least 85, GPA 3.0, either ACT Math 21 or NWEA 90%.
This course provides a general overview of mathematics and seeks to reinforce concepts learned in Algebra I, Geometry/Trig, and Algebra II. Emphasis is placed on preparing students for the ACT math test and insuring readiness for college mathematics.
Prerequisite: Geometry, Algebra II, and ACT Math less than 21.
Senior Finite Math (Fall)
This course will connect algebra to applications in our daily lives. We will review and strengthen algebra mechanics and problem-solving skills. This course is designed to prepare students for both college and the workplace.
Prerequisite: Bridge Math or ACT Math 21 or greater.
This is a statistics course for students whose background is basic algebra. We will cover a broad range of topics which include business, sports and science. We will be using the graphing calculator and Microsoft EXCEL.
Prerequisite: College Algebra or Bridge Math and ACT Math 21 or greater.
College Algebra (Honors) (Fall/Spring)
The concept of function is central to this course. Students will learn general information about functions and their graphs as well as specific information about many types of functions including linear, quadratic, higher-degree polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic. Solutions to equations, inequalities, and applied problems will be obtained using both algebraic and graphic methods. Extensive work with graphing calculators is completed. (This class may be taken for dual credit.)
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, ACT Math 21, and GPA 3.0.
Precalculus (Honors) (Spring)
A study of polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and trigonometric identities. This course is designed to strengthen a student's technical skills and conceptual understanding in mathematics. (This class may be taken for dual credit.)
Prerequisite: GPA 3.2 and College Algebra with average at least 85.
The fundamentals of analytic geometry are blended with single variable differentiation and integration. (This class may be taken for dual credit.)
Prerequisite: GPA 3.25 and Precalculus with average at least 85.