This class is designed to provide for a full year of fundamentals in Algebra. Main topic areas covered are: signed numbers, evaluation of expressions, solutions of equations, adding like terms, number word problems, natural number exponents, factoring, percent word problems, value word problems, addition of rational expressions, simplification of radicals, linear equations, simultaneous equations, and uniform motion word problems.
A passing grade in Math A or a satisfactory score on 8th grade placement test.
This course offers the same content as Algebra 1. It is designed for those limited-English proficient students who require a Sheltered Instructional approach in mathematics. This course also develops higher level English math vocabulary. Spanish language assistance is also available through a bilingual paraprofessional.
Identified limited-English proficient student or teacher recommendation. A passing grade in Math A or a satisfactory score on 8th grade placement test.
Geometry demands a thorough knowledge of algebra; therefore, the student enrolling in geometry should have successfully completed Algebra 1. The course consists of the basic properties and reasoning skills as applied to triangles, parallels, constructions, polygons, proportional figures, similarity, circles, and areas.
Passing grade in Algebra I.
Algebra 2 involves using those skills mastered in Algebra 1 and applying them to more complex problems. The course consists of solving advanced equations, operations with rational expressions, negative and fractional exponents, functions, complex numbers, analytic geometry, and logarithms. Many students will use this course as preparation for further studies in higher mathematics and science. Students may, upon teacher recommendation, take Geometry concurrently with Algebra 2.
Grade of 'C' or better in Algebra 1 and Geometry.
The purpose of Algebra 2 Honors is to prepare students for the rigors of Precalculus Honors. Algebra 2 Honors will move at a faster pace than Algebra 2 and will cover mathematical concepts not covered in a non-honors Algebra 2 course. In addition to solving advanced equations, operations with rational expressions, negative and fractional exponents, functions, complex numbers, analytic geometry, and logarithms the students will also solve advanced polynomial equations, solve problems involving Trigonometric ratios and the Unit Circle. The students will cover topics in Statistics, Series and Combinations. College credit is available - this course is articulated with a local junior college.
In this course, students will work on 4-5 week units which teach beginning algebra concepts along with skills and applications in geometry, probability, statistics, economics, geography, science, and much more. Students interact with mathematics in this course while they work in groups, use manipulatives, graphing calculators, computers, and share their mathematical ideas both in written and oral form.
This course is designed for students competing IMP 1, and is only for those students. Students will continue to work on units solving problems and learning concepts in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability, statistics, and logic, integrated with other disciplines and applications.
A passing grade in IMP 1.
This course is designed for students competing IMP 2, and is only for those students. Students will continue to work on units solving problems and learning concepts in advanced algebra, solid geometry, trigonometry, linear algebra, probability, and statistics. All work will be integrated with other disciplines, real world applications, oral presentation, written expression, and uses of technology.
Grade of 'C' or better in IMP 1 and IMP 2.
This course is designed for those students who wish to better prepare themselves to tale Precalculus Honors and AP Calculus in the future. In addition to the same course content which is included in IMP 3, students will be provided a more in-depth study of right triangle trigonometry, transformations, conic sections, radical expressions, arcs and angles related to circles, and equation solving.
Precalculus Honors is a rigorous preparation for AP Calculus or college mathematics. It is designed for students who have successfully completed IMP 3 or Algebra 2 and wish to further their study of advanced mathematics. It is recommended that students best prepare for the demands of Precalculus Honors by previously taking the honors sections of IMP 3 or Algebra 2. Topics will include: analytic geometry, derivatives, function composition, systems of equations, functions and their graphs, patterns, polar coordinates, quadratic equations, translations, regression equations, and trigonometry. College credit is available - this course is articulated with a local junior college.
A grade of 'B' or better in Algebra 2 or IMP 3.
This course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Exam and for college calculus. Topics will include derivatives, applications of the derivative, and other applications.
A grade of 'B' or better in Precalculus Honors.
Math A is a course designed to review basic arithmetic skills while exposing students to other branches of mathematics. Math A will be taught in units designed to develop a spirit of inquiry and excitement about learning mathematics. Students will work predominantly in groups with interactive explorations and manipulatives to develop mathematical skills and become mathematically powerful in dealing with such topics as probability, statistics, logic, and spatial visualization. Upon successful completion of Math A, students will be prepared to enroll in IMP 1 or Algebra 1.
This course offers the same course content as described in Math A. It is designed for those limited-English proficient students who require a sheltered approach in mathematics. This course also develops English math vocabulary. Spanish language assistance is also available through a bilingual paraprofessional and Spanish instructional materials.
Identified as limited-English.
This course is designed for those students who need additional credits to meet the state graduation requirement and do not plan to continue their education beyond high school. This course will reinforce the student's basic arithmetic skills as they apply to business, industry, and life as a consumer. All instruction will point to preparing the student for being a wise consumer and a responsible employee in the job market. This course satisfies 1 year of the mathematics graduation requirement.
Must have passed Math A.
A rigorous, fast-paced, college-level, non-calculus based course in introductory statistics. There are four sections to this course; exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns and Statistical Inference. Extensive work with graphing calculators and computers is required. Individual and group research projects are a significant part of this course. This course is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Statistics Exam.