MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

The Mathematics Department offers three programs of study dependent on your ability, achievement, and interest in mathematics. To be successful, choose the program and courses that match your ability.  Sometimes it is wiser to repeat a foundation course rather than advance to the next level if the grade demonstrates insufficient understandings of the fundamentals.

 

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COURSE NUMBER & NAME                              IS AVAILABLE IN GRADES

ACCELERATED PROGRAM

1331/2331 Accelerated Geometry.............................................. 9

1321/2321 Accelerated Algebra 2............................................. 10

1334/2334 Accelerated Pre-Calculus w/Trigonometry... 11

1336/2336 AP Calculus AB............................................................... 12

COLLEGE-BOUND PROGRAM

1324/2324 Geometry......................................................................... 9

1322/2322 Algebra 1......................................................................... 10

1326/2326 Algebra 2......................................................................... 11

1328/2328 Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry......................... 12

1329/2329 Calculus............................................................................. 12

GENERAL PROGRAM

1343/2343 Geometry B...................................................................... 9

1342/2342 Algebra 1B........................................................................ 10

1320/2320 Intermediate Algebra B............................................. 11

1327/2327 Algebra 2B........................................................................ 12

ELECTIVE COURSES

1345/2345 Trigonometric Explorations................................... 12

1346/2346 Consumer Mathematics........................................... 12

1348/2348 Statistics............................................................................. 12

1359/2359 Independent Study - Mathematics..................... 12



Accelerated Program

Accelerated program is for those students who have outstanding ability, achievement, and interest in mathematics, and who have been highly successful in previous mathematics classes. Students must be invited into this program by the Mathematics Department. Interested students may request such an invitation if not originally invited.

The Accelerated Program in Mathematics includes the content recommended by the Commission on Mathematics of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). This sequence of courses is offered to outstanding students who might receive college credit for the 12th grade course (Advanced Placement Calculus). All students completing the 12th grade course will be encouraged to take the examination prepared by CEEB, the scores on which are reported to colleges for possible credit and/or advanced placement in the college. Students should expect the pace to be faster than similar courses offered in the College Bound Program; an extra honor point is earned for each semester in the Accelerated Program.

1331/2331Accelerated Geometry

Prerequisites: Algebra I and invitation from the high school Mathematics Department

This course covers the topics from Geometry, but at a higher level and in more depth.  An opportunity is provided to work with abstract mathematical systems by means of geometric content, in order to develop logical thinking processes.
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1321/2321Accelerated Algebra 2

Prerequisites: Accelerated Geometry (preferred grade of “B” or better) or invitation by the Mathematics Department and credit issued for Algebra 1

This course covers topics from Algebra 2, but at a higher level and in more depth. It includes the study of relations and functions; complex numbers; systems of equation and inequalities; sequences and series; and data collection and analysis.
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1334/2334—Accelerated Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

Prerequisites: Accelerated Algebra 2 (preferred grade of “B” or better) or invitation by the Mathematics Department.

This course covers the topics from Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry but at a higher level and in more depth.

Next Course: Advanced Placement Calculus. Statistics may also be selected.
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1336/2336—Advanced Placement Calculus AB

Prerequisites: Accelerated Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry (preferred grade of “B” or better) or invitation by the Mathematics Department

This course follows the syllabus prepared by the College Entrance Examination Board for Advanced Placement Mathematics (AP course) and will prepare the student to write the Advanced Placement examination. Both differential and integral calculus and a variety of their applications are included. The content is essentially the same as that in any college level beginning calculus course. Calculus is generally a requirement for students majoring in engineering, computer science, business, mathematics, science and some other fields.
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College-Bound Program

College-Bound Program is for those students who have very good arithmetic skills and who are planning to attend a college and/or be employed in a technical field.

1322/2322Algebra 1

Prerequisites: Completion of Geometry or Mathematics Department chairperson approval.

This course provides for the study of the real number system and families of functions including linear, exponential, and quadratic. Students will also develop their knowledge of power (including roots, cubics and quadratics) and polynomial patterns of change. Students will develop an understanding that algebraic thinking is a powerful tool that can be used to model and solve real-world problems.
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1324/2324Geometry

Prerequisites: None

The emphasis of this course is on geometric figures (including lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons and circles) and their properties. Relationships between two- and three-dimensional representations, congruence, similarity, transformations, proof and logic are also studied in this course. Algebraic concepts are applied and expanded throughout the course.
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1326/2326—Algebra 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Geometry and credit issued for Algebra 1.

Algebra 2 expands the study of numbers to include complex numbers and includes the study of exponents and radicals; rational expressions; relations and function, primarily quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic and trigonometric; and data collection and analysis.
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1328/2328—Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

Prerequisites: Algebra 2 and Geometry (preferred grade of “C” or better)

This course provides a further analysis of functions (including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric) and their applications. It incorporates matrices for solving equations, vector definition and application, polar coordinates, and sequences and series.
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1329/2329—Calculus

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus or Accelerated Analysis

This course is designed to strengthen the student’s mathematical background and to give them an introduction to the topics of the calculus.  It will not prepare them to write the A exam in mathematics.
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General Program

 General program includes topics from Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Trigonometry, Number and Probability/Statistics.

1343/2343—Geometry B

Prerequisites: Recommendation from the middle school or high school Mathematics Department.

This course covers the topics of geometry at a basic level. Algebraic concepts are applied and expanded throughout the course.
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1342/2342—Algebra 1B

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Geometry B or Mathematics Department chairperson approval.

This course provides for the study of the real number system and families of functions including linear, exponential, and quadratic at a basic level. Students will also begin to develop their knowledge of power and polynomial patterns of change. Students will develop an understanding that algebraic thinking is a powerful tool that can be used to model and solve real-world problems. Students who take this course must enroll in Intermediate Algebra B as a junior and then Algebra 2B as a senior in order to receive credit for Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. 
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1320/2320—Intermediate Algebra B

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Geometry B and successful completion of Algebra B or Mathematics Department chairperson approval.

Intermediate Algebra B is the second year of a three year series of courses that cover Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 content. Students who take this course must enroll in Algebra 2B in their senior year in order to receive credit for Algebra 2.

This course continues to develop the algebraic thinking and skills begun in Algebra B.  Students will study the definitions, representations, and attributes of families of functions including exponential, polynomial, and logarithmic; systems of equations and inequalities; and real and complex numbers.

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1327/2327—Algebra 2B

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Intermediate Algebra B or teacher recommendation.

Algebra 2B is the third year of a three year series of courses that cover Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 content.  Students must successfully complete the second semester of Intermediate Algebra B and both semesters of Algebra 2B in order to receive Algebra 2 credit.

This course continues to develop the algebraic thinking and skills begun in Algebra 1B and Intermediate Algebra B. Topics include quadratic relations, conic sections, sequences and series, data collection and analysis, and select trigonometric topics.
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Elective Courses

1345/2345—Trigonometric Explorations

Prerequisites: Algebra 2 (grade of “C” or below) or teacher recommendation.

This course introduces students to a variety of basic trigonometric topics such as trigonometric functions, graphs and identities by building on the algebraic topics taught in Algebra 2 including the families of functions, complex numbers, conic sections, and sequences and series.
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1346/2346—Consumer Mathematics

Prerequisites: Senior status. Seniors may enroll in this course for one semester, either first or second or for the entire year.

This course concentrates on applying mathematics to the consumer problems faced by all to help students make smart money-management decisions. Topics include: banking, investing, buying a car, buying a house, credit cards, income and paycheck deductions, insurance, tax forms, shopping, etc.
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1348/2348—Statistics

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of or concurrent enrollment in second semester Algebra 2 or Contemporary Algebra 2 with a grade of “C” or better.

Statistics involves the collection, tabulation, and analysis of data using numerical computations in order to make the data manageable and meaningful. The course also includes an introduction to probability and laboratory exercises which underscores the use of statistics in practical problems. This course does not replace Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus in the College-Bound Program; however, it is extremely valuable not only to mathematics majors but also in non-mathematical fields such as psychology, biological science, education, business, medicine, social sciences, etc.