Mathematics
GENERAL MATH CLASSES

ALGEBRA I

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the foundation for more advanced mathematics courses and to develop the skills needed to solve mathematical problems. Course content includes sets, variables,real number systems, equations and inequalities, relations and foundations,graphs, rational and irrational numbers, and radicals.

ALGEBRA II

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a foundation for applying advanced skills to other mathematical and scientific fields. Course content includes linear and quadratic equations, factoring of polynomials,graphing systems of equations, and rational/irrational functions.

ADVANCED ALGEBRA WITH FINANCIAL APPLICATIONS

The purpose of this course is to apply computational skills to real world consumer situations. The content includes, Algebra, Linear equations and inequalities, graphing, systems of equations, exponential growth; Present and future value of money; Interest: simple and compound; Credit cards: credit scores, finance charges, deferred payments; Mortgages: fees, points, expenses,interest, fixed and adjustable interest rates, balloon payments; Personal budgets, cash management strategies, net worth calculations, debt payoff;Complete tax forms and use tax tables; Insurance: options, fees, expenses;Retirement plans: savings plans, IRAs, ROTH and annuities; Stocks: gains,losses, selling, preferred and common stock and bonds; Currency exchange rates;Statistics: analyzing and interpreting data, graphs and plots.

GEOMETRY

This course emphasizes critical thinking involving the discovery of relationships and their proofs, and skills in applying the deductive method to mathematical situations. Course content includes logic and reasoning, the study of Euclidean geometry of lines, planes, angles, triangles, similarity and congruence.

ANALYTIC GEOMETRY


Students will use graphing technology to find approximate solutions for polynomial equations. Write the equations of conic section s in standard form and general form, in order to identify the conic section and to find its geometric properties (foci, asymptotes, eccentricity, etc.)

TRIGONOMETRY

The purpose of this course is to teach students to make connections between right triangle ratios, trigonometric functions, and circular functions.

MATH FOR COLLEGE READINESS

The purpose of this course is to strengthen the skill level of high school seniors who have completed Algebra I, II, and Geometry and who wish to pursue credit generating mathematics courses at college level. Course content includes: Functions and Relations: Polynomials; Rational Expressions and Equations; Radical Expressions and Equations; Quadratic equations and Strategies for College Readiness. Exit requirements must pass with a “C” or better. Passport: above 86, SAT: above 520, ACT: above 22. If the students meets the above exit requirements, the student will not have to take any prerequisite classes and must enroll in College Algebra within two years of completion of this course.

PRE-CALCULUS

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop concept sand skills in advanced algebra, analytic geometry, and trigonometry. The content should include: trigonometric functions and their inverses, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors and parametric equations, structure and properties of the complex number system, polar coordinate system, sequences and series, concept of limits, conic sections, polynomial, rational, exponential,and logarithmic functions, and matrix algebra.

COLLEGE LEVEL MATH CLASSES

AP CALCULUS AB


AP Calculus AB is designed to familiarize the student with the basic concepts of introductory calculus. It is equivalent to a first semester course in college. Course content includes functions, limits and continuity,derivatives and integrals. There is a strong emphasis on application through topics such as related rates, optimization, volume of rotation work and moments.

AP STATISTICS

The purpose of this course in statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: Explore Data:Describing patterns and departures from patterns, Sampling and Experimentation:Planning and conducting a study, Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses.

MATH ELECTIVES

INTENSIVE MATHEMATICS

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop mathematics skills and concepts through remedial instruction and practice. The content includes, mathematics skills that has been identified by screening and individual diagnosis of each student’s need for remedial instruction and specified in his/her Progress Monitoring Plan, critical thinking, problem solving, and test-taking skills and strategies. This course counts as an elective.

MATH FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for entry level College Mathematics. Major topics include properties of integers and rational numbers, integer exponents, simple linear equations and inequalities, operation son polynomials including beginning techniques of factoring, introduction to graphing, and introduction to operations on rational expressions. The content should include: using signed numbers; simplifying algebraic expressions; solving algebraic equations; simplifying exponents and polynomials; factoring polynomials; graphing linear equations; simplifying, multiplying, and dividing rational expressions; simplifying and performing operations with radicals. Exit requirements: Obtain grade of “C” or better and pass the state exit exam at the identified “cut-score”. If the student meets the above exit requirements, the student will not have to retake the CPT or have to take any non-college credit classes within two years of completion of this course.

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