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MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT All students are required to complete one credit in Algebra I, one credit in Geometry, and one credit in Algebra 2 or above, for the three credits required for graduation. Calculators are required for all math classes. However, there will be times when calculators will not be permitted on certain assessments. In some classes, a graphing calculator will be provided for student use. ALGEBRA 1 postulates, theorems, and formal proofs; concepts of congruence, similarity, parallelism, Open to Grades: 9 – 10 perpendicularity, and proportion; and rules of Length of Course: 1 Year angle measurement in triangles. Graduation Requirement: Math Prerequisite: None GEOMETRY - HONORS Fee: Scientific calculator required Open to Grades: 9 – 10 (8th special class) Pathway Quality: TBD Length of Course: 1 Year Pathway Research: No Graduation Requirement: Math Prerequisite: Students must have passed Homework: Assigned daily 8th grade Algebra 1 with a ‘C’ or better or teacher recommendation Algebra I courses include the study of properties Fee: Scientific calculator and operations of the real number system; required, graphing evaluating rational algebraic expressions; calculator highly solving and graphing first degree equations and recommended inequalities; translating word problems into Pathway Quality: TBD Pathway Research: No equations; operations with and factoring of polynomials; and solving simple quadratic equations. Homework: Assigned daily GEOMETRY The prerequisite course for Geometry honors is taught at middle school to eighth graders. The Open to Grades: 10 - 11 breadth of content in Geometry honors is not Length of Course: 1 Year markedly different than that of Geometry. Graduation Requirement: Math Prerequisite: Students must have passed However, the depth to which it is covered is Algebra 1 with a ‘C’ or greater and the difficulty level of the work is better or teacher higher. recommendation Geometry courses, emphasizing an abstract, Fee: Scientific calculator formal approach to the study of geometry, required Pathway Quality: TBD typically include topics such as properties of Pathway Research: No plane and solid figures; deductive methods of reasoning and use of logic; geometry as an Geometry courses, emphasizing an abstract, axiomatic system including the study of formal approach to the study of geometry, postulates, theorems, and formal proofs; typically include topics such as properties of concepts of congruence, similarity, parallelism, plane and solid figures; deductive methods of perpendicularity, and proportion; and rules of reasoning and use of logic; geometry as an angle measurement in triangles. axiomatic system including the study of ALGEBRA 2/TRIGONOMETRY exponential, logarithmic, inverse, and trigonometric functions, (including non-right Open to Grades: 10 - 12 triangles). Trigonometry extends to radian Length of Course: 1 Year measures. Students will also study sequences Graduation Requirement: Math and series, and polar coordinates. The emphasis Prerequisite: Students must have passed Algebra 1 and Geometry of the geometry strand is circles. Topics from with a ‘C’ or better or discrete mathematics include algorithms, finite teacher recommendation graphs, and linear programming. Algebra skills Fee: Scientific calculator will include advances in factoring and solving required rational, radical and polynomial equations. Pathway Quality: TBD Pathway Research: No MATH ANALYSIS Homework: Assigned daily Open to Grades: 11 – 12 The types of functions discussed include radical, Length of Course: 1 Year piecewise, exponential, logarithmic, inverse, Graduation Requirement: Math Prerequisite: Must have passed both and trigonometric functions (including non-right semesters of Algebra 2 triangles). Students also study sequences and with a ‘C’ or better or series. Topics from discrete mathematics teacher recommendation include algorithms, finite graphs, and linear Fee: Scientific calculator programming. Algebra skills will include required advances in factoring and solving rational, Pathway Quality: TBD Pathway Research: No radical and polynomial equations. Homework: Assigned daily ALGEBRA 2/TRIGONOMETRY – This course is a college prep class. This course HONORS includes advance study of the rules of factoring polynomials, exponents and radicals, absolute Open to Grades: 10 – 12 (9th special class) Length of Course: 1 Year values applied to inequalities and equalities, Graduation Requirement: Math functions and their inverses, zeros of Prerequisite: Students must have passed polynomials, exponential and logarithmic Algebra I and Geometry functions. Trigonometric functions as they Honors with a ‘C’ or better, apply to right triangles and oblique triangles or teacher recommendation will be covered in depth. Graphing of Fee: Scientific calculator required, graphing trigonometric function and conic sections will calculator highly also be studied. recommended Pathway Quality: TBD PRE-CALCULUS - HONORS Pathway Research: No Open to Grades: 11 – 12 (10th in special cases) Homework: Assigned daily – requires intuitive Length of Course: 1 Year thought process Graduation Requirement: Math Prerequisite: Must have passed Algebra 2 -Honors or Math The breadth of content in Algebra II/Trig – Analysis with a ‘C’ or Honors is not markedly different than of better, or teacher Algebra II/Trig. However, the depth to which it recommendation is covered is greater and the difficulty level of Fee: Graphing calculator needed work is higher. The types of functions discussed Pathway Quality: TBD include polynomial, radical, piecewise, Pathway Research: No Homework: Assigned daily (requires intuitive ADVANCED PLACEMENT thought processes) CALCULUS AB This advanced course includes the study of college algebra, the algebra and trigonometry of Open to Grades: 12 (lower in special cases) pre-calculus, and an introduction to limits Length of Class: 1 Year within calculus. Graduation Requirement: Math Prerequisite: Students must have passed The topics of expected mastery are the rules of Pre-Calculus with a ‘C+’ or exponents and radicals, sequences and series, better or teacher absolute values applied to inequalities, functions recommendation and their inverses, zeros of polynomials, Fee: Graphing calculator exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric required Pathway Quality: TBD functions, and the conic sections of analytic Pathway Research: No geometry. Vertical and horizontal asymptotes will also be introduced for curve sketching. Advanced Placement Calculus is an honors Limits and their property are introduced, but the calculus class covering limits, differentiation, depth of study is dependent on the time integration, exponential, logarithmic, and remaining in the school year. trigonometric functions. The amount of work CALCULUS covered would typically span the first semester of a college calculus sequence. At the end of Open to Grades: 12 (11th in special cases) the course, students have the option of taking Length of Class: 1 Year the AP exam for Calculus. The fee for the Graduation Requirement: Math exam is $79. Prerequisite: Students must have passed Pre-Calculus with a ‘C’ or ACCOUNTING better or teacher recommendation Fee: Graphing calculator Open to Grades: 11– 12 required Length of Course: 1 Year Pathway Quality: TBD Graduation Requirement: Occupational Pathway Research: No Prerequisite: None Fee: None Homework: Assigned Daily Pathway Quality: 0 Pathway Research No The first semester includes a review of the essential pre-calculus concepts necessary for a ACCOUNTING I (first year) complete understanding of calculus, Cartesian plane and functions, limits and their properties, Are you interested in a career in business? and differentiation with emphasis on Accounting is necessary for all businesses understanding and application. Second semester and a MUST for any business degree. includes applications of differentiation, understand the accounting process and integration, logarithmic functions, exponential “theory” necessary to calculate the functions, and trigonometric functions. The profit/loss for making successful business emphasis second semester is on understanding decisions and application. learn and understand the practical aspects of The overall emphasis of the class is to prepare accounting as a foundation for college the student for first or second quarter college accounting Calculus, and continued development of higher acquire the job-related skills for level thought processes and reasoning skills. bookkeeping, managing personal financial The use of a graphing calculator is emphasized affairs, and understanding the economic in both semesters, as they are required for most activities of business college calculus classes. ACCOUNTING II (second year) Math, you complete the problems related to your specific pathway. continue your accounting education to Math is required on the job! Learn how the math prepare for a job or additional college concepts you learn apply to the different pathways classes General Agriculture/Agribusiness APPLIED MATH Business & Marketing Health Occupations Open to Grades: 10– 12 Home Economics Length of Course: 1 Year Industrial Technology Graduation Requirement: Occupational Applied Math focuses on developing your skills in Prerequisite: None Fee: None math by applying the concepts to the different Pathway Quality: 1 occupational areas. Pathway Research No You think you can’t do Math? When applying Math to your specific pathway (interest area), it makes sense! You will earn more $$$ if you have the knowledge and skills to do the job. In Applied TYPICAL MATH SEQUENCES The math curriculum provides several sequences of study, depending on the student’s middle school background, skills, and future plans. The purpose of this chart is to show some typical paths students could take through our math curriculum. It is not intended to limit choices. If you have other ideas, please consult your math teacher and counselor for advice. Algebra 1 Geometry Geometry - Honors Geometry Algebra 2 Algebra 2 - Honors Careers Math or Math Pre – Calculus Accounting Analysis AP AP Calculus B/C Calculus A/B Calculus