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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

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                        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

				
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