• Mathematics Department

Pre-Algebra I A  .5 Cr.

This remedial math class will not count as a math credit but will count as an elective credit. Pre-algebra I is a course designed to prepare students for algebra. Students sharpen basic skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Basic math properties, order of operation, problem solving, factoring, estimating, fractions, solving equations and inequalities, and graphing are other key concepts. Students can be enrolled in Pre-Algebra only with the permission of the teacher.

Algebra I (9)  1 Cr. Required

Algebra I is for those ninth grade students who have taken Pre-Algebra as eighth graders or have been successful in 8th grade general math. Algebra I covers the basic math operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) as well as linear and quadratic equations, polynomials, exponents and square roots. This class also includes solving word problems and graphing of linear equations. Upon the completion, students should proceed to geometry. The use of technology within the classroom will be graphing calculators. Staff will teach the students how to use the graphing calculators so they are proficient with them.

Geometry (9-10)  1 Cr. Prerequisite: Algebra I Required

The concepts of congruence, similarity, symmetry, similarity transformations, trigonometry, circles, expressing geometric properties with equations, geometric measurement and dimension, along with modeling with geometry will be discussed in detail. Additional topics may be covered as well. The course will integrate algebra throughout the year and help prepare students for the MME test.

Algebra II (10-11) 1 Cr. Prerequisite: Geometry

This course will cover topics listed in the current Common Core Curriculum for Algebra II.  Graphing Calculators will be used throughout the entire course.

Pre-Calculus (11-12) 1 Cr. Prerequisite: Algebra II

Pre-calculus combines algebra, geometry, and trigonometry skills to prepare students to study calculus.  Pre-calculus strengthens conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning in solving problems. This course is especially important for students intending to study calculus, sciences, and/or engineering in college. Specific topics studied include transformations of functions, exponential and logarithmic equations, rational equations and polynomials, and trigonometric functions, equations, and identities.

AP Calculus (12) 1.5 Cr. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus

This course is the equivalent of college freshman calculus. Class will be a combination of discussion and homework. Problem-solving will be the type of work done with very little emphasis on proof work. Content of the class includes velocity, slope of a line, differentiation, maxima, and minima of a curve, integration, volume and area. There will be extensive use of graphing calculators. The aim of the class is to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement test. Grading will be based upon homework, quizzes and tests.

Probability and Statistics (11-12) .5 Cr. Prerequisite: Algebra II

Since we now are living in the Information Age, the ability to collect, organize, and analyze data will continue to become more important for the average person as well as those needing an understanding of statistics in their career. This class is designed to briefly cover topics in elementary statistics. Topics to be covered include: frequency and distribution graphs, data descriptions, probability and counting rules, the normal distribution, confidence intervals and sample size, hypothesis testing, and correlation/regression. Students will be required to use a graphing calculator.

STEM        0.5 Cr.   Prerequisite:  Teacher Recommendation

STEM is designed to review and strengthen current math and science skills.  Emphasis is placed on number sense, mathematical operations, word problems, logical thinking, and problem-solving skills.