Our mission is to create a learning environment that facilitates students' genuine understanding of mathematics. We offer rigorous college preparatory courses and practical mathematics courses that engage students in problem solving strategies, reasoning skills and making connections enhanced through the use of technology.
A number of the courses listed are part of our Honors (H) or Advanced Placement (AP) series of courses. These courses are rich in mathematics theory and application; they will provide students with a solid foundation on which to build a career heavy in mathematics. Students interested in pursuing these courses should have a strong affinity for mathematics and truly enjoy problem solving. Students enrolled in these classes will be expected to participate in after school math contests and may be required to complete summer work. Students are expected to maintain a grade of 3 (C) or better to remain in the sequence of courses.
EXTENDED ALGEBRA - Freshmen only, 2 periods Sem 1, 1/2 math cr., 1/2 elective cr. ; 2 periods Sem 2, 1/2 math cr. 1/2 elective cr. â€“ This course is designed for students who would benefit from studying Algebra through exploration of in-depth problems and discovery of Algebraic ideas with extended time for investigations, practical applications, and remediation. Technology use includes the graphing calculator and tutorial software for computer lab time.
ALGEBRA 1 - Fr. - 1 yr., 1 cr. - This course is designed for the first year algebra student or for a continuation of algebra in 8th grade. It integrates the language and application of algebra with geometry, statistics, and probability. Problem solving is emphasized throughout the course. The content focuses on the application of algebraic skills in real-world situations.
GEOMETRY - Fr., Soph. - 1 yr., 1 cr. - Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Extended Algebra with department approval - Geometry is the study of points, lines, planes and their relationships. Polygons will be studied in detail, and formal proofs are emphasized. Algebraic skills will be strengthened and extended throughout the course.
GEOMETRY H - Fr., Soph. - 1 yr., 1 cr. - Prerequisite: Algebra and/or department approval. This is a course in plane, solid and coordinate geometry. In addition to topics of regular geometry, students will study inequalities and coordinate proofs. Formal proofs will be emphasized and students will be exposed to a variety of non-routine problems.
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA - Jr., Sr. - 1 yr., 1 cr. - Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Geometry and/or department approval - This is a course in advanced algebra. Its content is similar to the content of Intermediate College Algebra, but with less in-depth investigation.
INTERMEDIATE COLLEGE ALGEBRA - Soph., Jr., Sr. - 1 yr., 1 cr. - Prerequisite: Geometry with department approval - This is a course in advanced algebra. Intermediate and College Algebra reinforces the concepts of algebra and geometry. It emphasizes an in-depth understanding of the number system, the concept of function, and graphical representations of functions. Topics include linear, quadratic, exponential functions, complex numbers, logarithms, matrices, and sequences. Due to the extensive graphing calculator use in this course, a graphing calculator is a requirement.
INTERMEDIATE COLLEGE ALGEBRA H - Soph. - 1 yr., 1 cr. - Prerequisite: Geometry H and department approval. - The content is similar to that of Intermediate and College Algebra but also includes extensions and problem-solving activities designed to challenge, enrich, and deepen studentsâ€™ math understanding.
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS - Jr., Sr. - 1 sem., 1/2 cr. - Prerequisite: Intermediate and College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, or department approval - This course familiarizes students with simple experiment design, formulation, probability, and adoption of confidence intervals. It is a course recommended for students considering careers involving data management, such as computer science, biological science, business management and research fields. Students will use calculators to interpret, apply and evaluate data. This course should be taken before Advanced Mathematical Applications.
ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS - Jr., Sr. - 1 sem., 1/2 cr. - Prerequisite: Probability and Statistics or department approval - This course is designed primarily for students whose college education will likely lead to a career in business or a career in the behavioral, social, or biological sciences. Course topics include sets, modeling, linear equations and inequalities, matrix algebra, linear programming, and the simplex method. Applications are presented which require problem-solving experiences.
PRECALCULUS - Jr., Sr. - 1 yr., 1 cr. - Prerequisite: Intermediate College Algebra with a â€śCâ€ť or higher or department approval. Pre-calculus is a one year course that emphasizes an in-depth understanding of functions, including linear, quadratic, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Other topics include vectors, matrices, logarithms, and complex numbers. Real world applications are used. There is extensive graphing calculator use in this course.
PRECALCULUS H - Jr. - 1 yr., 1 cr. - Prerequisite: Intermediate College Algebra H and department approval - This course combines the study of trigonometry and analytic geometry with adv