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High School Mathematics

Mathematics Course Offerings
 
Algebra I, 5300
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1
Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: 8thgrade math course or Pre-Algebra


Topics covered include foundations for algebra skills, equations, inequalities, functions, linear functions, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents, polynomials, quadratic functions and equations, data analysis and probability.

Algebra I Honors, 5360
Grades: 9 (or 8thgrade accelerated program)
Credit: 1
Weight factor: 2
Prerequisite: B or better in previous math course or teacher recommendation

 


Topics covered include expressions, equations, functions, properties of real numbers, graphing, writing and solving linear equations, functions and inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents and exponential functions, polynomials and factoring, quadratic equations and functions. The following additional topics may also be covered: radicals and geometry connections, rational equations and functions, probability and data analysis.

Algebra II, 5500
Grade(s) 10,11,12
Credit: 1
Weight Factor 1.5
Prerequisite: Honors Geometry or Geometry

 


Topics covered include equations and inequalities, linear relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, polynomial, irrational and complex numbers, quadratic equations and functions, conics, polynomial functions, rational expressions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and data analysis.

Algebra II Concepts, 5510
Grade(s): 10,11,12
Credit: 1
Weight Factor 1.5
Prerequisite: Completion of Geometry with a C- or below

 


Topics covered include equations and inequalities, liner relations, and functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, polynomial, irrational numbers, quadratic equations and functions, conics, polynomial functions, rational expressions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and data analysis. This course is for students who received a grade of C- or below in Geometry.

Algebra II & Trigonometry Honors, 5560
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1
Weight Factor 1.5
Prerequisite: Honors Geometry with C or better.

 


This course provides a more rigorous approach to Algebra II. The content of this course includes those topics listed in Algebra II plus the principle of mathematical induction, the circular functions, cosine, sine, tangent, secant, cosecant, and cotangent graphing of these functions, inverses of these functions, and these functions as trigonometric functions.

Calculus 1, 5900
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Credits: 1
Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Algebra II Honors, Math Analysis/Pre-Calculus or Permission from Teacher

 


This course includes a study of advanced topics in functions, data analysis, and analytic geometry. The units covered are advanced Algebra, limits and their properties, differentiation, and applications of differentiation. This is a rigorous class that requires participation, projects, and deep understanding of previous math topics. This is the first year of the Advanced Placement Calculus program. A TI-83 or TI-84 calculator is highly recommended.

Advanced Placement Calculus 2, 5950
Grades: 11, 12
Credits: 1
Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Calculus 1 or Permission from Teacher

 


This course is a continuation of Calculus 1. The units covered are integration, logarithmic & exponential functions, differential equations, and applications of integration. This is a rigorous class that requires participation, projects, and deep understanding of previous math topics. This is the second year of the Advanced Placement Calculus program and students are expected to take the AP Exam. Passage of the exam is not a requirement to pass the course. A TI-83 or TI-84 calculator is highly recommended.

Geometry, 5400
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Credit: 1
Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Honors Algebra 1 or Algebra 1

 


Students will review basic algebra, explore the Pythagorean Theorem, areas and perimeter, linear equations, begin writing proofs, explore congruence and similarity of triangles, investigate different styles of proof, basic trigonometric ratios, law of sines and cosines, properties of quadrilaterals, interior and exterior angles of polygons, properties of parallel and perpendicular lines, properties of circles, geometric probability, and surface area and volume.

Honors Geometry, 5460
Grades: 9,10
Credit: 1
Weight factor: 2
Prerequisite: Honors Algebra 1

 


Honors Geometry implements a more rigorous approach to geometry than the traditional course. It entails theorem deviations, complex applications of geometric concepts, studies in Plane Geometry and advanced deductive reasoning. This class seeks to interrelate Geometry and Algebra.

Math Analysis/Pre-Calculus, 5800
Grade(s): 11,12
Credit: 1
Weight Factor 1.5
Prerequisite: Algebra II or Algebra II & Trigonometry Honors

 


This course studies linear relations, functions, systems of equations, inequalities, the nature of graphs, polynomials, rational functions, conics, exponential, logarithmic functions, sequence, series, probability, statistics, limits, derivatives, and integrals. The student will also learn trigonometric functions and their applications. It involves solving right triangles, proving identities, solving equations, using radian measures and reading trigonometric tables. Circular functions are utilized in the course of study with some work involving inverse trigonometric functions.

Math Applications and Problem Solving, 5700
Grade: 11,12
Credit: 1
Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II or Algebra II Concepts with a C- or below

 


This course explores mathematics utilizing investigations, collecting data, using models of real world situations algebraically and geometrically.
 
Pre-Algebra, 5200
Grade(s): 9
Credit: 1
Weight Factor 1.5
Prerequisite: None
 


The content of this course includes data interpretation, integers, order of operations, arithmetic operations, fractions, percents, formulas, probability, ratio, proportions, algebraic sentences, graphing and solving equations, surface area, area, perimeter, volume, change of rate, exponents, scientific notation, and Pythagorean Theorem.
 
CCP College Algebra and College Trigonemtry 
Grade(s): 12
Credit: 1 + 4 hours of NCSC credit
Weight Factor 2
Prerequisite: Honors Algebra 2 or Teacher Permission
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