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Algebra 1 - College Prep
A first year College Prep course. Students gain a thorough understanding of operations with real numbers and solving single-variable equations and inequalities. Linear algebra (including the Cartesian Coordinate Plane, slope, and graphing linear equations) is covered. Other major topics include polynomials and factoring, basic statistics, rational expressions, an introduction to functions and function notation, and an introduction to radicals. Throughout the course, situational word problems that are connected to other disciplines and daily life are solved with an emphasis placed on the problem solving process and logical reasoning. Appropriate use of technology including full integration of the scientific calculator is stressed.
Algebra 1 - Honors
This is an honors level course for students who have been highly successful in middle school mathematics. This course includes the study of linear equations in one and two variables, functions, inequalities, graphing on a line and in the coordinate plane, quadratic equations, rational and radical algebraic expressions. The course is challenging, certain topics are covered at an accelerated pace, allowing time for more advanced topics. Supplementary assignments are required. The text emphasizes a functional approach that leads to a deeper understanding of concepts and mastery of skills. Graphing calculator required. Texas Instruments TI-83 recommended.
Algebra 2 - College Prep
A college prep course and continues the study of the concepts introduced in Algebra 1 and Geometry. This course more formally explores the real number system, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, quadratic functions, and polynomial functions. Problem solving strategies and applications are introduced throughout the course and serve to connect algebra with daily life and higher order thinking. Computers and graphing calculators are used as aids in developing algebraic concepts.
Algebra 2 - Honors
Algebra 2 Honors continues the study of the concepts introduced in Algebra I going more in depth with each topic and by adding more challenging problems. This course more formally explores the real number system, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, quadratic functions, and polynomial functions. Problem solving strategies and applications are introduced throughout the course and serve to connect algebra with daily life and higher order thinking. Computers and graphing calculators are used as aids in developing algebraic concepts.
Geometry - College Prep
This course develops elementary geometry concepts and logical mathematical reasoning skills introduced in middle school math and high school algebra courses. The course explores two- and three-dimensional space, and will guide students into developing for themselves all basic geometric theorems. Assignments that require the students to apply principals of geometry to real world problems are stressed. Computers and special manipulatives will be used through the year to augment the geometry concepts and project development.
Precalculus Honors is a full year course designed as a college preparatory course for highly motivated students. After a brief review of algebra, students will explore topics in advanced algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and discrete mathematics. Students will solve polynomial equations through the fifth degree, explore the concept of ‘function' and study a variety of functions including exponential and logarithmic functions and rational functions. The complex number system will be introduced along with the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. Trigonometry will be studied from both the circle and right triangle perspectives. Analytical Trigonometry will be introduced through identities and proofs. Students will explore the relationship between an equation and the graph of an equation through the study of lines and standard topics of analytic geometry including circles, parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas. Some topics in discrete mathematics will be covered including counting principals, combinations and permutations, and probability. The use of the TI-85 graphing calculator will be fully integrated into the course and will serve as an invaluable problem solving tool.
Calculus is a college prep course that introduces the concepts of college calculus. This course will explore limits, the techniques of differentiation and integration of algebraic and trigonometric functions, and logarithmic, exponential and transcendental functions. Applications of physics, engineering, and business are demonstrated. Computers and graphing calculators are used as aids in developing and learning concepts.
Explore the concepts, methods, and applications of differential and integral calculus. Students work to understand the theoretical basis and solve problems by applying knowledge and skills including determining expressions and values using mathematical procedures and rules, connecting representations and using correct notation, language, and mathematical conventions to communicate results or solutions.
This course is designed to provide the business student with a basic understanding of essential mathematical concepts, as well as the background of business information that will relate directly to jobs in the business world. Computer and ten-key calculator computational skills will be stressed.
Success in business makes demands that constantly test an executive's thinking skills. This course is an interactive learning experience designed to give students the basic intellectual tools and aptitudes they need to meet today's business challenges.
Through using media-rich activities and resources delivered via the Internet, students learn how to find new information, organize ideas, analyze and synthesize data, apply their new knowledge, and solve real-world business problems.