Course Area Math

Academic Math Support

This year-long course is an elective course for students who want or need extra assistance to succeed in their mathematics course.  Instruction will be on a case by case basis.  Emphasis will be placed on learning the academic English needed for success, fundamental math skills, study skills for any course, and test taking strategies. Students will be placed in this course due to their entrance exam scores or if they are advises by a school counselor.

Accounting (one semester)

At the end of this course, students will be able to complete the accounting cycle of a service business including: journalizing source documents, breaking transactions intro their credit and debit parts, posting a general journal and ledger, and preparing worksheets and trail balances. Unit titles include Changes that Affect the Accounting Equations, Analyzing Transactions into Credit and Debit, Journalizing Transactions into Credit and Debit, Journalizing Transactions, Posting to a General Ledger, Worksheet and Adjusting Entries, Financial Statements, Recording Closing Entries and Preparing a Post-Closing Trial Balance. This course is recommended for students considering careers in accounting or management. There are no perquisites to take this course. This course is part of the International Business Diploma Program.

Advanced Placement Calculus AB

At the end of this year-long course, students will be able to solve problems in differential and integral calculus. This class covers all topics in a typical university Calculus I class. Unit titles include Limits and Continuity; Derivatives; Applications of Derivatives; The Definite Integral; Differential Equations and Mathematical Modeling. Many university majors require Calculus, including Economics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, and Engineering. You must have taken Pre-calculus or equivalent or have an instructors’ permission in order to enroll in this course.

Advanced Placement Calculus BC (one semester - spring semester only)

At the end of this course, students will be able to solve problems with sequences and series, including testing for convergence and divergence. This is a university level course covering all topics in a typical Calculus II class. Many university majors require Calculus II including Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, and Computer Science. You must have taken AP Calculus AB with a grade of B or higher or have an instructors’ permission in order to enroll in this course.

Advanced Placement Statistics (per skill level and permission of instructor)

In this year-long course students will learn how to plan and conduct statistical surveys, and analyze and present their results. This course covers all topics in a typical Statistics I course at a university. Unit titles include Exploratory Data Analysis; Sampling and Experimentation; Probability; and Statistical Inference. Statistics is a requirement for many university majors including Economics, Psychology, Biology, and Medical degrees. You must have taken Algebra II or course equivalent and have a high proficiency in English in order to enroll in this course.

Algebra I

This year-long course establishes the basic algebraic skills necessary for mathematical reasoning.  Students will build upon their arithmetic skills to develop a framework for future success in mathematics and life.  Topics include equations, inequalities, and linear functions, followed by systems of equations. Polynomials, exponents and quadratic equations will also be covered.  Unit titles include Equations and Inequalities; Functions, Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential; Systems of Equations; Polynomials; Probability and Statistics. Students will be expected to keep and maintain a notebook and folder for the class as well as work on projects as assigned. Calculators with graphing abilities will be used at various times during the year, although some emphasis on mental computation will be included. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Algebra 2A (one semester)

In Algebra 2A, students will expand on many topics they learned in Algebra I or Geometry. They will learn about relations, inverse functions and different families of functions, to include linear, quadratic, higher degree polynomial functions, rational functions, and radical functions. Unit titles include Algebra I Review: Lines and Linear Systems, Unit 1: Functions, Unit 2: Quadratic Functions, Unit 3: Polynomial Functions, Unit 5: Rational and Radical Functions. Students will build their problem-solving skills, and find connections between algebra and other area of math, and explore the uses of math in the real world. They will use graphing calculators to translate between algebraic, numerical, and graphical representations of algebraic functions. You must have taken Algebra I in order to enroll in this course.

Algebra 2B (one semester)

In Algebra 2B, students will expand on many topics they learned in Algebra I or Geometry. They will learn about different families of functions, to include logarithmic, exponential functions, and trigonometric functions. They will learn about probability, statistics, and sequences, and series. Students will build their problem-solving skills, find connections between algebra, trigonometry and other areas of math, and explore the uses of math in the real world. Unit titles include Unit 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Unit 10: Trigonometry, Unit 11: Analytic Trigonometry, Unit 9: Sequences and Series, Unit 7: Probability, and Unit 8: Statistics. They will use graphing calculators to translate between algebraic, numerical, and graphical representations of algebraic functions. You must have taken Algebra 2A or equivalent in order to enroll in this course.

Discrete Math (one semester)

This course is designed to supplement a student’s understanding of mathematical concepts.  Topics include set theory, symbolic logic, deductive and inductive reasoning, map theory, networking, graph theory, Boolean algebra, congruence and modulo arithmetic, group theory, matrices, and combinations and permutations. Unit titles include Symbolic Logic and Set Theory; Graph Theory, Networking and Circuitry Design; Number Theory; Group Theory; Matrices and Abstract algebra; Combinations and Permutations. Students will be expected to participate in class discussions and projects. While some calculator use may be required, the main focus of this class is communication of ideas and concepts in written word and spoken language. You must have taken Algebra 2A or 2B or get permission from the instructor in order to enroll in this course.

Geometry

This year-long course focuses on the ancient roots and modern applications of Geometry.  In Geometry, students will understand, apply, and master problem-solving techniques related to the world of shapes and space while learning to think critically and work cooperatively with others. The course includes an analytical approach to lines, angles, triangles, and polygons.  The study of circles, area, and volume will enhance the real world appreciation for geometry as will the study similarity, transformations and trigonometry.  Inductive and deductive reasoning are used to establish congruency as well as other methods of proof.  Unit titles include Inductive and Deductive Reasoning; Geometric Proofs and Reasoning; Properties of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines; Triangle Congruence; Properties of Polygons and Quadrilaterals; Similar Figures and Proportionality; Trigonometric Functions; Experimental Probability. Some graphing utilities will be used throughout the year to aid in discovery. You must have taken Algebra I or similar coursework in order to enroll in this course. This course is part of the STEM Diploma Program.

Pre-Calculus A (one semester)

In Pre-Calculus A, students will expand on many topics they learned in Algebra 2 to prepare them to study Calculus in either high school or college. They will learn about equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponentials and logarithms, and matrices. Unit titles include Unit P: Prerequisite Algebra Topics, Unit 1: Functions and Graphs, Unit 2A: Polynomial Functions, Unit 2B: Rational Functions, Unit 3: Exponential, Logistic and Logarithmic Functions, Unit 7: Systems and Matrices. They will use graphing calculators extensively to translate between algebraic, numerical, and graphical representations of algebraic functions. You must have taken Algebra 2A and Algebra 2B or equivalent in order to enroll in this course. This course is part of the STEM Diploma Program.

Pre-Calculus B (one semester)

In Pre-Calculus B, students will expand on many topics they learned in Algebra 2 to prepare them to study Calculus in either high school or college. They will learn about trigonometry, trigonometric identities, polar coordinates, vectors, analytic geometry, and statistics and probability. The will use graphing calculators extensively to translate between algebraic, numerical, and graphical representations of algebraic functions. Unit titles include Unit 4: Trigonometric Functions, Unit 5: Analytic Trigonometry, Unit 6: Vectors, Parametric Equations and Polar Coordinators, Unit 8: Analytic Geometry in Two and Three Dimensions, Unit 9: Discrete Math, and Unit 10 (optional): Limit. You must have taken Algebra 2A and Algebra 2B or equivalent in order to enroll in this course. This course is part of the STEM Diploma Program.

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