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Our mathematics department provides instruction which develops the students’ computational, analytical and problem-solving skills.   Students further this understanding as they apply these skills to real-life situations, especially in statistical analysis, the physical and life sciences, and economics. Mathematics instruction prepares students for a variety of educational opportunities and career paths. The ability to analyze through critical thinking is a skill students will use throughout their lives. Further, students develop interpersonal skills and their achievement is enhanced as they use collaborative methods of problem solving.

The use of technology enhances classroom instruction and student learning. Students become risk-takers by using “what if” situations. They are also able to visualize, interpret and analyze graphical interpretations of equations and data.

Course Code:  C=College Prep, H=Honors, AP-Advanced Placement

Algebra I-C

This course teaches students to reason abstractly and quantitatively. Students learn to use expressions, linear and quadratic equations and inequalities to represent situations involving variable quantities. They use tables, diagrams, and graphs as tools to interpret expressions, equations and inequalities. They simplify expressions in order to solve equations and inequalities. Topics covered include linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, square root, and absolute value functions.  Students will use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.

Algebra I-H

This course offers a rigorous and in-depth study of the Algebra I topics. It teaches students to reason abstractly and quantitatively. Students learn to use expressions, linear and quadratic equations and inequalities to represent situations involving variable quantities. They use tables, diagrams, and graphs as tools to interpret expressions, equations and inequalities. They simplify expressions in order to solve equations and inequalities. Topics covered include linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, square root and absolute value functions. At the end of the course, students will demonstrate a high level of understanding of the concepts covered.  Students will use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator extensively.

Geometry-C

Students study visualization, analysis, inductive and deductive reasoning through the development of an axiomatic system. Students also learn to do various types of mathematical proofs, especially Euclidean. This course reviews the geometry concepts covered in previous courses and extends them to include topics on: parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles and polygons, circles, area, and volume as well as coordinate geometry and transformations, ratios and proportions, congruent and similar figures. Triangular trigonometry is introduced as well.  Students will use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.

Geometry-H

This course offers student a rigorous and in-depth study of the Geometry topics. Students study visualization, analysis, inductive and deductive reasoning through the development of an axiomatic system. Students learn extensively to do various types of formal mathematical proofs, and triangular trigonometry. This course extends the Geometry covered in previous courses to include topics on: parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles and polygons, circles, area, and volume as well as coordinate geometry and transformations, ratios and proportions, congruent and similar figures. At the end of the course, students will demonstrate a high level of understanding of the concepts covered.  Students will use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.

Algebra II-C

Students apply and extend the foundations developed in Algebra I.  Topics in this course include linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, in addition to proprieties of real and complex numbers, sequences and series.  Students use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.

Algebra II/Trigonometry-C

Students apply and extend the foundations developed in Algebra I. Topics in this course include linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, in addition to properties of real and complex numbers, sequences and series, conics, and trigonometry. Students will use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.

Algebra II/Trigonometry-H

This course offers students a rigorous and in-depth study of the Algebra II/Trigonometry topics. Students apply and extend the foundations developed in Algebra I. Topics in this course include linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, in addition to properties of real and complex numbers, sequences and series, conics, and trigonometry. Additional topics covered include graphical and analytical analysis of domain and range of functions, functions transformations, and data analysis. At the end of the course, students will demonstrate a high level of understanding of the concepts covered.  Students will use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator extensively.

Applied Math-C

This course provides the students with a continuing study of advanced algebra topics including the principles of statistics and probability, personal budgeting and managing money, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving using compound interest and savings and investment problems. Students investigate real life application problems and learn to value mathematics as being relevant to everyday life.  Students will use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.

Pre-Calculus-C

In this course, students study and review algebraic and geometric topics that are used extensively in calculus. The following topics are studied: concept of functions and their graphs, linear and polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions as well as trigonometric functions, complex numbers, conic sections, series and sequences.  Students will use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.

Pre-Calculus-H

This course is the prerequisite for Calculus-AP. It is a study and review of the algebraic and geometric topics that are used extensively in Calculus. The following topics are studied: concept of functions and their graphs, linear and polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions as well as trigonometric functions. The theories of limits, continuity and differentiation are also covered.  Students will use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator extensively.

Calculus-C

This course includes elements of analytic geometry, functions, limits and continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic functions in addition to slope fields. Students will be able to use the techniques of differentiation and integration to solve differential equation, related rate and optimization problems as well as real life application. Students may choose to take the Advanced Placement exam. Students will use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.

Calculus-AP

This course is designed as a preparation for the Advanced Placement exam in Calculus-AB.  It starts by reviewing limits, continuity, and differentiation, and include integration of algebraic functions in addition to slope fields. Students will be able to use the techniques of differentiation and integration to solve differential equation, related rate and optimization problems as well as real life application. Students will use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator extensively.

Statistics-C

This is an integrated math course emphasizing statistics concepts to prepare students for advanced math courses. This course examines methods for displaying, describing, analyzing, and producing data, normal distribution, correlation and regression, as well as sampling distributions and probability. This course covers statistical inference for means and proportions as well. The applications throughout the course allow students to make connections between mathematical concepts and real-world applications. Students use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.

Statistics-AP

This course is designed as a preparation for the Advanced Placement exam in Statistics. Students examine in-depth methods for displaying, describing, analyzing and producing data, normal distribution, correlation and regression, as well as sampling distributions and probability. This course covers statistical inference for means and proportions as well. The applications throughout the course allow students to make connections between mathematical concepts and real-world applications. Students use the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator extensively.

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