Mathematics

MATHEMATICS
Algebra 1, 2 semesters 2 credits
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Eighth grade teacher recommendation and 8th grade ISTEP score
Algebra 1 will provide the student with a foundation necessary to take higher-level mathematics and science courses. Emphasis is placed on the representation of numbers by symbols and the study of operations on these symbols. In addition, students will use problem-solving skills to connect mathematics to the workplace.

Math Lab, 2 semesters 2 elective credits
Grades 9, 10

This course is designed for students who are part of the looping program. Students are automatically signed up for this if they qualify for the looping program.
Note: Must be enrollment in the looping group.

Geometry Pre-AP Honors, 2 semesters 2 credits
Grade 9

Prerequisite: Algebra in 8th grade with grade of "A" or "B" and teacher recommendation
This course studies and applies definitions, postulates, and theorems relating to inductive and deductive reasoning. A relationship between geometry and algebra concepts is emphasized. Basic concepts of 3-D geometry are examined. Geometry Pre-AP Honors is part of the Accelerated Mathematics program and is designed for the college-bound student interested in math and science.

Algebra 2 C & S, 2 semesters 2 credits
Grades 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: "C-'s" orbelow in Algebra 1 and Algebra 1 ECA score
Algebra 2 C & S provides the student with a basic understanding of Algebra II concepts. This course is not recommended for those who are planning to attend post-secondary schooling. The class will review basic algebraic skills to include polynomial functions, system of equations, functions and relations, and quadratic relations.
Note: A student taking Geometry and Algebra 2 at the same time should not sign up for the C&S courses.

Algebra 2, 2 semesters 2 credits
Grades 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: "C's" or better in Algebra 1
This course is recommended for those who are planning to attend post-secondary schooling. The class will review algebraic skills to include polynomial functions, systems of equations, functions and relations, and quadratic relations. The class will also build on advanced algebraic concepts using technology, singled, partnered, and cooperative learning techniques. Students will be expected to maintain the workload of daily homework in preparation for post-secondary schooling.
Note: A student wishing to enter the accelerated math program should enroll in Algebra 2 Pre-AP Honors.

Algebra 2 Pre-AP Honors, 2 semesters 2 credits
Grade 10

Prerequisite: "A's" or "B's" in Geometry Pre-AP Honors or "A's" in freshman Geometry, and teacher recommendation
This course is recommended for those who are planning to attend college and major in a math related field. Topics covered include all that is covered in Algebra 2 with some additional topics such as conic sections and logarithms. This class is a continuation of the accelerated math program.
Note: A student wishing to enter the accelerated math program should enter no later than Algebra II Pre-AP Honors.

Geometry C & S, 2 semesters 2 credits
Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: Algebra 2 C&S or"C-'s" or below in Algebra 2, and teacher recommendation
This course is the third in a series of courses that meet the minimum requirement for a Core 40 diploma. Students who took Algebra 2 C & S will continue in this course. Geometry C & S provides the student with a basic understanding of Geometry concepts and applies them to create basic Geometric skills. Students will study and apply definitions, postulates, and theorems relating to inductive and deductive reasoning. Intuitive thinking skills are explored. The relationship between geometry and algebra concepts is also explored.
Note: A student taking Geometry and Algebra 2 at the same time should not sign up for the C&S courses.

Geometry, 2 semesters 2 credits
Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: "C's" or better in Algebra 2
Students will discover geometric relationships through the use of technology and/or modeling activities. They will study and apply definitions, postulates, and theorems relating to inductive and deductive reasoning. Intuitive thinking skills are emphasized. A relationship between geometry and algebra concepts is emphasized. Basic concepts of 3-D geometry are examined. Students will be expected to maintain the workload of daily homework.

Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry C & S, 2 semesters 2 credits
Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: Algebra 2 C & S, Geometry C & S, or "C-s" or better in regular Algebra 2 and/or Geometry
This course will further investigate polynomial functions, systems of equations, functions and relations and quadratic relationsThis course will also build on exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications using technology singled, partnered and cooperative learning techniques. This course will include a brief survey of trigonometry.

Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry, 2 semesters 2 credits
Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite:"C's" or better in Algebra 2
This course is recommended for the college bound student planning to further study math or science. This course will further investigate polynomial functions, systems of equations, functions and relations, and quadratic relations. The course will also build on trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their applications using technology, singled, partnered, and cooperative learning techniques. Students will be expected to maintain the workload of daily homework in preparation for college.
Pre-Calculus Honors, 2 semesters 2 credits
Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: Geometry Pre-AP Honors, "A's" or "B's" in Algebra 2 Pre-AP Honors and teacher recommendation
This is an honors course and covers more material than Pre-Calculus, at an accelerated rate and in-depth level. The course is designed for the student planning to take Calculus Honors AP.
Dual Credit: Six credits available through Purdue North Central.
Note: Fees apply.

FINITE Math, 2 semesters 2 credits
Grade 12

Prerequisite: “C's” or better in Pre-Calculus Honors or Pre-Calculus, and teacher recommendation
Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences, the course emphasizes use of counting techniques to find outcomes and related probabilities, matrices to organize data and solve systems of equations and Markov Chains to link present events to future events. Recursive methods are studied as is graph theory for critical path analysis. Evaluation of different election methods and use of weighted voting techniques to decide voting power within a group are applied to real elections and linear programming techniques are used to solve optimization problems. Game theory is studied and applied to solve strictly and non-strictly determined games. Use of calculators and Excel are incorporated to aid the problem solving process.

Calculus, 2 semesters, 2 credits
Grade 12
Prerequisite:A's or B's in Pre-Calculus Honorsor an A in regularPre-Calculus, and a teacher recommendation.
This course is the study of relations, functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and the integral. In addition, an emphasis is placed upon problem solving using current technology and the application of calculus to other areas of study.
Calculus A/B AP Honors, 2 semesters 2 credits
Grade 12

Prerequisite: "A's" or "B's" in Pre-Calculus Honors, and teacher recommendation
This honors course is the study of relations, functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, and the integral. In addition, an emphasis is placed upon problem solving using current technology and the application of calculus to other areas of study. The option for students to take the AB Calculus AP test is highly recommended.
Dual Credit: Five credits available through Purdue North Central. Fees apply.
SAT/ACT Test Preparation, (First semester only), 1 semester 1 credit
Grades 11, 12

This course looks at mathematics and English topics in preparation for taking the SAT or ACT. Actual SAT and ACT review books are used, and students keep these at the end of the semester. Students spend half of each term in math and half in English.
Probability/Statistics, 1 semester 1 credit
Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite:C or better in Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Pre-AP Honors, and teacher recommendation
This course is recommended for college bound students. Students will explore the use of statistics in their chosen field of study, collect and organize data, and make conclusions based on their findings. The course incorporates the use of graphing calculators in the manipulation of data. Students will be expected to do daily homework in preparation for class discussion.
Note: A student who took Algebra II C&S will find this course very challenging.