Mathematics

Algebra 1, 2 semesters, 2 credits
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: 8th grade math
This class will provide the student with a foundation necessary to take higher-level mathematics and science courses. Emphasis is placed on the five strands of study: real numbers and expressions, linear equations & inequalities, systems of inequalities and inequalities, quadratic & exponential functions, and data analysis & statistics. In addition, students will use problem-solving skills to connect mathematics to the workplace.

Algebra 2 C&S, 2 semesters, 2 credits
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: C- or below in Algebra 1 and teacher recommendation
The class will review and build on Algebra 1 skills. Emphasis is placed on a basic understanding of the five strands: Complex Numbers & Expressions; Systems of Equations; Quadratic Equations & Functions; Exponential & Logarithmic Equations and Functions; Polynomial, Rational & other Functions; Data Analysis and Probability. Students will be expected to maintain the workload of daily homework.

Algebra 2, 2 semesters, 2 credits
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: C or better in Algebra 1
The class will review Algebra 1 skills. Emphasis is placed on the five strands: Complex Numbers & Expressions; Systems of Equations; Quadratic Equations & Functions; Exponential & Logarithmic Equations and Functions; Polynomial, Rational & other Functions; Data Analysis and Probability. Students will be expected to maintain the workload of daily homework.

Algebra 2 Pre-AP Honors, 2 semesters, 2 credits
Grade 10
Prerequisite: A or B in Geometry Pre-AP Honors or A in freshman Geometry and teacher recommendation
If a student is transitioning to the honors program from Algebra 1 the student will have to take Geometry AND Algebra 2 Pre-AP Honors at the same time. Emphasis is placed on an in depth understanding of the five strands: Complex Numbers & Expressions; Systems of Equations; Quadratic Equations & Functions; Exponential & Logarithmic Equations and Functions; Polynomial, Rational & other Functions; Data Analysis and Probability. Topics covered include all that is covered in Algebra 2 with some additional topics such as conic sections. This class is a continuation of the accelerated math program and thus will have less in-depth review of Algebra 1 built in. Students will be expected to maintain the workload of daily tasks in preparation for continuation in advanced mathematics and post-secondary schooling.

Geometry C&S, 2 semesters, 2 credits
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 C&S or C- 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. The next math class in the progression is Pre-Calculus C&S. Students can only take a different math class by teacher recommendation.

Geometry, 2 semesters, 2 credits
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: C 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.

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 more often and more in depth than regular Geometry. 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.

Pre-Calculus C&S, 2 semesters, 2 credits
Grade 12
Prerequisite: Passing grade in Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry
This course is geared toward the student who is planning to continue their education after high school but needs to improve Algebra 2 skills. This course will remediate and further investigate polynomial functions, systems of equations, functions and relations and quadratic relations. This 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, 2 semesters, 2 credits
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: C or better in Algebra 2 and Geometry
This course is recommended for the college bound student planning to further study in math or science. This course will further investigate polynomial functions, systems of equations, functions and relations and quadratic relations. This 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: A or B in both Honors Geometry & Honors Algebra 2 and teacher recommendation
This is an honors level course that covers more material than Pre-Calculus. The material will be covered at an accelerated rate and at a more in-depth level. Students should expect to have a heavier workload than the regular Pre-Calculus class. Because this is a dual credit class students will have expectations, requirements, and a workload equivalent to a college level class.
Additional Fees Apply
Dual Credit:  PNW (6 credits)

Finite Math, 2 semesters, 2 credits
Grade 12
Prerequisite: C or better in Pre-Calculus Honors or Pre-Calculus and teacher recommendation
This is an honors level course. Topics covered are: sets, counting, basic probability, including random variables and expected values. Linear systems, matrices, linear programming, and applications. Because this is a dual credit class students will have expectations, requirements, and a workload equivalent to a college level class.
Calculator use on tests and quizzes is not allowed per IU requirement.
Additional Fees Apply
Dual Credit: IU’s ACP program (3 credits)

A Brief Survery of Calculus, 2 semesters, 2 credits
Grade 12
Prerequisite: A or B in Honors Pre-Calculus or an A in regular Pre-Calculus and 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. Because this is a dual credit class students will have expectations, requirements, and a workload equivalent to a college level class.
Additional Fees Apply
Dual Credit:  IUN (3 credits)

Calculus A/B AP Honors, 2 semesters, 2 credits
Grade 12
Prerequisite: A or B 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. Because this is a dual credit/ college level class students will have expectations, requirements, and a workload equivalent to a college level class. Option for students to take the AB Calculus AP test is highly recommended.
Additional Fees Apply
Dual Credit:  PNW (5 credits)

SAT/ACT Test Preparation, 1 Semester, 1 credit
Grades 11 & 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry
This course looks at mathematics and English topics in preparation for the SAT or ACT. SAT and ACT review books are used as well as online test prep sites. Students spend half of each term in math and half in English.

Probability/Statistics—1 Semester, 1 credit
Grade 12
Prerequisite: C or better in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry and Pre-Calculus
This course is recommended for college bound students who have completed Pre-Calculus. Students will explore the use of statistics in their chosen field of study, collect and organize data, and draw 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.

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