Mathematics

Algebra 1—2 semesters, 2 credits

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12—If a student does not pass Algebra 1during his or her freshman year it is strongly suggested that the student make it up in summer school before sophomore year.

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—Teacher recommendation & "C-'s" or below in Algebra 1 

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's" or better in Algebra 1

 The class will review Algebra 1skills.  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's" or "B's" in Geometry Pre-AP Honors or "A's" in freshman Algebra 1 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-'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.  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'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.




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

Prerequisite--Algebra in 8th grade with grade of "A" or "B" AND teacher recommendation.  B- does not meet the prerequisite.

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--2 semesters, 2 credits

Grade 11 or 12

Prerequisite—C or better in Algebra 2 & 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

Grade 11 or 12

Prerequisite—A’s or B’s in both Honors Geometry & Honors Algebra 2 & teacher recommendation with a minimum gpa of 2.7

This is an honors level course that covers more material than Pre-Calculus and is intended to ready the student for AP 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 class that is also preparing the students for AP Calculus the student will have expectations, requirements, and a workload equivalent to a college level class.

Note—Fees apply

Dual Credit is through IU’s ACP program





Quantitative Reasoning—2 semesters, 2 credits

Grade 12

Prerequisite-- Passing grade in Algebra1, Algebra 2, & Geometry.  This course is recommended for students who intend to continue their education at a 2 or 4-year college in a non-STEM field.  Ideally this is for our student who is motivated but struggles in math.

Quantitative Reasoning is a mathematics course focused on the study of numeracy, ratio and proportional reasoning, modeling, probabilistic reasoning to assess risk, and statistics. Students build knowledge of and confidence with basic mathematical/analytical concepts and operations required for problem solving, decision making, and economic productivity in real world applications and prepare for an increasingly information-based society in which the ability to use and critically evaluate information, especially numerical information, is essential. Technology such as computers and graphing calculators should be used frequently. This higher-level mathematics course is designed to align with college-level quantitative reasoning courses. The eight Process Standards for Mathematics apply throughout the course. Together with the content standards, the Process Standards prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem/situations. · Counts as a Mathematics Course for all diplomas. 

 


MATH 10----2 semesters, 2 credits

Grade 12

Prerequisite—Guidance/Teacher recommendation only.  This class is ideal for a senior student who 

  • Has their 6 math credits
  • Needs to have a senior math class but has not been recommended for Pre-Calculus or Quantitative Reasoning
  • Has not passed the ISTEP or ASVAB.Student does not have to take the second semester if no longer needed to complete a pathway.

Math 10 is a new two-semester course designed to reinforce and elevate the Algebra 1 and 8th grade geometry knowledge and skills necessary for students to successfully complete high school mathematics courses beyond Algebra 1 and essentials for passing the state's graduation qualifying exam in mathematics. Enrollment will be contingent upon recommendation of the Algebra I or Integrated Math I teacher based on diagnostic results of performance in Algebra I and/or mathematics competency assessments. The standards for this course are aligned to the state standards that students need to master for success with the state's graduation qualifying exam in mathematics and the next level math courses. Emphasis is on a variety of instructional methods designed to meet each student's needs and delivered through competency-based units with frequent pre and post assessment data analyzed to drive instructional design and delivery.  Counts as a Mathematics Course for the General Diploma only or as an Elective for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

 

Finite Math—Dual Credit--2 semesters, 2 credits

Grade 12

Prerequisite—C’s or better in Pre-Calculus Honors or Pre-Calculus & 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.

Note:  Calculator use on tests and quizzes is not allowed per IU requirement.

Note—Fees apply

Dual Credit is through IU’s ACP program (3 credits)

 

 

A Brief Survery of Calculus—Dual Credit--2 semesters, 2 credits

Grade 12

Prerequisite—A’s or B’s in Honors Pre-Calculus or an A in regular Pre-Calculus & 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. 

Note—Fees apply

Dual Credit : IU’s ACP Program

 

 

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.  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.

Note--Fees apply.

Dual Credit—Five credits available through PNW. 

 

 

SAT/ACT Test Preparation—1 Semester, 1 credit

Grades 11 & 12

 Prerequisite-- Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 and Geometry,

This course looks at mathematics and English topics in preparation for the SAT or ACT.  Online test prep sites along with lecture, classwork, and practice  tests will be used to help prepare students for their tests.  Students spend half of each term in math and half in English. 

 

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