Mathematics

 

Algebra 1

2 semester course, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites - 8th Grade Math

Algebra 1 is made up of six strands: Real Numbers and Expressions; Functions; Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Functions; Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Quadratic and Exponential Equations and Functions; and Data Analysis and Statistics. Students will also engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. 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

  • Fulfills the Algebra 1/Integrated Mathematics 1 requirement for all diplomas

  • Students pursuing Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, or Core 40 with Technical Honors diploma should receive credit for Algebra 1 by the end of Grade 9

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

 

Algebra 1 Lab

2 semester course, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 9

Prerequisites - Teacher Recommendation Only (must be concurrently enrolled in Algebra 1)

Algebra 1 Lab is a mathematics support course for Algebra 1. Algebra 1 Lab is taken while students are concurrently enrolled in Algebra 1. This course provides students with additional time to build the foundations necessary for high school math courses, while concurrently having access to rigorous, grade-level appropriate courses. Whereas, Algebra 1 contains exclusively grade-level content, Algebra 1 Lab combines standards from high school courses with foundational standards from the middle grades.

  • Counts as a Mathematics course for the General Diploma only or as an elective for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, or Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

 

 

Algebra 2

2 semester course, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites - “C” or higher in Algebra 1

Algebra 2 is made up of seven strands: Complex Numbers and Expressions; Functions; Systems of Equations; Quadratic Equations and Functions; Exponential & Logarithmic Equations and Functions; Polynomial, Rational, and Other Equations and Functions; and Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability. 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

  • Fulfills the Algebra 2/Integrated Mathematics 3 requirement for all diplomas

 

Algebra 2 C&S

2 semester course, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites - “C-” or lower in Algebra 1 and Teacher Recommendation

Algebra 2 C&S emphasizes a basic understanding of the seven strands of Algebra 2: Complex Numbers and Expressions; Functions; Systems of Equations; Quadratic Equations and Functions; Exponential & Logarithmic Equations and Functions; Polynomial, Rational, and Other Equations and Functions; and Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability. 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

  • Fulfills the Algebra 2/Integrated Mathematics 3 requirement for all diplomas

 

 

 

 

Algebra 2 Honors

2 semester class, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 10

Prerequisites - “B-” or higher in Geometry Honors OR “A-” or higher in Algebra 1 with Teacher Recommendation

Algebra 2 Honors emphasizes an in-depth understanding of the seven strands of Algebra 2: Complex Numbers and Expressions; Functions; Systems of Equations; Quadratic Equations and Functions; Exponential & Logarithmic Equations and Functions; Polynomial, Rational, and Other Equations and Functions; and Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability. 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. 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 a workload that will prepare them for continuation in advanced mathematics and post-secondary schooling.

  • Counts as a Mathematics course for all diplomas

  • Fulfills the Algebra 2/Integrated Mathematics 3 requirement for all diplomas

  • If a student is transitioning to the honors program from Algebra 1 the student will have to take Geometry and Algebra 2 Honors at the same time.

 

Geometry

2 semester course, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 11, 12

Prerequisites - “C” or higher in Algebra 2

Seven critical areas comprise the Geometry course: Logic and Proofs; Points, Lines, Angles, and Planes; Triangles; Quadrilaterals and other Polygons; Circles; Transformations; and Three-Dimensional Solids. 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

  • Fulfills the Geometry/Integrated Mathematics 2 requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

 

Geometry C&S

2 semester course, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 11, 12

Prerequisites - Algebra 2 C&S OR “C-” or lower in Algebra 2 and Teacher Recommendation

An emphasis is put on a basic understanding of the seven strands of Geometry: Logic and Proofs; Points, Lines, Angles, and Planes; Triangles; Quadrilaterals and other Polygons; Circles; Transformations; and Three-Dimensional Solids. 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

  • Fulfills the Geometry/Integrated Mathematics 2 requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

Geometry Advanced

2 semester course, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 9

Prerequisites - TWO of the following must be met: (1) “B-” or higher for both semesters of 8th Grade Algebra 1, (2) Teacher Recommendation, (3) an overall GPA of 2.667.

An emphasis is put on an in-depth understanding of the seven strands of Geometry: Logic and Proofs; Points, Lines, Angles, and Planes; Triangles; Quadrilaterals and other Polygons; Circles; Transformations; and Three-Dimensional Solids. 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. Geometry Advanced is part of the Accelerated Mathematics program and is designed for the college-bound student interested in math and science.

  • Counts as a Mathematics course for all diplomas

  • Fulfills the Geometry/Integrated Mathematics 2 requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 

 

 

Precalculus/Trigonometry

2 semester course, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 11, 12

Prerequisites - “C” or better in Algebra 2 and Geometry

Precalculus/Trigonometry is made up of twelve strands: Polar Coordinates and Complex Numbers; Functions; Quadratic, Polynomial, and Rational Equations and Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Functions; Parametric Equations; Conics, Unit Circle, Geometry, Periodic Functions, Identities, and Vectors. Precalculus is designed for students who expect math to be a major component of their future college and career experiences, and as such it is designed to provide students with strong foundations for calculus and other higher-level math courses. Trigonometry provides the foundation for common periodic functions that are encountered in many disciplines, including music, engineering, medicine, finance, and nearly all other STEM disciplines. 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

  • Dual Credit offered through IU’s ACP Program as M125/126 (fees may apply)

 

Precalculus/Trigonometry C&S

2 semester course, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 12

Prerequisites - Geometry C&S OR “C-” or lower in Geometry and Algebra 2 with Teacher Recommendation

Precalculus/Trigonometry C&S emphasizes a basic understanding of the twelve strands of Precalculus/Trigonometry: Polar Coordinates and Complex Numbers; Functions; Quadratic, Polynomial, and Rational Equations and Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Functions; Parametric Equations; Conics, Unit Circle, Geometry, Periodic Functions, Identities, and Vectors. 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

 

 

Precalculus/Trigonometry Honors

2 semester course, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 11

Prerequisites - “B-” or higher in both Honors Geometry and Honors Algebra 2 and teacher recommendation with a minimum gpa of 2.667

Precalculus/Trigonometry Honors emphasizes an in depth understanding of the twelve strands of Precalculus/Trigonometry: Polar Coordinates and Complex Numbers; Functions; Quadratic, Polynomial, and Rational Equations and Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Functions; Parametric Equations; Conics, Unit Circle, Geometry, Periodic Functions, Identities, and Vectors. Precalculus is designed for students who expect math to be a major component of their future college and career experiences, and as such it is designed to provide students with strong foundations for calculus and other higher-level math courses. Trigonometry provides the foundation for common periodic functions that are encountered in many disciplines, including music, engineering, medicine, finance, and nearly all other STEM disciplines. 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. 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.

  • Counts as a Mathematics course for all diplomas

  • Dual Credit offered through PNW as MA153/154 (fees may apply)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quantitative Reasoning

2 semester class, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 12

Prerequisites - Algebra 1, 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.

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. 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.

  • Ideally this is for a student who is motivated but struggles in math.

 

Finite Math

2 semester class, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 12

Prerequisites - “C” or better in Precalculus/Trigonometry Honors OR Precalculus/Trigonometry with Teacher Recommendation

Finite Mathematics is an umbrella of mathematical topics. This class will cover  sets, counting, basic probability, including random variables and expected value, 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.

  • Counts as a Mathematics course for all diplomas

  • Dual Credit offered through IU’s ACP Program as M118 (fees may apply)

  • Calculators are not allowed on assessments per IU requirement

 

 

A Brief Survey of Calculus

2 semester class, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 12

Prerequisites - “C” or better in Precalculus/Trigonometry Honors OR Precalculus/Trigonometry with Teacher Recommendation

This course is an introduction to Calculus. Topics covered include 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.

  • Counts as a Mathematics course for all diplomas

  • Dual Credit offered through IU’s ACP Program as M119 (fees may apply)

 

AP Statistics

2 semester class, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 11, 12

Prerequisites - Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Recommended Prerequisite - Precalculus/Trigonometry (can also be taken concurrently with Precalculus/Trigonometry)

The AP Statistics course is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus based college course in statistics. The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding. The course is based on the content established and copyrighted by the College Board.

  • Counts as a Mathematics course for all diplomas

  • Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course

  • Option to take the AP Statistics Exam is offered in the Spring (fees may apply)

 

 

 

AP Calculus AB

2 semester course, 1 credit per semester

Grade Level - 12

Prerequisites - “B-” or higher in Precalculus/Trigonometry Honors OR Teacher Recommendation 

AP Calculus AB is equivalent to a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. The course covers the topics of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course teaches students to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to make connections amongst these representations. Students learn how to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions. The course is based on the content established and copyrighted by the College Board.

  • Counts as a Mathematics course for all diplomas

  • Qualifies as a quantitative reasoning course

  • Option to take the AP Calculus AB Exam is offered in the Spring (fees may apply)

  • Alternatively to the AP exam, this course can be offered as dual credit through IU’s ACP Program as M215 (fees may apply)

 

College Entrance Exam Prep

1 semester, 1 credit

Grade Level - 11, 12

Prerequisites - Algebra 1 and Algebra 2

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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