Mathematics

The following courses comprise the curriculum in mathematics:

Algebra I                                                                                           Course # M210

Prerequisite: None                                                                            1.0 Credit

 This course is designed to help students develop skills and techniques necessary to understand algebraic systems and processes.  Students will acquire the ability to recognize, represent and solve problems involving relationships among quantitative variables.   Students will study functions from the perspective of tables, graphs, equations, and applications.  Students will use manipulatives, technology and hands-on experiences to develop concepts with sets, integers and rational numbers and to solve linear and quadratic equations.  Students will make connections between all strands of mathematics.

 Books/ MaterialsGlencoe Algebra I

 

Algebra II                                                                                         Course # M410

Prerequisite: Geometry                                                                  1.0 Credit

This course provides a more comprehensive treatment of the skills and concepts that were developed in Algebra I. Additional topics include the complete coverage of the concepts of functions, logarithmic and exponential functions and their applications, conic sections, types of variations, complex numbers, and sequences and series as well as an introduction to matrices, vectors, and trigonometric functions.  In addition, students will develop better problem solving strategies as they use them to make connections with all strands of mathematics and other content areas. Graphing calculators are used extensively as a tool to help students investigate mathematical concepts.

 Books/ Materials: Glencoe Algebra II


Calculus                                                                                            Course # M600

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus                                                             1.0 Credit

This course is design for an average student, one who does not already know the subject, whose background is somewhat weak and requires significant motivation to study the subject. It is a full year course sequence which deals with topics associated with functions, derivatives, integrals, finite series and differential equations. It concentrates on mathematics that can be applied to contexts related as far as possible to other subjects(majoring in mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering and  etc) being studied, to common real-world occurrences and to topics that relate to home, work and leisure situations. The course includes project work: students must produce a project, a piece of written work based on personal research, guided and supervised by the teacher. The project provides an opportunity for students to carry out a mathematical investigation in the context and another course being studied, a hobby or interest of their choice using skills learned before and during the course. This process allows students to ask their own questions about mathematics and to take responsibility for a part of their own course of studies in mathematics.

Books/ Materials“Calculus” Robert T. Smith – Roland B. Minton , McGraw-Hill  


Geometry
                                                                                       Course # M310

Prerequisite: Algebra I                                                                     1.0 Credit

In this course students are given the opportunity to learn basic geometry content without rigorous proofs.  Emphasis is on student-centered instruction using models and constructions to support definitions and theorems and using technology to experiment with geometric concepts.  Topics covered include points, lines, planes and angles, polygons, circles and prisms, measurement and construction of these figures; inductive and deductive reasoning related to properties of congruence and similarity of polygons, and postulates and theorems associated with angle measure sums, polygons, circles and prisms.  This course will be taught using an integrated approach: algebra and other strands of mathematics will be integrated with the geometry course content as well as real-world applications.  Lastly, students should continue to demonstrate the qualities of self-directed learning, working cooperatively, and communicating the language of mathematics, both in oral and written form.

 Books/ MaterialsGlencoe Geometry

Honors Algebra I                                                                           Course # M220

Prerequisite: None                                                                             1.0 Credit

 This course is designed for identified and recommended students.  Students will develop high level skills and techniques necessary to understand algebraic systems and processes.  Students will study functions from the perspective of tables, graphs, equations, and applications.  Students will demonstrate the qualities of self-directed learning, working cooperatively, and communicating the language of mathematics, in both oral and written form.

 Books/ MaterialsGlencoe Algebra I


Honors Algebra II
                                                                         Course # M420

Prerequisite: Geometry                                                                       1.0 Credit

This course is designed for identified and selected students. This course covers the material designated for Algebra II in addition to comprehensive topics as logarithmic and exponential functions, matrices, vectors, and trigonometric functions. Students also demonstrate an understanding of mathematics as stated in the mathematics content standards. Graphing calculators are used extensively as a tool to help students investigate mathematical concepts.

 Books/ MaterialsGlencoe Algebra II


Honors Geometry
                                                                                    Course # M312

Prerequisite: Algebra I                                                                                 1.0 Credit

This course is designed for identified and selected students.  Emphasis is on student-centered instruction using models and constructions to support definitions and theorems, and using technology to experiment with geometric concepts.  The course will be taught using an integrated approach: algebra and other strands of mathematics will be integrated with the geometry course content as well as real world applications. Students will demonstrate the qualities of self-directed learning, communicating the language of mathematics, in both oral and written form.

 Books/ Materials: Glencoe Geometry


Pre-Calculus
                                                                                   Course # M510

Prerequisite: Algebra II                                                                     1.0 Credit

In this course students are expected to apply their algebra and geometry skills to solve problems and model real-world data.  The course of study begins with a review of operations and rules associated with the following topics: real numbers, exponents and radicals, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions, and graphical representation of data.  Other topics covered will be functions and their graphs, intercepts, zeros and solutions, polynomial and rational functions, vectors and parametric equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, matrices and determinants, sequences, series, and probability, limits, derivatives and integrals. 

 Books/ Materials Glencoe Advanced Mathematical Concepts


Statistics
                                                                                         Course # M360

Prerequisite: Algebra I                                                                      1.0 Credit

This course is designed to provide an introduction to concepts and techniques of probability and statistics including measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability and probability distributions, correlation and regression, statistical inference and computer applications using MINITAB.

 Books/ MaterialsElementary Statistics (Bluman)