# HS Math

Math Courses

Algebra 1
Algebra I is a course that provides development of the concept of a function. Topics include: (1) relations, functions, equations and inequalities; (2) conic sections; (3) polynomials; (4) algebraic fractions; (5) logarithmic and exponential functions; (6) sequences and series; and (7) counting principles and probability.

Geometry
Geometry provides students with experiences that deepen the understanding of two and three-dimensional objects and their properties. Deductive and inductive reasoning as well as investigative strategies in drawing conclusions are stressed.  Properties and relationships of geometric objects include the study of: (1) points, lines, angles and planes; (2) polygons, with a special focus on quadrilaterals, triangles, right triangles; (3) circles; and (4) polyhedra and other
solids. An understanding of proof and logic is developed. Use of graphing calculators and computer drawing programs is encouraged.

Algebra 2
Prerequisite:  Algebra 1.  Algebra II expands on the topics of Algebra I and provides further development of the concept of a function. Topics include: (1) relations, functions, equations and inequalities; (2) conic sections; (3) polynomials; (4) algebraic fractions; (5) logarithmic and exponential functions; (6) sequences and series; and (7) counting principles and probability.

Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus
Prerequisite:  Algebra 2 .  This course introduces students to the major concepts and tools needed to study calculus. The course includes the study of (1) relations and functions, (2) exponential and logarithmic functions, (3) trigonometry in triangles, (4) trigonometric functions, (5) trigonometric identities and equations, (6)polar coordinates, (7) sequences and series, and (8) data analysis.

Calculus
Prerequisite:  Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus.  Study includes derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, application, and modeling. Technology will be used regularly by students and teachers to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results. Graphing calculators are used.

Statistics
Prerequisite: Algebra 2. This course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. This course draws connections between all aspects of the statistical process, including design, analysis, and conclusions. Additionally, using the vocabulary of statistics this course will teach students how to communicate statistical methods, results and interpretations. Students will learn how to use graphing calculators and read computer output in an effort to enhance the development of statistical understanding.

Honors Geometry
Prerequisite: A 3.5 GPA and B+ in Algebra 1.    Honors geometry covers the same topics as core geometry with more labs, technology integration and applications.

Honors Algebra 2
Prerequisite:  A 3.5 GPA and B+ in Geometry.    Honors algebra 2 covers the same topics as core algebra 2 with more labs, technology integration and applications.

Honors Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus
Prerequisite:  A  3.5 GPA and B+ in Algebra 2.   Honors trigonometry and pre-calculus cover the same topics as core trigonometry and pre-calculus with more labs, technology integration and applications.

Honors AP Calculus AB and BC
Prerequisite:  A 3.5 GPA and B+ in Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus.   Honors AP Calculus cover the same topics as core trigonometry and pre-calculus with more labs, technology integration and applications. Study includes derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, application, and modeling. Technology will be used regularly by students and teachers to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results. Graphing calculators are used.