Algebra 1 (Grade 9 – Semester 1 Part A – 5 credits & Semester 2 Part B – 5 credits)
Students in Algebra 1 will develop their number sense and will perform standard numerical operations, including estimations with real numbers. They will represent and analyze linear and non-linear relationships among variable quantities and solve problems involving patterns, functions, and other algebraic concepts. They will develop the mathematical process skills of communication, making connections, reasoning, developing representations, and using the available technologies to solve problems. Data analysis and probability are also integrated into this course. Algebra 1A Honors covers the same content, may move at a faster pace, and students may be given more challenging assignments and tests.
Geometry (Grade 10 – Semester 1 – 5 credits)
Geometry is used as a model to develop an understanding of logical methods of thinking and deductive reasoning. Concepts of spatial and coordinate geometry are reinforced. The course also focuses on a study of lines, triangles, quadrilaterals and other polygons, similarity, right triangle trigonometry, circles, surface areas, and volumes. Geometry Honors covers the same content but also includes comprehensive coverage of geometry enhanced by an emphasis on logic, formal proofs, solid geometry, and geometric applications. Trigonometric concepts are also introduced and developed.
Advanced Math Concepts (Grade 10 – Semester 2 – 5 credits)
Advanced Math Concepts is an advanced level course. The Algebra and Geometry Concepts course will include and reinforce the Algebra and Geometry skills necessary to be ready for an entry-level college math course. This course emphasizes understanding of math concepts rather than just memorizing procedures. Math students learn the context behind the procedure (e.g., why to use a certain formula or method to solve a problem). This equips them with higher-order thinking skills in order to apply math skills, functions, and concepts in different situations. The course is intended for students who currently have achieved the minimum math requirements for college entry. The content of this course is designed to enhance students ’math skills so that they are ready for college-level math assignments. The skills align with the critical areas of Algebra 1 and Geometry including Relationships between Quantities; Linear and Exponential Relationships; Reasoning with Equations; Descriptive Statistics; Congruence, Proof, and Constructions; and Connecting Algebra and Geometry through Coordinates.
Algebra 2 (Grade 11 – One Semester Length – 5 credits)
Drawing from skills developed in Algebra I and geometry, students will deepen their understanding of various functions and their graphs and expand their ability to make connections between mathematical concepts. New topics such as matrices, probability and statistics, conic sections, sequences and series, and trigonometry are also introduced or reinforced with an emphasis on relationships to real-life situations. Algebra 2 Honors eligible students will deepen their understanding of various functions and their graphs and expand their ability to make connections between mathematical concepts. New topics such as probability and statistics, conic sections, sequences and series, and trigonometry are also introduced or reinforced with an emphasis on relationships with real-life situations. Students are also introduced to topics encompassing PreCalculus concepts.
Math Analysis (Grade 12 – One Semester Length – 5 credits)
Math Analysis is a higher level thinking precalculus based math course. It encompasses Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry to help prepare students for college level calculus courses. Concepts include factoring & dividing polynomials, polynomial functions & inequalities, compositions & transformation of functions, exponential & logarithmic functions, and trigonometry functions & the unit circle. The Math Analysis honors course is similar in content to the regular course, but the pace is often quicker and there are higher level applications and a greater emphasis on writing and individual projects.