## Mathematics

### Basic Algebra

Algebra 1

##### This course in introductory algebra is designed to develop the manipulative skills of algebra. Topics include the fundamental concepts of operating within the real number system, working with first degree equations in one unknown, identifying and evaluating functions, factoring of and multiplication of polynomials, and working with algebraic fractions. Students will also cover linear equations and graphs, systems of linear equations, exponents and radicals, quadractic equations, and applications. In order to establish a strong foundation, a pre-algebra review of ratios and percentages will also be included. All topics include word problems and modeling.

Geometry/Statistics

Core

##### The statistics portion of the course will cover basic definitions, descriptive statistics, graphs and histograms, central tendencies and measure of spread, probability districutions, linear regression and curve fitting.

Intermediate Algebra II

Core

Prerequisites: Algebra I and Geometry, appropriate score on placement exam

##### This course emphasizes concepts, techniques, and applications of the following major topics: factoring, algebraic fractions, radicals and rational exponents, complex numbers, quadratic equations, rational equations, two-variable linear equations/inequalities and their graphs, systems of linear equations and inequalities and their graphs, systems of linear equations and inequalities, and an introduction to functions, including quadratic, rational, exponential, logarithmic functions. Through the course, word problems and problem solving techniques are emphasized. To succeed in the course, students need to have a mastery of Arithmetic, Geometry, and Algebra I topics.

Intermediate Algebra II Honors

Prerequisites: Mastery of Algebra I and Geometry, appropriate score on placement exam, departmental approval, recommendation from previous mathematics instructor

##### Intermediate Algebra II Honors is a fast paced college level course with emphasis on mathematical theory, critical thinking skills, and problem solving. Students who wish to take Intermediate Algebra II Honors must have strong study skills and a deep commitment to the subject. Comprehensive final exams are required at the end of each semester.

College Algebra

Core

Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra or equivalent or placement exam

##### Graphing Calculators are required.

College Algebra Honors

Core

Prerequisities: Intermediate Algebra and/or Trigonometry,
and/or appropriate score on placement exam and department approval

##### Trigonometry/Advanced Precalculus Topics

Honors Only

Core

Prerequisite: College Algebra or adequate score on placement exam

and department approval.

##### If applicable, students will learn how to use graphing calculators to solve problems, but students are expected to master all topics without calculators.

AP Calculus AB

Core/Elective

Prerequisites: College Algebra, Trigonometry and departmental approval.

##### Extra effort is required in April to adequately prepare for AP test.

AP Statistics

Elective

Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra and deparmental approval.

##### Extra effort is required in April to adequately prepare for AP test.

AP Calculus BC

Elective

Prerequisite: AP Calculus AB and departmental approval.