## High School Mathematics Department

Teachers: Mrs. Kelli Stanley and Mr. Brent Smith

Course Descriptions

PRACTICAL ALGEBRA 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT (Required)

This course is designed to help students develop basic algebra skills. Real numbers and linear equations, factoring, fractions, graphing and some basic elements of geometry are stressed. Students will apply concepts and skills to real world situations.

CONSUMER MATH 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT (Required)

This course is designed to help students use problem solving strategies to make practical calculations needed for everyday life. Students will apply their basic math skills in a variety of settings.

ALGEBRA I 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT (Required)

Basic arithmetic and skills are quickly reviewed with a focus on understanding the algorithms and procedures. Other familiar concepts are expanded upon while new concepts of the real number system are introduced. The ability to translate from words to mathematical equations is developed and used in solving equations. Practical applications of higher mathematics are emphasized.

PLANE GEOMETRY 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT (Required)

Informal Geometry is the study of basic geometric figures and applications to real-life situations. Students will apply the basic concepts of geometry with an emphasis on practical applications rather than formal proofs. A combined approach of traditional and modern geometry is used, with reinforcement of algebraic skills as well. This course covers most topics covered in Geometry, but in less depth.

GEOMETRY 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT (Required)

Geometry is a study that begins with the development of geometric figures and assumptions. Students will explore and master such topics of Euclidean geometry as points, lines, angles, planes, polygons, congruence, similarity, circles, areas, volumes, constructions, transformations and proofs. Logical thinking is fostered to use a series of statements called theorems to establish and prove additional ideas with proofs. Prerequisite: None

ALGEBRA II 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT (Required)

This course includes the study of rational, irrational, and complex numbers. Relations and functions are used as unifying concepts. The course covers linear and quadratic equations, systems of first and second degree open sentences, radicals, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will solve basic and complex mathematical problems applying the concepts learned in algebra and geometry. A TI-83 Plus or other graphing calculator is recommended.

ADVANCED MATH 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT

This is an open-ended course in mathematics, which will allow students to explore many areas of advanced math. The core material of the course will include number relations and functions, trigonometry, circular functions, polar coordinates, sequences, limits, lines, planes, and an introduction to calculus. A TI-83 Plus or other graphing calculator is recommended.

Prerequisite: Algebra II with a C or better.

CALCULUS 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDITS

This course is the equivalent to the first semester of a college calculus class. The topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals, and their applications. A focus is placed on understanding how to solve the problems graphically, numerically, and algebraically. A TI-83 Plus or other graphing calculator is recommended.

Prerequisite: Advanced Math with a B or better

Course Descriptions

PRACTICAL ALGEBRA 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT (Required)

This course is designed to help students develop basic algebra skills. Real numbers and linear equations, factoring, fractions, graphing and some basic elements of geometry are stressed. Students will apply concepts and skills to real world situations.

CONSUMER MATH 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT (Required)

This course is designed to help students use problem solving strategies to make practical calculations needed for everyday life. Students will apply their basic math skills in a variety of settings.

ALGEBRA I 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT (Required)

Basic arithmetic and skills are quickly reviewed with a focus on understanding the algorithms and procedures. Other familiar concepts are expanded upon while new concepts of the real number system are introduced. The ability to translate from words to mathematical equations is developed and used in solving equations. Practical applications of higher mathematics are emphasized.

PLANE GEOMETRY 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT (Required)

Informal Geometry is the study of basic geometric figures and applications to real-life situations. Students will apply the basic concepts of geometry with an emphasis on practical applications rather than formal proofs. A combined approach of traditional and modern geometry is used, with reinforcement of algebraic skills as well. This course covers most topics covered in Geometry, but in less depth.

GEOMETRY 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT (Required)

Geometry is a study that begins with the development of geometric figures and assumptions. Students will explore and master such topics of Euclidean geometry as points, lines, angles, planes, polygons, congruence, similarity, circles, areas, volumes, constructions, transformations and proofs. Logical thinking is fostered to use a series of statements called theorems to establish and prove additional ideas with proofs. Prerequisite: None

ALGEBRA II 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT (Required)

This course includes the study of rational, irrational, and complex numbers. Relations and functions are used as unifying concepts. The course covers linear and quadratic equations, systems of first and second degree open sentences, radicals, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will solve basic and complex mathematical problems applying the concepts learned in algebra and geometry. A TI-83 Plus or other graphing calculator is recommended.

ADVANCED MATH 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDIT

This is an open-ended course in mathematics, which will allow students to explore many areas of advanced math. The core material of the course will include number relations and functions, trigonometry, circular functions, polar coordinates, sequences, limits, lines, planes, and an introduction to calculus. A TI-83 Plus or other graphing calculator is recommended.

Prerequisite: Algebra II with a C or better.

CALCULUS 1 YEAR 1.0 CREDITS

This course is the equivalent to the first semester of a college calculus class. The topics include limits, derivatives, and integrals, and their applications. A focus is placed on understanding how to solve the problems graphically, numerically, and algebraically. A TI-83 Plus or other graphing calculator is recommended.

Prerequisite: Advanced Math with a B or better