SECONDARY COURSE CATALOG

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AP Calculus AB

This is an introduction to differential and integral calculus topics, which are equivalent to a college level Calculus 1 course. The course uses advanced skills in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to analyze real world problems involving movement and variable rates of change. Graphing calculator investigations are an integral part of the course and the AP exam. University credit may be earned with successful performance on the AP exam.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

AP Calculus BC

This course teaches the extension of the differential and integral calculus topics of Calculus AB, which is the equivalent to two semesters of college level Calculus 1 and 2 courses. The course uses advanced skills in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to analyze real world problems involving movement and variable rates of change. This course focuses on the application of calculus using vectors, parametric/polar modeling, and power series. Graphing calculator investigations are an integral part of the course and the AP exam. University credit may be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement exam.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

AP Statistics

An introductory, non-calculus based college level course which introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data, including exploring data, statistical inference, planning a study, and using probability and simulation to anticipate patterns. Graphing calculators with statistical capabilities are an integral part of the course and of the Advanced Placement exam. University credit may be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement exam.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

College Prep Math

College Prep Math formalizes and reinforces concepts from the Secondary Mathematics series to provide students with the foundational skills and understanding that are prerequisite for College Algebra (1050). Students will reason abstractly and quantitatively while solving linear and quadratic equations and linear inequalities. They will efficiently use polynomial and rational expressions and functions, radicals and complex numbers, and exponential and logarithmic expressions and functions to model and solve mathematical problems. They will explore conic sections and represent parabolic data. Throughout this course, students will make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, use tools strategically, and attend to precision.
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Introductory Statistics

Statistics is a branch of mathematics that explores concrete connections with everyday living. Students will develop critical thinking skills with lifelong application. Students will gather, graph, examine, compare and interpret data using technology, including graphing calculators or computer statistics software. They will describe data and make informed decisions and predictions based on data.
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Math Lab

The intervention mathematics course is designed to support students who need additional instruction beyond their Core mathematics course (Secondary I, II, or III). This course is intended to increase student understanding and achievement by increasing time and intensity on grade level core standards. Students will receive a pass/fail grade.
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Mathematics of Personal & Business Finance

Mathematics of Personal and Business Finance will help students compute and make reasonable estimates, perform operations with real numbers, and identify meanings of variables in financial formulas. Students will collect and organize data in graphs of all kinds, calculate mean, median, mode and range, and use spread sheets to evaluate data.
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Modern Mathematics

This course is designed to help students gain an in-depth understanding of beginning algebra and geometry by engaging in problem solving with practical application problems that help students see their interrelatedness to arithmetic. Students will work in groups on projects and develop their abilities to calculate percents and proportions, perform unit conversions, solve equations, use formulas, and use calculators and other technology.
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Pre-calculus

This course combines the trigonometric, geometric, and algebraic techniques needed to prepare students for the study of calculus, and strengthens students' conceptual understanding of problems and mathematical reasoning in solving problems. Instructional time will focus on four critical areas: (1) extend work with complex numbers; (2) expand understanding of logarithms and exponential functions; (3) use characteristics of polynomial and rational functions to sketch graphs of those functions; and (4) perform operations with vectors. Proficiency with these topics is especially important for students intending to study calculus, physics, and other sciences, and/or engineering in college.
Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08

Secondary Mathematics I

The main focus of Secondary Mathematics I is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. Students will deepen their understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential relationships, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Properties and theorems involving congruent figures will be used to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge.
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