# 2023-24 Mathematics

## 2023-24 High School Program

### Mathematics Sequence[edit | edit source]

3 years required in sequence

15 credits required for graduation

(Must include: Algebra, Geometry and a third year of math that builds on the concepts and skills of Algebra and Geometry and prepares students for college and 21st century careers).

#### Core (Graduation Requirement)[edit | edit source]

Name | Yr/Sem | Level | Credits | Pre-requisites | Available to Grades | Elective / NCAA Core |

Algebra 1 | Year | CP | 5 | None | 9 | Non Elective
NCAA Core |

This course covers the basic structure of Algebra (i.e. the real number system and the systematic investigation of its properties). It follows this approach in as much depth as possible through radicals and quadratic equations, preparing for a more comprehensive course in mathematics. | ||||||

Plane Geometry
Hon Plane Geometry |
Year | CP
Hons |
5 | Algebra 1 | 10 (9th with 8th G Algebra 1) | Non Elective |

It is advised that students who are planning to continue in the math sequence take this course. Plane Geometry provides an introduction of basic geometric concepts and covers all sections on parallel lines and planes, congruent and similar angles, special quadrilaterals, right triangles, circles, and areas. Optional sections include surface areas and volumes. This course stresses both the basic structure and proficiency in developing proofs. | ||||||

Algebra 2
Hon Algebra 2 |
Year | CP
Hons |
5 | Plane Geometry
Hone Plane Geometry |
10, 11
10, 11 |
Non Elective
NCAA Core |

Algebra 2 is designed for the student who is strong in mathematics and intends to continue in the math sequence. This course builds on skills developed in Algebra 1 involving operations with real numbers, polynomials, and the solution of open sentences. Other topics covered are systems of equations, rational expressions and equations, radicals and polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions. A unit on quadratic relations and systems is optional. | ||||||

Math Applications | Year | CP | 5 | None | 10,11,12 | Non-elective or Elective |

A course that works upon the concepts taught in Algebra 1 and Geometry, while providing real world applications of those concepts. It drives further into areas of mathematics as they apply to various career and technical understanding, while continuing the learning needed for the current job market. This course is devised as an alternative to Algebra 2 and will provide further understanding of day to day mathematics used by the general populace. Students looking to go into technical or trade schools, along with careers that do not require calculus. Mechanics, Electricians, Plumbers, trades people of all walks of life need some math understanding, this course is driven to give them a working understanding of those concepts. | ||||||

Math 9-12 | Year | 5 | None | 9-12 | Non Elective |

#### Electives[edit | edit source]

Name | Yr/Sem | Level | Credits | Pre-requisites | Available to Grades | Elective / NCAA Core |

Pre-calc Trig
Hon Pre-calc Trig |
Year | CP
Hons |
5 | Algebra 2
Hon Algebra 2 |
11
12 |
Elective
NCAA Core |

The progression of mathematics study proceeds from algebra and plane geometry to the study of analytical geometry and trigonometry. It is the purpose of this course to present analytical concepts as they relate to previously studied mathematics concepts and concepts to be studied in the future. Coordinate geometry is used to prove plane geometry concepts, graph and analyze functions, determine loci, and investigate conic sections. This course also presents the theoretical concepts of trigonometry while stressing the practical applications of trigonometry. In general, this course is presented in such a way to acquaint the students with college-like procedure for the study of mathematics. | ||||||

Statistics | Year | CP | 5 | Algebra 2
Hon Algebra 2 Pre-calc Trig Hon Pre-calc Trig |
11
12 |
Elective
NCAA Core |

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes:
-Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns -Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study -Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation -Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses This course prepares students for decision making, and understanding of scientific discovery, using mathematics to prove it. | ||||||

AP Calculus AB | Year | AP | 5 | Pre-calc Trig
Hon Pre-calc Trig |
12 | Elective
NCAA Core |

This Calculus course is designed for the student who is strong in both mathematical concepts and applications. It covers the subject in greater depth with more theory and derivations than the regular calculus course. This course covers a full semester of college calculus and prepares students to take the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam. | ||||||

Introduction To College Math | Year | CP | 5 | Plane Geometry
Hon Plane Geometry |
11-12 | Elective
NCAA Core |

This course is designed as a fourth year of college preparatory mathematics for students planning on nonscientific/non-technical majors. This course is intended to provide an alternative to Pre-Calculus for the liberal arts student. Several basic concepts of mathematics designed to give liberal art majors an understanding of mathematics in areas other than computational application. It will enable students to acquire the mathematical skills and understandings that they will need to be successful in both their daily lives and college. |