The purpose of this course is to provide the foundation for more advanced mathematics courses and to develop the algebra skills needed to solve real-world and mathematical problems. Topics shall include, but not be limited to, sets, ratios, proportions, radical expressions, variables, the real number system, equations and inequalities, graphs, systems of linear equations and inequalities, integral exponents, polynomials, factoring, irrational numbers, quadratic equations, Venn diagrams, coordinate geometry, problem solving strategies, and literacy strategies. Grades are assigned through completion of course work. Credit is received by obtaining an achievement level of 3, 4, or 5 on the Algebra EOC.
Algebra 1 Honors (One-year Algebra Program) EOC – grade(s) 9-12:
The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, called units, deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Geometry (one-year course) EOC / grade(s) 9-12 / Prerequisite- Completion of the Algebra 1 course or equivalent (See Note)
One full credit of the Algebra 1 course or completion of an Algebra 1 or equivalent course with a passing grade: The purpose of this course is to develop the geometric relationships and deductive strategies that can be used to solve a variety of real world and mathematical problems. Topics shall include, but not be limited to, logic, equivalent propositions, Euclidean Geometry, direct and indirect proofs, constructions, lines, polygons, transformations, quadrilaterals, triangles, circles, polyhedral, spheres, trigonometric ratios, problem solving strategies and literacy strategies.
Geometry Honors (one year course) EOC / grade(s) 9-12 / Prerequisite:
One Algebra 1 credit of level 4 or 5 and a passing grade in Algebra 1 Honors or one full credit in Algebra
1 or Algebra 1 Honors: The purpose of this course is to develop the geometric relationships and deductive strategies that can be used to solve a variety of real world and mathematical problems. Topics shall include, but not be limited to, truth tables, logic, equivalent propositions, Euclidean Geometry, direct and indirect proofs, vectors, Fibonacci sequence, golden ratio, constructions, lines, polygons, transformations, quadrilaterals, triangles, circles, polyhedral, cross sections, spheres, coordinate geometry, trigonometric ratios, problem solving strategies and literacy strategies.
Algebra 2 (one year course) / grade(s) 9-12:
Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model
situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Algebra 2 Honors (one year course) / grade(s) 9-12:
Prerequisite: One full credit in Algebra 1 Honors or one full credit in Algebra 1 and enrollment in AVID: The purpose of this course is to study algebraic topics in-depth with emphasis on theory, proof, and development of formulas and their applications. Topics shall include, but not be limited to, complex numbers, functions, equations and inequalities, absolute value, direct, inverse and joint variation, systems of equations and inequalities, parabolas, quadratic equations, powers, roots, exponents and logarithms, polynomial equations and inequalities, Binomial Theorem, radical expressions, non-linear systems of equations, conic sections, sigma notation, arithmetic and geometric sequences, equations of circles, real-world applications, problem solving strategies and literacy strategies.
Pre-Calculus Honors (one year course) / grade(s) 10-12) / Prerequisite:
One full credit in Algebra 2: The purpose of this course is to emphasize the study of functions and other skills necessary for the study of calculus. Topics shall include, but not be limited to, polynomial, rational, trigonometric/circular functions, arithmetic and geometric series, concept of limits, vectors, conic sections, polar coordinate systems, mathematical induction, parametric equations, complex numbers, real-world applications, problem solving strategies and literacy strategies. (Note: A student who receives credit for both Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry cannot receive credit for Pre-calculus.)
Calculus Honors (one year course) / grade(s) 11-12 / Prerequisite: (Not offered 16-17)
Credit in Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry or Pre-Calculus: The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation for the study of advanced mathematics, including elementary functions and techniques of calculus. Topics shall include, but not be limited to, concept of limits, derivatives, anti-derivatives, tangent lines, integration, real-world applications, problem solving strategies and literacy strategies.