Mathematics
No.
Course
Grade
NCAA
Credit
MA 0610
Consumer Mathematics
11
12
1.00
MA 0614
Algebra 1*
9
MA 0624
Geometry*
10
MA 0626
Geometry Honors*
MA 0634
Algebra 2*
MA 0636
Algebra 2 Honors*
MA 0675
Pre-Calculus
MA 0676
Pre-Calculus Honors
MA 0681
Probability and Statistics
MA 0691
Calculus
MA 0690
AP Calculus Honors
1.60
*Denotes Career Pathway Class **Choose only one per group per semester
Beginning with the Class of 2016, students will be required to take Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 towards their three-credit mathematics requirements.
Mathematics Department Expectations
Students will demonstrate proficiency with the follow 8 mathematical practices.
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
All of the courses in the Mathematics Department fulfill the following School-wide Academic Expectations: 1 and 3
MA 0614 Algebra I
Grade 9
Algebra 1 offers a more abstract study of mathematics. The curriculum is based on the Common Core Sate Standards and will include equations and inequalities, functions, patterns, linear functions, systems of linear equations, quadratic functions and equations, scatter plots and trend lines, and exponential functions as they are related to previously mastered arithmetic concepts. Techniques for problem solving are expanded, so that algebraic skills may be used to solve more difficult problems. Students will be expected to clearly demonstrate their understanding of algebraic concepts.
MA 0694 Algebra 2
Grades 9, 10, 11
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry.
Algebra 2 Academic continues the study of Algebra through an in-depth development of functions, polynomial functions, rational expressions, rational functions, trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and inferential statistics.
MA 0696 Algebra 2 Honors
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 with a grade of “B+” or higher, Geometry or Geometry Honors, and permission of current mathematics teacher. The high school mathematics department head must give permission to those students entering the honors program for the first time.
Algebra 2 Honors offers an in-depth development of functions, polynomial functions, rational expressions, rational functions, trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and inferential statistics. Application problems and the solution of non-routine problems are emphasized.
MA 0624 Geometry
Grades 10, 11
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and permission of current mathematics teacher.
In Geometry, the student is taught to understand the nature of deductive proof and the use of logical sequence through the study of transformations, the coordinate plane, congruence, constructions, polygons, similarity, and circles. The concepts of plane geometry will be applied to everyday situations.
MA 0626 Geometry Honors
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 with a grade of B+ or higher in middle school and permission of current mathematics teacher. The high school mathematics department head must give permission to those students entering the honors program for the first time. Summer homework is required and scored as a test grade.
Geometry Honors offers development of the concepts and properties of plane geometry through both deductive and inductive reasoning. Proofs are included and students have opportunities to formulate conjectures based on observations, patterns, and prior learning.
MA 0675 Pre-Calculus
Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 Academic with a grade of “B” or better and permission of the current mathematics teacher.
Pre-Calculus Academic is offered to college-bound juniors and seniors who wish to continue their mathematical education. This full year intensive course will discuss a variety of advanced mathematical topics ranging from functions through trigonometry to discrete mathematics.
MA 0676 Pre-Calculus Honors
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1, Geometry Honors, Algebra 2 Honors or Algebra 2 Academic with a grade of “A”, and permission from current mathematics teacher. The high school mathematics department head must give permission to those students entering the honors program for the first time.
Pre-Calculus Honors is offered to upperclassmen intending on taking AP Calculus for college credit. This full year intensive course will discuss a variety of advanced mathematical topics ranging from functions through calculus.
MA 0691 Calculus
Grade 12
Prerequisite: The successful completion of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus with a “B” or better and permission of current mathematics teacher.
This Course will provide a rigorous course of study of Calculus. It will cover limits, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. Calculus will be a balanced blend of concrete and abstract skills with concepts, application and theory. Calculus instruction will provide for the development of the student’s ability to solve problems, particularly of an interdisciplinary nature.
MA 0690 AP Calculus Honors
Grade 12 8 sessions per week, 1.6 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus Honors with a grade “B” or better or Pre-Calculus Academic with a grade “A” and permission of current mathematics teacher. The high school mathematics department head must give permission to those students entering the honors program for the first time.
AP Calculus AB develops students’ understanding of the concepts of Calculus and provides experience with its methods and applications. The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results and problems expressed numerically, geometrically, verbally, and analytically. The connections among these representations are important. Broad concepts and widely applicable methods are emphasized. Technology is used regularly, if not daily to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results. Through the use of the unifying themes of derivatives, integrals, limits, approximations, applications, and modeling, the course becomes a cohesive rather than a collection of unrelated topics. These themes are developed using the family of functions. AP Calculus AB is a college level course. College credit can be obtained by passing the AP exam administered in May.
MA 0681 Probability and Statistics
Grade 11, 12
Prerequisite: The successful completion of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 with permission of current mathematics teacher.
This course will study major statistical concepts, techniques, and procedures for collecting, graphing, analyzing and drawing conclusions with data. Students will specifically study the following topics: one-variable statistics, two-variable statistics with regression analysis, probability, random variables, binomial/geometric distributions, and hypothesis testing.
MA 0680 AP Statistics Honors Grades 11, 12 7 sessions per week, 1.4 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 Honors with a “B” or better or Pre-Calculus Academic with an “A” or Pre-Calculus Honors with a “B” or better and permission of current mathematics teacher. The high school mathematics department head must give permission to those students entering the honors program for the first time.
AP Statistics is an advanced math course that will study major statistical concepts, techniques, and procedures for collecting, graphing, analyzing and drawing conclusions with data as outlined and approved by the College Board. AP Statistics is a college level stats course. College credit may be obtained by passing the AP exam administered in May. All enrolled students must take the AP exam.