Mathematics Course Descriptions

Mathematics Course Descriptions

MATHEMATICS

 

 All students in Mathematics classes are REQUIRED to have a graphing calculator.  The recommended models are the Texas Instruments 83/84 series or the Texas Instruments TI-NSpire with the 83/84 plate.  Students with Texas Instruments 89, 92, or other calculators with alphabet keys will not be allowed to use them in classes.  Should you have any questions, feel free to email the Mathematics Department Chair Andrew Bleichfeld at andrew.bleichfeld@hcps.org

 

ALGEBRA 1A

Grades 9-12

 

This course introduces students to mathematical expressions, equations, inequalities, patterns, and functions. Data analysis, probability, statistics, synthetic geometry, problem solving, and applications of algebra to real-life situations are infused into the course. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation.

 

ALGEBRA 1B

Grades 9-12

 

This course continues development of the concepts of algebra. Emphasis will be placed on functions, graphic representations, polynomial expressions, and applications of the Pythagorean Theorem. Data analysis, probability, statistics, synthetic geometry, problem solving, and applications of algebra to real-life situations are infused into the course. The completion of this course is sufficient preparation for Integrated Geometry. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation. Students are required to pass the Algebra and Data Analysis HSA exam as a graduation requirement.

 

INTEGRATED GEOMETRY

Grades 9-12 

 

This course includes the study of geometry in two and three dimensions, synthetic geometry, and algebraic geometry. Emphasis is placed on mathematical reasoning, problem solving, and applications of geometry to real-life situations. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation.

     

APPLIED GEOMETRY

Grades 11-12

 

This course emphasizes the identification, construction, and properties of lines, angles, polygons, and circles. Area, volume, and right triangle trigonometry are also emphasized. Mathematical reasoning and applications of geometry to real-life situations are infused into the course. This is not a college preparatory course and does not satisfy the prerequisite for Integrated Algebra II. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation.

   

 INTEGRATED ALGEBRA 2

Grades 9 – 12

 

This course will prepare students to take the American Diploma Project exam.  Topics such as complex numbers, quadratics, conic sections, exponential functions, and progressions are explored.  Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit required for graduation.

Prerequisite: Integrated Geometry

 

TRIGONOMETRY

Grades 10-12  

 

This course emphasizes trigonometric ratios and their applications, complex numbers, functions statistics, probability, sequences, and series. The completion of this course is sufficient preparation for Pre-calculus. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit for graduation.

 

PRE-CALCULUS

Grades 11-12

 

This course enhances topics taught in Trigonometry, as well as presents additional topics in the area of discrete mathematics. Emphasis is placed on functions, trigonometry, limits, logic, sequences, induction, combinations, and an introduction to the basic ideas of calculus. Students who complete this course should be prepared for AP Calculus. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit required for graduation.

 

AP CALCULUS AB

Grades 11-12

 

This college level course will prepare students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Test in Calculus AB.  Both differential and integral calculus provide the background for topics that students will encounter in college calculus.  Topics such as derivatives, integrals, and limits are explored.  Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit required for graduation.

PREREQUISITE:  Pre-Calculus.

         

CONSUMER MATHEMATICS

Grade 12  

 

This course provides a variety of experiences with mathematics encountered in daily life. Payroll taxes, discounts, banking, and housing issues are explored using decimals, percents, and fractions. Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit toward graduation. Students who have successfully completed Math classes beyond Geometry are NOT eligible to take this Consumer Mathematics.

 

Statistics

Grades 10 – 12

 

This course emphasizes foundational concepts and methods of statistical analysis.  Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, binomial and normal distributions, sampling, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, and linear correlations and regressions.  Successful completion of this course earns one mathematics credit required for high school graduation.

PREREQUISITE: Integrated Algebra II