A full-year course which studies the fundamental concepts of the numbers of arithmetic and their related operations. A student will learn the necessary skills to solve linear and quadratic equations, linear inequalities, and systems of equations and inequalities in two variables. An appreciation for precision in mathematical language is generally stressed. The Texas Instruments TI-82 or 83 calculator is required. (TI-83 is preferred) Prerequisite: Recommendation of Math Department.
A full-year course in which the student studies the basic properties of various mathematical figures such as lines, planes, angles, triangles, and circles. Students will be challenged to use various types of logical thinking skills especially in developing methods to prove mathematical statements. Algebraic skills will also be strengthened. This course is designated AH (Accelerated Honors) due to the accelerated pace at which material is covered, the in-depth way in which topics are examined, and the number of topics which are studied. Prerequisite: recommendation of the 8th grade math teacher.
Geometry is a full-year course which studies the basic properties of two and three dimensional shapes; including but not limited to, points, lines, angles, polygons, circles, prisms and pyramids. Formal proof, algebraic skills and trigonometry are also studied during the year. Prerequisite: completion of Algebra I or the two-year algebra sequence.
Advanced Algebra - AH
This full-year course includes an in-depth study of linear, polynominal, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Formal math proofs are introduced when studying trigonometry. Other topics covered in this course include systems of equations, matrices, quadratic relations, and sequences. There is emphasis on using math to model real life situations. This course is designated AH (Accelerated Honors) due to the accelerated pace at which material is covered, the in-depth way in which topics are examined, and the number of topics which are studies. The Texas Instruments TI-82 or 83 calculator is required.
This full-year course includes a study of linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Other topics covered in this course include systems of equations, matrices, quadradic relations, arithmetic and geometric sequences, and math modeling. The properties of numbers, graphs, expressions, equations, inequalities, and functions are ideas that run throughout the course. The Texas Instruments TI-82 or TI-83 calculator is required. Prerequisites: Geometry.
A full-year course primarily for college-bound students and a preparation for further study in any area in which mathematics is encountered including calculus, the physical sciences, the social sciences and business. Previous work with linear, quadratic, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric and circular functions are extended, often with the aid of technology. In addition, probability and statistics, an increasingly important subject to know, is interwoven throughout the course. There is a great emphasis on applications and modeling of real-world situations. The Texas Instruments TI-82 or TI-83 calculator is required. Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra.
Pre-Calculus-AH Pre-Calculus is a full year prerequisite course for calculus. It is offered to juniors who have completed Honors Advanced Algebra or seniors who have completed FST. Pre-calculus reviews all topics covered in advanced algebra and provides an in depth understanding of concepts and mathematical thinking necessary for calculus. Students learn the properties, algebra, graphs, and language of functions. Extended topics include conic sections, parametric equations, vectors, polar coordinates, sequence and series, and inferential statistics.
A full-year course primarily for those students in the accelerated math program who have completed the traditional four years of high school math by the end of their junior year. The course begins with a review of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions and the concept of limits. The remainder of the course is spent developing the differential and integral calculus. Students will be prepared for, but not required to take, the Advanced Placement examination for possible college credit. (Approximately $85.00 for A.P. Exam, if taken.) After the AP exam, the class will read, review, and write a paper on James Nickel’s book, Mathematics: Is God Silent? Prerequisite: Advanced FST