Algebra I - Part A
This is the first year of a two-year course in Algebra I. There is an emphasis on open-ended problems and real-world applications. This course allows students to develop a solid foundation in beginning basic algebra skills and concepts. Incorporating data, graphs and other mathematical models, students learn to generalize number patterns and represent observed patterns. Topics include: algebraic vocabulary, properties and their operations, and solving linear equations.
Algebra I - Part B
This course consists of a review of topics covered in Algebra I - Part A and includes solving linear and quadratic equations; graphing; and algebra and geometry applications. Topics include: lines, and exponents and powers; polynomials; and systems of equations. This course allows students to develop mathematical power through problem-solving strategies, reasoning activities and cooperative learning projects using appropriate tools. Prerequisite: Algebra I-Part A.
This course allows students to develop a solid foundation in basic algebra skills and concepts. Topics include algebraic vocabulary, properties and their operations, linear sentences, lines and distance, slopes and lines, exponents and powers, polynomials, and systems of equations. Further, Algebra I allows students to develop mathematical power through problem solving strategies, reasoning activities and cooperative learning projects using appropriate tools.
This course consists of a review of Algebra I topics and further develops the concepts of polynomials, factoring, relations, functions, solutions of linear equations, rational, irrational and complex numbers. The course then introduces the study of quadratic equations, logarithms, and elementary trigonometry. Algebra II allows students to enhance their creative thinking by interpreting the application of algebraic principles to related technology and scientific use.
This course reviews basic algebraic concepts and then introduces the elements of inductive and deductive reasoning as they relate to the study of geometry. Geometry topics include perpendicular lines, parallel lines and planes, congruent triangles, similar polygons, circles, arcs, triangles, geometric constructions and loci coordinate geometry, and areas and volumes of various types of figures. Through the use of geometry, students become problem solvers who are able to meet the demands of tomorrow’s world. Prerequisite: Algebra I.
This course consists of a review of the concepts taught in Algebra II and geometry as they relate to the principles of trigonometry. Development of the relationship between functions and their graphs is explored with extensive use of the graphing calculator incorporated throughout the course. Systems of linear equations and inequalities, including matrices are covered with application to technology where possible. After completing Pre Calculus, students have a strong foundation for work in calculus and problem-solving applications necessary in a technical field. Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry.