# Mathematics Courses

**Algebra I**

Algebra is the foundation of higher mathematics. Students will explore functional relationships, use algebraic systems and properties, represent patterns of change, and apply equations and inequalities to solve the problems. Special emphasis is placed on application of skills and concepts through problem solving.

**Geometry**

Geometry is the study of shapes. Students will develop deductive reasoning skills as they consider properties of and relationships among shapes, location of shapes, transformation of shapes, and special shapes such as circles and triangles. Technology is used to enhance geometric experimentation and situations.

**Algebra II**

This course extends basic algebraic skills developed in Algebra I. Students study complex numbers, explore sequences and series, work with logarithmic functions, and investigate trigonometric functions.

**Radically Accelerated Geometry/Algebra II**

This radically accelerated math course is in the sequence toward completion of three years of high school math in two years. See counselor for details.

**Radically Accelerated Algebra II/Pre-Calculus**

This radically accelerated math course is in the sequence toward completion of three years of high school math in two years. See counselor for details.

**Pre-Calculus**

Pre-Calculus is the post-algebra class to bridge students to Calculus topics. Students explore complex numbers, logarithmic functions, trigonometry, combinatorics, polar coordinates, and beginning calculus concepts.

**AP Calculus AB**

The AP Calculus course follows the Advanced Placement syllabus and prepares students for the AP test in the spring. Course study includes properties of functions, limits, differential calculus, and integral calculus. Use of the graphing calculator is an integral part of this course and its use is required on the advanced placement test. Completion of the AP exam is an expectation for all AP courses.

**AP Calculus BC**

Calculus BC is a full-year course in the calculus of functions of a single variable. It includes all topics covered in Calculus AB plus polynomial approximations and series. The AP Calculus course follows the Advanced Placement syllabus and prepares students for the AP test in the spring. Use of the graphing calculator is an integral part of this course and its use is required on the advanced placement test.

**Linear Algebra/Differential Equations**

Linear algebra is a core course in many engineering, physics, math and computer science programs. This course is a study of the use and application of matrices in the solution of systems of linear equations, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformation, eigenvalues, bases and projections.

**Advanced Math Problem Solving**

This course addresses topics central to mathematical development that extend beyond the scope of the standard college preparatory curriculum. Emphasis is placed on techniques of formal proof, problem solving, the art of mathematical communication, and team approaches to solving mathematical problems. Students learn through challenges and through the preparation for math competitions.