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. Must have recommendation from Academy Algebra I teacher.

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. Must have completed Radically Accelerated Geometry/Algebra II sequence.

*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.

*AP Statistics

The AP Statistics course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes evident in the content, skills, and assessment in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, probability and simulation, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding.

*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. Must have completed pre-calculus and have approval of Mr. Marcketti.

 

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