Mathematics

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    Financial Literacy H1025PV One semester 

    This one-semester class will integrate mathematics standards and national standards for financial literacy. Topics include earning income, buying goods and services, using credit, saving money, financial investing, and insurance. Upon completion of this course, students will have strategies for life after high school. These skills include finding a job, paying for rent, utilities, transportation, food, and budgeting for unknown circumstances. Students will explore credit and interest as they relate to spending and saving money.

     

    Integrated Math  H1260OLS1.   Two Semesters

    Prerequisites: The student must have satisfied the Algebra requirement and passed a Geometry course or consent of the math department chairperson. The student can NOT have earned any credit for second semester Algebra II or any higher level math course.

    This course will integrate Algebra 1 and Geometry topics and present them in the context of applications. It will also include probability, statistics, logical reasoning and discrete math. It is recommended for students with some algebra and geometry credit, who wish to strengthen and improve their math knowledge in these areas and apply it to career situations.

     

    Math Personal Finance  H1024OLS1. Two Semesters 

    Mathematics of Personal Finance focuses on real-world financial literacy, personal finance, and business subjects. Students apply what they learned in Algebra I and Geometry to topics including personal income, taxes, checking and savings accounts, credit, loans and payments, car leasing and purchasing, home mortgages, stocks, insurance, and retirement planning.

    Students then extend their investigations using more advanced mathematics, such as systems of equations (when studying cost and profit issues) and exponential functions (when calculating interest problems). To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Mathematics of Personal Finance includes audio resources in both Spanish and English.

    This course is built to state standards as they apply to Mathematics of Personal Finance and adheres to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) Problem Solving, Communication, Reasoning, and Mathematical Connections Process standards.

     

    Algebra I Online H1352S1PV Grade level 9–12. Two semesters

    The prerequisite for the second semester of Algebra I is the successful completion of the first semester or the consent of the instructor or math department chairperson. Students who have successfully completed Algebra B or Survey of Algebra can NOT take Algebra I.

    The course reviews and extends problem-solving, data analysis, the use of technology (i.e., scientific calculator, graphing calculator, computer), the theory, use and understanding of the fundamental operations on real numbers, expressing quantitative statements in the language of algebra, solving equations and inequalities, polynomials, the use of rational expressions in equations, coordinate graphing, irrational numbers, solution of quadratic equations and related applications.


    Algebra II Online H1377S1PV. Grade level 9–12. Two semesters

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Algebra I and Geometry or consent of previous mathematics instructor and/or math department chairperson. The prerequisite for the second semester of Algebra II is the successful completion of the first semester or consent of the instructor and/or math department chairperson.

    This course includes problem-solving, data analysis, the use of technology (i.e., graphing calculator, computer), basic operations with polynomials, solving equations and inequalities, sequences and series, relations and functions, systems of equations in two and three variables, matrices, irrational and complex numbers through the solution of quadratic functions and polynomial functions of higher than first degree and an introduction to logarithms.


    Geometry Online H1502S1PV Grade level 9–12. Two semesters

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Algebra I or consent of previous mathematics instructor or math department chairperson. The prerequisite for the second semester of Geometry is the successful completion of the first semester or the consent of the instructor or math department chairperson.

    This course covers the study of plane and three-dimensional geometry with emphasis on clarity and precision of language and the logical development of geometric principles in deductive reasoning and proof including work with points, lines, planes, angles, congruent triangles, circles, polygons, and transformations.


    Pre-Calculus w/Trigonometry Online H1662S1PV Grade level 10–12. Two semesters

    Prerequisites: A grade of “B” or better in Geometry and Algebra II or permission of previous mathematics instructor or math department chairperson. The prerequisite for the second semester of Pre-Calculus with Trig is the successful completion of the first semester or the consent of the instructor or math department chairperson.

    This online course covers logarithmic and exponential functions, analytic geometry, introduction to limits and the derivative, sequences and series, circular and trigonometric functions, graphs, laws, identities, inverses and their applications, vectors and complex numbers. The emphasis of this course is on the concepts that build toward understanding calculus. It follows an applications approach and uses graphing calculators and other appropriate technology.

     

    AP Calculus AB Online H1706PVS1  Grade level 11–12. Two semesters

    Prerequisite: “B” or better in Pre-Calculus and Algebra II or consent of the previous mathematics instructor or math department chairperson.

    As with other courses designated with Advanced Placement, this course is introductory college level material. The student is expected to meet this college level workload to be successful. This online course includes the study of functions and graphs, derivatives and their application, analytic geometry, limits and continuity and includes the use of current technology.


    AP Calculus BC Online H1709PVS1  Grade level 11–12.  Two semesters

    Prerequisite: “B” or better in AP Calculus AB; a 3 or higher on the AP Calc AB test; or consent of the Calculus BC instructor or math department chairperson.

    As with other courses designated with Advanced Placement, this course is introductory college level material. The student is expected to meet this college level workload to be successful. This course includes the study of functions and graphs, derivatives and their application, analytical geometry, limits and continuity, integrals, parametric equations, polar functions and vector analysis. Additional techniques and applications for differentiation and integration will be developed. Polynomial approximations will be explored through the Maclaurin and Taylor Series. Convergence and divergence of sequences and series will be investigated. Appropriate technology will be incorporated throughout the course.

     

    AP Statistics Online H1709PVS1 Grade level 11–12.  Two semesters

    Prerequisites: First semester enrollment requires a grade of “B” or better in Algebra II. The prerequisite for the second semester of AP Statistics is the successful completion (“C” or better) of the first semester or the consent of the instructor or math department chairperson.

    The purpose of this online course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Students will be expected to be able to use appropriate technology to interpret data and will be expected to be able to communicate their results in an understandable form.