High School

Mathematics Department

Algebra I

(1 Credit) Required: Alg. 1 or Adv. Alg. 1

Prerequisite: 8th grade math

During this course, students will write and solve multi-step equations, graph linear equations, write equations of parallel and perpendicular lines, write and solve various inequalities, solve systems of equations by graphing and substitution, solve equations with polynomial expressions, and graph quadratic functions. Heavy emphasis is placed on slope and graphing.

 

Advanced Algebra 1

(1 Credit) Required: Alg. 1 or Adv. Alg. 1

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

The study of Algebra 1 is foundational to all higher math. This course proceeds at a more rapid pace than Algebra 1, thus covering some special topics at the end, such as graphing radical and exponential functions. Students will learn to evaluate numerical and algebraic expressions including radicals. Graphs of lines and developing equations of lines algebraically will be studied in detail. Polynomials and factoring will be studied extensively, and parabolas will be introduced with other nonlinear graphs. The course concludes with statistics and probability, time permitting.

 

Geometry

(1 Credit) Required: Geo. or Adv. Geo.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

During this course students will learn relationships between angles. Proofs are introduced, including inductive reasoning and conjecture. Graphing lines and distance between points will be reviewed. Triangle and quadrilateral classification and application of theorems are studied in detail including the use of algebraic expressions. (The use of algebra will continue throughout.) Students will understand ratios and proportions, as well as some trigonometry late in the course. Coordinate geometry will be used in the sections.

 

Advanced Geometry

(1 Credit) Required: Geo. or Adv. Geo.

Prerequisite: Adv. Algebra 1-C or better or teacher recommendation.

Euclidian Geometry is taught with heavy emphasis on coordinate Geometry. The course is taught at a faster pace than Geometry, enabling students to become better prepared for advanced courses like Trigonometry or Pre-calculus. Formal proof is introduced early and continues throughout. Relationships in triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons and circles are studies as well as right triangle trigonometry. The course concludes with a thorough study of area, surface area, and volume.

*Students choose which math classes to take their junior and senior year from the following classes.

 

Algebra II  (11-12)

(1 Credit) Elective. Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry

Algebra 2 continues the study of Algebra I. Linear equations and inequalities including use of matrices will be studied. All types of functions and their graphs will be considered including

transformations. Radicals, logarithms, and complex numbers are included. Students learn to use graphing calculators.

 

Statistics (11-12)

(1 Credit) Elective.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry

The study of Statistics begins with probability and various types of data descriptions. Binomial distributions will be covered, and the normal distribution will be studied extensively. Confidence intervals will be considered, followed by hypothesis testing. The course concludes with correlation regression, and, time permitting, ANOVA testing and chi square tests.

 

Pre-calculus (11-12)

(1 Credit)

Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 – C or better

The study of pre-calculus begins with an in-depth study of functions . The study of trigonometry functions and their inverses is covered as well as review of trig identities and solving trig equations. Systems of equations are studied, including use of matrices to solve. Parametric equations, vectors, polar coordinates and sequences/series are covered. The course concludes with limits and derivatives.

 

Conceptual Math (11-12)

(1 Credit) Elective.

Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry

This two-semester course will reinforce student’s knowledge in whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages, converting measure, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. These concepts will then be applied to real world functions so that students can see the correlation between the functions in a classroom and how they are used in various trades. A heavy emphasis is placed on word problems associated with trades.

 

Consumer Math (11-12)

(1 Credit) Elective.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry

In Consumer Math, students study and review arithmetic skills they can apply in their personal lives and in their future careers. The course begins with a focus on occupational topics; it includes details on jobs, wages, deductions, taxes, insurance, recreation and spending, and transportation. Students also learn about personal finances, checking and savings accounts, loans and buying on credit, automobile expenses, and housing expenses. It also includes instruction about filling out tax forms. Every lesson will help develop critical thinking skills and will emphasize biblical stewardship.