# Math Curriculum

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Mathematics 7

This yearlong course involves units about number sets and operations within number sets, decimal numbers to fractions and percents, calculating percentages, graphing on a line and a plane, areas and volumes, and probability and statistics.

Mathematics 8

This year long course is a comprehensive course designed to provide the necessary skills for the successful transition from 8th grade into the high school math program. The course incorporates the following topics: multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction of decimals, fractions, and percents; calculating areas and perimeters of various polygons and circles; calculating volumes of prisms, pyramids, spheres, and cones, and their surface areas; probability and statistics; and an emphasis on basic algebra properties and concepts.

Algebra 8

This year long course involves the solving of simple equations by properties of equality; linear equations by addition, subtraction, substitution, and graphing methods; and quadratic equations by factoring, graphing, and using the quadratic formula. The algebraic properties will be stressed, and reviews of percents, proportions, and problem solving strategies will be incorporated. Sets and functions will also be introduced. Finally, basic trigonometry will be touched upon, as will polynomials and the solving of inequalities. The prerequisites for the course are successful completion of Math 7, instructor recommendation, and top test scores.

Pre-Algebra

The course involves addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of integers and rational numbers. Other topics covered include; solving of simple equations by properties of equality, strategies for solving word problems and solving linear equations by addition, subtraction, and substitution.

Algebra I

The course involves the solving of simple equations by properties of equality, linear equations by addition, subtraction, substitution, graphing methods, and quadratic equations by factoring, graphing, and quadratic formula. The algebraic properties will be stressed. Percents, proportions, and problem solving strategies will also be reviewed.

Geometry

The pre-requisite for geometry is the successful completion of algebra I. The yearlong course involves the writing of two column proofs using direct and indirect reasoning, the calculation of areas and measures involving polygons, circles, prisms, pyramids, and spheres. There are also units on right triangle trigonometry and lines, segments, and angles of circles.

Algebra II

This year long course is designed for 10th to 12th grade students and covers a review of basic algebra concepts, solving of linear equations using graphing, substitution, elimination, and matrices, and the solving of quadratic equations by factoring, graphing and using the quadratic formula. Polynomials will be covered including their properties, factoring, and solutions to equations involving them. Rational expressions and equations will also be introduced, as will complex numbers and variation problems. The successful completion of both Algebra I and Geometry is required.

Trigonometry

Prerequisite: algebra I, geometry, and algebra II. This covers circular functions, trigonometry property functions, laws, and the amplitude and period of the graphs of the trigonometry functions. These objectives are taught as much as possible by the use of story problems.

Business Math

Prerequisites for the course are successful completion of three years of high school math. This is a yearlong course for 12th grade that focuses on the mathematics used in a person's everyday personal and business life. Units of learning within the course are Basic Math Skills, Managing Your Money, Managing Your Expenses, Making Financial Decisions, Making business Decisions and Managing Business Finances. Each unit consists of multiple chapters that create a progression from earning an income, paying taxes and other deductions, budgeting and expenses, and making major purchases all the way to relating personal income and expenses to a business. Upon completion of the course, students should have a solid background of personal and business finances.

Applied Statistics

Applied Statistics is a semester long dual-credit offering that is a standard applied statistics course that applies to a wide variety of academic disciplines; e.g., medicine, biology, engineering, business, psychology, etc. Topics to be covered include descriptive statistics, probability, distribution theory, confidence intervals, test of hypothesis, Chi-squared test, and linear correlation and regression. The course utilizes a robust software page, (e.g., SPSS, et.al.) for selected problems. Prerequisites include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2, and an ACT test score of 22 or higher on the math portion or a score of 66-100 on the algebra portion of the eCompass test. It is intended for qualifying juniors (tests scores required) and seniors (test scores required or instructor approval).

Advanced Mathematics

Prerequisite: algebra I, geometry, algebra II, and trigonometry. This covers logarithms, vectors sequence and series, matrices, combinations, probability, statistics, limits, and introduction to calculus.

College Algebra

This course is a preparation for trigonometry and calculus. It is intended for qualifying juniors (tests scores required) and seniors (test scores required or instructor approval). Topics included are equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, and topics or discrete mathematics. Prerequisites include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2, and an ACT test score of 22 or higher on the math portion or a score of 66-100 on the algebra portion of the eCompass test.