The asterisk ( * ) denotes a modified course. Students are placed in a modified course by a joint decision of the parents and guidance counselor, with input
from the middle school and high school math department and Special Education
coordinators.

Pre-Algebra^{ }* [one
credit]

Students are preparing for Algebra
I: Topics include properties of numbers and operations; variables and solving
one-step and multi-step equations and inequalities; factoring and exponents; fraction
review in the context of ratios, proportions and probability; graphing and
writing linear functions; square roots and the Pythagorean theorem;
measurement, area, and volume; simple data analysis and finally simple
geometry.

Intro to Algebra ^{ }* [one credit]

This
is an introductory course in Algebra proceeds at a slower pace than the regular
Algebra I course and covers fewer topics.
Topics include basic algebraic expressions, equations, and functions;
solving, graphing and writing linear functions; solving simple systems;
exponents and exponential growth and decay functions; polynomials and
factoring. After completing this course, students are placed, at the discretion
of the Guidance Office, in Algebra I or Informal Geometry.

Informal Geometry^{ }* [one credit]

Informal geometry is designed for
those students who best fit a less formal course but one that aligns with many
of the tech center offerings. Topics include the language plane geometry;
angles; polygons and polyhedrons; introduction to transformations; triangles
and inequalities; congruent triangles; parallel lines; properties of
quadrilaterals; perimeter and area; similarity and similar triangles; square
roots and right triangles; circles; area and volume of prisms and of other 3D
figures; a little trigonometry; and transformations and coordinate geometry.

Pre-Requisite: Successful
completion of an Algebra course.

Algebra I^{ } [one
credit]

This
full course in Algebra I is the traditional start to high school mathematics.
Topics include algebraic expressions, equations, and functions; solving,
graphing and writing linear functions and inequalities; solving systems of
linear functions; exponents and exponential growth and decay functions;
polynomials and factoring. Additional topics (as time allows) include quadratic
functions, data analysis, and probability.

Geometry [one
credit]

Following the classic Geometry
curriculum, this course’s topics include Tools and Language of Geometry;
Reasoning and Proof; Parallel and Perpendicular Lines; Congruent Triangles and
Relationships in Triangles; Quadrilaterals; Proportions and Similarity; Right
Triangles and Basic Trigonometry; Transformations; Circles and arcs, chords and
secants; Areas of Polygons and Circles, Surface Area and Volume.

Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of Algebra I

Algebra II [one credit]

Algebra II is the second part of
the traditional algebra course sequence. Topics include quadratic functions and
factoring, polynomials and polynomial functions; rational exponents and radical functions;
exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions; sequences and
series. Additional topics (as time allows) include data analysis and
statistics; quadratic relations and conic sections; trigonometric ratios and
functions, trig graphs, identities, and equations.

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of Algebra I and
Geometry

Pre-Calculus [one credit]

This course is a preparation for
Calculus and is sometimes referred to as Algebra III. The course is designed
for those students who will move into STEM fields after graduation. Topics
include a review of linear relations and functions; systems of linear functions
and linear programming; review of families graphs such as radical, inverse, and
absolute functions; polynomial and rational functions; trigonometric functions,
graphs, inverses, identities and common formulas; exponential and logarithmic functions.
If time allows, additional topics include conics, vectors, polar coordinates,
sequences and series.

Pre-Requisite: Grade of B or better in Algebra II

Calculus AP [two
credits]

Following the AP-approved
curriculum, topics include a broad functions review; limits; derivatives of
polynomial functions and derivative applications; indefinite and definite
integrals and integral applications; transcendental functions; and integration
methodology.

Pre-Requisite: Grade of B or better in Pre-Calculus;

Electives

Consumer Math* [one credit]

This math elective is designed for
those seniors (and occasional juniors) who need more math credit but who should
not be enrolled in Algebra II.

Pre-Requisite: none.

Probability/Statistics [one credit]

Designed for the student who wishes
a math elective that doesn’t require a Pre-Calculus prerequisite, this course
will look primarily at Probability, Statistics and Data Analysis. We’ll look
create and analyze surveys and studies.

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of Algebra I and
Geometry; Junior or Senior

Trigonometry [one-half credit]

A stand-alone course in
trigonometry, this course is designed for those students who want to further
their study in math without a Pre-Calculus pre-requisite. Topics include the
Trigonometric Functions; Graphs and
Inverses of the Trig Functions; and Trig Identities and equations.

Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of Algebra II

SAT Topics Review [one-half credit]

This course is designed for juniors
or seniors who have completed Algebra I and Geometry (informal Geometry is also
acceptable) and who are planning on taking the SAT test (or ACT test) at the
end of the course. Topics include review
of the algebra, geometry and general math topics that occur on the test;
grammar and writing practice, including several practice essays; vocabulary
study; and some familiarization with the types of readings that students will
face.

Pre-Requisites: Successful completion of Algebra I and either
Geometry; Junior or Senior.

MATH – COMP [one-half credit]

This math elective is designed for those students who will study mathematics, science, engineering or computer science in college. Fundamentally a computer programming course, the topics include structures and language of programming, and the use of computer software to find numeric solutions to mathematical and scientific problems, or to make games. We will use JavaScript and web pages as our codebase. We’ll make use of Khanacademy and of Codeacademy and the computers in the classroom.

Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of Algebra II

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING [one credit]

This math elective is designed for all high school students. There are four major topics: spreadsheets, HTML, Scratch, and Javascript. Students will be introduced to the four programming languages, using them to solve problems using a computer. This is not intended to be an exhaustive look at any particular language; rather, we hope to spark an interest that leads students to continue exploring and learning a computer language on their own.