Special Note: All students are required to have a calculator for use in mathematics class. Types of calculators will be discussed at the beginning of each school year.

APPLIED ALGEBRA

Grade 9

One Credit/Full Year Course

Prerequisite: Placement Test, 8th grade teacher recommendation

This course provides the student with a solid preparation for Algebra I and Geometry. The first semester emphasizes algebraic concepts and some introductory algebra. The second semester introduces basic geometry topics.

ALGEBRA I

Grades 9, 10

One Credit/Full Year Course

Prerequisite: Placement Test and 8th grade teacher recommendation or successful completion of Pre-Algebra

This course covers the essential topics of first year Algebra. Emphasis is placed on understanding basic number theory, solving polynomial equations and inequalities, understanding elementary linear functions and their properties, graphing techniques, and practical applications of number theory.

GEOMETRY

Grades 10, 11

One Credit/Full Year Course

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I

This course covers the essential topics of Euclidian Plane geometry and three-dimensional geometry. Emphasis is placed on developing deductive reasoning skills, understanding theory, and applying the reasoning and theory in proofs and problem solving with plane figures and triangular Trigonometry.

ADVANCED GEOMETRY

Grade 10

One Credit/Full Year Course

Prerequisite: Minimum of 90% for students in Advanced Algebra II

Minimum of 95% for students in Algebra I and teacher recommendation

This course provides an extensive study of the concepts of Euclidian Plane geometry and three-dimensional geometry. Emphasis is placed on developing deductive reasoning skills, understanding theory, and applying the reasoning and theory in proof writing and problem solving with plane figure and triangular and circular Trigonometry. This course is a preparation for the Advanced Placement Calculus course.

COLLEGE PREP ALGEBRA II

Grades 11, 12

One Credit/Full Year Course

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry

Recommended: College bound students who plan to pursue studies in liberal arts, business or social sciences

This course extends the fundamental concepts and skills of Algebra 1 insuring students have learned algebraic concepts necessary at the post-secondary level. The subject matter consists of real numbers, Algebraic equations and Inequalities, functions and graphing, multiple variable equations polynomial expressions and functions, rational expressions, roots and complex numbers, quadratic equations and functions, conics, matrices, exponential and logarithmic functions, and circular trigonometry.

ADVANCED ALGEBRA II

Grades 9, 10

One Credit/Full Year Course

Prerequisite: Minimum of 90% in Algebra I as 8th grade student and teacher recommendation

This course is designed for students who plan to take AP Calculus as a senior. Emphasis is placed on mastery skills as well as understanding and applying theory with real and complex number systems. The course will review equations and inequalities. It will include a study of functions and polynomial equations. Topics in Trigonometry will be covered in preparation for Advanced Geometry and Pre-Calculus.

ALGEBRAIC FUNCTIONS

Grade 12

One-half Credit/Semester Course

Prerequisite: Algebra ll

The course will expose students to transcendental functions beyond Algebra ll. It will also develop and refine the essential topics for college algebra. This class will be paired with statistics in order to fulfill the state requirement for credits in Math.

STATISTICS

Grades 11, 12

One-half Credit/Semester Course

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II

In this one semester course students will develop an understanding of the vocabulary, symbols, concepts, and statistical procedures used in statistical studies. They will collect, organize, analyze and summarize data and make reliable predictions. The course will also include probability and probability distributions. Students will investigate real-life problems that require them to employ sampling techniques and see the relative applicability of statistics to solving problems. This course will have an intense use of technology.

ADVANCED TRIGONOMETRY

Grades 11, 12

Half Credit/Semester Course

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II

This semester course will focus on the essentials of circular trigonometry and vectors as well as a study of transcendental functions beyond coverage in Algebra ll. It will be paired with Statistics in order to fulfill the state requirement for credit in Math. This course will require a graphing calculator.

PRE-CALCULUS (Honors)

Grades 11, 12

One Credit/Full Year Course

Prerequisite: Minimum of 93% in Advanced Geometry and 93% in Advanced Algebra II and teacher recommendation

Recommended: Students planning to major in math or science field of studies

This course provides an intense study of sequences, limits, and functions in preparation for AP Calculus in the senior year. It also provides a complete study of the circular and trigonometric functions.

A.P. CALCULUS (Honors)

Grade 12

One Credit/Full Year Course

Prerequisite: Minimum of 90% in Pre-Calculus and teacher recommendation

Recommended: Students planning to major in math or science field of studies

Advanced Calculus AB is designed for students who possess a strong mathematics background and the willingness to work hard. Part 1 of the course challenges the students with the core concepts of functions, limits, derivatives, integrals and application. Part 2 reviews and prepares for the AP Exam. Upon its completion, students take the College Board Advanced Placement Test in order to qualify for college credit and advanced standing. Because it is an Advanced Placement Course, participation in AP Calculus is by faculty recommendation only.

College credit for this course is available for a fee through Bethany College.