Math Course Descriptions

Grade 9 


Algebra 1 CP1 (1 cr)
Purpose: This is a course with an emphasis on the art of problem solving. Students use algebraic methods to explore, model, and describe patterns and functions involving numbers, data, and graphs. The topics of study include real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, laws of exponents, polynomials and factors, quadratic functions, data analysis and statistics. Applications include problems relating to the students’ technical areas and everyday life. 
 
Algebra 1 CP2 (1 cr)
This is a course with an emphasis on the art of problem solving. Students use algebraic methods to explore, model, and describe patterns and functions involving numbers, data, and graphs. The topics of study include real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, laws of exponents, polynomials and factors, quadratic functions, data analysis and statistics. Applications include problems relating to the students’technical areas and everyday life.
 
Algebra 2 CP2 (1 cr) 
Purpose: This course expands upon the topics developed in Algebra I. The topics of study include functions, linear systems, factoring, rational expressions, radicals and complex numbers, and conic sections. Applications include problems relating to the students’ technical areas and everyday life. 
 

Grade 10

Elements of Geometry CP1 (1cr)

In this course students analyze the characteristics of two and three-dimensional geometric figures and their properties. The topics of study include polygons, properties of circles, area and volume of plane figures and solids, coordinate and transformational geometry, parallelism, similar figures, and probability. Applications include problems relating to the students’technical areas and everyday life.

Geometry CP1 (1cr)

In this course students analyze the characteristics of two and three-dimensional geometric figures and their properties. The topics of study include polygons, properties of circles, area and volume of plane figures and solids, coordinate and transformational geometry, parallelism, similar figures, and probability. Applications include problems relating to the students’technical areas and everyday life.

Geometry CP2 (1cr)

In this course students analyze the characteristics of two and three-dimensional geometric figures and their properties. The topics of study include polygons, properties of circles, area and volume of plane figures and solids, coordinate and transformational geometry, parallelism, similar figures, and probability. Applications include problems relating to the students’technical areas and everyday life.

Geometry Honors (1cr)

This course is an accelerated course with an emphasis on the art of problem solving. Students analyze the characteristics of two and three-dimensional geometric figures and their properties. The study of topics include polygons, properties of circles, area and volume of plane figures and solids, coordinate and transformational geometry, parallelism, congruent and similar figures, and probability. Applications include problems relating to the students’technical areas and everyday life. 
 

Grade 11


Elements of Algebra 2 CP1 (1 cr)

Principles of Algebra 2 CP1 (1 cr)
This course expands upon the topics developed in Algebra I. The topics of study include linear equations and functions, linear inequalities, systems of linear equations and inequalities, exponents and exponential functions, quadratic equations and functions, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and radicals. Applications include problems relating to the students’technical areas and everyday life. 

Algebra 2 CP2 (1 cr)

Algebra 2 Honors (1 cr)

Trigonometry Honors (1 cr)
This is an accelerated course designed to prepare students for Calculus and AP Calculus AB. The topics of study include a further examination of functions: linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. The study of functions will include graphs, asymptotes, limits, continuity, symmetry, domain and range, and roots. Use of the graphing calculator is emphasized throughout instruction.

 

Grade 12


Elements of Algebra 2 CP1 (1cr)
 
Principles of Algebra 2 CP1 (1cr)
This course expands upon the topics developed in Algebra I. The topics of study include linear equations and functions, linear inequalities, systems of linear equations and inequalities, exponents and exponential functions, quadratic equations and functions, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and radicals. Applications include problems relating to the students’technical areas and everyday life. 

Algebra 2 CP2 (1 cr)
This course expands upon the topics developed in Algebra I. The topics of study include functions, linear systems, factoring, rational expressions, radicals and complex numbers, and conic sections. Applications include problems relating to the students’technical areas and everyday life.
 
Pre-calculus CP2 (1 cr)

Calculus Honors (1 cr)
This is an accelerated course with an emphasis on the AP Calculus AB Exam. Students enrolled in this course prepare to take the Advanced Placement AB Calculus Exam and seek college credit and/or placement from institutions of higher learning. Course study includes properties of functions, graphs, limits, differential calculus, integral calculus, and applications. Regular use of a graphing calculator is required in the course work. Successful completion of summer problems and/or special projects may be required.