Mathematics Department

Students must earn a total of 4 credits in Mathematics. 

  Required Courses:    Electives:  
 Algebra I   1 credit   Trigonometry  1 credit 
 Geometry  1 credit  Pre-Calculus  1 credit
 Algebra II   1 credit  Honors Pre-Calculus  1 credit
     AP Calculus   1 credit
     *Personal Finance  1 credit
     *Real World Statistics  ½ credit
     *Accounting I   1 credit
     *Accounting II   1 credit

*Must be taken in the final year in order to be counted as a math credit.


Algebra 1

      Grade:  9-12                            Credit:  1/year

      Prerequisite:  None

Description:  This course covers the language of algebra and its applications—expressions; equations, inequalities, and systems; functions; linear functions; exponents and polynomials, including methods of factoring; quadratic equations and functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; data analysis and probability.

Algebra 1B

     Grade:  9–12                            Credit:  ½ semester credit and ½ semester elective                                                                  credit

     Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation.

Description:  This course is offered for those students that did not successfully complete the second semester of Algebra I.  This class is the same as Algebra I; however, only the second semester of Algebra I is taught for the entire year.  Students receive ½ credit of math and ½credit of elective.

Algebra 2

           
     Grade:  9-12                            Credit:  1/year

     Prerequisite:  Algebra 1 and Geometry

Description:  This course covers the foundations for functions, linear functions, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational and radical functions, some probability and statistics, introduction to conic sections sequences and series, and some trigonometric functions.

Algebra 2 Honors

     Grade:  9–12                            Credit:  1/year

     Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation.

Description:  This course covers linear functions, linear systems, matrices, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, probability and statistics, conic sections, sequences and series, and trigonometric functions and their graphs.  This class will be a faster pace course, with more focus on graphing calculators than the regular Algebra II class.

Algebra 2A/Algebra 2B

     Grade:  9–12                            Credit:  2 credits over 2 years

     Prerequisites:  Teacher recommendation                     

Description:  This course is the same as Algebra II;however, the material is spread over two years. This is a two-year course. Once enrolled, students are locked into a two-year program to earn their credit in Algebra II.  Students will receive 2 credits upon completion.

Geometry

    Grade:  10-12                          Credit:  1/year

    Prerequisite:  Algebra I

Description:  This course includes the study of: points and lines, definitions and if-then statements, angles and lines, reflections, polygons, transformations and congruence, triangle congruence, measurement formulas, three-dimensional figures, surface areas and volumes, coordinate geometry, similarity, inductive and deductive reasoning; trigonometry; vectors; and writing basic proofs.

Geometry Honors

    Grade:  10–12                          Credit:  1/year

    Prerequisite:  Honors Algebra II or Algebra II with teacher recommendation.

Description:  This course includes the same material as Geometry; however, this class will place more emphasis on logical reasoning including truth tables and a more in depth study of the proof.

Trigonometry

    Grade:  11-12                          Credit:  1/year

    Prerequisite:  Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry

Description:  This course includes the study of real numbers, sequences and series, functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions, trigonometry and its applications, and systems of equations and inequalities.

Pre-Calculus

           
    Grade:  12                                Credit:  1/year

    Prerequisite:    Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Trigonometry

Description:  This course includes the study of trigonometry and its logical applications, analytical geometry, polar coordinates, complex numbers, vectors, matrices, limits, and continuity.

Honors Pre-Calculus

    Grade:  11-12                          Credit:  1/year

    Prerequisite:  Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry

Description:  This course will focus on a detailed study of the basic concepts in a beginning calculus course: real numbers, series and sequences, trigonometry and its applications, limits, continuity, graphing polynomial and rational functions, systems of equations and inequalities, vectors and matrices.  Applications of these concepts, including maximum – minimum, and related rate problems, concavity, areas and volumes will be studied.

AP Calculus

            
    Grade:  12                                Credit:  1/year

    Prerequisite:  Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Trig/Pre-Calculus

Description:  Calculus involves the study of the derivatives of a function (geometric interpretation and analytic definition) and it’s applications; linear approximation; limits and continuity; critical points and max/min problems; mean value theorem; second derivative; definite integral and its applications; the fundamental theorem of calculus, indefinite integrals, and area between curves in order to prepare students for Calculus in college. These experiences will prepare the AP Calculus student for the AP Calculus.  There is a cost to take the AP exam and a student’s score may earn college credit.  The minimum score needed for credit varies from college to college.

Personal Finance- Budgeting Basics

    Grade:  11–12                          Credit:  ½ per semester

    Prerequisite:  Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry

*Meets the Michigan Merit Curriculum guidelines for Math or Math-related credit if taken in the final year of high school.

Description:  

Students will learn how to create, monitor and adjust a personal budget for a student, employee entering the workforce and a business.  Students will use technology to monitor cash flow statements for an online budget simulation.  The course will conclude with a unit of study on individual decisions affecting the economy.  

Personal Finance-Forms of Credit

    Grade:  11–12                          Credit:  ½ per semester

    Prerequisite:  Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry

*Meets the Michigan Merit Curriculum guidelines for Math or Math-related credit if taken in the final year of high school.

Description:  

Students will understand the different types of credit, establishing credit, building credit, pros and cons of using credit to make major purchases.  Students will explore investing and saving strategies, filing and determining tax base for various individuals.  The semester culminating activity will be an online invest simulation.



Real World Statistics

    Grade:  11–12                          Credit:  ½ per semester

    Prerequisite:  Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry

*Meets the Michigan Merit Curriculum guidelines for Math or Math-related credit if taken in the final year of high school.

Description:  This course is designed to explore the world by using experimental data found by the students’ own investigations.  Basic statistics are taught and emphasized through instructor-guided investigations. Students will then compile their own data from something outside the classroom and examine it using the basic statistics properties such as mean, median, mode, box and whisker plots, probabilities, etc.

Accounting I

           
    Grade:  10-12                          Credit:  1/year

    Prerequisite:  Must have a “C” average or better, 10th graders – instructor permission

*Meets the Michigan Merit Curriculum guidelines for Math or Math-related credit if taken in the final year of high school.

Description:  This beginning accounting course will teach students to keep financial records and prepare financial statements (from those records) for a single owner business and partnership. In addition, students will learn petty cash and payroll procedures. Where appropriate, these skills will be taught through the use of the computer.  Accounting is an essential course for college-bound students who are considering a major in business. Accounting is also a very appropriate choice for students who plan to own businesses, manage businesses, or work in a management support role.

Accounting II

    Grade:  11-12                          Credit:  1/year

    Prerequisite:  “C” or better in Accounting 1 and teacher approval.

 *Meets the Michigan Merit Curriculum guidelines for Math or Math-related credit if taken in the final year of high school.

Description:  This course is a continuation of accounting concepts mastered in Accounting I. Loans, interest, inventory, receivables, payables, stock, dividends are just some of the topics covered.

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