## Mathematics Courses

*Graduation Requirement Course Sequence*

__Algebra__

__1__**(1 credit) Required**

This course builds upon a number of key algebra topics assumed to have been developed in the middle grades, namely a deep knowledge of linear patterns of change and familiarity with nonlinear patterns such as exponential and quadratic. It is expected that students entering Algebra 1 are able to recognize and solve mathematical and real-world problems involving linear relationships and to make sense of and move fluently among the graphic, numeric, symbolic, and verbal representations of these patterns. In addition, students should be able to apply this knowledge to quadratic and other simple functions.

__Geometry__**(1 credit)**

**Required**

*Algebra 1*

This course builds on a number of key geometric topics developed in the middle grades, namely relationships between angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, and simple three-dimensional shapes. It is expected that students beginning geometry are able to recognize, classify, and apply properties of simple geometric shapes, know and apply basic similarity and congruence theorems, understand simple constructions with a compass and straight edge, and find area and volume of basic shapes.

__Algebra 2__**(1 credit) Required**

*Algebra 1 (Geometry recommended)*

This course builds upon the concepts of Algebra 1 and Geometry while adding new concepts to the students’ repertoire of mathematics. Algebra 2 continues the study of exponential and logarithmic functions and further enlarges the catalog of functions families to include rational and trigonometric functions. It will extend the numerical and logarithmic ideas of accuracy, error, sequences, and iteration. The topic of conic sections fuses algebra with geometry. Students will develop an understanding that algebraic thinking is an accessible and powerful tool that can be used to model and solve real-world problems.

Personal FinancePersonal Finance

**(1 credit) 12**

This class will help students navigate the financial decisions they face today and tomorrow as they learn financial management skills. They will learn what to do with their money by learning about their financial options and their responsibilities—and they will learn about the consequences of mismanaged finances. Topics will include the following: budgeting, consumer purchasing and protection, banking, consumer credit, finances of housing, saving and investment, tax strategies, insurance, financial accounting and others.

*Honors Course Sequence*

__Honors Geometry__**(1 credit)**

**9-10**

*Grade of B or better in Algebra 1 & teacher Approval*

*This is a weighted class.*

The honors option provides students with a faster paced course than the general option. Students must have approval of their current Algebra teacher to enroll in this course. This course is weighted.

__Honors Algebra 2__**(1 credit) 10-11**

*Grade of B or better in Algebra 1 & teacher approval*

*This is a weighted class.*

The honors option provides students with a faster paced course than the general option. Students must have approval of their current Algebra or Geometry teacher to enroll in this course. This course is weighted.

__Pre-Calculus__**(1 credit) 11-12**

*Grade of B or better in Algebra 2*

*This is a weighted class.*

This course studies the topics, concepts, and procedures of pre-calculus and deepens students understanding algebra and extends their ability to apply algebra concepts and procedures to higher conceptual levels as a tool and as the study of other subjects. The theory and applications of trigonometry and functions are developed in depth. New mathematical tools, such as vectors, matrices, and polar coordinates are introduced with an eye toward modeling real-life situations.

__Calculus__**(1 credit) 12**

*Grade of B or better in Pre-Calculus*

*This is a weighted class.*

Upon completion of this course the student should be familiar with basic concepts of the limit, the derivative and integral, the fundamental properties of each and their relationship to each other. The student should be able to use techniques of differentiation and integration and be aware of the physical and geometrical significance of these basic processes. The student should be able to use the tools of calculus in a variety of applications.