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MATHEMATICS COURSE OFFERINGS

 

ALGEBRA 1   (9, 10, 11, 12)   2 Credits, 2 Semesters                        Core 40, AHD, THD

Algebra I provides a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students who will take other advanced college-preparatory courses. In particular, the instructional program in this course provides for the use of algebraic skills in a wide range of problem-solving situations. The concept of function is emphasized throughout the course. Topics include: (1) properties of real numbers, (2) solution sets, (3) basic operations with polynomials, (4) solving quadratic equations and systems, (5) use of exponents, and (6) introductory topics from statistics and probability.     Pre-requisite: None                                                                      

GEOMETRY   (10, 11, 12)   2 Credits, 2 Semesters                                 Core 40, AHD, THD

Geometry is an integrated math course based on Indiana's Academic Standards in math. Geometry provides students with experiences that deepen the understanding of shapes and their properties. Deductive and inductive reasoning as well as investigative strategies in drawing conclusions are stressed. Properties and relationships of geometric figures include the study of: (1) angles, (2) lines, (3) planes, (4) congruent and similar triangles, (5) trigonometric ratios, (6) polygons, and (7) circles and spatial drawings. An understanding of proof and logic is developed. Use of graphing calculators and computer drawing programs is encouraged. This course would ideally be taken by students whose post-secondary plans may include military, trade school, and/or apprenticeship, and are unsure about their post-secondary plans, or are seeking to take grade level coursework. Pre-requisite: Algebra I

GEOMETRY HONORS   (9)   2 Credits, 2 Semesters                             Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is the honors equivalent to Geometry. Topics are covered in greater depth with more emphasis on proofs. Students are selected on the basis of their previous record in mathematics, their interest, and teacher recommendation. Pre-requisite:  have completed the previous year's honors class in good standing, per the High Ability Selection Manual 2011-2012.

ALGEBRA II   (10, 11, 12)  2 Credits, 2 Semesters                              Core 40, AHD, THD

Algebra II is an integrated math course based on Indiana's Academic Standards for math in grades 10-12. Algebra II is a course which expands on the topics of Algebra I and provides further development of the concept of a function. The expanded topics of the course include: (1) the theorems and algorithms of algebra; (2) polynomials and polynomial functions; (3) rational exponents; (4) the complex numbers, sequences, and series; (5) the properties and graphs of conic sections; (6) permutations and combinations; (7) matrices; and (8) exponential and logarithmic functions. This course would ideally be taken by students whose post-secondary plans may include military, trade school, and/or apprenticeship, are unsure about their post plans, or are seeking to take grade level coursework. Pre-requisite:   Completion of Algebra I and Geometry

ALGEBRA II  HONORS   (9, 10, 11)   2 Credits, 2 Semesters                     Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is an accelerated course in Algebra II. Similar in content to the Algebra II, course content is covered in greater depth and at a more rigorous pace. Course content topics include theory of equations, functions, complex numbers, sequences, and matrix algebra. Upon completion of this course, students are prepared for Pre-Calculus. This course is for two and four-year college bound students who have achieved above grade level in math. Pre-requisite: Have completed the previous year's honors class in good standing, per the High Ability Selection Manual 2011-2012.                                   

DUAL CREDIT  PRE-CALCULUS/TRIGONOMETRY (11, 12)   2 Credits, 2 Semesters   Core 40, AHD, THD

Through special arrangements with Ivy Tech, students have the opportunity to enroll in Pre- Calculus/Trigonometry as a Dual Credit class and receive a total of six (6) college credits at no cost, from Ivy Tech. The student will need to receive a "C-" or better to receive credit at Ivy Tech and must pass the pre-requisite of Algebra II. Students need to pass the Accuplacer Placement Exam TBA, PSAT Math 52, or SAT Math 520, and/or ACT Math 24. These credits must be accepted at all Indiana state schools and may be accepted at out of state institutions and private schools.

This course is designed to prepare the student for their first course in elementary calculus. Course content includes a review of trigonometry plus: (1) the relationship of equations and graphs of linear, quadratic and parametric equations, (2) translation of axes; (3) locus and vectors. The course includes the theory of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, and determinants.                                                                                  

DUAL CREDIT   PRE-CALCULUS/TRIGONOMETRY HONORS  (11, 12)   2 Credits, 2 Semesters   

Core 40, AHD, THD

Through special arrangements with Ivy Tech, students have the opportunity to enroll in Pre- Calculus/Trigonometry Honors as a Dual Credit class and receive a total of six (6) college credits at no cost, from Ivy Tech. The student will need to receive a "C-" or better to receive credit at Ivy Tech and must pass the pre-requisite of Algebra II. Students need to pass the Accuplacer Placement Exam TBA, PSAT Math 52, or SAT Math 520, and/or ACT Math 24. These credits must be accepted at all Indiana state schools and may be accepted at out of state institutions and private schools.

Similar in content to Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry, course content is covered in greater depth and at a more rigorous pace. Course content topics include (1) the relationship of equations and graphs of linear, quadratic and parametric equations, (2) translation of axes; (3) locus and vectors. The course includes the theory of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, and determinants.

Pre-requisite: Pass previous classes with a C or better, Algebra II H, Geometry H      

DUAL CREDIT  CALCULUS  H   (12)   2 Credits, 2 Semesters     Core 40, AHD, THD

Through special arrangements with Ivy Tech, students have the opportunity to enroll in Advanced Placement Calculus as a Dual Credit class and receive a total of four (4) college credits at no cost, from Ivy Tech. The student will need to receive a "C-" or better to receive credit at Ivy Tech and must pass the pre-requisite of Algebra II. Students need to pass the Accuplacer Placement Exam TBA, PSAT Math 52, or SAT Math 520, and/or ACT Math 24. These credits must be accepted at all Indiana state schools and may be accepted at out of state institutions and private schools.

Calculus is a course which provides students with the content that has been established by the College Board. Topics include: limits, continuity, derivatives, definite integrals, and techniques of integration involving rational, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. This also includes applications of the derivative, the integral, and theory of calculus. The use of a graphing calculator is required. Note: It is expected that students taking this course will seek college credit by taking the AP Exam in the spring.

Pre-requisite: Must have a C or higher in Pre-Calculus Honors or B- in Pre-Calculus  


 STATISTICS, COLLEGE CREDIT (11, 12)   2 Credits, 2 Semesters         Core 40, AHD, THD

Statistics is a course that includes concepts and skills needed to apply statistical techniques in the decision making process. Topics include: (1) descriptive statistics, (2) statistical inference, (3) exploring data, (4) planning a study and (5) anticipating patterns. This class will follow closely to that of Purdue North Central as it will be a dual credit course with college credit and 1 high school credit per semester.

Pre-requisite: Algebra II and Geometry       

CCR BRIDGE: MATH READY   (12)   2 Credits, 2 Semesters        Core 40, AHD, THD

Math Ready course will include and reinforce the Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Statistics skills necessary to be ready for an entry-level college math course. This course emphasizes understanding of math concepts rather than just memorizing procedures. Math Ready students learn the context behind the procedure: why to use a certain formula or method to solve a problem, for example. This equips them with higher-order thinking skills in order to apply math skills, functions and concepts in different situations. The course is intended for students who currently have achieved the minimum math requirements for college entry. The content of this course is designed to enhance student's math skills so that they are ready for college-level math assignments. It is not designed to prepare students for college-level math in STEM majors.

Recommended Pre-requisites: In grade 11, students who have not passed the Grade 10 Math ISTEP+ and have scored below a 45 on the PSAT test or students who score below proficient on a diagnostic test should be placed in the Literacy Ready course.