Mathematics

Mathematics 1, 2, 3


Pre-requisites: Math 1 - none, Math 2- passing grade in Math 1 or Algebra 1, Math 3- passing grade in Math 2 or Geometry

A series of three math classes based on the integrated pathway model as stated in the common core standards. Each of the three courses has sections of numbers and quantities, functions, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, probability, and statistics. The curriculum used for this course is the Mathematics Vision Project. The Mathematics Vision Project confronts students with an engaging problem and then allows them to solve it with previous math knowledge. As students’ ideas emerge, take form, and are shared, the teacher orchestrates the student discussions and explorations towards a focused mathematical goal. Students justify their own thinking while clarifying, describing, comparing, and questioning the thinking of others leading to refined thinking and mathematical fluency.

Required Materials: Graph paper notebook and compass
Recommended Materials: calculator with trigonometric functions


College Algebra:


Pre-requisite: Math 2 with a grade of a C or better

This course includes fundamental concepts of algebra; equations and inequalities; functions and graphs; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; conics; and the Binomial Theorem. This class has a concurrent credit option through which students can earn 3 college credits upon successful completion. This is generally a senior course.


Calculus


Pre-requisite: Math 3 with a minimum grade of C

Concurrent Calculus is designed for students with business, social science, and life science majors in mind. It covers functions, limits, continuity, derivative, maxima-minima, applications of the derivative, exponential and logarithmic functions, functions of several variables, maxima and minima of functions of several variables, integration, and applications of the integral. This class has a concurrent credit option through which students can earn 4 college credits upon successful completion. This is generally a senior course.