Mathematics

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT: All students are required to pass a minimum of three credits of Math to graduate.

    • It is highly recommended that all students take four years of math, especially those planning to attend a 4-year university.

Course Descriptions

Algebra 1A

Grade: 9 Credit: 1.0 Math Length: Year

Prerequisite: none

Course Description: This course introduces the student to the use of inverse operations to solve simple equations. Students will also explore equations, probability, statistics, geometry, graphing on the coordinate plane, percent, proportions, and formula for area and volume.

Algebra 1B

Grade: 10 Credit: 1.0 Math Length: Year

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1A

Course Description: This course continues Algebra 1A. Students will solve multiple step equations and inequalities, create and interpret graphs and coordinate geometry, explore polynomials, factoring, logic and discrete math, and formulate algebraic equations from real world scenarios.

Algebra 1

Grade: 9-10 Credit: 1.0 Math Length: Year

Prerequisite: none

Course Description: This course introduces the students to variables, equations, and graphs as tools for solving mathematical problems. Students will also explore polynomials, factoring, logic and discrete math, and formulate algebraic equations from real world scenarios.

Geometry

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 1.0 Math Length: Year

Prerequisite: Credit in Algebra 1

Course Description: In this course students will apply algebraic principles as part of their analysis of geometric figures. Students will also explore formal proof and trigonometry.

Honors Geometry

Grade: 9-10 Credit: 1.0 Math Length: Year

Prerequisite: A "B" or better in Algebra 1 and a teacher recommendation

Course Description: This course extends the concepts of regular geometry by placing a heavier emphasis on formal proof. The course also moves at a quicker pace which allows for more in-depth applications. *This course requires summer work*

Intermediate Algebra

Grade: 11-12 Credit: 1.0 Math Length: Year

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1/A&B and completion of Geometry

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the ACT/SAT tests along with the college level classes that s/he anticipates taking in the future. Many topics in this course are covered in the Algebra 2 course but will be covered more in depth.

Algebra 2 - Trigonometry

Grade: 10-12 Credit: 1.0 Math Length: Year

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry or current enrollment in Geometry

Course Description: This course extends the concepts introduced in algebra and geometry with an emphasis on functions and trigonometry. Students will explore complex numbers, logarithms, and probability. *This course requires summer work*

Honors Algebra 2 - Trigonometry

Grade: 10-11 Credit: 1.0 Math Length: Year

Prerequisite: A "B" or better in Geometry and a teacher recommendation

Course Description: This course extends the concepts of regular Algebra 2 - Trigonometry with a heavier emphasis on applications and more in-depth analysis allowed by a quicker pace. *This course requires summer work*

College Algebra

Grade: 11-12 Credit: 1.0 Math Length: Year

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2/Trig

Course Description: This course introduces students to college level algebra. It follows the guidelines set forth by Saint Louis Community College. The course is two college level math courses (one each semester), MTH 140 Intermediate Algebra and MTH 160 College Algebra. To enroll in dual credit, students must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and pay tuition fees each semester. The dual credit for this course is optional.

Honors Pre-Calculus

Grade: 11-12 Credit: 1.0 Math Length: Year

Prerequisite: A "B" or better in Algebra 2/Trig or a successful completion of College Algebra and a teacher recommendation

Course Description: This course extends the topics of all previous math courses with an emphasis on functions. Students will explore and model functions verbally, analytically, graphically, and numerically.

AP Statistics

Grade: 11-12 Credit: 1.0 Math Length: Year

Prerequisite: A "B" or better in Pre-Calculus, Algebra 2/Trig, or College Algebra

Course Description: This course is intended for college-bound students who have a thorough knowledge of college preparatory mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Topics covered include experimental design, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and probability. This curriculum is aligned with the Advanced Placement Statistics course.

AP Calculus AB

Grade: 11-12 Credit: 1.0 Math Length: Year

Prerequisite: A "B" or better in Pre-Calculus or a teacher recommendation

Course Description: Calculus AB is a full-year course in the calculus of functions of a single variable. This course covers topics in Functions, Limits, Derivatives, Applications of Derivatives, Integrals, Applications of Integrals, and Differential Equations. With successful performance on the AP Calculus AB Exam, students will earn credit for Calculus I at most universities. This course is aligned with the Advanced Placement Calculus curriculum.

AP Calculus BC

Grade: 12 Credit: 1.0 Math Length: Year

Prerequisite: Successful completion of AP Calculus AB and a teacher recommendation

Course Description: Calculus BC is a full-year course in the calculus of functions of a single variable. It includes an extensive review of all topics covered in Calculus AB. Additionally, this course covers topics in Differential Equations, Advanced Integration Techniques, Polar and Parametric Functions, and Series. With successful performance on the AP Calculus BC Exam, students will earn credit for Calculus I and Calculus II at most universities. This course is aligned with the Advanced Placement Calculus curriculum.