Mathematics

Because calculators are so important in all math classes Northridge High School will rent calculators to students for a fee of $15.00 per semester. For information on renting calculators see your math teacher. Math tutoring for lower level classes up to Pre-calculus is available from select teachers after school. Schedules for tutoring are available in student services.

ALGEBRA 1
Math Credit
(5250)
Year

Elementary Algebra develops a mathematical model for the real number system involving the study of straight lines and numerical relationships. The properties of the real number system are used to solve linear equations and inequalities. Operations with polynomials are introduced and the laws of exponents are studied. Second degree polynomial equations, quadratics, along with the quadratic formula, are introduced to be developed further in future mathematics courses. As a general rule, Elementary Algebra is the beginning math course at the high school level for students not having already completed it. Graphing calculator is strongly recommended

 

ALGEBRA 2
Math Credit
(5350)
Year
Algebra 2 builds on the concepts of Elementary Algebra and Geometry by including quadratic, exponential, polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, powers, roots, radicals, complex numbers, and conic sections are also studied. The core curriculum specifies the use of “technology” (calculators) for some topics. Must have a Graphing Calculator. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Elementary Algebra and Geometry with a C or better in both courses.

 

ALGEBRA 2 HONORS
Math Credit
(5351)
Year
The Intermediate Algebra Honors course contains those topics mentioned above with the accelerated study of trigonometry. As an honors course, the pacing is quicker with more academic depth. This is the preferred intermediate algebra course for serious college-bound students. Trigonometry is an integral part of this course and is necessary to gain essentials for college entrance testing. Prerequisite: Mastery of Elementary Algebra and Geometry with B grade or higher. It is strongly recommended that students have a graphing calculator.

 

PRE-CALCULUS
Math Credit
(5410)
Year
Pre-calculus takes the concepts learned in the prerequisite courses and develops the fundamental theorem of algebra, the theory of equations, linear programming, and the complex number field. Proof by induction is introduced and conic sections, probability, trigonometric identities. Limits and their applications are introduced. Exponential and logarithmic functions are explored. Trigonometry is an integral part of this course and is necessary to gain essentials for college entrance testing. A graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: Mastery of Intermediate Algebra and Geometry.

 

PRE-CALCULUS HONORS
Math Credit
(5415)
Year
Pre-Calculus Honors takes the concepts learned in the prerequisite courses and develops the fundamental theorem of algebra, the theory of equations, the binomial expansion theorem, matrix and determinant theory, linear programming, the complex number field, and arithmetic and geometric series. Proof by induction is introduced. Exponential and logarithmic functions are explored. As an honors course, the pacing is quicker with more academic exactness. Trigonometry is an integral part of this course and is necessary to gain essentials for college entrance testing. A graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: Mastery of Intermediate Algebra and Geometry with a “B” or better in honors Algebra II.





























GEOMETRY
Math Credit
(5300)
Year
Geometry expands math skills learned in elementary algebra by applying those skills, along with the rules of logic and reasoning, to proving theorems about points, lines, planes, angles, and polygons using definitions, postulates, properties and previously proved theorems. Properties of similarity, congruence, and transformations will be applied to the study of triangles, right triangles, polygons, circles, and geometric solids. Students will learn to find perimeters, areas, and volumes of many shapes and solids. Prerequisite: Mastery of Elementary Algebra with a C or better.


CE MATH 1050 & 1060
Math Credit
11th & 12th Grade Only
(5420)
Year
This course is intended to prepare students for entry into higher level mathematics courses, such as calculus, by providing coverage of mathematical functions, graphs, and models. It is a continuation of the concepts taught in pre-calculus. A comprehensive final exam prepared by mathematics department at USU is given to all students for both the 1050 and 1060 course. 1050(4 semester credits) takes the final during 3rd term at which time the 1060 (2 semester credits) begins. A College Text Book and graphing calculator are required. Prerequisite: Mastery of Pre-calculus and an ACT score of 23 or Accuplacer test of 60. 

 

AP CALCULUS AB
Math Credit
2 Class Periods
(5550)
Year
This course is designed for students who plan on taking the AP Calculus AB exam in the spring. The course will stress mastery of the following topics: functions, applications of the derivative, anti derivatives, application of anti derivatives, techniques of integration, the definite integral, and applications of the integral.

Prerequisite: Mastery of Pre-calculus with a B or better and a teacher recommendation is required. A graphing calculator is required

 

AP CALCULUS BC
Math Credit
2 Class Periods
(5580/5580)
Year
This course will stress mastery of the following topics: functions, applications of the derivative, anti derivatives, application of anti derivatives, techniques of integration, the definite integral, applications of the integral, and sequences and series.

Prerequisite: Mastery of Pre-calculus and a teacher recommendation is required. A graphing calculator is required.  

 

PRE CALCULUS LAB
Elective Credit
(5560)
Year
This course targets students taking regular pre-calculus. This course benefits those enrolled in pre-calculus who require more practice on pre-calc problems. This course is optional for pre-calculus students.
 
AP STATISTICS
Math Credit
(5630)
Year
This course is designed for students who plan on taking the AP Statistics test in the spring. The course will stress mastery of the following concepts: exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns in advance, and statistical inference. The course will emphasize the application of statistics to various fields and utilize various forms of technology to aid in the calculations. A graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: Mastery of Algebra II.