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Math

MATHEMATICS

 

Students may choose to take more than one math class per year, as long as the student meets the pre-requisites of the course. 

 

However, all students are required to take at least one math class each year of high school even if the graduation requirements have already been fulfilled.

 

 

 

The following math courses are graduation requirements: 

Algebra 1

Geometry

Algebra 2

 

 

 

 

 

HONORS ALGEBRA I, ALGEBRA I, APPLIED ALGEBRA I                   1 CREDIT      

Pre-requisite:  Placement will be based on EXPLORE test scores and STAR Math scores.

 

This course is designed to emphasize the study of solving equations, solving inequalities, application of equations and inequalities, exponents, and operations with radicals, graphing, linear equations, systems, and quadratics. Honors Algebra I offers a more in-depth application of the Algebra I curriculum.  Emphasis will be placed on preparation of the study of higher mathematics.  Honors Algebra I will be taught at an accelerated pace. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HONORS ALGEBRA II, ALGEBRA II, AND APPLIED ALGEBRA II      1 CREDIT      

Pre-requisite:  Algebra 1; Placement will be based on PLAN test scores and STAR Math scores.

 

Students will concentrate on the application of higher order algebraic concepts.  Focus will be placed on problem solving with 1 and 2 variable equations, matrices, quadratic and higher order polynomials, rational functions, and probability.  Honors Algebra II offers a more in-depth application of the Algebra II curriculum.  Emphasis will be placed on preparation of the study of higher mathematics.  Honors Algebra II will be taught at an accelerated pace.  Student will be required to complete the Quality Core Algebra 2 End of Course Assessment (EOC) upon successful completion of this course. 

 

 

PRE-CALCULUS                                                                                    1 CREDIT      

Pre-requisite:  Honors Geometry and Honors Algebra II or ACT Math score of 19 or higher or COMPASS Math score of 36

 

 

Emphasis will be placed on preparation of the study of higher mathematics.  This class will be taught at an accelerated pace.  Focus is placed on expanding topics learned in Algebra II and trigonometric functions.

 

 

 

 

 

AP CALCULUS AB                                                                 1 CREDIT (Weighted)          

Pre-requisite:  Pre-Calculus

 

Students will study the concepts of limits, derivatives, and integrals during the course.  Students may take the AP test of Calculus AB for college credit at the conclusion of this class.

 

 

 

 

 

AP STATISTICS                                                                    1 CREDIT (Weighted)

Pre-requisite:  Honors Algebra II

 

Students will study concepts relating to statistics and probability including distributions, curves, bi-variable data, and sampling.  Students may take the AP Statistics exam for college credit at the conclusion of this class. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HONORS GEOMETRY, GEOMETRY, APPLIED GEOMETRY                   1 CREDIT      

Pre-requisite: Algebra I;  Placement will be based on STAR Math scores.

 

This course is designed to emphasize the study of the properties and applications of common geometric figures in two and three dimensions. It includes the study of transformations and right triangle trigonometry. Inductive and deductive thinking skills are used in problem solving situations, and applications to the real world are stressed. It also emphasizes writing proofs to solve (prove) properties of geometric figures.

Honors Geometry offers a more in-depth application of the Geometry curriculum.  Emphasis will be placed on preparation of the study of higher mathematics.  Honors Geometry will be taught at an accelerated pace. 

 

 

 

TRIGONOMETRY                                                                                  1 CREDIT      

Pre-requisite:  Algebra II and Geometry

 

Emphasis will be placed on preparation of the study of higher mathematics.  This class will be taught at an accelerated pace.  Students will study unit circles, interpolation, sine and cosine laws and polar coordinates along with relations, functions, graphs, trigonometry, polar coordinates, complex numbers, limits, and derivatives. The student will analyze and graph mathematical functions. There is an emphasis on verification of trigonometric identities using all of the basic trigonometric identities. Students will use graphing calculators in activities that are appropriate to the topics being studied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE READINESS MATH – TIER 1                                                1 CREDIT      

Pre-requisite:  12th grade; ACT Math score of 16 or lower

 

Course content includes the real number system, ratio and proportion, fractions and decimals, order of operations, measurement, exponents and radicals, probability and statistics, graphs, a strong strand of geometry, and basic algebraic concepts such as solving linear equations and understanding variables and algebraic expressions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE READINESS MATH – TIER 2                                                1 CREDIT      

Pre-requisite:  12th grade; ACT Math score of 17 or 18

 

Course content includes the real number system, algebraic expressions, integer exponents, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, exponents, polynomials, graphing linear and quadratic functions, factoring, systems of equations, radical expressions, and basic descriptive geometry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADVANCED TOPICS IN MATH  (Math 150 – College Algebra)          1 CREDIT      

Pre-requisite:  12th grade; ACT Math score of 19 or higher or COMPASS Math score of 36

 

 Selected topics in algebra and analytic geometry:  Develops manipulative skills and concepts required for further study in mathematics:  Includes linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and piecewise functions; systems of equations and inequalities; and introduction to analytic geometry. 

 

 

 

 

MAT 150-College Algebra (Somerset Community College)      

Hours:  3 COLLEGE CREDTI FROM SCC

 

Pre-requisite:  ACT Math Score of 19 or higher or a COMPASS Math score of 36 or higher.    

 

Includes selected topics in algebra and analytic geometry.

 

Students are responsible for college registration, books and tuition for this course.  Tuition is due within the first week the class is offered

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAT 100-College Algebra Workshop (Somerset Community College)

 

Hours:  2 COLLEGE CREDTI FROM SCC

 

Pre-requisite:  Required of all students that score an ACT Math of 19-21 or a COMPASS Math score of 36-49.  If a student withdraws from MT100, he/she must also withdraw from MT 150.

 

Provides parallel and supplemental review of algebra skills needed for success in college algebra for students with a Math ACT of 19-21. (Withdrawal from MAT 100 requires withdrawal from MAT 150; can be offered pass/fail or letter grade basis.)

 

Students are responsible for college registration, books and tuition for this course.  Tuition is due within the first week the class is offered