## Mathematics Course Offerings

**Basic Math**

**1 credit**

This course is a review of basic math skills and includes the fundamental numeral operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Students will also work with ratios and proportions, percents, systems of measurement, and basic geometric topics.

**Consumer Math**

**1 credit**

Consumer math will cover topics that will prepare students for future math they will use in their regular lives. Such topics include wages, deductions, taxes, insurance, personal finances, checking and savings accounts, loans and buying on credit, and automobile and housing expenses.

**Algebra I**

**1 credit**

This course focuses on understanding, writing, solving, and graphing linear equations, including systems with two linear equations and inequalities with two unknowns. Students will become proficient with operations on monomial and polynomial expressions. In addition, students are introduced to rational expressions and will use their factoring skills to simplify and compute expressions.

**Geometry**

**1 credit**

This course covers concepts of Euclidean geometry including definitions, postulates, and theorems. Specific areas of study include angles, parallel lines, congruent and similar triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, and the Pythagorean Theorem. Special topics covered include coordinate and spatial geometry, transformations, introductory trigonometry, and constructions and loci. In addition to solving problems which serve to review algebra, the process of “proving” theorems is an integral part of the course.

**Algebra II**

**1 credit**

This course is an extension of the material covered in Algebra I. Topics covered include relations, functions, equations, inequalities, polynomials, algebraic fractions, quadratic equations, radical expressions and imaginary numbers.

*Prerequisite: Algebra I*

**Trigonometry**

**½ credit**

This course examines Pythagorean relationships, trigonometric functions and their graphs, angle rotations and radian measures, trigonometric formulas and identities. Students will analytically be able to verify/prove such identities, calculate trigonometric equations, and solve real life problems.

*Prerequisite: Algebra II*

**Pre-Calculus**

**½ credit**

This course is a prequel to calculus and covers such topics as absolute value, graphing second degree equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and an introduction to the concept of limits.

*Prerequisite: Trigonometry*

**AP Calculus**

**1 credit**

AP Calculus is a challenging and demanding course designed to cover topics equivalent to what is taught in a first semester college calculus course. Following a comprehensive three week review of high school math topics, the first half of the course is devoted to the development of the derivative while the second half of the course focuses on the integral.

*Prerequisite: Trigonometry*

*Supplies: TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator*

*Fees: AP Exam, approximately $90-95*