Math 1 is the first of a three (3) course sequence including Math 1, Math 2, and Math 3. This one (1) year course which satisfies the Common Core Standards Integrated Pathway model. It strengthens and builds on students’ previous knowledge of middle school mathematics. This course focuses on algebraic expressions, linear functions, basic exponential functions, geometric proof and construction methods, and descriptive statistics. Instructors use a variety of instructional strategies including discovery and experimentation, group and individual presentations, direct instruction, as well as extensive technology use.
The Mathematics 2 course focuses on five (5) critical areas: (1) extend the laws of exponents to rational exponents, (2) compare key characteristics of quadratic functions with those of linear and exponential functions, (3) create and solve equations and inequalities involving linear, exponential, and quadratic expressions, (4) extend work with probability, and (5) establish criteria for similarity of triangles based on dilations and proportional reasoning. Instructional practices focus on constructing viable arguments, reasoning abstractly and quantitatively, as well as modeling with mathematics. After successful completion of all three (3) classes, students will have covered topics traditionally labeled as Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Statistics.
In Mathematics 3 students pull together and apply the accumulation of learning that they have from their previous courses, with content grouped into four critical areas. They apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data. Students expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. They expand their study of right triangle trigonometry to include general triangles. And, finally, students bring together all of their experience with functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that 17 students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Math 3 Accelerated
Math 3 is the third of the Integrated Mathematics sequence including Math 1, Math 2, and Math 3. This course will cover the critical areas as Math 3 (P): (1) Applying methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data (2) Expanding understanding of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions (3) Expanding right triangle trigonometry to include general triangles (4) Consolidating functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems. As this is an accelerated course, students are expected to analyze, synthesize and problem solve at a higher level. Advanced projects and problem-solving assignments are used to encourage students to think more in-depth about the mathematical concepts.
Introduction to Calculus and Statistics
This course is an introduction to college Statistics and Calculus. It includes review from Math 3, as well as introducing limits of sequences and series, derivatives and integrals of polynomials functions. The second semester will focus on Statistics, with emphasis on experimental design, sampling methods, probability, and normal distribution.
This course is intended for students who have a thorough knowledge of college preparatory mathematics. The course is college level and is intended to provide the opportunity to complete the first semester of college calculus. The course is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to receive college credit and/or placement for courses he/she would normally take at the freshman level in college (such as Physics). The student will be expected to take the Calculus AP examination (AB Level) so as to seek college credit for the first semester of calculus in a college or university. The use of graphing calculators is required.
This course is taken concurrently with Math I/II. It provides an opportunity for students to build a strong mathematical foundation while practicing the Common Core State Standards and Mathematical Practices. Students have time to be supported working on their current math class work, use technology to remediate basic skills, and focus on healthy study habits. The Math Support class will focus on re-teaching, tutorial support, and pre-teaching. Students will earn a graded elective credit for this class.