# Math

**Algebra 1 or Algebra 1A/1B (year)**- This course provides an in-depth study of algebra concepts and the real number system.This course reinforces concepts presented in earlier course and permits students to explore new more challenging content which prepares them for further study in mathematics.Algebra 1 is required for all students.To better meet the needs of students of varying abilities , the following levels are offered: Algebra 1 or Algebra 1-A and Algebra 1-B.

**Algebra 1 (year) -**This course builds on foundations mathematics learned by students in Grades k-8 by expanding mathematics understanding to provide students with a strong mathematics education. Content is designed to engage students in a variety of mathematical experiences that include the use of reasoning and problem-solving skills, which may be applied to life situations beyond the classroom setting.

This course serves as the cornerstone for all high school mathematics courses; therefore all subsequent mathematics courses require students mastery of the Algebra 1 content standers. Algebra 1 may also be taken at Pre-AP levels.

**Geometry or Pre-AP Geometry (year)**- This course includes the study of plane and solid figures designed to develop a students spatial sense and reasoning ability.Students are engaged in many hands-on investigations of figures using tools such as rulers, protractors, and compasses. Algebraic concept are used throughout the course to solve geometric problems. Geometry is required for all students. To better meet needs of students of varying abilities, the following levels are offered: Geometry, Pre-AP Geometry. $3.00 curse fee for Pre AP Geometry.

**Algebraic connections(year ONLINE only)-**This courses is designed for students who need additional mathematical experience prior to enrollment in Algebra II with Trigonometry and as a terminal course for seniors.The course provides students with a bridge to courses beyond the level of Algebra I and Geometry.Applied mathematical topics covered in this course include but are not limited to concepts involving algebra and geometry, exponential growth and decay, linear programming, rate of change , extreme value of a quadratic function, probability and statistics, and finance and economics. This course provides the opportunity to incorporate the use of technology through its emphasis on using functions to make real-life predictions and to calculate outcomes.

**Algebra II (year)-**This course is designed to extend a student's algebraic knowledge and skills.It focuses on problem solving and developing a deeper understanding of algebraic subject matter.Advanced algebra topics include but are not limited to theory of equations and inequalities ,polynomials, matrices, exponential and logarithmic system of equation and inequalities ,polynomials, matrices, exponential and logarithmic functions, coordinate geometry, complex numbers, quadratic and higher order equations.

**Algebra with Finance(year)-**This course is a college and career preparatory course that integrates algebra, precalculus, probability and statistics, calculus and geometry to solve financial problems that occur in everyday life. Real-world problems in investing, credit, banking, auto insurance, mortgages, employment, income taxes, budgeting and planning for retirement are solved by applying the relevant mathematics that are taught at a higher level.

**This course may be used as the fourth math credit, a substitute for Algebra II, or an elective, but is not recognized as an Algebra II substitute by some four year universities.**

**Algebra II with Trigonometry and Pre-AP Algebra II with Trig(year)-**This is an advanced algebra course which focuses on problem-solving skills that used a variety of mathematical communication skills, and fosters a deeper understanding of algebra content. Advanced algebra topics include but are not limited to theory of equations, system of equation and inequalities, polynomials, matrices, exponential and logarithmic functions, coordinate geometry, complex numbers, quadratic and higher order equations, and trigonometry.This course is strongly recommended for students who intend tp purse post-secondary studies.