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Algebra I

Description: Algebra I is a Pre-AP course that emphasizes student mastery of linear relationships through the study of the
structure of real numbers, functions, linear functions, quadratic functions and solutions. Units of study include: linear functions and linear equations; systems of linear equations and inequalities; quadratic equations and functions; and exponents and exponential functions. This course focuses deeply on concepts and skills that have maximum value for college and career, and students will be required to use evidence to develop mathematical conjectures and prove/disprove them. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the Algebra I LEAP 2025 Test.

Algebra I Honors: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: This is a more advanced version of Pre-AP Algebra I. It emphasizes student mastery of linear relationships through
the study of the structure of real numbers, functions, linear functions, quadratic functions and solutions. Units of study include: linear functions and linear equations; systems of linear equations and inequalities; quadratic  equations and functions; and exponents and exponential functions. This course focuses deeply on concepts and skills that have maximum value for college and career, and students will be required to use evidence to develop mathematical conjectures and prove/disprove them. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the Algebra I LEAP 2025 Test.

Prerequisite: C or above average in math courses; Teacher Recommendation.

Algebra II

Description: This course is an advanced level of algebra designed to help the student understand concepts and skills essential to
pursuing college mathematics. Algebra II focuses on sharpening the understanding of concepts introduced in Algebra I and extending the use of functions as models for real-world situations. The use of graphing calculators will be incorporated throughout the course.

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Algebra II Honors: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: Designed for a more advanced mathematics student, this course is an advanced level of algebra designed to help
the student understand concepts and skills essential to pursuing college mathematics. Algebra II focuses on sharpening the understanding of concepts introduced in Algebra I and extending the use of functions as models for real-world situations. The use of graphing calculators will be incorporated throughout the course. Good study habits, strong mathematical understanding and the ability to process information at a fast pace are necessary for this course.

Prerequisite: C or above average in Algebra I and Teacher Recommendation

Geometry

Description: In Geometry, students will: construct of congruent and similar angles, lines and shapes; write proofs of congruence and similarity of angles, lines and shapes; use similarity criteria and trigonometric ratios to solve triangles; extend skills to apply to three-dimensional shapes; connect algebra and geometry through coordinates; and study circles with and without coordinates. Honors, Gifted, Great Scholars Academy, and/or Magnet sections may be available for eligible students. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the Geometry LEAP 2025 Test.

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Description: In Advanced Math, students will extend and synthesize their understanding of topics from Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, as well as explore applications of these ideas. The course is designed to cover similar content as would be encountered in typical College Algebra and Trigonometry courses. Topics include general properties of functions; trigonometric functions, generalizations, and sinusoidal modeling; the complex number plane; vector and matrix operations; exponential and logarithmic functions; polar coordinate systems; and asymptotic behavior and limits. Gifted, Great Scholars Academy, and/or Magnet sections may be available for eligible students.

Prerequisite: C average or above recommended in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

Math 1021 College Algebra & Math 1022 Plane Trigonometry – Dual Enrollment

Description: MATH 1021: College Algebra is a General Education Course with a focus on solving equations and inequalities; function properties and graphs with transformations; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications; and systems of equations. MATH 1022: Plane Trigonometry is a General Education Course with a focus on Trigonometric functions with applications; graphs with transformations; inverse functions; fundamental identities and angle formulas; solving equations; solving triangles with applications; polar coordinate system; and vectors.

Prerequisite: Algebra II; University Admissions Standards, Minimum Standardized Test Scores; 2.5 GPA or above; Teacher Recommendation; Parental Consent; and Dual Enrollment Coordinator Approval

Probability & Statistics Honors

Grade: 10th, 11th, & 12th Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: In Probability and Statistics, students will encounter the content covered in a typical college-level introductory Statistics course. The course is conducted with sufficient rigor to prepare for the AP and/or CLEP test for Statistics. Topics covered include but are not limited to sampling and experimental design, correlation and linear regression, probability, confidence Intervals, and hypothesis testing.

Prerequisites: Geometry and Algebra II Note: Students enrolled in this course are required to take the CLEP Exam.

Calculus I Honors: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: The Calculus 1 Honors is an introductory level Calculus course. Students must have a firm understanding of functions and their properties, algebraic manipulations, and graphs. Important concepts of functions such as domain and range, even and odd, periodic, symmetry, zeros, and intercepts must be understood as well as the mastery of algebra concepts. A background knowledge in trigonometric functions is a plus.

Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and or Pre-Calculus Note: Students enrolled in this course are required to take the CLEP Exam.

Calculus AB-Adv. Placement: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: AP Calculus AB is roughly equivalent to a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. The course covers topics in these areas, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. It teaches students to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to make connections amongst these representations. Note: Students who take this class are required to take the AP Exam.

Prerequisite: C or above average in Advanced Math or equivalent course; AP Coordinator Approval

Calculus BC-Adv. Placement: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: AP Calculus BC is roughly equivalent to both first and second semester college calculus courses. It extends the content learned in AB to different types of equations (polar, parametric, vector-valued) and new topics (such as Euler’s method, integration by parts, partial fraction decomposition, and improper integrals), and introduces the topic of sequences and series. The AP course covers topics in differential and integral calculus, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and series. The course teaches students to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to make connections amongst these representations. Note: Students who take this class are required to take the AP Exam.

Prerequisite: C or above average in AP Calculus AB; AP Coordinator Approval

Math Essentials

Description: In Math Essentials, students will develop computational and problem-solving skills through the study and review of essential mathematical concepts. The course incorporates the application of mathematical skills in a variety of real-life settings to provide relevance to students. This course can serve as a bridge between other mathematics courses to help students develop proficiency in the mathematics curriculum.

Financial Literacy

Description: Financial Literacy is designed to focus on mathematical concepts and applications needed for the design and management of personal and business finances. Financial Mathematics serves as a foundation for all students to learn to make mathematically sound decisions in their roles as consumers, employees, and/or entrepreneurs. This course extends students’ knowledge of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percent, as well as basic statistics, and probability, algebra, geometry, and data analysis in the context of relevant real life problem-solving situations. Emphasis is placed on various mathematical processes which include manual or electronic calculations of payroll, income tax preparations, interest computations, consumer information, managing income, buying insurance, selling and buying, making sound credit and investment decisions and other items that may be related to personal and business transactions.

Description: Business math is designed to focus on mathematics in business situations. Topics include number operation review, checking accounts, using equations to solve business problems, invoices, trade and cash discounts, mark up and mark down, payroll, simple interest and promissory notes, compound interest and present value, annuities, consumer business credit, mortgages, and financial statements.

Math Faculty: #### Alma Ganzon #### Angela Wilburn #### Brittney Canter

Department Chair, Algebra II Gifted & Great Scholars #### Burt Rachal

Algebra I & II Magnet #### Christine Broussard

Algebra I & Algebra I Gifted & Great Scholars #### Coulter Frideley

Advanced Math Gifted & Great Scholars, DE Trig, DE Algebra III & AP Statistics #### David Bibbins

Algebra II Geometry Gifted, Great Scholars, & Magnet #### Kevin Albarez

Geometry & Geometry Magnet #### Kim Stellmach

Algebra I & Geometry #### Roland Dante

Advanced Math & AP Calculus AB & BC