Core Classes

Math

Math Courses:

Algebra I

Grade: 9th

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

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

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

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th

Description: This course focuses on the study of visual patterns and use of geometry to represent mathematical concepts and to

teach problem-solving skills. Students utilize inductive reasoning to confirm conjectures through proof. Topics include measurement formulas: geometric and spatial visualization; drawing skills; properties of congruence, similarity, parallelism, and perpendicularity; and properties of plane and solid figures. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the Geometry LEAP 2025 Test.

Geometry Honors: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: This advanced geometry course focuses on the study of visual patterns and use of geometry to represent mathematical concepts and to teach problem-solving skills. Students utilize inductive reasoning to confirm conjectures through proof. Topics include measurement formulas: geometric and spatial visualization; drawing skills; properties of congruence, similarity, parallelism, and perpendicularity; and properties of plane and solid figures. Good study habits, strong mathematical understanding and the ability to process information at a fast pace are necessary for this course. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the Geometry LEAP 2025 Test.

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

Advanced Math/Pre-Calculus

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: Designed to prepare students for courses in pre-calculus, sequences, statistics, abstract algebra, and probability.

1st semester – Trigonometry; 2nd semester – Advanced Algebra.

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: University Admissions Standards – Minimum ACT Composite score of 18 (Old SAT/PSAT-860 or New SAT/PSAT-940) AND minimum ACT Math score of 19 (Old SAT/PSAT-460 or New SAT/PSAT-500); 2.5 GPA and Teacher Recommendation required.

Statistics

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

Description: The AP Statistics course is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding. Note: Students who take this class are required to take the AP Exam.

Prerequisites: C or above average in Algebra II; AP Coordinator Approval

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

Grade: 12th

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; AP Coordinator Approval.

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

Grade: 12th

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

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: Math Essentials is a course developed with the intent of increasing ACT scores, thus decreasing the number of

students required to enroll in remedial math courses in technical or community colleges. This course is graphing calculator based and uses applications in a variety of real-life settings to provide relevance to students. (Jump Start Approved Course)

Financial Literacy

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: A course 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. (Jump Start Approved Course)

Business Math

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: A course 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. (Jump Start Approved Course)

Math Courses:

Brittney Canter, Department Chair

bfetter@ebrschools.org

Kevin Albarez

kalbarez@ebrschools.org

David Bibbins

dbibbins@ebrschools.org

Roland Dante

rdante@ebrschools.org

Stephanie Fike

sfike@ebrschools.org

Coulter Frideley

cfrideley@ebrschools.org

Alma Ganzon

aganzon@ebrschools.org

Jojie Madronado

jmadronado@ebrschools.org

Christine Ortego

Jaworski Sartin

Kim Stellmach

Angela Wilburn

Core Classes

Math

Math Courses:

Algebra I

Grade: 9th

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

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

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

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th

Description: This course focuses on the study of visual patterns and use of geometry to represent mathematical concepts and to

teach problem-solving skills. Students utilize inductive reasoning to confirm conjectures through proof. Topics include measurement formulas: geometric and spatial visualization; drawing skills; properties of congruence, similarity, parallelism, and perpendicularity; and properties of plane and solid figures. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the Geometry LEAP 2025 Test.

Geometry Honors: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: This advanced geometry course focuses on the study of visual patterns and use of geometry to represent mathematical concepts and to teach problem-solving skills. Students utilize inductive reasoning to confirm conjectures through proof. Topics include measurement formulas: geometric and spatial visualization; drawing skills; properties of congruence, similarity, parallelism, and perpendicularity; and properties of plane and solid figures. Good study habits, strong mathematical understanding and the ability to process information at a fast pace are necessary for this course. Note: Students enrolled in this course will participate in the Geometry LEAP 2025 Test.

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

Advanced Math/Pre-Calculus

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: Designed to prepare students for courses in pre-calculus, sequences, statistics, abstract algebra, and probability.

1st semester – Trigonometry; 2nd semester – Advanced Algebra.

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: University Admissions Standards – Minimum ACT Composite score of 18 (Old SAT/PSAT-860 or New SAT/PSAT-940) AND minimum ACT Math score of 19 (Old SAT/PSAT-460 or New SAT/PSAT-500); 2.5 GPA and Teacher Recommendation required.

Statistics

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

Description: The AP Statistics course is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding. Note: Students who take this class are required to take the AP Exam.

Prerequisites: C or above average in Algebra II; AP Coordinator Approval

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

Grade: 12th

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; AP Coordinator Approval.

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

Grade: 12th

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.

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: Math Essentials is a course developed with the intent of increasing ACT scores, thus decreasing the number of

students required to enroll in remedial math courses in technical or community colleges. This course is graphing calculator based and uses applications in a variety of real-life settings to provide relevance to students. (Jump Start Approved Course)

Financial Literacy

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: A course 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. (Jump Start Approved Course)

Business Math

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: A course 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. (Jump Start Approved Course)

Math Faculty:

Brittney Canter, Department Chair bfetter@ebrschools.org |
Kevin Albarez kalbarez@ebrschools.org |
David Bibbins dbibbins@ebrschools.org |

Roland Dante rdante@ebrschools.org |
Stephanie Fike sfike@ebrschools.org |
Coulter Frideley cfrideley@ebrschools.org |

Alma Ganzon aganzon@ebrschools.org |
Jojie Madronado jmadronado@ebrschools.org |
Christine Ortego cortego@ebrschools.org |

Jaworski Sartin jsartin1@ebrschools.org |
Kim Stellmach kstellmach@ebrschools.org |
Angela Wilburn aswitzer@ebrschools.org |