Math

Math 6 – an opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and skills of numbers, computation, estimation, measurement, geometry, statistics, probability, and patterns.  The Math 6 program strives to develop students’ mathematical abilities, including learning to value mathematics, becoming confident in their ability, becoming a mathematical problem solver, learning to communicate mathematically, and learning to reason mathematically.

Math 7 – a focus on developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two and three dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

8th Grade Pre-Algebra – integrates traditional units, giving student’s time to learn and practice skills throughout the year, master content, and develop higher-order thinking. Skills and concepts are built through critical thinking, helping students become better and more confident problem solvers. This course reinforces arithmetic skills, developing the pre-algebra concepts of variable recognition, signed numbers, formulas, and single variable equations. Students will be introduced to algebraic symbolism, simplifying expressions, solutions to elementary equations, and the graphic representations associated with variables.

Algebra I – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: none) a course that introduces students to the basic principles of algebra.  It is geared to give students an opportunity to learn and practice processes and concepts that they will use throughout their math career.  Content includes understanding properties of real numbers, exploring behavior of functions, using technology, and writing expressions to represent real-world models.

Geometry – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: Algebra I) introduces and teaches logical thinking skills that will help students not only in their math abilities but also in their everyday life.  It has a prerequisite of Algebra 1.  Content includes right angle and trigonometric functions, explaining work clearly, using logical reasoning in writing proofs, and developing formulas such as area and volume.

Algebra II – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: Algebra I) introduces students to a wide range of mathematical concepts that are used in our world.  The prerequisite for Algebra 2 is Algebra 1.  Although geometry is not a prerequisite, it is recommended.  Content includes developing the algebra of functions, understanding exponential and logarithmic functions, understanding rate of change in both linear and exponential functions, working with statistics, and learning the concept of infinite sum and the limit of partial sums.

Pre-Calculus – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: Algebra II) the goal is to give the students opportunities to fine-tune what they have previously learned and extend their conceptual understanding in preparation for calculus.  It also introduces calculus concepts to the students.  The prerequisites are Algebra 2 and Geometry.  Content includes extensive trigonometry, polar functions and graphs, complex numbers, matrices, and introduces limits and differentials.

Trigonometry – (Length 1 sem./1 credits; prerequisite: recommendation by Math teacher). This course is the foundation of surveying. It is a math science most simply associated with planar right-angle triangels.

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