# Mathematics Courses

**Algebra 1**

In this course, you will have the opportunity to practice what you learn through participation in class activities, testing your acquisition of knowledge, and working through practice problems reflecting each topic's lecture. This course is designed to equip students with a working knowledge of basic algebraic concepts with a strong emphasis on problem-solving skills.

**Geometry**

This course is designed to develop the powers of spatial visualization while building knowledge of the relationships among geometric elements. The course content includes basic elements and definitions of geometry; as well as inductive and deductive reasoning. Students should come prepared with the knowledge taught in Algebra 1 and previous math courses.

**Geometry Honors**

In addition to the content covered in the basic Geometry course, this class is an in-depth exploration of Euclidean Geometry. Emphasis is placed on the ability to reason logically and create solid proofs in multiple proof formats. Extensive analysis is conducted on relationships between parallel and perpendicular lines and angles, triangle congruence and similarity are; properties of specific quadrilaterals and parallelograms; volumes, areas, and perimeters of geometric shapes and solids. Students will need a compass, protractor, and ruler to complete constructions and transformations for this class.

**Algebra 2 Honors**

is a graphing intensive course that explores the key mathematical functions (linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational and radical) and their transformations and begins students on the path to Calculus. The differences between the college prep and honors sections of this course are reflected in the number and depth of questions on assessments and additional learning targets for the honors section.

**Pre-Calculus Honors**

serves as the stepping stone from Algebra 2 to Calculus. Topics covered include matrices, conic sections, trigonometry, probability and statistics, sequences and series, modeling and polar coordinates. Students will also be introduced to the concept of infinitesimals at the end of the course in preparation for Calculus.

**AP Calculus**

covers the two main topics of differentiation and integration (anti-differentiation) while preparing students for the AP exam. The ideas of infinity, infinitesimals, area under curves, volumes and applications of calculus (to concepts such as velocity, acceleration and other rates) will be explored. Students will also learn appropriate use and mistrust of graphing calculators.

**Financial Literacy**

This consumer mathematics course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive study of the mathematics used in consumer decision making for the present time and in the future. Calculator usage will be taught to enable the student to perform advanced calculations and enhance problem solving skills. Topics taught include banking skills, purchases, insurance, investments, and taxes. Students who successfully complete the Consumer mathematics course will be able to solve practical and functional math problems as related to everyday situations.