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Mathematics Curriculum

COURSE NUMBER 42011 MATH II

TEACHER(S): Diana Plumlee
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  IEP must identify.
GRADE:  10

This course provides working knowledge of the basic fundamentals of math.  Basic operations, whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents are concepts taught.  Practice in applying their reasoning skills is provided throughout the course.  An introduction to some of the elementary ideas of algebra, open sentences, properties and number theory will be presented.

COURSE NUMBER 41013 MATH III

TEACHER(S):  Diana Plumlee
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  IEP must identify
GRADE:  11

This course provides a continuation of skill development initiated in basic Math 2.  Basic math skills are reviewed with an emphasis on the concepts beyond the skills.   Basic lessons in graphing are introduced as well as an introduction to geometry.  An effort is made to apply the algebra and geometry ideas to practical problem situations.

COURSE NUMBER 416, 417 ALGEBRA I A/B

TEACHER(S):  Diane Plumlee & Adrienne Wilson
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 Math credit: 1 elective credit
PREREQUISITES:  Pre-Algebra at PCHS and teacher recommendation.
GRADE:  9-10
Algebra I A/B is a course designed for the students who have a good working knowledge of algebra concepts but need practice with the geometry content areas. Basic algebra concepts are introduced and reinforced. These concepts include rational numbers, equations, inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, functions, graphs and graphing, and radical expressions. Students should expect daily homework assignments. Grades will be determined by tests, quizzes, daily assignments, and/or homework.

COURSE NUMBER 413 ALGEBRA I

TEACHER(S):  Adrienne Wilson
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Pre-Algebra or appropriate score on placement test.
GRADE:  9-10

Algebra I is a course designed for the college bound student. Basic algebra concepts are introduced and reinforced. These concepts include rational numbers, equations, inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, functions, graphs and graphing, and radical expressions. Students should expect daily homework assignments. Grades will be determined by tests, quizzes, daily assignments, and/or homework.

COURSE NUMBER 414 GEOMETRY

TEACHER(S):  Ryan Bruns
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Algebra I or appropriate score on placement test.
GRADE:  9-11

After an introduction to the language and symbols of geometry and to inductive and deductive reasoning, this course concentrates on parallel lines, congruent and similar figures, quadrilaterals, circles, area and volume. Some work is done with trigonometry. Algebraic skills and concepts are integrated throughout the course. A scientific calculator is required.

GEOMETRY A/B

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COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 MATH CREDIT: 1 ELECTIVE CREDIT
PREREQUISITE: STATE TEST SCORES AND/OR TEACHER PLACEMENT

See geometry description above.  All the same areas will be taught but at a slower pace and the students will have geometry every day.

COURSE NUMBER 420 ALGEBRA II

TEACHER(S):
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CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Geometry or appropriate score on placement test.
GRADE:  10-12

Designed to prepare the college-bound student for more advanced mathematical concepts, Algebra II focuses on the retention of skills learned in Algebra I. These are the same concepts that are essential to success in the course. Subject areas such as equations and inequalities, matrices, polynomials, irrational and complex numbers, quadratic equations, and functions will be covered in depth. Students should expect daily homework assignments, the level of difficulty requires a responsible and mature approach to good study habits. Tests, quizzes, daily assignments, and/or homework will determine grades. The Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator is recommended.

COURSE NUMBER 432 PRE-CALCULUS
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CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Algebra II
GRADE: 11-12

This course is designed to prepare students for a calculus course. The focus of the course is the fundamental skills and concepts of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry needed for success in calculus. Sample topics included for study are linear, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, polar coordinates and complex numbers, sequences and series, and combinations and probability. A graphing calculator is required for the course. The Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus is recommended.

COURSE NUMBER 441  CALCULUS

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Pre-Calculus OR College Algebra AND Trigonometry (with a grade of ―B or higher) ITED score must be at or above grade level.
GRADE: 12

Calculus is a class for prospective math majors and for students whose primary interests are in engineering, physics, business, or the life sciences. The course requires knowledge of the topics from algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Study focuses on limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals. The course is designed to be the equivalent of the first college calculus course.  A graphing calculator is required. As with Pre-Calculus, the Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus is recommended. Students will be expected to spend at least one hour per day outside of class on homework and study.