
Mathematics
PAlgebra 1 Course #4630
Level: 912
Length: Year (10 credits)
Prerequisite: Placement based on LUHSD criteria Graduation: Algebra 1 requirement
College Prep: Math (c) requirement
Algebra 1 is a college preparatory, standards based math course built around problems designed to teach concepts, short writing assignments, and routine review necessary to retain skills. It is the goal of this course to empower students to use mathematics as a problemsolving tool and to demonstrate the importance of mathematics in their futures. A grade C or better in previous math class will assure greater success in this class.
PGeometry Course #4670
Level: 912
Length: Year (10 credits)
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Intensified Algebra Graduation: Geometry requirement
College Prep: Math (c) requirement
Geometry is a college preparatory, standards based math course built to not only increase student’s understanding of geometry, but to also act as an important transition from basic Algebra 1 to Algebra 2. A grade C or better in previous math class will assure greater success in this class.
Geometry Support Course #4501
Level: 912
Length: Year (10 credits) Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation Graduation: Elective requirement
Geometry Support is an elective course designed for students currently enrolled in Geometry who need additional support.
PAlgebra 2 Course #4690
Level: 912
Length: Year (10 credits)
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Intensified Algebra and Geometry Graduation: 1 year Math requirement
College Prep: Math (c) requirement
Algebra 2 is a second year course in algebra that reviews and broadens algebraic concepts introduced in Algebra 1 and Geometry. It meets university requirements and includes linear and quadratic equations, graphing, progression, real and complex number systems, relations and functions (exponential, logarithmic, and polynomial). A grade C or better in previous math classes will assure greater success in this class.
PPreCalculus Course #4710
Level: 1012
Length: Year (10 credits) Prerequisite: Algebra 2 grade C or better Graduation: 1 year Math requirement College Prep: Math (c) requirement
PreCalculus is a course that includes a semester of trigonometry, and a semester of math analysis. Studies of functions, logarithms, analytical geometry, mathematical inductions, and limits prepare students for Calculus. Students enrolled in this class are encouraged to own a graphing or scientific calculator. A grade C or better in previous math classes will assure greater success in this class.
PAdvanced Placement (AP) Calculus A/B Course #4720 Level: 1012
Length: Year Class (10 credits) Prerequisite: PreCalculus grade C or better Graduation: 1 year Math requirement College Prep: Math (c) requirement
Calculus A/B is a college level course that is designed for the motivated math student who will likely pursue a career in a mathrelated field. Calculus extends the study of limits, functions and derivatives, considers applications of the derivative, including velocity and optimization, studies of integration including exponential functions, and applications of the definite integral, including volumes of solids of revolution and areas of surfaces of revolution. The course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement examination. A mandatory parent meeting in the spring prior to the course will be scheduled. Students may choose to take Calculus without the AP distinction. A grade C or better in previous math classes will assure greater success in this class.
PStatistics Course #4740
Level: 1112
Length: Year (10 credits)
Prerequisite: Algebra 2
Graduation: 1 year Math requirement or elective credit College Prep: Math (c) requirement
Statistics is a college prep course designed for juniors and seniors who have completed Algebra 2 and would like to learn how to collect, analyze, and interpret data correctly. The basic structure of the class will involve group work and projects such as surveys, and analysis of the lottery, gambling probabilities, and business and marketing applications. Students enrolled in this class are encouraged to own a graphing calculator or one that does statistical calculations. A grade C or better in previous math classes will assure greater success.
PAP Statistics Course #4750
Level: 11–12
Length: Year (10 credits)
Prerequisite: Algebra 2
Graduation: 1 year Math requirement or elective credit College Prep: Math (“c”) requirement. Student will receive an
extra grade point bonus for grades AC
AP Statistics is designed for college bound students who have completed Algebra II. This course is intended to explain the uses of statistics and its role in processing information contained in reports, scientific journals, political coverage, and even the daily newspaper. Students will be encouraged to use technology to relieve the drudgery of formula crunching, and instead students will spend more time selecting a proper model, describing and interpreting data, and displaying the results.
Course scope and sequence will prepare students for the AP exam in May. A grade C or better in previous math classes will assure greater success in this class.
Applied Career Mathematics Course #4605 Level: 1112
Length: Year (10 credits)
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Intensified Algebra; Geometry 1 Graduation: 1 year Math requirement
Applied Career Math is a course that integrates handson laboratory activities, cooperative learning opportunities and video programs with text materials that teach important math concepts by emphasizing problem solving and decisionmaking through workplace applications. The students will investigate, construct and apply algebra, geometry, statistics and probability skills through contextual handson learning. This course uses the fundamental tools of basic arithmetic to solve every day business problems.
PFinancial Algebra Course #0081 Level: 1012
Length: Year (10 credits)
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Graduation: 1 year Math requirement
Financial Algebra is a mathematical modeling course that is algebra based, applicationsoriented, and technologydependent. The course addresses college preparatory mathematics topics from Advanced Algebra, Statistics, Probability, PreCalculus, and Calculus under seven financial umbrellas: Banking, Investing, Credit, Employment and Income Taxes, Automobile Ownership, Independent Living, and Retirement Planning and Household Budgeting. It provides students a motivating, young adult centered financial context for understanding and applying the mathematics they are guaranteed to use in the future, and is thusly aligned with the recommendations of the Common Core State Standards.
PAlgebra II – Precalculus Course# Level: 1012
Length: Year Class (10 credits)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I & Geometry Graduation: I year Math requirement
College Prep: Math © requirement
Upon completion of this course, students are prepared to take AP Calculus and other higherlevel math courses. This course compacts the common core algebra 2 standards with the common core ( + ) precalculus standards. Function concepts covered includes polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions along with transformation of functions using a parent function. Additional content covered includes conics, analytic trigonometry, complex number theory (DeMoivre’s Theorem), introduction to vector theory, matrices and determinants, sequences, series, binomial theorem, counting principles, probability, and statistics. Finally, the course assignments will emphasize use of the “Eight Mathematical Practices”. Students will make sense of problem situations, solve higher order thinking problems, derive key theorems, use technology where appropriate, work in groups to develop teamwork skills, and demonstrate procedural fluency in their responses.