Mathematics

General Information

Graphing Calculators will be used frequently in several math courses. The school has a limited number of calculators for student use during class time. Calculators will be provided for in-class use only. Students taking courses at the Algebra 1 level or above are strongly encouraged to purchase a graphing calculator in order to complete required homework. TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus calculators are preferred.

Algebra 1

Course #: MA110SMAA, MA110SMAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/Math

May not be repeated for credit. Some students may be placed in a year long (3 trimester) Algebra 1 course that will earn 1.0 credit MA and 0.50 credit EL

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation

Homework: 1 to 3 hours/week

This is the first course in the general high school mathematics sequence for college preparation. Emphasis will be placed on investigative thinking and application. Students will study such areas as the field properties of the real numbers, linear and quadratic equations, factoring, inequalities, rational expressions, theory of exponents, radicals, statistics and other unified topics.

Geometry

Course #: MA120SMAA, MA120SMAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/Math

May not be repeated for credit. Some students may be placed in a year long (3 trimester) Geometry course that will earn 1.0 credit MA and 0.50 credit EL

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Algebra 1, teacher recommendation

Homework: 1 to 3 hours/week

This course is designed to help students understand deductive and inductive reasoning. Students will use investigative thinking and apply their discoveries to form theorems. Students are taught to relate the theoretical to the practical.

Geometry: Technical Math for Industry

Course #: MA121SMA

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/Math (May not be repeated for credit)

May not be repeated for credit. Some students may be placed in a year long (3 trimester) Geometry course that will earn 1.0 credit MA and 0.50 credit EL

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Algebra 1

Homework: 1 to 3 hours/week

Similar to the conventional geometry course, with an application in technology and industry. This course is designed to help students understand deductive and inductive reasoning, use investigative thinking, and apply their discoveries to form theorems, all within an applied framework of engineering, manufacturing, construction tech, and automotive tech. This rigorous class is intended for students who plan to pursue a career in engineering, technology, or industry.

Algebra 2

Course #: MA130SMAA, MA130SMAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/Math

May not be repeated for credit

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Geometry, Teacher recommendation.

Homework: 2 to 4 hours/week

This course is a college preparatory course and is required by the Oregon University system. Students who plan on going into fields where mathematics is involved – family and consumer studies, business, science, computer science and engineering should take this course as well. Course topics include functions, linear and quadratic relations, systems, radicals, trigonometry, polynomials, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Algebra 2: Technical Math for Industry

Course #: MA131SMA

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/Math (May not be repeated for credit)

May not be repeated for credit

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Geometry

Homework: 2 to 4 hours/week

This course is a college preparatory course and is required by the Oregon University system. Students who plan on going into fields where mathematics is involved – family and consumer studies, business, science, computer science and engineering should take this course as well. Course topics include functions, linear and quadratic relations, systems, radicals, trigonometry, polynomials, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Algebra Studies

Course #: MA135SMAA, MA135SMAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/Math

May not be repeated for credit

Grade(s): 11, 12

Prerequisite: Geometry, teacher recommendation

This course covers the same topics that are presented in Algebra 2. This sequence is geared toward students who plan to enroll in a technical school or community college after high school. Students will be exposed to key concepts for a longer period of time, given more in-depth practice on these concepts, and will then be required to demonstrate proficiency on the concept. Emphasis will be placed on contextual uses of math including workplace applications in Business & Marketing, Health Occupations, Industrial Technology, Family & Consumer Science, and Agriculture/Agribusiness. Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency on all concepts presented during the term to pass the class.

CN: Pre-Calculus

Course#: MA200CMAA, MA200CMAB

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/Math

Grade(s): 11, 12

Prerequisite: Algebra 2

Pre-Calculus is an investigation of topics that are used in the study of calculus. Pre-Calculus consists of two separate courses, College Algebra and Trigonometry. In College Algebra we study equations and graphs of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. In Trigonometry we study theoretical and real-world implications of the trigonometric functions. Solving problems analytically, numerically, and graphically will be emphasized in both courses.

AP/CN: Elementary Statistics

Course#: MA300AMAA, MA300AMAB, MA300AMAC

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/Math

Grade(s): 11, 12

Prerequisite: AP/CN Elementary Statistics

Advanced Placement/College Now Elementary Statistics investigates the areas of probability, descriptive, and inferential statistics.  Included topics are the distribution of numerical and graphical data, normal distribution, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, linear regression, and hypothesis testing with one and two populations.  This course will involve the use of technology including a TI graphing calculator.  The successful completion of Algebra 2 or higher is a prerequisite for this course.

AP Calculus AB

Course#: MA250AMA1, MA250AMA2, MA250AMA3

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/Math

Grade(s): 12

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus

Weighted GPA: 5.0 scale

AP Calculus covers the topics specified in the College Board Course Description for AP Calculus AB. Topics covered include functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, and integrals. Emphasis will be given to derivatives as rates of change, local linear approximation using tangent lines, and integrals as models of accumulation.