Math Course Offerings and Descriptions

Algebra I (9th grade)
This class is a study of the language, concepts, and techniques of Algebra that will prepare students to approach and solve problems following a logical succession of steps.  Course topics include patterns, linear equations and inequalities, functions, linear functions, scatter plots and trend lines, systems of linear equations, an introduction to exponential functions, and quadratic functions and equations.  The use of real-life applications, technology such as the TI-Nspire graphing calculator, computers and the Internet, long-term investigations, problem solving and mathematical modeling empowers students to think mathematically and provides the groundwork for continued study in mathematics.  The course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards in order to prepare students for success on the state assessment.

 

Geometry (10th grade)
Learn a new language to describe the world using mathematics.  Geometry takes what you have learned in Algebra 1 and provides a visual representation.  Use geometry to make connections between mathematics and art, design your dream house or the store for your very own business.  You will be exploring patterns that are found in lines, planes, triangles, area, perimeter, volume, and surface area by using real-world examples and applications.  You will even learn the most famous mathematical theorem.  Look around you, geometry is everywhere, and you will learn the communications tools to describe it.

 

Algebra II (11th grade)
Algebra 2 is primarily a junior course.  Algebra 2 provides a review and extension of the concepts taught in Algebra 1. Topics covered will include equations and inequalities, coordinates and graphs, general functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic function, systems of equations and inequalities. Graphing calculator skills will be taught and used extensively in this course. Throughout this course, students will develop learning strategies, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving techniques to prepare for future math courses and college entrance exams.

 

Statistics (12th grade)
Statistics is the study of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments. Mathematical statistics is the study of statistics from a mathematical standpoint, using probability theory as well as other branches of mathematics such as linear algebra and analysis. Mathematical statistics is closely related to the term statistical theory but also embraces modeling for actuarial science and non-statistical probability theory. Statistics deals with gaining information from data. In practice, data often contain some randomness or uncertainty. Statistics handles such data using methods of probability theory.

Students will be introduced to course subjects including: Introduction to Statistics, Graphing Distributions, Summarizing Distributions, Describing Bivariate Data, Probability, Research Design, Normal Distributions, Advanced Graphs, Sampling Distributions, Estimation, Logic of Hypothesis Testing, Testing Means, Power, Regression, ANOVA, Transformations, Chi Square, Distribution-Free Tests, Effect Size.

Online Statistics: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study is an introductory statistics course.   (http://onlinestatbook.com/).  It contains material presented in the textbook format and as video presentations. The resource features interactive demonstrations and simulations, case studies, and an analysis lab.  David Lane is the principal developer of the online resource although many others have made substantial contributions. The site was developed at Rice University, University of Houston-Clear Lake, and Tufts University. The work is in the public domain. Therefore, it can be copied and reproduced without limitation.  The course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards in order to prepare students for success on the state assessment.