MATH COURSES

Algebra 1

Students explore a mathematical model for the real number system involving the study of straight lines and numerical relationships.  The properties of the real number system are used to solve linear equations and inequalities.  Simple operations with polynomials are introduced and the laws of exponenets are studied.  

Algebra 2

This course in Algebra is an extension of the elementary algebraic concepts involving a study of the quadraic relations and their graphs. Systems of equations are solved, logarithmic functions are briefly studied, real number exponents and complex numbers are investigated.  A proficiency with the algebra of polynomials and rational functions is developed.  Trigonometry, probability, statistics and discrete mathematics are topics for discussion and applications.  

Geometry

The major postulates and theorems of Euclidean geometry form the basis of this course.  Logical structures are investigated. Geometric constructions and coordinate geometry are applied.  Students should be able to investigate these geometry concepts using technology as well as pencil and papers.  Trigonometry concepts are applied to appropriate geometry concepts.

Pre-Calculus

This course is an extension of intermediate algebra and geometry.  The major emphasis is on algebraic functions, theory of equations and inequalities.  Students learn binomial expansion, probability, statistics, analytic geometry and discrete mathematics.  Prerequisite concepts for calculus are developed.