Math

Pre-Algebra

Course Type: Elective | Course Length: Full Year | Credits: 5.00

 

The purpose of this course is for students who need extra preparation for high school mathematics.  Topics include Variables, Expressions, Integers, Solving Equations and Inequalities, Fractions, Exponents, Ratios and Proportions, Probability, Percents, Relations and Functions, Basic Trigonometry, and Geometric Measurement.

 

Algebra I

Course Type: Core Course | Length: Full Year | Credits: 5.00

 

This is the essential high school mathematics course. Everything students need to know for the all high school and college levels. Topics include Algebra Foundations, Equations, Inequalities, Relations and Functions, Linear Functions (slope, midpoint, and distance), Linear Systems, Exponents and Polynomials, Quadratic Functions, Data Analysis and Probability, and Exponential and Radical Functions.

 

Geometry

Course Type: Core Course | Length: Full Year | Credits: 5.00

 

Algebra II

Course Type: Core Course | Length: Full Year | Credits: 5.00

This is a continuation of Algebra I. However, the topics are discussed in further detail than Algebra I. Topics include Quadratic Functions and Factoring, Polynomials and Polynomial Functions, Rational Exponents, Function Composition, Radical Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Data Analysis and Probability, Rational Exponents and Functions, and Sequences and Series

 

Double Track – Algebra II/Pre-Calculus

Course Type: Core Course | Length: Full Year | Credits: 10.00

The Algebra II portion of double track continues the students’ study of advanced algebraic concepts including functions, polynomials, rational expressions, systems of functions and inequalities, and matrices. Students will be expected to describe and translate among graphic, algebraic, numeric, tabular, and verbal representations of relations and use those representations to solve problems. Emphasis will be placed on practical applications and modeling. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for honors pre-calculus and other higher-level mathematics courses.

This course was offered from September 2011 to June 2013.

 

Double Track – Geometry/Algebra II

Course Type: Core Course | Length: Full Year | Credits: 10.00

The Geometry course of double track includes an in-depth analysis of plane, solid, and coordinate geometry as they relate to both abstract mathematical concepts as well as real-world problem situations. Topics include logic and proof, parallel lines and polygons, perimeter and area analysis, volume and surface area analysis, similarity and congruence, trigonometry, and analytic geometry. Emphasis will be placed on developing critical thinking skills as they relate to logical reasoning and argument. Students will be required to use different technological tools and manipulatives to discover and explain much of the course content.

This course was offered from September 2011 to June 2015.

 

Pre-Calculus

Course Type: Elective Course | Length: Full Year | Credits: 5.00

Prerequisites: Passing grade in Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II

 

College Algebra

Course Type: Elective Course | Length: Full Year | Credits: 5.00

College Algebra is designed to prepare students for any mathematics or science courses they will take in college. The course is a review of all three years of high school math and is optional to take senior year. This course earns college credits through Middlesex County College.

Prerequisites: Passing grade in Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II

 

Statistics

Course Type: Elective | Course Length: Full Year | Credits: 5.00

Decision or predictions are often based on data. We learn basic data collection skills, organization, analysis, and presentation skill. Each chapter covers statistical inference, probability (random variables, expected values, normal and binomial distributions); hypothesis testing and confidence intervals for means, proportions, and regression parameters; use of spreadsheet software (Excel is a key part of our required statistical analysis work)
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AP Calculus

Course Type: Elective Course | Length: Full Year | Credits: 5.00

AP Calculus AB consists of a full high school academic year of work and is comparable to a college-level course. It is expected that students who take an AP course in calculus will seek college credit and/or college placement by taking the AP Calculus AB Exam.

The AP Calculus AB course contains analytic/algebraic, numerical, graphical, and verbal methods of representing problems. AP Calculus AB provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts and methods of differential and integral calculus with an emphasis on their application, and the use of multiple representations incorporating graphic, numeric, analytic, algebraic, and verbal and written responses. Technology is an integral part of the course and includes the use of computers, MathXL (an online interactive learning environment), graphing calculators, graphire tablets, and data analysis software. Instruction is supported with online homework assignments, quizzes, and exams intended to develop the conceptual framework necessary for success. This course systematically develops a student’s understanding of the conceptual framework of differential and integral Calculus as students are prepared for success on the AP Calculus AB Exam.

 

Pre-requisites: Passing grade in Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II

Note: Before studying calculus, students must be familiar with the properties of functions, the algebra of functions, and the graphs of functions. Students must also understand the language of functions (domain and range, odd and even, periodic, symmetry, zeros, intercepts, and so on) and know the values of the trigonometric functions of the numbers 0, pi/6, pi/4, pi/3, pi/2, and their multiples

 

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