 HS Course Catalog

Integrated Mathematics 1 CREDIT: 1.0
Topics introduced in Integrated Mathematics provide the foundation students require for future success in high school mathematics, critical thinking, and problem solving. The primary goal in Integrated Mathematics is to help students develop more concrete mathematical knowledge and apply this knowledge to solve equations routinely and confidently. The course introduces numerous new methods and strategies for solving problems including: number theory, percent calculation, functions, graphs and systems, radicals, probability and basic geometry topics. The Integrated Mathematics curriculum samples from diverse topics and places a special emphasis on developing a plan to understand and solve these types of problems. In addition, the curriculum of Integrated Mathematics will introduce and reinforce topics students will see in Algebra I and Geometry studies.
Mathematics 9 Regular/Honors CREDIT: 1.0
The principal goal of this course, offered in both streams, is to foster the development of the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in their subsequent mathematics courses. In order to achieve this, in the first semester, the course will cover topics in algebra and geometry (equations solving, functions, graphs, analytic geometry), as well as introductory statistics (scatterplots, box-and-whisker plots). In the second semester, the course will focus on algebra topics (exponents, radicals, rational expressions and rates) and geometry topics (polygons, area, congruence). Elementary graphic calculator skills are taught throughout the course and students are strongly encouraged to use TI 84+ or similar quality graphic calculator.
Pre-requisite(s): Mathematics placement exam Open to grade(s): 9
Integrated Mathematics 2 CREDIT: 1.0
Integrated Mathematics 2 is an extension of Integrated Mathematics 1. It is designed to review and enrich the topics of algebra and geometry while introducing new concepts and theorems. The following topics are covered: equations, functions and their graphs, statistics and probability and more topics from geometry. Through an interactive approach, students adopt numerous new mathematics concepts and develop problem-solving skills.
Pre-requisite(s): Integrated Mathematics 1 Open to grade(s): 10
Algebra 2 Regular CREDIT: 1.0
Algebra 2 Regular is designed to continue the studies of Algebra 1 Regular and to provide a foundation for applying these skills to other mathematical and scientific fields. Topics included are: number theory, quadratic equations, polynomials, rational expressions, systems of equations, exponents and logarithms, and complex numbers.. Students are required to have a TI 84+ or equivalent level calculator.
Pre-requisite(s): Algebra 1 Regular Open to grade(s): 10, 11
Algebra 2 Honors CREDIT: 1.0
Algebra 2 Honors is a rigorous, in-depth study, review, and extension of the major topics of Algebra 1 with emphasis on theory and formula development. Topics covered include: number theory, linear equations/inequalities, graphs, polynomials, radicals, quadratic equations, conic sections, logarithms, and introductory trigonometry.
Pre-requisite(s): Geometry Honors Open to grade(s): 10, 11
Integrated Mathematics 3 CREDIT: 1.0
This course is a continuation of the Integrated Mathematics 1 & 2 courses. While the pace is influenced by the students’ abilities, this course introduces the basics of the fundamental ideas of higher mathematics: probability and statistics, trigonometric functions, analytic geometry and mathematical logic. The curriculum is based on the IB Mathematical Studies SL curriculum.
Pre-requisite(s): Integrated Mathematics 2 Open to grade(s): 11
Integrated Mathematics 4 CREDIT: 1.0
This course is designed as a wrap-up or culmination of the basic topics and skills of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability, statistics and introductory differential calculus. The curriculum is based on the IB Mathematical Studies SL curriculum.
Pre-requisite(s): Integrated Mathematics 3 Open to grade(s): 12
Pre-Calculus Regular CREDIT: 1.0
This course is designed to wrap-up the regular high school education in mathematics. The first semester is an in-depth review and extension of the topics first introduced in Algebra 2 (number theory, analytic geometry, polynomial functions, graphs, and complex numbers). The second semester is an in-depth study of the topics in the field of trigonometry (trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, applications of trigonometry). Students are required to have a TI 84+ or similar quality calculator.
Pre-requisite(s): Algebra 2 Regular Open to grade(s): 11, 12
Pre-Calculus Honors CREDIT: 1.0
This course is designed to prepare students for Calculus and give a non-traditional, intuitive, graphing-calculator approach to the topics covered with an emphasis on integration of technology, problem-solving, multiple representations, exploration, geometric transformations, foreshadowing calculus, approximating answers and the power of visualization. Topics included are: number theory, analytic geometry, polynomial functions, graphs, complex numbers, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, applications of trigonometry, matrices and vectors. Students are required to have a TI 84+ or similar quality calculator.
Pre-requisite(s): Algebra 2 Honors and teacher approval (if transferring) Open to grade(s): 11, 12
AP Calculus AB/BC CREDIT: 1.0
AP Calculus AB/BC is an introductory college-level course designed to prepare students for further mathematical studies. Topics included are: limits, differentiation, and application of differentiation, integration, applications/techniques of integration, logarithms, and exponential and other transcendental functions. Students are required to have a TI 84+ or similar quality calculator. Students enrolled in this AP subject sit an external esam at the end of the school year.
Pre-requisite(s): Pre-Calculus Honors or Regular Open to grade(s): 11, 12
AP Statistics CREDIT: 1.0
AP Statistics is a course designed to introduce students to the major concepts necessary for collecting, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting data. Four broad conceptual themes are exploring data, designing a study, anticipating patterns using simulations and probability, and statistical inference. While this course relies on complex math concepts, this is not a traditional math course. e major emphases are reading, writing, conceptual understanding, interpretation and judgment, analysis, the ability to compare and contrast. The school offering of this course is subject to student enrollment. Students are required to have a TI 84+ calculator. Students enrolled in this AP subject sit an external exam at the end of the school year.
Pre-requisite(s): Algebra 2 and a diagnostic exam Open to grade(s): 10, 11, 12
IB Mathematics SL/HL CREDIT: 1.0
(last year of this curriculum): IB Mathematics is for students with solid knowledge of various mathematical concepts and mastery of skills, techniques and strategies required for algebraic problems. The HL stream is offered to students oriented towards natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics proper. Students learn the importance and applications of mathematics to understand and properly use numerical, symbolic, visual, and verbal aspects of mathematical concepts as applied to problems. Mathematical reasoning, concepts and critical thinking develop through proofs and problem-solving. Mathematical curiosity and intuition to formulate models from applied situations, develop and interpret graphs and use of graphing calculators to explore problems; The objective is to communicate mathematical concepts correctly and clearly using mathematical structures, terminology and representations.
Pre-requisite(s): Algebra 2 Open to grade(s): 11, 12
IB Mathematical Studies SL CREDIT: 1.0
(last year of this curriculum): IB Mathematical Studies SL focuses on important, interconnected mathematical topics. The syllabus places emphasis on student understanding of fundamental concepts rather than on symbolic manipulation and complex manipulative skills; giving greater emphasis to developing students’ mathematical reasoning rather than performing routine operations; solving mathematical problems embedded in a wide range of contexts; using the calculator effectively. Each student completes an individual research project guided and supervised by the teacher, which provides the individual student an opportunity to carry out a mathematical study of choice using personal experience, knowledge and skills acquired during the course. This process allows students to take responsibility for a part of their studies in mathematics.
Pre-requisite(s): Algebra 2 or Integrated Mathematics 2 Open to grade(s): 11, 12
IB Analysis and Approaches SL/HL CREDIT: 1.0
(First Examinations 2020): This is a two-year course recognizes the need for analytical expertise in a world where innovation is increasingly dependent on a deep understanding of mathematics. This course includes topics that are both traditionally part of a pre-university mathematics course (for example, functions, trigonometry, calculus) as well as topics that are amenable to investigation, conjecture and proof; for instance, the study of sequences and series at both higher level (HL and standard level (SL)), and proof by induction at HL. The course allows the use of technology, as fluency, in relevant mathematical software and hand-held technology is important regardless of choice of course. However, strong emphasis is placed on the ability to construct, communicate, and justify correct mathematical arguments. Recognition that the development of mathematical thinking is important for a student is taken into consideration. Therefore, students who choose this subject at SL or HL should be comfortable in the manipulation of algebraic expressions and enjoy the recognition of patterns and understand the mathematical generalization of these patterns. Students who wish to take Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches at HL will have strong algebraic skills and the ability to understand simple proof.
Pre-requisite(s): Algebra 2 Open to grade(s): 11, 12
IB Applications and Interpretations SL CREDIT: 1.0
(First Examinations 2020): This is a two-year course, offered only at SL, recognizes the increasing role that mathematics and technology play in a diverse range of fields in a data-rich world. As such, it emphasizes the meaning of mathematics in context by focusing on topics often used as applications or in mathematical modelling. To give this understanding a firm base, the course also includes topics traditionally taught as a part of pre-university mathematics courses, such as calculus and statistics. The course makes extensive use of technology to allow students to explore and construct mathematical models.Students who choose this subject should enjoy seeing mathematics used in real-world contexts and to solve real-world problems.
Pre-requisite(s): Algebra 2 Open to grade(s): 11, 12