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    LEVELS:

    All levels of mathematics courses prepare students for college.  Students in a particular course follow the same curriculum with varying degrees of pace, depth and breadth based upon their level of mathematical development.

    In college preparatory B level, problem solving is guided and the student experience is a more hands on approach.  Coursework at the B level will prepare students for college algebra. 

    In college preparatory A level, students are expected to complete more independent work and to explore mathematical topics more deeply and at a faster pace. Coursework at the A level will prepare students for precalculus or calculus in college. 

    Students working at the Honors level are exposed earlier to the abstract nature of mathematics and they are expected to apply concepts to new situations and non-routine problems.  The honors level will move at a faster pace and students are expected to complete more work outside of class.  Coursework at the Honors level will prepare students for college calculus.

    Advanced placement courses are offered in Calculus and Statistics.  These courses require a substantial amount of independent work.  Coursework is equivalent to one semester of college level mathematics.  Both courses prepare the students for the AP exam. Students may receive credit at some universities and colleges.

    List of Courses Offered:

    • 414 Algebra  1B
    • 411 Algebra  IA
    • 421 Geometry  A
    • 410 Honors  Geometry
    • 431 Algebra  IIA
    • 434 Algebra  IIA part 1
    • ###Algebra IIA Part 2
    • 420 Honors  Algebra  II
    • 444 Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry A
    • 445 Precalculus A
    • 430 Honors Precalculus
    • 441 Calculus A
    • 439 Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics
    • 440 Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB
    • 447Mathematics Review for MCAS B (half year)
    • 442 SAT Math Review A (half year)
    • 457 Introduction to Statistics (Half Year)
    • 458 Finite Math ( half year)
     

    Course Progression

    Grade 7

    Grade 8

    Grade 9

    Grade 10

    Grade 11

    Grade 12

    Grade 7 Mathematics

    Grade 7 Advanced Mathematics

    Grade 8 Mathematics

    Honors Algebra I

    Algebra IB

    Algebra IA

    Geometry A

    Honors Geometry

    Geometry A

    Honors Geometry

    AlgebraIIA

    Honors Algebra II

    Math MCAS Review (half year)

    Algebra IIA

    Algebra IIA

    part 1

    Honors  Algebra II

    Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry

    Precalculus A

    Honors Precalculus

    AP Statistics

    SAT Math Review (half year)

    Alg IIA part 2

    Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry

    Honors Precalculus

    Precalculus A

    AP Statistics

    Calculus A

    AP Calculus AB

    Introduction to Statistics

    Finite Mathematics

      414 ALGEBRA IB                   LEVEL 2      5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADE 9
    This course is designed to provide you with the opportunities to strengthen and extend your

    background in mathematics in the context of exploring, writing, and graphing linear
    equations. You will analyze data, write mathematical models, and discover the usefulness
    and power of mathematics as a tool for solving real-world problems. You will be
    expected to justify your reasoning verbally and in writing throughout the year.
    Prerequisite: Completion of Grade 8 Mathematics and teacher recommendation required.


    411 ALGEBRA IA                    LEVEL 3       5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADE 9
    This course is designed for students who have a solid foundation of basic skills and wish
    to begin fulfilling mathematics requirements for college entrance. Much of your focus
    this year will be analyzing linear relationships through graphing, examining tables, and
    solving equations. In addition, you will explore quadratic, exponential, and polynomial
    functions. You will analyze data and write mathematical models to make predictions for
    real world situations. You will be expected to justify your reasoning verbally and in
    writing throughout the year. Extensions will lead to an informal understanding of
    radicals, matrices, and connections to geometry. Upon completion of this course, you
    will be prepared for further study in Geometry and Algebra 2.
    Prerequisite: A final grade of C or better in Grade 8 Mathematics. Teacher recommendation required




    421 GEOMETRY A                 LEVEL 3            5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADES 9-10
    This course is designed for students who have successfully mastered the topics of
    Algebra I. You will apply your algebraic skills to geometric concepts. You will write
    geometric proofs using logical reasoning in conjunction with geometric theorems and
    definitions. You will discover the relationships and properties of polygons and solids by
    exploring congruent and similar figures, parallel lines, and analytic geometry.
    Upon completion of this course, you will have knowledge of geometric concepts and an
    understanding of inductive and deductive reasoning.
    Prerequisite: A final grade of C- or better in Algebra IA. Teacher recommendation required.


    410 HONORS GEOMETRY    LEVEL 4           5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADES 9-10
    The honors geometry course is designed for students who have a mastery of algebraic
    skills. You will develop both inductive and deductive reasoning skills. Teacher
    presentations will be rigorous and demanding. You will construct formal proofs that
    focus on triangles, quadrilaterals, circles and other polygons. You will be introduced to
    analytic and transformational geometry. Upon completion of this course, you will have a
    solid foundation in Euclidean geometry.
    Prerequisite: An average grade of B- in Honors Algebra I at the junior high school or an
    A average in Algebra IA. Teacher recommendation required.


    447 MATH MCAS REVIEW     LEVEL 2          2.5 CREDITS HALF YEAR GRADE 10-12
    This course is required for all students who scored in the warning category on the grade 8
    mathematics portion of the MCAS exam or are considered to be at risk of failing the 10th
    grade exam. If you are nervous about the 10th grade exam because you feel you do not
    have the necessary math or test taking skills, this course is for you. You will review
    topics and the skills necessary to be successful in Number Sense, Algebra, Geometry, and
    Probability and Statistics. Emphasis will be placed on improving your problem solving
    skills and writing abilities. This is a pass/fail course.

    434 ALGEBRA 2A, PART 1    LEVEL 3        5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADE 11
    This course is available to students who have completed Geometry A or Geometry B. It
    is designed to be taken in conjunction with ALGEBRA II A PART 2. In this course you
    will see the first half of the Algebra 2A curriculum. You will further explore functions,
    continuing and expanding the study of linear, exponential, quadratic, polynomial, radical,
    and rational functions. Moreover multiplication and factoring of polynomials will be a
    focus of this course. The TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

    ### ALGEBRA 2A, PART 2    LEVEL 3       5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADE 12
    This course is available to students who have completed Algebra 2A, part 1. In this
    course you will see the second half of the Algebra 2A curriculum. You will further
    explore functions, continuing and expanding the study of linear, exponential, quadratic,
    polynomial, radical, and rational functions. Moreover multiplication and factoring of
    polynomials will be a focus of this course. The TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is
    required.


    431 ALGEBRA IIA                 LEVEL 3        5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADES 10-11
    In this course you will build upon your understanding of linear functions and expand your
    knowledge of exponential, quadratic, and polynomial functions. You will be introduced
    to absolute value, radical and logarithmic functions. You will examine families of
    functions in detail through explorations. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing real world
    applications through graphs, tables, and verbal models, as well as collecting and
    interpreting data. The complex number system will be introduced. Additional topics
    might include arithmetic and geometric sequences.
    Prerequisite: A final grade of C- in Algebra IA. Teacher recommendation required.


    420 HONORS ALGEBRA II   LEVEL 4       5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADES 10-11
    This is a demanding and rigorous course for students intending to continue in precalculus
    and calculus at the high school level. You will expand your study of quadratic and
    exponential functions and explore logarithmic, and rational functions. Emphasis will be
    placed upon the ability to work with complex algebraic manipulations. You will use
    graphs and tables to analyze data and create algebraic models to solve problems.
    Prerequisite: A final grade of B- in Honors Geometry or an A average in Algebra 1A and
    Geometry A. Teacher recommendation required.


    442 SAT MATH REVIEW       LEVEL 3       2.5 CREDITS Half Year GRADE 11
    The SAT exam is not MCAS!
    Come explore the differences in content and test-taking strategies used to help increase
    your score on the SAT. You will review and reinforce mathematical concepts required
    for the SAT exam. Topics will include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and elementary
    probability. Focus will also be placed on test taking strategies specifically for the SAT.
    You will use both the graphing and non-graphing modes of your calculator to help
    analyze problems. Besides receiving instruction on different types of problems, you will
    practice timed tests similar to the real exam. This is a pass/fail course.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and current enrollment in geometry or
    a more advanced math course. Enrollment is restricted to members of the junior class.


    457 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS      LEVEL 3        2.5 CREDITS HALF YEAR GRADES 11-12
    In this introductory course in statistics, you will produce data through samples,
    experiments and simulations. You will explore and analyze data by looking for patterns
    and departures from patterns and use probability to anticipate patterns in random
    phenomenon. Statistical inference provides the methods to help you estimate population
    parameters and draw conclusions about a population from sample data. With the
    increased emphasis in the use of statistics in all departments at the college/university
    level, there is a high expectation that all majors will benefit from the topics and the
    problem solving strategies introduced by a course in statistics. This course requires the
    use of a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator by Texas Instruments.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II.


    458 FINITE MATHEMATICS      LEVEL 3        2.5 CREDITS HALF YEAR GRADES 11-12
    In this course, you will be introduced to a variety of advanced topics in mathematics that
    include a focus on business applications. This course is not a preparation for calculus.
    You will use mathematical modeling to create functions based on data, use matrix algebra
    to solve systems of equations, and apply methods in linear programming to maximize
    profit and minimize cost. You will also understand and apply combinatorics to solve
    advanced counting problems and use probability and logic to solve real word problems.
    This course requires the use of a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator by Texas
    Instruments.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II.


    444 ADVANCED ALGEBRA WITH PRECALCULUS     LEVEL 3      5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADES 11-12
    In this course you will further develop your understanding functions and other
    precalculus concepts. You will display, describe, transform, and interpret numerical
    information represented as data, graphs, or equations. You will analyze data using
    regression formulas to create algebraic models. You will thoroughly explore
    trigonometric functions as both circular and triangular relationships.
    Prerequisite: A final grade of C or better in Algebra IIA. Teacher recommendation required.

    445 PRECALCULUS A   LEVEL 3       5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADES 11-12
    You may take this course if you have successfully completed Advanced Algebra with
    Trigonometry. This course will emphasize the content you must know to be successful in
    calculus and discrete mathematics courses. You will explore and solve real world
    applications of various functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic,
    and trigonometric functions. You will look deeply at all aspects of trigonometry
    including triangles, the unit circle, periodic functions, identities, and analytic geometry.
    You will continue to strengthen your algebraic manipulation skills. Mathematical
    thinking, including work with proof and logic, will be a theme throughout the course.
    Prerequisite: A final grade of C or better in Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry.
    Teacher recommendation required.


    430 HONORS PRECALCULUS     LEVEL 4    5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADES 11-12
    Honors Pre-calculus is a rigorous course intended for students preparing to take AP
    Calculus in high school or calculus in college. You will explore and solve real world
    applications of various functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, and
    logarithmic and trigonometric functions. You will take an in-depth look at all aspects of
    trigonometry including triangles, the unit circle, periodic functions, identities, vectors and
    analytic geometry. Additional topics include sequences, series, conic, probability and
    limits. If you are planning a career in mathematics, science, engineering, or related
    fields, you should consider this course.
    Prerequisite: A final grade of B- in Honors Algebra II. Teacher recommendation required


    439 ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS      LEVEL 5    5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADES 11-12
    This course is designed for students who will take this course as an elective after having
    completed Algebra II Honors or Precalculus. You will experience a college level,
    introductory course in statistics. You will explore data by describing patterns and
    departures from patterns, analyze sampling distributions, plan and conduct a study, and
    explore random phenomenon using probability and simulation. Statistical inference
    provides the methods to help you estimate population parameters and draw conclusions
    about a population from sample data. With the increased emphasis in the use of statistics
    in all departments at the college/university level, there is a high expectation that all
    majors will benefit from the topics and the problem solving strategies introduced by a
    course in statistics. The AP Statistics syllabus will be followed.
    The AP curriculum is designed to prepare students for the AP exam; therefore, we
    strongly recommend that students take the AP exam.
    Prerequisite: A final grade of B or better in honors level Algebra II or B+ in Advanced
    Algebra with Trigonometry. Teacher recommendation required.

    441 CALCULUS      LEVEL 3            5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADE 12
    You will take this course if you have successfully completed Precalculus A and have a
    good understanding of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.
    The manipulations and applications of differential and integral calculus will be
    introduced to you at a basic level. You will find limits, derivatives and will be introduced
    to integration. You will solve problems with and without graphing calculators. Upon
    completion of the course, you will be prepared to take college calculus I.
    Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in Precalculus A. Teacher recommendation required

     


    440 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS ABLEVEL 5 5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADE 12
    This course is designed for students who have a thorough knowledge of college
    preparatory mathematics, including algebra, analytic geometry, and trigonometry. You
    will manipulate and compare graphical, numerical and algebraic representations in
    differential and integral calculus. You will explore, in depth, the rate of change in
    functions and area under curves. The course focuses on conceptual understanding and
    critical thinking skills. You will solve problems with and without a graphing calculator.
    The AP curriculum is designed to prepare students for the AP exam; therefore, we
    strongly recommend that students take the AP exam.
    Prerequisite: A final grade of B in Honors Pre calculus or teacher recommendation.