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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 nonroutine 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 yourbackground 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 realworld 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 910
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 910
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 1012
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 TI83 or TI84 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 TI83 or TI84 graphing calculator is
required.
431 ALGEBRA IIA LEVEL 3 5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADES 1011
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 1011
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 testtaking 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 nongraphing 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 1112
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 TI83 or TI84 graphing calculator by Texas Instruments.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II.
458 FINITE MATHEMATICS LEVEL 3 2.5 CREDITS HALF YEAR GRADES 1112
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 TI83 or TI84 graphing calculator by Texas
Instruments.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II.
444 ADVANCED ALGEBRA WITH PRECALCULUS LEVEL 3 5 CREDITS FULL YEAR GRADES 1112
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 1112
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 1112
Honors Precalculus 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 indepth 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 1112
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.