• # College Prep Math Sequence

The courses comprising this sequence deal with the logic and theory of mathematics as well as its applications in several fields of study. This sequence gives the capable student a thorough math preparation to pursue those fields in college that demand a solid mathematical foundation. Scientific and/or graphing calculators are used in these courses to enhance learning.

320 – ALGEBRA I CP SUPPORT
This support class is taken concurrently with Algebra I CP and provides additional support for students as they work to meet the curriculum expectations of Algebra I. Course content includes additional instruction on the concepts taught in class, previews of upcoming lessons, homework assistance, and quiz and test preparation. This course is taught in a small group setting and counts for elective credit but not for math credit.

307 – ALGEBRA I CP
This course is a traditional approach to the formal study of first year Algebra. Algebra I builds on the increasingly generalized approach to the study of functions and representations begun in the middle school grades. Students will learn to simplify and factor expressions, solve linear and quadratic equations, and systems of equations. Students will study families of functions and their graphs including linear, quadratic, polynomial, power, and exponential. Using these functions, students will model real-world situations using data and solve related problems. A scientific and/or graphing calculator will be used to supplement topics.

316 – GEOMETRY CP
This course covers the topics of parallelism, congruency, similarity, coordinates, transformations, measurement formulas, right triangle trigonometry, two and three dimensional figures, logic, and proof writing. Geometry integrates standard approaches and algebra throughout the course. Applications of various geometric concepts are stressed. A scientific calculator is used throughout the course.

322 – ALGEBRA II CP
This course emphasizes facility with algebraic expressions and forms, especially linear and quadratic forms, powers and roots, and functions based on these concepts. Students study logarithmic, trigonometric, polynomial and other special functions in addition to matrices for modeling real-world situations. A graphing calculator is used throughout.

342 – PRE-CALCULUS
Pre-calculus topics emphasize the theoretical background a student must have to be successful in many calculus courses, including analysis of functions, notions of limit, analytic geometry, polar coordinates, exponential and logarithmic functions, and the conceptual underpinnings of the derivative and the definite integral. Discrete mathematics topics may include formal logic, properties of natural numbers, mathematical induction, sequences and combinatorics. Manipulative algebra and careful development of algebraic reasoning and proof will also be included. A graphing calculator is used throughout the course to analyze the behavior of functions, to conjecture trigonometric identities and to study limits. An emphasis is placed on problem solving using an analytic approach.

327 – STATISTICS
This semester course allows students to collect and analyze data in a variety of ways. Technology is utilized throughout. Students will analyze patterns (and deviations from patterns) and numerical techniques; the collection of data in a well-developed manner; using statistical inference as a guide to the appropriate model of collected data. Probability models will be studied for anticipation of what the data should look like under a given model. The normal distribution, central limit theorem, variability, and sample distributions such as Z-scores and T-scores will also be studied.

360 – INTRODUCTION TO CALCULUS
This semester course includes a review of functions and graphs, an in-depth look at limits and continuity, as well as differential and integral calculus with applications of each. While this course stresses the concepts and applications of calculus, it is not intended to replace AP Calculus. That is, students will not earn college credit for this course as it is intended to be an introduction to calculus concepts. Various problem solving techniques are used and problems are devised to employ critical thinking skills. Graphing calculators are used throughout the course. Every effort is made to avoid stopping at the customary, fixed boundaries of traditional mathematics courses and to improve students’ ability to apply theory and to analyze problems independently.