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Algebra 1

This course covers topics including but not limited to variables, expressions, linear equation and inequalities, polynomials, statistics, functions, graphing, statistics, functions, graphing, geometry, and rational numbers.  The curriculum includes a variety of activities such as discussion, daily homework, group activities,

This course covers topics including but not limited to variables, expressions, linear equation and inequalities, polynomials, statistics, functions, graphing, statistics, functions, graphing, geometry, and rational numbers.  The curriculum includes a variety of activities such as discussion, daily homework, group activities, problem solving activities, literacy activities, maintaining basic math skill through drills/practice, projects and maintaining a math portfolio.

This course covers topics including but not limited to variables, expressions, linear equation and inequalities, polynomials, statistics, functions, graphing, statistics, functions, graphing, geometry, and rational numbers.  The curriculum includes a variety of activities such as discussion, daily homework, group activities, problem solving activities, literacy activities, maintaining basic math skill through drills/practice, projects and maintaining a math portfolio.

Geometry

This course is for students who have taken Algebra 1 with some exceptions (Algebra 2 and Geometry may be interchangeable).  Students will study geometry in-depth with topics including basic geometry (points, lines, planes, and angles); proofs, perpendicular and parallel lines; triangles, quadrilaterals, proportions; and similarities, trigonometry, circles, polygons and surface areas and volumes.  Instruction is student-centered with an investigative-based curriculum.  This course is often a pre-requisite to enrollment in a

This course is for students who have taken Algebra 1 with some exceptions (Algebra 2 and Geometry may be interchangeable).  Students will study geometry in-depth with topics including basic geometry (points, lines, planes, and angles); proofs, perpendicular and parallel lines; triangles, quadrilaterals, proportions; and similarities, trigonometry, circles, polygons and surface areas and volumes.  Instruction is student-centered with an investigative-based curriculum.  This course is often a pre-requisite to enrollment in a post secondary program.

Pre-Calculus

This course is designed to build upon previous knowledge and assist in preparation for college entrance exams.  Pre-calculus typically includes a review of algebra and trigonometry, as well as an introduction to exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, vectors, complex numbers, conic sections, and analytic geometry.  Equivalent college courses are college algebra and trigonometry.  Students participate in class through a variety of activities such as classroom discussion, daily homework, group activities, engaging in problem solving activities, literacy activities, maintaining basic math skills through drills/practice activities, projects, and maintaining a math portfolio.

This course is designed to build upon previous knowledge and assist in preparation for college entrance exams.  Pre-calculus typically includes a review of algebra and trigonometry, as well as an introduction to exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, vectors, complex numbers, conic sections, and analytic geometry.  Equivalent college courses are college algebra and trigonometry.  Students participate in class through a variety of activities such as classroom discussion, daily homework, group activities, engaging in problem solving activities, literacy activities, maintaining basic math skills through drills/practice activities, projects, and maintaining a math portfolio.

Remedial Math

Using Mathematics: Concepts textbook. It builds a basic mathematical foundation for students with a step-by-step approach. Students are at the center of this text, with problems, examples, and applications designed to maximize student interest, understanding, and relevance. Mathematics: Concepts includes four major strands: mastering arithmetic operations, introducing algebraic concepts, teaching estimation and problem-solving strategies, and applying mathematics and the use of algebra in real-life situations. Arithmetic skills are mastered by teaching students the basic operations involving whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals. Calculator use is taught and encouraged for large numbers as well as for quotients and square roots. Measurement is integrated throughout the ext in examples and practice. Algebra is introduced simply as arithmetic with letters. Letters, or variables, are thought of as placeholders for numbers. The real number line is introduced and used as the domain for algebra. But beyond this, algebra is presented essentially as a generalization of the rules and methods of arithmetic.

Economic Education for Consumers

This course brings the real world of consumer economics into the classroom. We will learn about budgeting, housing, insurance, transportation, the global economy, stock markets, and more. At the end of the school year, we will have expanded our knowledge in five different areas:

  • What is a Consumer?
  • Rational Buying Decisions
  • Decision Making
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Financial Decisions