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# Mathematics Department

**#059 Advanced Algebra 1** **1 credit**

Advanced Algebra I is designed to prepare the academically motivated student for subsequent higher mathematics courses. The course will cover topics such as: expressions, equations, and inequalities and will be tied to real world applications.

**#060 Algebra I** **1 credit**

Algebra I is designed to prepare students for subsequent higher math courses. Students study algebraic concepts and methods to represent situations that involve variable quantities with expressions, equations, and inequalities. Calculators and computers are used with tables and graphs as tools to interpret expressions, equations, and inequalities. Real-world problems are used to motivate and apply mathematical theory. The structure of the number system is studied. Topics involving Geometry, Functions, Probability, and Statistics are integrated in the course.

**#062 PSSA Math Preparation** **½ credit**

This course is designed to assist students in gaining proficiency of the 11th grade PSSA math examination. Students will be enrolled in this course based on previous performance of PSSA math tests and both formal and informal district assessments.

**#068 Algebra II** **1 credit**

Algebra II is designed to help students obtain skills necessary for success in subsequent math courses. Applications are handled by creating mathematical models of phenomena in the real world. Students are required to solve multi-step problems. Existing computer programs are provided as a normal part of a student's classroom experience. Calculators are utilized to provide a better understanding of theoretical concepts. Mathematical-model problems are spread out so students must recall how to use linear and quadratic functions. All topics incorporate the goal of problem solving in a variety of fields.

**#067 Advanced Algebra II** **1 credit**

Designed primarily for students who begin the study of Algebra in Grade 8, this course focuses on a more in-depth approach and includes topics not covered in traditional Algebra II. The pace also is more rapid. Students who enjoy the study of math or who intend to study three or four years of academic mathematics in high school should elect this course. *An average of 2 or better in Advanced Algebra I and Advanced Geometry is recommended.*

**#065 Integrated Math** **1 credit**

Comprehensive Math is a course that integrates Algebra I and Geometry with a number of topics from Algebra II. This course is designed for students who would benefit from a comprehensive view of Algebra I and Geometry.

**#070 Geometry** **1 credit**

Geometry is the branch of mathematics that deals with the study of relationships involving lines, segments, angles, parallelism, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals and other polygons, right triangles, circles, areas of plane figures, and coordinate geometry. Emphasis is placed upon the development of spatial sense and logical reasoning through the investigation of geometric ideas. These investigations help students discover relationships that lead to conjectures about these ideas. The content of the course incorporates real-life applications and mathematical connections to algebra to enable students to become logical thinkers and problem solvers. Logical thought is an element of the course that is stressed and should provide students with the opportunity to improve their thinking and communication skills. *Passing Algebra I or Algebra B is a pre-requisite.*

**#069 Advanced Geometry** **1 credit**

Continuing the sequence for the advanced student, Advanced Geometry is the follow-up course to Advanced Algebra I. This course deals with the same topics as Geometry (course #070), but adopts a more rigorous approach. *This course requires a solid background in Algebra I as well as an above average ability to reason. An average grade of 2 or better in Advanced Algebra I is a pre-requisite.*

**#077 Trigonometry/Pre Calculus 1 credit**

The topics presented in Trigonometry are designed to lay the foundation for future course work in mathematics [Pre-Calculus] and to provide an introduction to the mathematics used in engineering, science, business, finance, and computer sciences. Students will be (1) allowed to further develop the power of mathematics; (2) exposed to real-world applications of mathematics in a wide variety of disciplines; and (3) provided opportunities to use modern technology to enhance understanding and to solve problems. Subject matter includes rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, coordinate systems, mathematical modeling, analytic trigonometry, and vectors. Graphing technology is used throughout the course to enhance student understanding. *An average of 2 or better in both Geometry and Algebra II is a pre-requisite.*

**#080 Introduction to Calculus 1 credit**

Designed to introduce the concepts of calculus, college-bound students will find this course invaluable. A general review of major algebraic concepts followed by limited theory, differentiation and integration

algorithms will help prepare the students for the first mathematics courses in college. Students will have the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement Calculus (AB) Exam after using the outside of class study sessions. *A minimum average of 80% in the Pre-Calculus course is required.*

**#084 Advanced Placement Calculas AB**

This course is designed to fill the needs of those students who expect to engage in vocations such as engineering, science, or advanced mathematics. College-bound students who expect to take one year or more of college mathematics will find this course invaluable. Analytical Geometry is integrated with Calculus. Calculus covers differentiation and integration, along with other related areas, such as functions, limits, transcendental functions, and polar coordinates. *An average grade*

**#086 Advanced Placement Calculus BC** **1 credit**

Advanced Placement Calculus (level BC) is a college-level course. It is the second course in the calculus sequence. This course provides the academically motivated student the opportunity to earn additional college credits before leaving high school. Calculus BC includes an analysis of parametric, polar, and vector functions, the concept of series, series of constants and the Taylor series. *Calculus AB is a pre-requisite.*

**#003 PSSA Math** **½ credit**

Students who score basic or below basic on PSSA math exams are required to pass this course as an alternative assessment to fulfill state requirements for graduation. The daily assignments & assessments are based on Pennsylvania State Standards for math. *This course is pass/fail.*