Students are required to complete 3 credits of math to graduate. Beginning in the fall of 2016, most students entering District 230 will be placed in Math 1 or Math 1 Honors depending on their placement scores, course sequence at prior school and/or teacher recommendations. District 230 works closely with feeder schools to ensure each student has a smooth and successful math transition.

## Student Calculator Needs

A Graphing Calculator is required for most Math Courses. The required graphing calculator is the

TI-84+.

## Additional Math Support and Extended Courses

Division chairs, teachers and counselors work with students to determine additional supports needed in order to develop certain skills or provide additional supports to ensure students are successful in the curriculum. Extended course opportunities are prescribed to students when they have been identified as needing additional support to master the learning targets of the academic course. If a student fails a course, summer school courses may be necessary in order for students to stay on track for graduation in four years.

## Advanced Algebra

Prerequisite: Geometry or Algebra 2 with teacher recommendation.

Grade Level: 11-12

Semesters: 2

Credits: 1

Students will learn advanced topics of algebra that include: linear, quadratic, logarithmic, exponential functions and their graphs through a functional and graphical approach, sequences, series and probability. There will be an emphasis on problem solving.

## Algebra 2

Prerequisite: Geometry M or Geometry with teacher recommendation.

Grade Level: 11-12

Semesters: 2

Credits: 1

This course will introduce many, but not all, of the topics of Advanced Algebra. The majority of the topics learned will be new to the students, but also allow them time to work on some of the prerequisite skills they may need additional time to master. This course is designed to allow students to gain exposure to the topics during their junior year and then master the topics when they take Advanced Algebra as a senior. This course will focus on the use of technology to master some of the topics while also learning how the math topics are related to each other. It is strongly recommended to take Advanced Algebra following Algebra II if you plan on attending a post-secondary college.

## AP Calculus AB

Prerequisite: Honors Pre-Calculus AB with a grade of C or better or Honors Pre-Calculus BC with a grade of C or better and teacher recommendation.

Grade Level: 11-12

Semesters: 2

Credits: 1

Students will study differential and integral calculus. This course follows the College Board’s Advanced Placement curriculum and as such is extremely rigorous and fast paced. Students may receive college credit in Calculus by qualifying on an examination administered by the College Entrance Examination Board.

## AP Calculus BC

Prerequisite: 11th grade – Honors Pre-Calculus BC with a grade of B and teacher recommendation, or 12th grade – AP Calculus AB or teacher recommendation.

Grade Level: 11-12

Semesters: 2

Credits: 1

Students will study differential and integral calculus with further applications to vectors, polar functions, sequences and series. This course follows the College Board’s Advanced Placement curriculum and as such is extremely rigorous and fast paced. Students may receive college credit in Calculus by qualifying on an examination administered by the College Entrance Examination Board. Students should be aware that the pace and content are by necessity greater than that of Calculus AB (AP). Students in this course may be required to complete a summer assignment to assist in retention of previously learned material.

## AP Computer Science

Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Algebra with a B or better or concurrent registration in Pre-Calculus AB or Pre-Calculus BC

Grade Level: 10-12

Semesters: 2

Credits: 1

Students will study the structured program and the syntax of computer languages. Object oriented programming techniques will be studied and implemented in all programs. This course follows the College Board’s Advanced Placement curriculum and as such is extremely rigorous and fast paced. Students may receive college credit in Computer Science by qualifying on an examination administered by the College Entrance Examination Board.

## AP Computer Science Principles

Grade: 9-12

Semester: 2

Prerequisite: None

The AP Computer Science Principles course is designed to be equivalent to a first-semester introductory college computing course. In this course, students will develop computational thinking skills vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. The course is unique in its focus on fostering student creativity. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts and to think creatively while using computer software and other technology to explore questions that interest them. They will also develop effective communication and collaboration skills, working individually and collaboratively to solve problems, and discussing and writing about the importance of these problems and the impacts to their community, society, and the world.

## AP Statistics

Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Algebra with a B or better or concurrent registration in Pre-Calculus AB or Pre-Calculus BC

Grade Level: 10-12

Semesters: 2

Credits: 1

Students will be introduced to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. The four major theses presented in the course are: exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns and statistical inference. There is a large written language component to this class. This course follows the College Board’s Advanced Placement curriculum and as such is rigorous and fast paced. Students may receive college credit in Statistics. Students in this course may be required to complete a summer assignment to assist in retention of previously learned material.

## College Algebra (Functions)

Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra with C- or higher and teacher recommendation.

Grade Level: 12

Semesters: 1

Credits: 0.5

This functions approach to college algebra includes: conic sections and polynomial, rational, radical, recursive, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Effective and efficient use of graphing calculators will be an integral part of the course. This semester course, combined with a semester course of Trigonometry, constitutes an academic Pre-Calculus course.

Students reviewing the Career Clusters in the Course Selection Guide will find that this course will also assist them in their preparation for many different career paths.

## Consumer Math

Prerequisite: Geometry M

Grade Level: 12

Semesters: 2

Credits: 1

Students will learn concepts and problem solving techniques necessary to successfully deal with consumer and career applications.

## Geometry

Prerequisite: Algebra with teacher recommendation

Grade Level: 10-11

Semesters: 2

Credits: 1

Students will study the elements of a geometric system. All standard Euclidean topics are covered. First semester emphasizes the logic and reasoning patterns of proof. Second semester emphasizes algebraic applications of geometric concepts.

## Honors Math 2

Prerequisite: Honors Math 1

Grade Level: 10

Semesters: 2

Credit: 1

Honors Math 2 topics include quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Math I. This course includes standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. The scope of Honors Math 2 is limited to quadratic expressions and functions, and some work with absolute value, step, and functions that are piecewise-defined.

In Honors Math 2, instructional time will focus on seven critical areas: (1) extending the laws of exponents to rational exponents; (2) comparing key characteristics of quadratic functions with those of linear and exponential functions; (3) creating and solving equations and inequalities involving linear, exponential, and quadratic expressions; (4) extending work with probability; (5) establishing criteria for similarity of triangles based on dilations and proportional reasoning, (6) Trigonometric identities, and (7) circles. Honors Math 1 Honors also includes standards from Pre-Calculus courses so that when a student completes the Honors Math sequence they will be prepared for AP Calculus.

## Honors Mathematics 1

Prerequisite: Department Chair Recommendation

Grade Level: 9

Semesters: 2

Credit: 1

Topics include recognizing and developing patterns using tables, graphs and equations. Mathematical modeling is stressed as a methodology for approaching the solution to problems. Students will explore operations on algebraic expressions and apply mathematical properties to algebraic equations. Students will problem solve using equations, graphs and tables and investigate linear and exponential relationships, including comparing and contrasting options and decision-making using algebraic models. Topics from two-dimensional Geometry are integrated into this curriculum. This includes congruence, construction, and proof, as well as applying geometry to the coordinate plane. Instruction in the area of data analysis is introduced. Technology will be used for guided practice. Math 1 Honors also includes standards from Pre-Calculus courses so that when a students completes the Honors Math sequence they will be prepared for AP Calculus.

## Honors Pre-Calculus AB

Prerequisite: Honors Geometry with teacher Recommendation

Grade Level: 10-11

Semesters: 2

Credits: 1

This course provides an in-depth study of precalculus mathematics. Topics include linear, quadratic, polynomial, sequence and series, rational, exponential, and logarithmic and trigonometric functions, evaluating polynomial and rational functions – algebraically and graphically, and analytic trigonometry and geometry. Successful completion of this course provides the student with the necessary prerequisites for Advanced Placement Calculus AB.

## Honors Pre-Calculus BC

Prerequisite: Honors Geometry with teacher recommendation

Grade Level: 10-11

Semesters: 2

Credits: 1

In this rigorous fast-paced study of precalculus mathematics, students will study all of the content of Precalculus AB. Additional topics will include polar coordinates, concepts of limits, concepts of continuity, applications of rates of change, and finding the derivative of polynomial functions. Successful completion of this sequence prepares the student for entry into Advanced Placement Calculus BC.

## Math 2

Prerequisites: Math 1 or Honors Math 1

Grade Level: 10

Semesters: 2

Credit: 1

Math 2 topics include quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Math I. This course includes standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. The scope of Math 2 is limited to quadratic expressions and functions, and some work with absolute value, step, and functions that are piecewise-defined.

In Math 2, instructional time will focus on seven critical areas: (1) extending the laws of exponents to rational exponents; (2) comparing key characteristics of quadratic functions with those of linear and exponential functions; (3) creating and solving equations and inequalities involving linear, exponential, and quadratic expressions; (4) extending work with probability; (5) establishing criteria for similarity of triangles based on dilations and proportional reasoning, (6) Trigonometric identities, and (7) circles.

## Mathematics 1

Prerequisite: None

Grade Level: 9

Semesters: 2

Credit: 1

Topics include recognizing and developing patterns using tables, graphs and equations. Mathematical modeling is stressed as a methodology for approaching the solution to problems. Students will explore operations on algebraic expressions and apply mathematical properties to algebraic equations. Students will problem solve using equations, graphs and tables and investigate linear and exponential relationships, including comparing and contrasting options and decision-making using algebraic models. Topics from two-dimensional Geometry are also integrated into this course including: congruence, construction, and proof, as well as applying geometry to the coordinate plane. Instruction in the area of data analysis is introduced. Technology will be used for guided practice.

## Probability and Statistics

Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra with a C- or higher and Teacher Recommendation.

Grade Level: 12

Semesters: 1

Credits: 0.5

Students will be introduced to modern statistics and probability theory and the basic statistical ideas needed in such areas as sociology, business, economics, ecology, education, medicine, psychology, and mathematics. (Students may review the Career Clusters in the Course Selection Guide to find the many different career paths in which this course will help them prepare for.) This course includes study in both descriptive and inferential statistics.

## Trigonomentry

Prerequisite: Advanced algebra with a C- or higher and teacher recommendation

Grade Level: 12

Credits: .5

Students will explore right triangle trigonometry, as well as trigonometric graphs and various trigonometric identities. This semester course, combined with a semester course of College Algebra (Functions), constitutes as an academic pre-calculus course. This course prepares students for many different career paths.