 # MATH DEPARTMENT

Instructors: Mrs. Sandra Clausen, Mrs. Pam McDowell, Mr. Ryan Ringle, Mr. Dale Thomason

MATH DEPARTMENT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

PRE-ALGEBRA (9-12th)
Pre-Algebra covers numbers and numeration, fractions, percents, decimals, perimeter, areas, surface areas and volumes of irregular shapes, and solving simple algebraic equations. The purpose of this class is to strengthen basic math skills and prepare the students for higher levels of math. A calculator will not be used in this class.
Prerequisite: By placement only

ALGEBRA I (9-12th)
Algebra covers topics such as variables, multiplication, addition, subtraction and division in algebra. Linear sentences, slopes and lines, exponents and powers, quadratic equations and square roots, polynomials, linear systems and factoring. The purpose is to strengthen student’s basic algebra skills and prepare them for advanced math programs.

APPLIED GEOMETRY (9-12th)
Geometry covers topics such as sets, elements of Geometry, inductive and deductive reasoning, angle relationships, relations between lines and planes, congruent triangles, similar polygons, circles, arcs and angles, construction and loci, and coordinate Geometry. The purpose is to acquaint students with the basic concepts of Geometry, develop reasoning skills and to prepare students for advanced math programs.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I

COLLLEGE PREP GEOMETRY (9-12th)
Geometry covers topics such as sets, elements of Geometry, inductive and deductive reasoning, angle relationships, relations between lines and planes, congruent triangles, similar polygons, circles, arcs and angles, construction and loci, and coordinate Geometry. The purpose is to acquaint students with the basic concepts of Geometry, develop reasoning skills and to prepare students for advanced math programs..
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I

ALGEBRA II (10-12th)
Advanced Algebra will explore in detail many of the topics covered in Algebra as well as to introduce many new ideas that students will encounter in advanced high school math classes. Topics covered will be sets and axions, open sentences in one, two or more variables, polynomials and factoring, rational numbers, relations and functions, irrational numbers and quadratic equations, exponential functions, logarithms, and basic trigonometry functions. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry NOTE: A TI-83 graphing calculator is essential for success in this class.

PRE-CALCULUS/FUNCTIONS, STATISTICS, AND TRIGONOMETRY (11-12th)
F.S.T. uses many types of functions and their graphs, trigonometry, transformation of functions and data probability, sequences, series, combinations and data organization. This course is needed for those students who are planning on enrolling in A.P. calculus their senior year or who plan on pursuing a program in college that requires a strong math background. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Advanced Algebra NOTE: A TI-83 graphing calculator is essential for success in this class.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS (12th)
A.P. Calculus covers all the topics that are tested on the AP Advanced Placement test given nation-wide in May. The course begins with a brief review of pre-calculus topics, followed by limits, differentiation, applications of differentiations, integration and application of integration. Students will need a background in math through trigonometry and pre-calculus. This course uses BCHS WEIGHTED GRADE SCALE. Prerequisite: Successful completion of F.S.T. NOTE: A TI-83 graphing calculator is essential for success in this class