• Mathematics

    Mathematics

    911711 Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB

    Prerequisite: “C” or better in Pre-Calculus
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester (Honors)
    Calculus topics include differentiation and integration of polynomials, rational and trigonometric expressions. Definitions and techniques are applied to graphing, velocity, acceleration, rate, area and volume. This course also prepares students for the Advanced Placement exam. A passing grade on this exam provides students with college credit for Calculus I at most schools.

    911611 Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics

    Prerequisite: “C” or better in Algebra 2 and Geometry
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester (Honors)
    Statistics topics include organizing and graphically representing data, calculating central tendency and variance, finding probability, and calculating significance and confidence of statistical findings. This course can be taken for college credit through Missouri Baptist University. This course also prepares students for the Advanced Placement exam. This course is designed for the students wishing to complete a third or fourth year of mathematics.

    911361 Honors Algebra II with Trigonometry

    Prerequisite: “B” or better in Algebra 1 and Geometry
    Grade Placement: 10, 11
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester (Honors)
    Advanced Algebra II topics include functions, linear equations, systems of linear equations, radicals, laws of exponents and logarithms, sequences, series, matrices, complex numbers, and the application of these skills. This course is for tenth grade students who have mastered the skills of Algebra I and Geometry. Designed for the college-bound student who wishes to continue studying mathematics beyond high school, it is a fast-paced, in-depth course covering one year of material in one semester. Trigonometry analyzes the relationship between the angles and the sides of triangles from an algebraic point of view, as well as graphing functions and identities. Practical application to realistic problems is stressed. This is a state assessment (EOC) course if a student has not taken the Algebra I EOC in high school.

    911011 Algebra I

    Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra (passing both semesters)
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester
    Algebra topics include real-life and real-data applications, data interpretation, conceptual understanding, problem solving, writing, cooperative learning, appropriate use of technology, mental mathematics, number sense, estimation, critical thinking, and geometric concepts are emphasized and integrated throughout. This is a state assessment (EOC Course). Students must be passing current course to take the Algebra 1 EOC.

    911311 Algebra II

    Prerequisite: Full year credit of Algebra I
    Grade Placement: 10*, 11, 12 (*10–Only for those who have a full credit of Geometry in addition to Algebra I)
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester
    Algebra II topics include linear equations, functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, polynomials, rational expressions, radicals, quadratic functions, sequences and series, laws of exponents and logarithms, and applications of these skills. It is recommended for college-bound students. This is a state assessment (EOC) course if a student has not taken the Algebra I EOC in high school.

    911411 Algebra III with Trigonometry

    Prerequisite: Full year credit of Algebra II
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester
    Algebra III begins to lay the basic mathematical concepts for College Algebra or Pre-Calculus. Algebra III analyzes the in-depth study of functions and relations to include: linear, polynomial, logarithmic, exponential and rational functions; the study of complex numbers, systems of equations, matrices, sequences and series, introduction to analytical geometry and applications of these skills. Trigonometry analyzes the relationship between the angles and the sides of triangles from an algebraic point of view, as well as graphing functions and identities. Practical application to realistic problems is stressed.

    911000 AMPED - Algebra Manufacturing Processes Entrepreneurship & Design

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math 8 or Algebra 8
    Grade Placement: 9, 10
    Length of Course: 1 year (2 class periods per day; paired with Algebra I)
    Credit: 2 (1 credit Algebra I, 1 credit Business Entrepreneurship)
    In AMPED, students will design innovative concepts and solutions to solve current and future problems using a number of computer aided drafting and design (CADD) software programs, produce, market and sell products including t-shirts, skateboards, and various group determined projects. Students learn Algebra I and business concept applications, interact with school and community partners and customers while tracking expenses and maximizing profits. All profits are donated to local charities of student choice. This course requires teamwork and the safe use of heat press equipment, power tools and hand tools.

    911633 College Algebra

    Prerequisite: Algebra III with Trigonometry, A or B in Algebra II
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2 (Honors)
    College Algebra topics include nonlinear functions and relations, logarithms, systems of equations, zeros of polynomials complex numbers, sequences, and mathematical inductions. It is designed for the college- bound student who wishes to continue studying mathematics beyond high school. This course can be taken for college credit through Missouri Baptist University.

    911098 Foundations of High School Math

    Prerequisite: none
    Grade Placement: 9
    Length of Course: 1 year 
    Credit: 1/2 per semester
    Foundations of High School Math is intended for students who need additional time mastering foundational math concepts and may not have been successful in middle school math. Topics of study include: rational numbers, real numbers, proportions, ratios, basic algebra and geometry concepts.

    911211 Geometry

    Prerequisite: Algebra I–Semester 1
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester
    Topics include logical arguments and proofs, problem solving, angle and segment relationships, facts regarding various geometry figures, and calculation of perimeter, area and volume.

    902107 GIC—Geometry in Construction

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 Year (2 class periods per day; paired with Geometry)
    Credit: 2 (1 credit Geometry, 1 credit elective–Practical art)
    GIC will provide students the opportunity to immediately apply what they are learning in the classroom to what they are doing in the workshop. This team taught class is organized to take student’s geometry concepts, introduced on math days, and apply them directly to tangible projects shop days. Students learn shop safety, problem-solving, tool use, CAD drawing and CNC operation. Projects will include student created concepts and designs to those introduced by instructors and outside “clients”. Projects, both individual and group, big and small, may include sheds, theater set pieces, props, furniture, classroom makeovers, homecoming floats, guitar bodies, and much more. This class is perfect for anyone interested in engineering, construction, architecture, sculpture, theater set building, interior design, carpentry, and general fabrication. This course requires the safe use of power tools and hand tools, and may require outdoor construction. This course covers all geometry learning standards required for graduation. No previous building experience needed.

    911099 Pre-Algebra

    Prerequisite: none
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester
    Pre-Algebra is the study of skills necessary for success in Algebra I and beyond. Topics of study include: whole number operations, integers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, exponents, solving equations, introduction to graphing/coordinate plane and basic algebra concepts.

    911511 Pre-Calculus

    Prerequisite: "C" or better in Honors Algebra II with Trigonometry or Algebra III
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester (Honors)
    Math Analysis/Analytic Geometry lays the groundwork for the basic concepts presented in Calculus. Topics include theory of equations, the conic sections, statistics, probability, functions, vectors and polar coordinates. The course is the study of plane and solid coordinate geometry and its application to Calculus. Major emphasis is placed on the study of lines, planes and conic sections in three-dimensional space.