SSIS Link Handbook Compendium EA Courses & Curriculum ED HS Course of Studies 07 High School Courses 02 Mathematics

02 Mathematics

    The high school mathematics program is intended to provide students mathematical skills required for university study and life in the twenty-first century. The curriculum offers a sequence of foundation courses: Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2/Trigonometry, which prepare students for IB and AP courses in grades 11 and 12 and university study after graduation.

    Algebra 1

    Grade: 9, 10   Length: 1 Year   Credit: 1.0     

    Special Requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator (Preferably Silver Edition)

    Prerequisite: none

    This course covers all standard topics of first year algebra. Topics include: reasoning, properties of algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, graphing of linear functions, polynomials, factoring, solving quadratic equations, graphing quadratic functions, exponents, roots, equations with roots, rational expressions and rational equations. Word problems are used to connect the algebra to a variety of disciplines.

    Geometry

    Grade: 9 , 10, 11   Length: 1 Year   Credit: 1.0           

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1  with C- or above is expected.

    This course introduces students to deductive structure and proofs in mathematics. Students explore and discover geometric relationships and then use these truths to solve problems and create logical chains.  Topics include triangles, congruency, quadrilaterals, polygons, similarity, circles, area of two-dimensional figures, surface area and volume of three-dimensional figures, transformations, geometric constructions, and coordinate geometry. Previously acquired algebraic skills and reasoning are utilized to explore and develop understanding of geometric relationships as well as to solve problems in a variety of geometric contexts.

    Algebra 2/Trigonometry

    Grade: 10, 11, 12    Length: 1 Year   Credit: 1.0                   

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & Geometry with C- or above in each course is expected 

    Special Requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator (Preferably Silver Edition)

    This course covers all standard topics of advanced algebra. Concepts from Algebra 1 are expanded and quadratic equations lead to the complex number field. Functions and graphs are used throughout. Polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions are studied. Further topics include polynomial inequalities, systems of linear equations and inequalities, combinatorics, probability, and trigonometry. Extensive use is made of Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus graphing calculators.

    Pre-Calculus

    Grade: 11, 12   Length: 1 Year   Credit: 1.0              

    Prerequisite: Algebra 2/Trigonometry with B- or above and teacher recommendation is expected

    Special Requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator (Preferably Silver Edition)

    This course is preparation for AP Calculus. It caters to students with a sound understanding of mathematical concepts and a competence in applying mathematical techniques. Topics include: logarithmic functions, rational functions, circular trigonometry, trigonometric functions, vectors, parametric equations, binomial theorem, probability, sequences and series, and introduction to calculus. Students investigate and explore mathematics independently. Emphasis is on a graphical approach with technology playing an extensive role.

    AP Calculus AB

    Grades: 11, 12   Length: 1 year   Credit: 1.0             

    Prerequisite: Precalculus  with B- or above and teacher recommendation is expected    

    Special Requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator (Preferably Silver Edition)

    This university-level Calculus AB course is primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experiences with its methods and applications. The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally. The course generally covers themes of derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, and applications and modeling. Technology is used regularly to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions. Students are required to take the AP exam at the completion of the course.

    IB Mathematical Studies SL, Year 1

    Grade: 11   Length: First of 2 years   Credit: 1.0                      

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & Geometry

    Special Requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator (Preferably Silver Edition)

    This course is the first year of the IB Mathematical Studies Standard Level. It is designed to provide a realistic mathematics course for students with varied backgrounds and abilities. The course focuses on five major concepts: sets and number, linear functions, trigonometry, statistics, and probability.

    This course emphasizes problem solving as well as oral and written communication and reasoning skills. Students will select a topic and begin their written project (2,000 words in length).  Extensive use is made of Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus graphing calculators.

    IB Mathematical Studies SL, Year 2

    Grade: 12   Length: Second of 2 years   Credit: 1.0                

    Prerequisite: IB Mathematical Studies SL, Year 1     

    Special Requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator (Preferably Silver Edition)

    This course is the second year of the IB Mathematical Studies SL program. The course focuses on function and graphs. Quadratic, polynomial, and exponential functions are also studied. Further topics include: basic differential calculus, financial mathematics and formal logic. A written project (2,000 words in length) is a major part of the course. Students are required to take the IB Mathematical Studies SL exam at the completion of the course.

    IB Mathematics SL, Year 1

    Grade: 11   Length: First of 2 years   Credit: 1.0       

    Prerequisite: Algebra 2/Trigonometry with B- or above and teacher recommendation is expected      

    Special Requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator (Preferably Silver Edition)

    This course is the first year of the IB Standard Level Math program. It caters to students with a sound understanding of mathematical concepts and a competence in applying mathematical techniques. Topics include: logarithmic functions, rational functions, circular trigonometry, trigonometric functions, vectors, parametric equations, binomial theorem, probability, sequences and series, and introduction to calculus. Students begin their IB Internal Assessment which is an independent Mathematical Exploration. Emphasis is on a graphical approach with technology playing an extensive role.

    IB Mathematics SL, Year 2

    Grade: 12   Length: Second of 2 years   Credit: 1.0                

    Prerequisite: IB Mathematics SL, Year 1

    Special Requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator (Preferably Silver Edition)

    This course is the second year of the IB Standard Level Math program. It caters to students with a sound understanding of mathematical concepts and a competence in applying mathematical techniques. The course further develops the material presented in IB SL 1 and presents topics of data analysis, differential calculus and integral calculus. Students are required to take the IB Mathematics SL exam at the completion of the course.

    IB Mathematics HL, Year 1

    Grade: 11   Length: First of 2 years   Credit: 1.0                   

    Prerequisite: Algebra 2/Trigonometry with A- or above and teacher recommendation is expected    

    Special Requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator (Preferably Silver Edition)

    This course is the first year of the IB Higher Level Math program. This course caters to students with a strong background in mathematics who are highly competent in a range of analytical and technical skills. The majority of students in this course will be expecting to include mathematics as a major component of their university studies, either as a subject in its own right or within courses such as physics, engineering and technology. Others may take this subject because they have a strong interest in mathematics and enjoy meeting its challenges and engaging with its problems. 

    Topics include: logarithmic functions, rational functions, circular trigonometry, trigonometric functions, vectors, parametric equations, conic sections, binomial theorem, sequences and series, data analysis, and introduction to calculus. Students begin to build their portfolio. Emphasis is on a graphical approach with technology playing an extensive role.

    IB Mathematics HL, Year 2

    Grade: 12   Length: Second of 2 years   Credit: 1.0                

    Prerequisite: IB Mathematics HL, Year 1

    Special Requirement: TI-84 Plus graphing calculator (Preferably Silver Edition)

    This course is the second year of the IB Higher Level Math program. It is a rigorous course intended for students with a high mathematical ability. Required topics include: number theory, algebra, vectors, matrices, trigonometry, probability and statistics and calculus (integration techniques, applications of integration, sequences and series, differential equations, slope fields, Taylor series, and homogenous differential equations). An additional optional topic must also be studied.

    Students are required to complete an independent Mathematical Exploration investigating an area of mathematics at a high level for the IB Internal Assessment. Students are also required to take the IB Mathematics HL exam at the completion of the course.

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