• Math Course Information

    Algebra 1 P
    Meets UC/CSU "c"
    Description: The key content for Algebra 1 involves understanding, writing, solving, and graphing linear and quadratic equations, including systems of two linear equations in two unknowns. Quadratic equations may be solved by factoring, completing the square, using graphs, or applying the quadratic formula. Students should also become comfortable with operations on monomial and polynomial expressions. Students learn to solve problems using all of these techniques, and they extend their mathematical reasoning in many important ways, including justifying steps in an algebraic procedure and checking algebraic arguments for validity.


    Algebra 2 P
    Meets UC/CSU "c"
    Description:  Algebra 2
     expands the mathematical content of Algebra 1 and Geometry. Basic concepts of functions and graphs are introduced. Problem solving techniques, real-life and real-data applications, appropriate use of technology, mental mathematics, number sense, critical thinking, decision-making, and geometric concepts are integrated throughout the course. Many new concepts and techniques are introduced that will be basic to more advanced courses in mathematics and the sciences.  Major topics include absolute value and inequalities, complex numbers, quadratic functions, logarithms, arithmetic and geometric series.  An introduction to trigonometry is also included.


    AP Calculus AB
    Meets UC/CSU "c", "g"
    Description:
    Calculus AB is a challenging and demanding course that is primarily concerned with developing the students' understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience 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. Calculus AB focuses on the topics in differential and integral calculus. Broad concepts and widely applicable methods are emphasized. The focus of the course is neither manipulation nor memorization of an extension taxonomy of functions, curves, theorems, or problem types. Through the use of the unifying themes of derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, and applications and modeling, the course becomes a cohesive whole rather than a collection of unrelated topics.

    *Students enrolled in the class are encouraged to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exam. Exam scores, and each college/university will determine eligibility for college credit.


    AP Calculus BC
    Meets UC/CSU "c", "g"
    Description:
    Primarily concerned with developing the students' understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications, Calculus BC is an extension of Calculus AB. The topic outline for this course includes all the Calculus AB topics (see description for Calculus AB) with additional topics such as parametric, polar, and vector functions, applications of integrals, and polynomial approximations and series. The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. As in Calculus AB, broad concepts and widely applicable methods are emphasized. The focus of the course is neither manipulation nor memorization of an extensive taxonomy of functions, curves, theorems, or problem types. Through the use if the unifying themes of derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, and applications and modeling, the course becomes a cohesive whole rather than a collection of unrelated topics.

    *Students enrolled in this class are encouraged to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exam. Exam Scores, and each college/university, will determine eligibility for college credit.


    Geometry P
    Meets UC/CSU "c"
    Description: As an introduction to geometric skills and concepts course, students will explore the relationship among and properties of geometric figures, congruence, similarity, circles, measurement (perimeter, circumference, area, surface area, volume, angle measure), the Pythagorean Theorem, inductive and deductive reasoning, and proof writing.

    Math Analysis
    Meets UC/CSU "c", "g"
    Description: Math Analysis combines many of the trigonometric, geometric, and algebraic techniques needed as preparation for the study of calculus and strengthens conceptual understanding of problems and mathematical reasoning in solving problems. Major emphasis is on functions. Topics include exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, analytic geometry and trigonometry, matrices and determinants, sequences and series, and an introduction to limits.


    Probability & Statistics P
    Meets UC/CSU "c", "g"
    Description:
    Probability & Statistics is an introduction to the study of probability, interpretation of data, and fundamental statistical problem solving. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a solid foundation in probability and facility in processing statistical information. Some of the topics addressed review material found in earlier grades and reflect that this content should not disappear from the curriculum (e.g., measures of central tendency, data display and organization, basic probability concepts). Major topics include counting principles, standard distributions (e.g., normal, binomial), variance, standard deviation, and organizing and describing distribution of data.


    AP Statistics
    Meets UC/CSU "c", "g"
    Description:
    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: 1. Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures form patterns, 2. Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study, 3. Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation, 4. Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses.

    *Students enrolled in this class are encouraged to take the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exam. Exam scores, and each college/university, will determine eligibility for college credit.


Last Modified on September 17, 2015