
Mathematics:
Department Chair:Mrs. Brenda KidderInstructors:
Ms. Jaime SmallMr. Gregg ErskineMrs. Brenda KidderMs. Mary PinkstonMrs. Jeannette Wilt (http://mrswilt.wikispaces.com)Mrs. Nancy YoderCourses Offered:
0312 PreAlgebra—Academic Support Program (1 credit)
This is an introductory course of prealgebra skills involving problem solving and reallife applications. Course of study will be based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics content standards of PreAlgebra and Algebra. This course will be taught in either an academic support classroom or in a selfcontained classroom. Placement is determined by the IEP team and is based on what would best meet a student’s needs.
3100 Fundamentals of Algebra (1 credit)
This course is designed to enhance skills needed for success in Algebra and subsequent high school mathematics courses. If will focus on numeric, algebraic, and geometric reasoning, data analysis, probability, and problem solving. The student will also be able to communicate his/her understanding of mathematical concepts effectively and make connections with real world situations. Placement will be made by BHS staff in consultation with a students’ parents based upon analysis of student performance on DSTP Mathematics assessments, performance in a student’s previous mathematics courses, and/or a student’s performance on NWEA MAP tests.
3004 Mathematics and Personal Finance (1 credit)
This course teaches students how mathematical skills and knowledge lead to informed decisionmaking in the individual student’s financial life. Students will apply problem solving, statistical analysis, probability, measurement, and data analysis to understand how mathematical skills and knowledge affect the individual’s role in the economy as an employee, business owner, consumer, taxpayer, saver, investor, borrower, and creditor. This course reinforces skills in algebra, geometry, number sense, and numeric operation. Prerequisites: 3 earned Mathematics credits.
3103 Algebra 1 (1 credit)
This course provides a comprehensive foundation of algebraic concepts. Algebraic skills are stressed as well as the study of solving equations and inequalities, absolute value, and graphing on a number line and the coordinate plane. Emphasis is placed on problem solving in a wide variety of areas. Students should have access to a graphing calculator, preferably Texas Instruments TI83+ or TI84. Prerequisites: a final grade of C in PreAlgebra or Fundamentals of Algebra.
3202 Geometry (1 credit)
Geometry is studied as a deductive system relating points, lines, planes, and space. The content includes congruence, inequalities, parallelism, similarity, areas of polygonal regions, circles, surface area, volumes of geometric solids, and basic trigonometry. Students will apply geometric concepts in real life situations. Students should have access to a ruler (standard and metric), a protractor, compass, graph paper, and graphing calculator, preferably Texas Instruments TI83+ or TI84. Prerequisites: an earned credit in Algebra 1.
3203 Honors Geometry (1 credit)
This course covers the same topics as Geometry; however, students must be willing and able to complete a highly academic and intense level of study. Students should have access to a ruler (standard and metric), a protractor, compass, graph paper, and graphing calculator—check with the teacher regarding make and model. Prerequisites: a final grade of B or better in Algebra 1.
3302 Algebra 2 (1 credit)
Algebra 2 continues the skills learned in a first year algebra course using linear, quadratic, and rational equations. Students will also work on solving systems of equations and using matrix mathematics for various applications. Different techniques to solve power and radical equations are also studied. Application problems drawn from typical life situations are a part of the units of study. Students should have access to a graphing calculator, preferably Texas Instruments TI83+ or TI84. Prerequisites: an earned credit in Geometry.
3303 Honors Algebra 2 (1 credit)
This course covers the topics taught in Algebra 2 but with advanced topics included (e.g. series and sequences, discrete mathematics, and logarithms). Students must be willing and able to complete a highly academic and intense level of study. Students should have access to a graphing calculator, preferably Texas Instruments TI83+ or TI84. Prerequisites: a final grade of A in Geometry or a final grade of B or better in Honors Geometry.
3304 Fast Math Algebra 2 (1 credit)
This course covers the topics taught in Honors Algebra 2. Students must be willing and able to complete a highly academic and intense level of study and should have access to a graphing calculator, preferably Texas Instruments TI83+ or TI84. Prerequisites: a final grade of B or better in grade 7 Algebra 1 and a final grade of B or better in grade 8 Geometry.
3306 Algebra 3 / Trigonometry (1 credit)
This course is a continuation of Algebra 2 and is a survey of college algebra for a student preparing for a nonengineering college math. Topics may include permutations, combinations, probability, matrix algebra, linear programming, statistics, and an introduction to trigonometry. A graphing calculator is recommended. Prerequisites: an earned credit in Algebra 2 or Honors Algebra 2.
3307 Statistics and Probability (1 credit)
This course is designed for the collegebound student interested in economics, business, education, psychology, or sociology (social sciences). It is an introduction to collegelevel statistics and probability. The content will include the study of numerical data using distributions, plots, means and standard deviations, and regression lines. Other topics include sampling distributions, confidence intervals, tests of significance, basic probability, odds, and probability distributions. The content will include topics typically found in a college (usually freshman) course in introductory statistics, which is required for most nonmath majors. Students must have access to a graphing calculator, preferably Texas Instruments TI83+ or TI84. Prerequisites: an earned credit in Algebra 2 or Honors Algebra 2.
3401 PreCalculus (1 credit)
This course presents topics in advanced algebra, analytic geometry and trigonometry to prepare students for Calculus or college level mathematics. Methods of solving and graphing higher degree equations are studied in detail. Other topics include functions, exponential equations, logarithms, nonlinear inequalities, conics, and polar coordinates. Students should have access to a graphing calculator, preferably Texas Instruments TI83+ or TI84. Prerequisites: a final grade of B or better in Algebra 2, or a final grade of C or better in Honors Algebra 2 or Advanced Algebra.
3402 Honors PreCalculus (1 credit)
This course prepares students for Advanced Placement Calculus AB and includes topics in advanced algebra, analytic geometry and trigonometry. Methods of solving and graphing higher degree equations are studied in detail, and additional topics include rational and radical functions, exponential equations, logarithms, nonlinear inequalities, and a detailed study of trigonometry. The course requires a graphing calculator, preferably aTexas Instruments TI83+ or TI84, because it will be used on a daily basis both in class and for homework. Prerequisites: a final grade of A in Algebra 2 with teacher recommendation, or a final grade of B or better in Honors Algebra 2.
3403 Fast Math PreCalculus (1 credit)
This course prepares students for Advanced Placement Calculus AB and includes topics in advanced algebra, analytic geometry and trigonometry. Methods for solving and graphing higher degree equations are studied in detail. Topics include rational and radical functions, exponential equations, logarithms, nonlinear inequalities, and a detailed study of trigonometry. Additional topics may include sequences and series, matrices, discrete math, conics, and limits. Students must have access to a graphing calculator, preferably Texas Instruments TI83+ or TI84. Prerequisites: a final grade of B or better in Fast Math Algebra 2.
3501 Honors Calculus (1 credit)
This course is designed for the collegebound student who will encounter calculus in college. The content will include limits, method, and application of differentiation and integration. Students should have access to a graphing calculator, preferable Texas Instruments TI83+ or TI84. Prerequisites: a final grade of B or better in PreCalculus or a final grade of C or better in Honors PreCalculus.
3502 Advanced Placement Calculus AB (2 credits)
This is a college level course that includes the study of the theory of elementary functions, limits, the derivative, and the integral, as well as derivatives and integrals of polynomial, trigonometric, and exponential functions, and the application of the derivative and integral. Students in this course are prepared for the Advanced Placement Calculus AB Examination and should plan to take the exam. This course requires a graphics calculator because it will be used on a daily basis in class, for homework, and for the A.P. exam. Prerequisites: a final grade of B or better in Fast Math or Honors PreCalculus.
3503 Advanced Placement Calculus BC (1 credit)
This is a college level course that includes the study of elementary functions, the derivative, the integral, sequences and series, and elementary differential equations. Applications of the derivative and integral are studied as well as tests for convergence and Taylor series and polynomials. Students in this course are prepared for the Advanced Placement Calculus BC Examination and should plan to take the exam. This course requires a graphics calculator for it will be used on a daily basis both in class and for homework and is also required for the A.P. exam. Prerequisites: a final grade of C or better in Calculus AB
3506 Advanced Placement Statistics (1 credit)
This college level course includes: data displays, regressions, basic probability, experimental design, and hypothesis testing. Students in this course are prepared for the AP Statistics Examination and should plan to take the exam. Students must have access to a graphing calculator, as it is required for the A.P. exam. Prerequisites: a final grade of A in PreCalculus, or a final grade of B or better in Honors or Fast Math PreCalculus, or a final grade of C or better in Honors Calculus.