Mathematics Courses

**NOTE**

The graduation rule R277-700 states the graduation requirement as:

(2) Mathematics (3.0 units of credit) met minimally through successful completion of a combination of the foundation or foundation honors courses, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Secondary Mathematics I, Secondary Mathematics II, Secondary Mathematics III as determined in the student’s SEOP. After the 2014-2015 school year Mathematics (3.0 units of credit) shall be met minimally through successful completion of a combination of the foundation or foundation honors courses Secondary Mathematics I, Secondary Mathematics II, and Secondary Mathematics III.

For a few students, there may be a reason to consider an alternative to Secondary III.  The Board of Education has granted the authority to seek such an alternative to parents through the provision

(a)  Students may opt out of Algebra 2 or Secondary Mathematics III with a written parent/legal guardian request. If an opt out is requested, the third math credit shall come from the advanced and applied courses on the Board- approved mathematics list.

  • Accounting I & II
  • A.P. Calculus 
  • A.P. Statistics 
  • Mathematics of Personal Finance 
  • Modern Mathematics 
  • Any concurrent enrollment course (College course)
  • Math 1010
  • Math 1040
  • Math 1050

Accounting I & II (CTE/AT, MA) 3rd year Math

Students will develop skills beginning with an understanding of basic elements and concepts of double entry accounting systems.  

Skills will include knowledge and interpretation of the accounting cycle, journalizing, ledgers, end-of-period worksheets, closing and adjusting entries, banking and payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, depreciation, and interpreting financial information.  Proficiency in the use of touch electronic 10-key calculator will be addressed.  A beginning skill in automated computer accounting will be stressed and practiced throughout the course of study.  Students will be expected to work on and complete a simple simulation in job-entry manual and automated computer accounting for a period of one month during the course. This course will earn credit towards your third year math credit and can possibly earn college credit. Elective credit that will fill the third year elective credit, but will not fill either or the two consecutive year requirements required for math.

Course Details 

  • Credits: 0.5 Each  (1.0 Credit / Year)
  • Grade: 10-12    
  • Prerequisite: Secondary Math I & II
  • Subject Area: CTE, MA

AP Calculus  (MA)

This is an advanced placement course designed to prepare students for the AP Calculus test for college credit.  It will cover differential and beginning integral calculus.

Course Details 

  • 1.0 Credit
  • Grade: 10-12     
  • Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus (Pre-Calculus curriculum is met through successful completion of Math 1 Honors, Math 2 Honors, and Math 3 Honors). 
  • Subject Area: MA

AP Statistics (MA) 

Statistics involves collecting, representing, analyzing, and processing data.  These activities involve simulations and/or sampling, curve fitting, testing hypotheses, and drawing inferences.  This is an Advanced Placement class.

Course Details 

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 11-12     
  • Prerequisite:  Secondary Math II or III and teacher approval
  • Subject Area: MA

College Prep Math (MA)

College Prep Math formalizes and reinforces concepts from the Secondary Mathematics series to provide students with the foundational skills and understanding prerequisite to College Algebra (1050). Students will reason abstractly and quantitatively while solving linear and quadratic equations and linear inequalities. They will efficiently use polynomial and rational expressions and functions, radicals and complex numbers, and exponential and logarithmic expressions and functions to model and solve mathematical problems. They will explore conic sections and represent parabolic data. Throughout this course, students will make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, use tools strategically, and attend to precision.

Course Details 

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 11-12
  • Prerequisite: Secondary Math III and are college bound OR Secondary Math II with teacher approval and will take Secondary Math III senior year.
  • Subject Area: MA

Pre-Calculus (MA)

This course covers Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, and introduces Analytical Geometry.  This course covers natural numbers, polynomials, rational, algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs.  Trigonometry covers circular and inverse circular functions, their graphs, and their applications.  

It also covers Analytic Trigonometry, with emphasis on the Trigonometry identities and formulas, matrices, probability and basic statistics. 

Course Details 

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 10-12     
  • Prerequisite: Algebra 2
  • Subject Area: MA

Secondary Mathematics 1 (MA)

The fundamental purpose of Mathematics I is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. 

Mathematics 1 uses properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. The final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied. Units will study the relationships between quantities, linear and exponential relationships, solving equations, descriptive statistics, congruence, proofs, and constructions, and connecting algebra and geometry through coordinates.

Course Details 

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 9   
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Subject Area: MA

Secondary Mathematics 1 – Extended (MA)

The fundamental purpose of Mathematics I is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The critical areas, organized into units, deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part  by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. 

Mathematics 1 uses properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. The final unit in the course ties together the algebraic and geometric ideas studied. Units will study the relationships between quantities, linear and exponential relationships, solving equations, descriptive statistics, congruence, proofs, and constructions, and connecting algebra and geometry through coordinates. There are additional units on matrices and vectors.

Course Details 

  • 1.0 Credit
  • Grade: 9th   
  • Prerequisite: At least B’s in Math 8 or Math I teacher approval
  • Subject Area MA

Secondary Mathematics II (MA)

The focus of Mathematics II is on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Mathematics I as organized into 6 critical areas, or units. 

They create and solve equations, inequalities, and systems of equations involving exponential and quadratic expressions. The need for extending the set of rational numbers arises and real and complex numbers are introduced so that all quadratic equations can be solved. The link between probability and data is explored through conditional probability and counting methods, including their use in making and evaluating decisions. The study of similarity leads to an understanding of right triangle trigonometry and connects to quadratics through Pythagorean relationships. Students will develop facilities with geometric proof. They use what they know about congruence and similarity to prove theorems involving lines, angles, triangles, and other polygons. They explore a variety of formats for writing proofs. Circles, with their quadratic algebraic representations, round out the course. Students develop informal arguments justifying common formulas for circumference, area, and volume of geometric objects, especially those related to circles. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. They expand their experience with functions to include more specialized functions—absolute value, step, and those that are piecewise-defined.

Course Details 

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 10
  • Prerequisite: Secondary Math 1
  • Subject Area: MA

Secondary Mathematics II – Extended (MA)

Students in Secondary Mathematics II Honors will focus on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, extend the set of rational numbers to the set of complex numbers, link probability and data through conditional probability and counting methods, study similarity and right triangle trigonometry, and study circles with their quadratic algebraic representations. 

Honors students will also represent complex numbers and their operations on the complex plane, solve systems of equations, prove and apply trigonometric identities, express conic sections algebraically, and solve problems using volume measurements. 

Course Details 

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 10
  • Prerequisite: C or higher in Secondary Math I Honors 
  • Subject Area: MA

Secondary Mathematics III  (MA)

Students in Secondary Mathematics III will pull together and apply the accumulation of what they have learned from previous courses. They will apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data, including using sample surveys, experiments and simulations with an emphasis in randomness. 

They will expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions, culminating with the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. They will expand their study of trigonometry to Secondary include general triangles using the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines, use radian measures Mathematics and extend the domain of the trigonometric functions to all real numbers and model periodic III phenomena. They will use functions and their inverses and geometry to create models and Honors solve contextual problems, including transformations and polar and parametric graphing.

Course Details 

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grades: 11-12       
  • Prerequisite: Secondary Mathematics II      
  • Subject Area: MA

Secondary Mathematics III Honors (MA)

(Currently Not Available)

Students in Secondary Mathematics III will pull together and apply the accumulation of what they have learned from previous courses. They will apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data, including using sample surveys, experiments and simulations with an emphasis in randomness. 

They will expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions, culminating with the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. They will expand their study of trigonometry to Secondary include general triangles using the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines, use radian measures Mathematics and extend the domain of the trigonometric functions to all real numbers and model periodic III phenomena. They will use functions and their inverses and geometry to create models and Honors solve contextual problems, including transformations and polar and parametric graphing. Honors students will also use logarithmic and trigonometric functions, build functions from existing functions, extend the domain of trigonometric functions using the unit circle, and prove trigonometric identities. They will make conclusions using arithmetic and geometric series. Students completing Secondary Mathematics I Honors, II Honors, and III Honors are prepared for Calculus.

Course Details 

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grades: 11-12       
  • Prerequisite:  C’s or higher in Secondary Mathematics II Honors      
  • Subject Area: MA

Mathematics of Personal Finance (MA, FN)

Successful completion of Mathematics of Personal Finance will give one credit of Math Elective Credit and will complete the General Financial Literacy requirement. Course objectives for this class include being able to apply sound mathematical principles in the financial decisions students will make in their lives, and to be prudent managers of their financial resources. 

Students will learn how to set financial goals, manage personal savings and investments and understand the personal consequences of financial decisions. The class will review operations with real numbers, and will use formulas, graphs, tables and charts to solve financial problems. Students will perform simple probability experiments and do probability and statistical calculations. Students will evaluate, solve and analyze mathematical situations that could occur in their lives involving finance. Financial problem solving involving insurance, mortgages, and retirement and estate planning will occur.

Course Details 

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 11-12   
  • Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Secondary Math I & II 
  • Subject Area: MA, FN

CE-College Algebra – MATH 1050 (CE)

This college level class is offered exclusively to students in the concurrent enrollment program offered by SUU.

Course Description

An exploration of the properties and applications of functions and their graphs. Students will construct and analyze mathematical models from a wide variety of fields using appropriate technology. Topics include polynomial, rational, inverse, logarithmic, and exponential functions as well as matrix methods for solving systems of equations. Additional topics may include sequences, series, and conic sections.

Course Details 

  • HS Credits: 1.3
  • College Credits: 4.0
  • Fee: $20 ($5 / 1 Credit)
  • Term: Year
  • Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled at SUU / ACT Math Score of 23 or ALEKS Test Score of 50 out of 100.
  • Subject Area: MA, CE

CE-Statistical Inference – Math 1040 (CE)

This college level class is offered exclusively to students in the concurrent enrollment program offered by SUU.

Course Description

An introduction to the basic concepts and methods of statistical data analysis. Students will summarize and interpret data, evaluate important assumptions, and draw appropriate conclusions based on sample data sets from a variety of disciplines. Topics include descriptive statistics, statistical graphs, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests with one and two samples, correlation and regression.

Course Details

  • HS Credits: 1.3
  • College Credits: 4.0
  • Fee: $20 ($5 / 1 Credit)
  • Term: Year
  • Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled at SUU / Min. Math Grade: C or ACT Math Score of 23 or ALEKS PPL Test Score of 50 out of 100
  • Subject Area: CE