# Mathematics

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117101 & 117102 (Year-long) - ALGEBRA 1
1 Math credit
Prerequisite:  Mathematical 8

The primary goal in Algebra 1 is to help students transfer their tangible mathematical knowledge to more abstract algebraic generalizations. Topics include recognizing and developing patterns and using tables, graphs and equations for both linear and nonlinear functions. An improved understanding of these topics will help students better understand and respond to the challenges of our ever-changing world.  At the conclusion of this course, students take the Algebra 1 End of Course Assessment required by the state of Missouri.

117201 & 117202 (Year-long) - GEOMETRY A
1 Math credit
Prerequisite:  Algebra 1

This course requires students to focus on logical proof and critical thinking when solving problems or evaluating arguments.  There is an emphasis on deductive reasoning and critical thinking. Geometric properties and concepts in both the plane and 3-dimensional space are covered.  Topics include logic and probability, angles and lines, transformations, similarity, triangles, trigonometry, circles, and other polygons.

118201 & 118202 (Year-long) - HONORS GEOMETRY
1 Math credit
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (Grade 8) or Department approval

This course requires students to focus on logical proof and critical thinking when solving problems or evaluating arguments.  There is a strong emphasis on usage of precise mathematical language, deductive reasoning, and critical thinking.   Geometric properties and concepts in both the plane and 3-dimensional space are covered.  Rigorous higher order algebraic concepts are integrated throughout.  Topics include logic and probability, angles and lines, transformations, similarity, triangles, trigonometry, circles, and other polygons.

117301 & 117302 (Year-long) - ALGEBRA 2
1 Math credit
Prerequisite: Geometry

This course continues the exploration of functions which began in Algebra I. Students will analyze functions graphically, numerically, algebraically and investigate how these functions can be used to represent real world data. Functions that will be studied include linear, quadratic, absolute value, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic. This course is not recommended for students planning to pursue a career in a STEM or Business field.

117401 & 117402 (Year-long) - ALGEBRA 2 WITH TRIGONOMETRY
1 Math credit
Prerequisite: Geometry or Department approval

This course, which covers second year algebra topics, and trigonometry is designed for highly mathematically capable students interested in pursuing STEM professions. The focus is on the analysis and understanding of mathematical relations and functions. Students will analyze linear, quadratic, absolute value, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions graphically, numerically, and algebraically. Purchase of a graphing calculator is strongly recommended.

118401 & 118402 (Year-long) - HONORS ALGEBRA 2 WITH TRIGONOMETRY
1 Math credit
Prerequisite:  Honors Geometry or Department approval

This course, which covers second year algebra topics and trigonometry is designed for highly mathematically capable students interested in pursuing STEM professions.  The focus is on the analysis and understanding of mathematical relations and functions.  Students will analyze linear, quadratic, absolute value, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions graphically, numerically, and algebraically.  Purchase of a graphing calculator is strongly recommended. A weighted grade is given.

117410 - TRIGONOMETRY (Semester Only)
½ Math credit
Prerequisite: Algebra 2

In this course, classical right triangle trigonometry will be studied along with trigonometric identities and equations, the laws of sines and cosines, graphs and properties of the trigonometric functions and their inverses. Trigonometry will be defined using the unit circle approach and a graphical approach will be utilized throughout with an emphasis on solving application problems.  This course is recommended for students who have successfully completed Algebra 2 and want additional preparation for standardized tests and college level mathematics. This course is also available as a completely virtual/online course.  Students who are interested should contact their counselor regarding the process for enrolling in an online course.

117601 & 117602 (Year-long) - COLLEGE ALGEBRA
1 Math credit
Prerequisite:  Algebra 2 with Trigonometry or Department approval

This is a standard course in College Algebra that students may take in order to earn college credit through the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Topics include linear, quadratic, and rational equations and inequalities, the algebra and graphs of functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic, systems of equations, and sequences and series. This course is designed to fulfill one of the college mathematics requirements for students planning to earn either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.

117701 & 117702 (Year-long) - PRE-CALCULUS
1 Math credit
Prerequisite:  Algebra 2 with Trigonometry

This course is designed to prepare students for college level mathematics.  Students will describe, analyze, and graph basic algebraic and transcendental functions. Students will also study sequences, series, probability, conic sections, and be introduced to the concept of limits.  This class may be offered for college credit through University of Missouri - St. Louis.

118701 & 118702 (Year-long) - HONORS PRE-CALCULUS
1 Math credit
Prerequisite:  Honors Algebra 2 with Trigonometry or Department approval

This course is designed to prepare students for a calculus course during high school.  The content consists of traditional pre-calculus topics, but the emphasis of the course is on the underlying structure of mathematics.  Students will study, analyze, and apply basic algebraic and transcendental functions. A weighted grade is given.

117900 - STATISTICS (Semester Only)
½ Math credit
Prerequisite: Algebra 2

In this introductory course, students will collect data and use statistics as tools to recognize and examine the basic principles of describing and presenting data to reach reasonable conclusions.  Students will explain the role of probability in statistics, analyze and compare various sampling distributions for both discrete and continuous random variables, and compute confidence intervals.  The presentation, use, and interpretation of data, probability, sampling, correlation, and use of statistical software will be applied to current events and student directed investigations. This course is also available as a completely virtual/online course.  Students who are interested should contact their counselor regarding the process for enrolling in an online course.

119801 & 119802 (Year-long) - AP CALCULUS AB
1 Math credit
Prerequisite: Honors Pre-Calculus or Pre-Calculus with department approval

This is an honors course that emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus through the exploration of limits, differentiation, integration and many applications within these areas.  In this course students will study in depth situations involving change and accumulation using descriptive, analytical, numerical and graphical approaches.  This course prepares students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Calculus AB examination which fulfills the requirements for Calculus I and follows the syllabus approved by the AP Audit. A weighted grade is given.

119851 & 119852 (Year-long) - AP CALCULUS BC
1 Math credit
Prerequisite: Honors Pre-Calculus

This is an honors course that emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus through the exploration of limits, differentiation, integration, series, parametric functions, polar functions and many applications within these areas.  In this course students will study in depth situations involving change and accumulation using descriptive, analytical, numerical and graphical approaches. This course prepares students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Calculus BC examination which fulfills the requirements for Calculus I and Calculus II and follows the syllabus approved by the AP Audit. A weighted grade is given.

119901 & 119902 (Year-long) - AP STATISTICS
1 Math credit
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 with Trigonometry

This Advanced Placement course is for students who wish to complete the equivalent to an introductory, non-calculus based, college course in statistics. Students gain experience in four broad themes: exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. This course prepares students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Statistics examination and follows the College Board's recommended syllabus. A weighted grade is given.  This course is also available as a completely virtual/online course. Students who are interested should contact their counselor regarding the process for enrolling in the online course.

037310 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
½ Math credit
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to provide students with a solid introduction to programming language.  The course will provide students with a base of fundamentals in software development.  Emphasis is placed on the development of problem solving algorithms and logic.  Students learn to develop real life applications that involve the prerequisite to the AP Computer Science course. This course may be taken for high school math credit; however, some colleges/universities may not accept computer science courses as a way to fulfill their admissions requirements. If a student wishes to take this course for high school math credit, the student and parent/guardian will be asked to sign a form acknowledging that the credit may not satisfy college/university admission standards. Students may utilize up to 1.0 credit of district-approved computer science courses to fulfill high school graduation requirements.

039321 & 039322 (Year-long) - AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A