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Honors

This course of study is for students who are planning to attend a fouryear college. Students in these courses need to purchase a TI 83 Graphing Calculator which will be used all four years.

Geometry-Honors Full Year 1 credit.
Code: 169
Prerequisite: Algebra I teacher recommendation. Students must be independently motivated and able to think, reason, and communicate on the abstract level.
Description: Students will examine the properties of plane figures and the application of basic algebraic skills. The will focus on methods of logical proof using both inductive and deductive reasoning, as well as measurement, inequalities, ratio and proportion, elementary trigonometry and space geometry.

Algebra II-Honors Full Year 1 credit.
Code: 129
Prerequisite: Honors Geometry teacher recommendation. Students must be independently motivated and able to think, reason, and communicate on the abstract level.
Description: Students will extend concepts learned in both Honors Algebra I and Geometry as the apply to systems of equations, polynomial and exponential forms. In addition, students will examine the topics of logarithms, matrices, conic sections, and graphs.

Trigonometry A-Honors 1 Semester 1/2 credit
Code: Sem A 147
Prerequisite: Grade “C-” or better in Honors Algebra II. Students must be independently motivated and able to think, reason, and communicate on the abstract level.
Description : Students will study circular functions, their inverse functions and their applications. They will also examine proving identities, graphing, solution of triangles, and working with vectors, complex numbers and solving patterns.

Calculus B-Honors 1 Semester 1/2 credit
Code: Sem B 138
Prerequisite: Grade “C-” or better in Honors Trigonometry. Students must be independently motivated and able to think, reason, and communicate on the abstract level.
Description: Students will study the basic concepts of calculus, such as the limit, the derivative, the definite and the indefinite integral, etc. Students will spend considerable time on applications such as velocity, area, and volume.

Calculus UConn Co-op A&B Honors Full Year 1 credit
Code: Sem A 139, Sem B 140
Prerequisite: Grade of “C-” or better in Elementary Calculus Honors.
Description: The course will contain topics in the calculus and a study of three dimensional models, sequences, series and differential equations with applications.

College Preparatory

Algebra I-College Preparatory Full Year 1 credit
Code: 123
Prerequisite: Grade of “B-” or better in Grade 8 mathematics (or equivalent), and recommendation of the previous year teacher. Students must be independently motivated and able to think, reason, and communicate on the abstract level.
Description: Students will examine number systems from natural numbers through real numbers; operations using numbers, symbols, and letters; equations, fractions, inequalities, graphs, exponents, as well as problem solving.

Geometry-College Preparatory Full Year 1 credit.
Code: 125
Prerequisite: Grade of “C-” or better in College Preparatory Algebra I.
Students must be independently motivated and able to think, reason, and communicate on the abstract level.
Description: Students will examine the properties of plane figures and the application of basic algebraic skills. The will focus on methods of logical proof using both inductive and deductive reasoning, as well as measurement , inequalities, ratio and proportion, elementary trigonometry and space geometry.

Algebra II-College Preparatory Full Year 1 credit.
Code: 127
Prerequisite: Academic credit in College Preparatory Geometry. Students must be independently motivated and able to think, reason, and communicate on the abstract level.
Description: Students will extend concepts learned in both College Preparatory Algebra I and Geometry as they apply to systems of equations, polynomial and exponential forms. In addition, students will explore the topics of logarithms, matrices, conic sections, and graphs.

Trigonometry-College Preparatory 1 Semester 1 credit
Code: Sem A 135
Prerequisite: Grade “C-” or better in College Preparatory Algebra II.  Students must be independently motivated and able to think, reason, and communicate on the abstract level.
Description: Students will study functions, their inverse functions and their applications. They will also explore proving identities, graphing, solution of triangles, and working with vectors, complex numbers and solving patterns.

Post Secondary

This course of study is for students who are planning to attend either two or four-year college. While three years of mathematics is a graduation requirement, it is strongly recommended that these students who are planning to attend a four-year college should complete all four years of this sequence. Students in these courses need to purchase a TI 83 Graphing Calculator which will be used all four years. Secondary

Algebra I A and Algebra I B Full Year 1 credit.
Code: 149
Prerequisite: Grade 8 mathematics teacher recomendation. Students should be working towards becoming independently motivated and learning how to think, reason, and communicate on the abstract level.
Description: Students will focus on data collection and analysis in the study of first degree equations; as well as interpreting, representing, and communicating solutions in real world contexts via graphs, symbols, numerals, and the written and spoken word.

Algebra I C and Geometry A Full Year 1/2 credit/Sem.
Code: Sem A 153, Sem B 154
Prerequisite: Academic credit in both Algebra I A and Algebra I B. Students should be working towards becoming independently motivated and learning how to think, reason, and communicate on the abstract level.
Description: Students will expand on the algebra and coordinate geometry learned in Algebra I A and Algebra I B. They will elaborate algebraic ideas using geometric interpretations. Students will also examine the topics of polygons, including area, perimeter, triangulation, the Pythagorean Theorem, variation, volume, similarity, and circles. Three-dimensional shapes will be explored as well.

Geometry B / Algebra II A Full Year 1/2 credit/sem.
Code: Sem A 157, Sem B 158
Prerequisite: Academic credit in both Algebra IC and Geometry A or Concepts in Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Students should be working towards becoming independently motivated and learning how to think, reason, and communicate on the abstract level.
Description: Students will begin by exploring the topics of right triangle trigonometry, linear algebra and matrices. Students will also explore algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions within models of real world situations.

Algebra II B / Algebra II C Full Year 1 credit.
Code: Sem A 161
Prerequisite: Academic credit in Geometry B and Algebra II A. Students should be working towards becoming independently motivated and learning how to think, reason, and communicate on the abstract level.
Description: Students will study the topics of trigonometric functions, counting, probability, statistics, linear programming, optimization, and topics from graph theory. Students will examine in more depth than in previous courses various forms of logical argument. They will also use these logical tools are used to explore the concepts of integration and infinity.

Concepts in Mathematics

Concepts in Mathematics 1 and 2 Full Year 1/2 credit/sem.
Code: Sem A 109, Sem B 110
Prerequisite: Grade 8 mathematics teacher recommendation.
Description: Students will study the topics of data collection and analysis, solving of first degree equations, coordinate geometry, and graphical estimation.

Concepts in Mathematics 3 and 4 Full Year 1/2 credit/sem.
Code: Sem A 111, Sem B 112
Prerequisite: Academic credit in Concepts in Mathematics 1 and 2.
Description: Students will examine Algebra and Geometry in real-world situations. They will represent solutions graphically, symbolically, numerically and verbally. Students will also explore functions, the topics of polygons; including area, perimeter, the Pythagorean Theorem, similarity, triangles, and parallel lines.

Concepts in Mathematics 5 and 6 Full Year 1/2 credit/sem.
Code: Sem A 113, Sem B 114
Prerequisite: Academic credit in Concepts in Mathematics 3 and 4.
Description: Students will explore the topics of right triangle, trigonometry, circles, three-dimensional shapes, linear algebra and matrices.

Electives

Math/ESL Sem. A or B 1/2 credit.
Code: Sem. A 103, Sem B 104
Prerequisite: Permission of ESL department and Guidance Counselor.
Description: The course is designed for the non-English speaker who is also weak in math skills. Basic calculations, pre algebraic concepts, and the accompanying English will be stressed. Students will also work with word problems - both solving them and writing them.

Consumer Applications A 1 Semester 1/2 credit
Code: 107
Prerequisite: Two previous credits in Math Department courses.
Description: The course will approach Mathematics from a consumer’s viewpoint. The emphasis will be on topics such as household budgeting and insurance.

Consumer Applications B 1 Semester 1/2 credit
Code: 108
Prerequisite: Two previous credits in Math Department courses.
Description: The course will approach Mathematics from a consumer’s viewpoint. The emphasis will be on topics such as consumer buying, credit, and banking.

Life Skills Math A 1 Semester 1/2 credit
Code: 105
Prerequisite: Two previous credits in Math Department courses.
Description: Life Skills Math provides comprehensive instruction that students and adults need for independent living. Topics include: counting calories, home improvement, using math in sports, adjusting recipes, math and crafts, fractions in the home and spending money.

Life Skills Math B 1 Semester 1/2 credit
Code: 106
Prerequisite: Two previous credits in Math Department courses.
Description: Life Skills Math provides comprehensive instruction that students and adults need for independent living. Topics include: earning money, traveling, watching the clock, baseball statistics, using percent, working with interest, insurance, lawn care and using energy.

Statistics B 1 Semester 1/2 credit
Code: Sem B 144
Prerequisite: Credit in CP Algebra II.
Description: In this course, students will learn how to make reasonable predictions about games, elections, experiments, or other uncertain events. Students will also learn how to draw valid conclusions from information in the news, in science, or from other sources.

Topics in Mathematics/SAT Preparation A&B 1 Semester 1/2 credit
Code: Sem A 133 (for Seniors) Sem B 134 (for Juniors)
Prerequisite: Credit in CP Geometry or Geometry A and Geometry B.
Description: This course is a review of the major topics in algebra and geometry designed to prepare students for the mathematics section of the PSAT or SAT of the College Entrance Examination Board.

Strategies in Problem Solving Sem. B 1/2 credit.
Code: 102
Prerequisite: Grade 11 students who has not met the mathematics graduation standard for CAPT.
Description: The student will learn to compute and estimate, solve problems and communicate their understanding of mathematical concepts. The course will cover the skills tested on the CAPT test for mathematics. This is a Math Credit.


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