Mathematics

Pre-Algebra


Transition to Algebra


Algebra I


Stephanie Cayson

Algebra II


9 and 10
1 Credit
Elective


Pre-algebra serves as a bridge between eighth grade math and algebra. It explores algebraic ideas in an informal way. This course is strongly recommended for the student who needs additional work with elementary math skills.
9 and 10
1 Credit
Elective
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra


Transition to Algebra is an elective course intended to be a bridge between the concrete concepts of pre-algebra and the abstract concepts of Algebra I and Geometry. This course will be activity-based, allowing students to explore and investigate algebraic and geometric concepts to build a stronger foundation of basic skills. Such explorations should emphasize physical models, data, graphs, and other mathematical representations in appropriate situations that facilitate the learning process. This course is designed for those students who have completed Pre-algebra and desire an alternative before taking Algebra I. Transition Algebra is recommended for students receiving 84 or below averages in Pre-Algebra and/or lower than 75% percentile on the 8th grade Mississippi Curriculum Test.

 

9. 10, 11, 12
1 Credit
Graduation Requirement
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra


The Algebra I course will provide opportunities for students to develop and communicate an understanding of algebraic representation as a prerequisite to all higher mathematics courses. Concepts covered in this course include real numbers and their properties, functions, algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, graphing polynomials, formulas, slope, data analysis, probability, and matrix. The use of the graphing calculators will be an integral part of this course. This course is designed to prepare students for Geometry and then Algebra II. Upon completion of this class a student must pass the state Algebra I test. It is recommended that a student entering Algebra I should receive an 85 average in Pre-Algebra, score above 75% on the Mississippi Curriculum Test in eighth grade and score 70% on an entry-level test for Algebra I.

 

10, 11, 12
1 Credit
Elective
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry

The Algebra II course is to serve as an extension of Algebra I with a variety of topics explored in greater depth. This course includes an extension of the study of the set of real numbers and complex numbers. It will continue to provide opportunities for students to become mathematical problem solvers, to gain confidence in their ability to use mathematics, to learn to communicate and reason mathematically, to generate when appropriate, and to make mathematical connections. Technology, especially graphing calculators, is incorporated throughout this course.

 

Geometry


Discrete Mathematics


Probability and Stats


Trigonometry


9, 10, 11, 12
1 Credit
Graduation Requirement
Prerequisite: Algebra I


The geometry Course is the study of two and three-dimensional figures. This course provides spatial sense and reasoning skills. Students will use the language of geometry to communicate an understanding of the properties and characteristics that encompass geometry. Students will also investigate patterns and relationships among geometric shapes.
11, 12
½ Credit
Elective
Prerequisite: Algebra II


Discrete Mathematics is the study of mathematics as it applies to systems that have a finite number of elements. A few of the topics that will be explored are set and binary systems, logic, graph theory, simple games, and the geometry of fractals. Technology will be used when appropriate throughout the course. Discrete Mathematics is usually considered important for potential application to computer science, but is not limited to that area. This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra II. It may be an alternative to trigonometry, pre-calculus, or calculus.

 

11, 12
½ Credit
Elective
Prerequisite: Algebra II


This course is intended for those students who would like to explore more closely the topics of probability and statistics. Probability provides concepts and methods for dealing with uncertainty and for interpreting predictions based on uncertainty. Statistics deepens and builds understanding of the methods of data analysis. Use of appropriate tools of technology should be an integral part of this course. This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra II.

 

11, 12
½ Credit
Elective


The Trigonometry course forms a foundation for later development of Calculus concepts. This course is comprehensive study of trigonometric functions with emphasis on applications. The study of Trigonometry extends algebraic concepts to the exploration of circular and triangular functions with their properties and graphs. The use of scientific or graphing calculators is an essential part of this course. This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II and is a prerequisite for Calculus.

 

Pre-Calculus


Calculus


11, 12
½ Credit
Elective


The Pre-Calculus course serves as a bridge between Algebra II and Calculus. It  will extend students' knowledge of concepts mastered in Algebra II. This course  will increase analysis skills and enhance students' reasoning ability and  mathematical confidence. The use of technology, especially graphing calculators, should be an integral part of this course. This course is designed to prepare students for Calculus.

 

12
1 Credit
Elective (Prerequisite: Trigonometry or Pre-calculus
)

Calculus is the study of the mathematics of change. The major focus is on differential and integral calculus. The use of graphing calculators and other technologies are integral parts of each calculus course. This course is designed for the student who has a thorough knowledge of college preparatory mathematics.

 

       

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