Algebra, Geometry, Calculus

Algebra I        Geometry     Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry        Calculus BC, Advanced Placement
Algebra II Mathematics Lab     Calculus AB, Advanced Placement  

 

ALGEBRA I (ALG I 2520)

Algebra I provides a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students to succeed in advanced courses.  In particular, the instructional program in this course provides for the use of algebraic skills in a wide range of problem-solving situations.  The concept of function is emphasized throughout the course.  Topics include: (1) operations with real numbers; (2) linear equations and inequalities; (3) relations and functions; (4) polynomials; (5) algebraic fractions; and (6) nonlinear equations.

  • Credits: A two-credit course
  • Fulfills the Algebra I/Integrated Mathematics I requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.
  • A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course.

ALGEBRA II (ALG II 2522)

Algebra II is a course that extends the content of Algebra I and provides further development of the concept of a function.  Topics include: (1) relations, functions, equations and inequalities; (2) conic sections; (3) polynomials; (4) algebraic fractions; (5) logarithmic and exponential functions; (6) sequences and series; and (7) counting principles and probability.

  • Recommended Prerequisite: Algebra I
  • Credits: A two-credit course
  • Fulfills the Algebra II/Integrated Mathematics III requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas and counts as a Mathematics Course for the General Diploma.
  • A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course.

GEOMETRY (GEOM 2532)

Geometry students examine the properties of two- and three-dimensional objects.  Proof and logic, as well as investigative strategies in drawing conclusions, are stressed.  Properties and relationships of geometric objects include the study of: (1) points, lines, angles and planes; (2) polygons, with a special focus on quadrilaterals, triangles, right triangles; (3) circles; and (4) polyhedra and other solids.  Use of graphing calculators and computer drawing programs is encouraged.

  • Recommended Prerequisite: Algebra I
  • Credits: A two-credit course
  • Fulfills the Geometry/Integrated Mathematics II requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas and counts as a Mathematics Course for the General Diploma
  • A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course.

MATHEMATICS LAB (MATH LAB 2560)

Mathematics Lab provides students with individualized instruction designed to support success in completing mathematics coursework aligned with Indiana’s Academic Standards for Mathematics.

  • Credits: A one- to eight-credit elective course
  • Counts as an Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.
  • A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course.

PRE-CALCULUS/TRIGONOMETRY (PRECAL/TRIG 2564)

Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry blends the concepts and skills that must be mastered before enrollment in a college-level calculus course.  The course includes the study of (1) relations and functions; (2) exponential and logarithmic functions; (3) trigonometry in triangles; (4) trigonometric functions; (5) trigonometric identities and equations; (6) polar coordinates and complex numbers; (7) sequences and series; and (8) data analysis.

PRE-CALCULUS (2568) includes the study of (1) relations and functions; (2) exponential and logarithmic functions; (3) sequences and series; and (4) data analysis.

TRIGONOMETRY (2566) includes the study of (1) trigonometry in triangles; (2) trigonometric functions; (3) trigonometric identities and equations; and (4) polar coordinates and complex numbers.

  • Recommended Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry or Integrated Mathematics III
  • Credits: A two-credit course (Pre-Calculus may be divided into a one-credit Pre-Calculus course and a one-credit Trigonometry course)
  • Counts as a Mathematics Course for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.
  • A Career Academic Sequence or Flex Credit course.

CALCULUS AB, ADVANCED PLACEMENT (CALC AB AP 2562)

Calculus AB, Advanced Placement is a course based on content established by the College Board. Calculus AB is primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The course emphasizes a multirepresentational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations also are important. Topics include: (1) functions, graphs, and limits; (2) derivatives; and (3) integrals. Technology should be used regularly by students and teachers to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results.

A comprehensive description of this course can be downloaded on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses are intended to be the equivalent to the comparable college level course.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus
  • Credits: A two-credit course, 1 credit per semester
  • Counts as a Mathematics Course for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

CALCULUS BC, ADVANCED PLACEMENT (CALC BC AP 2572)

Calculus BC, Advanced Placement is a course based on content established by the College Board.  Calculus BC is primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations also are important. Topics include: (1) functions, graphs, and limits; (2) derivatives; (3) integrals; and (4) polynomial approximations and series. Technology should be used regularly by students and teachers to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results.

A comprehensive description of this course can be downloaded on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses are intended to be the equivalent to the comparable college level course.  The content of Calculus BC is designed to qualify the student for placement and credit in a course that is one course beyond that granted for Calculus AB.

  • Recommended Grade Level: Grades 11 or 12
  • Recommended Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus
  • Credits: A two-credit course
  • Counts as a Mathematics Course for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas