Algebra I is a foundational course for future mathematics and science courses. This course explores topics using a function approach and seeks to make connections between symbolic and graphical representatives. Topics include simplifying rational and polynomial expressions; solving linear equalities, inequalities, and systems; and solving quadratic equations and inequalities.
Students explore plane figures and their properties in this study of Euclidean geometry. Students study relationships between congruent and similar figures, study and use deductive and inductive logic to understand the structure of geometry, and use technology to discover relationships. Topics include plane figures and their properties, transformational geometry, coordinate geometry, right triangle trigonometry, area, and volume.
Algebra II is a study of functions through algebraic and graphical approaches. This course encompasses the following topics: applications of linear functions, quadratic and polynomial functions, rational expressions, logarithms and exponents, trigonometry, conic sections, matrices, and transformations of functions. Students use graphing technology to discover relationships between symbolic and graphical representations.
Pre-Calculus lays the foundation for the study of calculus. A calculator-based graphing approach is used to explore functions. Using graphs, students find characteristics of graphs such as extrema, domain, range, and limits of the function. Students graph using transformations. Properties of exponential, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric functions are specifically studied. Students explore problems numerically, algebraically, and graphically. The study includes applications of matrices, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.