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A.P. Calculus – A,B,C (3 Trimesters)

Pre-requisite:  Pre-Calculus

This course will be a continuation of Pre-Calculus and will include: analytic geometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, limits and continuity, differentiation and application of derivatives, and integration and application of integrals. The objectives and guidelines will meet the objectives set by College Board. Students will be required to take the A.P. exam if they continue with the third trimester.


Algebra Essentials (1 Trimester)

This course covers the essential concepts of Algebra 1 concentrating on the Common Core objectives for linear functions. Students will solve, graph and write linear equations. Students will also solve linear inequalities. 


Algebra 1 - B,C,D (3 Trimesters)

This course follows the content of linear functions and linear inequalities. Students will solve linear systems in two variables both graphically and algebraically. Students will apply the properties of exponents and use scientific notation in order to simply and solve equations. Students will write and graph exponential growth and decay functions, simplify polynomial expressions, factor and solve polynomial equations, and graph quadratic equations. Finally, students will graph and solve square root functions, simplify radical expressions and solve radical equations.


Advanced Algebra 2 – A,B,C  (3 Trimesters)

Pre-requisite: Algebra 1(no term grade lower than B-) and teacher recommendation.

This course follows the content of Algebra 1, combining a review with an in-depth study of quadratic functions in order to solve by factoring, completing the square, using the quadratic formula, and by applying the remainder and factor theorems. Students will extend their understanding of quadratic graphs to analyze the graphs of polynomial functions. Students will also solve rational equations, radical equations, and equations with rational exponents. In addition, students will graph absolute value, square root, cube root, exponential, and logarithmic functions.  Finally, students will be introduced to both trigonometry and statistics objectives for the Common Core Curriculum to complete the course.


Algebra 2 – A,B,C,D  (4 Trimesters over 2 years)

Pre-requisite: Algebra 1.

This course includes all the content of Algebra 2, however it is taught in four trimesters allowing for additional time to master difficult concepts of the Common Core Curriculum.

 

Advanced Geometry - A,B,C  (3 Trimesters)

Pre-requisite: Algebra 1 (no term grade lower than B-) and teacher recommendation.

Geometry explores the shapes in the world around us and relates them to algebra, graphs, constructions, drawings, and measurements. Emphasis throughout is on developing reasoning skills through logic and proofs. Problems refer to a broad range of real-world topics. Tools used are the compass, protractor, and ruler, while calculators are used only during the chapter on trig functions.


Geometry - A,B,C  (3 Trimesters)

Pre-requisite: Algebra 1 and Teacher recommendation

This course is designed for those students who need a slower pace and additional practice to increase their retention of topics discussed. Topics in this course will be from the Common Core Curriculum with a focus on developing reasoning skills through logic and proofs.  Major topics include triangles and their properties, polygons including quadrilaterals, and parallel lines.


E2020 Math –  (1-3 Trimesters)

Individual course may have a pre-requisite.

E2020 is an online learning experience in a lab setting for the independent learner.  Students work at their own pace to complete a course aligned to the Michigan Merit Curriculum to meet the requirements of a traditional Northwest High School Math course, such as Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2.  Instruction, practice, and assessments are all incorporated into the E2020 virtual classroom.  An instructor facilitates and monitors the classroom and provides individual help as needed.  Assignments can be completed outside of the classroom with internet access, however all assessments must be taken in the classroom during the school day.  A motivated and independent learner will be successful in this type of environment.

 

Contemporary Mathematics –  (12) (1 Trimester)

An introduction to concepts and applications of mathematics, with examples drawn from areas such as voting methods, consumer finance, geography, number theory, topology, game theory, and geometry.  Students will discover modern mathematical methods in application of real life problems.  The goal is for students to experience and understand a variety of math topics that are not usually seen in a traditional Algebra course.  Students will learn about the mathematics behind the following topics: various methods of voting and sharing, symmetry, getting around (efficient paths) using Euler circuits, money including annuities and loans, as well as touring using Hamilton paths using a variety of travelling salesman problems.  By the end of the course, students will have developed an understanding for the importance of using math to solve a variety of practical problems.
 

Advanced Trigonometry (1 Trimester)
Pre-requisite:  B in Advanced Algebra 2
Advanced Trigonometry is the study of triangles, the most basic geometric form. An informal style is used for explanations and theorems. The emphasis is on trig relationships and functions, identities, and graphs. Each section contains many real-life applications in the areas of construction, geometry, physics and engineering. The graphing calculator is used extensively.
 

Pre-Calculus – A,B (2 Trimesters)

Pre-requisite: B in Algebra 2 or Trigonometry

This course will give attention to the understanding of concepts and to the refinement of manipulative skills. Some of the topics included will be: Algebra necessary for Calculus, Plane Analytic Geometry, functions and graphs of polynomial, transcendental, and trigonometric functions. The last part of the year will be spent on Trigonometry, and the Calculus topics of limits and derivatives (rates of change).


Trigonometry – A,B  (2 Trimesters)

Pre-requisite:  Geometry and Algebra 2

Trigonometry is the study of triangles, the most basic geometric form. An informal style is used for explanations and theorems. The emphasis is on trig relationships and functions, identities, and graphs. Each section contains many real-life applications in the areas of construction, geometry, physics and engineering. The graphing calculator is used extensively.


Statistics – A,B  (2 Trimesters)

Pre-requisite:  Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2

We encounter data and conclusions based on data every day.  Statistics provides the methods to help us make sense of the overwhelming amount of information that we have.  In this introductory course, we will look at the gathering of data, summarizing and describing it, as well as analyzing and using it for predictive purposes.  Emphasis will be on the use of real data.  Statistical literacy is important to be informed and to make sound decisions.


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