This course will help students explore, develop, and practice skills required to think critically and analyze content at the 8th-grade level. Students will be asked to use what they already learned in 7th grade and build on it to learn new concepts that further their mathematical understanding.
Algebra 1 Common Core formally develops 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 Number & Quantity, Algebra, Functions, and Statistics.
This course is an extension of Algebra 1 and Geometry. Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over a set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms.
This course covers material in college-level precalculus. The class is designed to help students “see the math” by focusing on visualization, early introduction to functions, and making connections between math concepts and the real world. Pre-calculus builds upon students’ understanding of various aspects of functions and expands their knowledge of trigonometric functions, all while helping them make connections between geometry and algebra.
The Calculus course is designed to give students the skills to use calculus in sciences, social sciences, and business applications. It also provides an excellent foundation for further work in calculus. Topics to be studied include limits and derivatives of functions, definite and indefinite integrals, simple differential equations, and applications of these techniques in solving related rates of change, optimization, volumes of revolution, and exponential growth.