Math

  • INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA 1/2

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: Must have passed first semester of Algebra 1/2 or equivalent course

    Meets This Graduation Requirement: Either algebra 2 or elective credit for first semester, 2nd semester is 0.5 third year math credit

    Course Description: Everyone understands what it feels like to enter a Math class and feel like you have forgotten some of the previous course work.  If you passed Algebra 1 and don’t feel overly confident taking Algebra 3/4 yet, you may be interested in taking this course to brush up on some Algebra 1/2 skills (such as quadratics and factoring) and get some of the basics of Algebra 3/4 pre-taught. This can be taken at the same time as geometry.

     

    ALGEBRA STANDARD 3/4

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: Passed both semesters of Algebra ½, Department recommends with a C- or better or have taken intermediate algebra

    Meets This Graduation Requirement: Third year math credit

    Course Description: Algebra 3/4 builds on concepts from first year algebra. Students further develop the concept of a function; studying quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions and inequalities. Skills developed include factoring, working with fractions (and complex fractions), using exponents and rational exponents, and working with complex numbers. Students are introduced to topics in sequences and series. This course prepares students for higher mathematics courses, the Smarter Balance assessment, and college entrance exams.

     

    ALGEBRA 3/4 HONORS  

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: Passed both semesters of Algebra ½, Department recommends with a B- or better

    Meets This Graduation Requirement: Third year math credit

    Course Description: Does algebra come easily to you? Do you sometimes wish the class would move at a faster pace? In this class, we will cover the same topics as Algebra 3/4 Standard at a faster pace.  This allows us to also work on Statistics and probability.  This is the math equivalent of an honors class. 

     

    ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE REASONING

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: You must be a senior and have taken both semesters of Algebra 3/4

    Meets This Graduation Requirement: Third year math credit

    Course Description: Are you planning on going to community college?  This course was developed by the area community colleges for seniors that want to be successful in a two year college setting.  If you are interested in different types of math—game theory, “fair” problems, or statistics, then this is the class for you!  This class goes through modules of different types of discrete math that you aren’t introduced to in traditional math courses.  Come try something new and earn a math credit while you are at it!

     

    MATH ANALYSIS

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: Passed both semesters of Algebra ¾, Department recommends with a C- or better

    Meets This Graduation Requirement: Math

    Course Description: Taken after Algebra 3/4 and before Calculus, this course helps you master college Algebra and expands upon the basic Trigonometry learned in Geometry such as right triangle Trig (sine, cosine and tangent may ring a bell).  You will continue exploring the parent functions you learned in Algebra 3/4 (quadratics, cubics, rationals, radicals, etc.) and add sinusoidal functions to the list while introducing the Unit Circle.

     

    UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TRIGONOMETRY

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: Passed both semesters of Algebra ¾, Department recommends with a B or better

    Meets This Graduation Requirement: Math

    Course Description: Taken after Algebra 3/4 and before Calculus, this course helps you master college Algebra and expands upon the basic Trigonometry learned in Geometry such as right triangle Trig (sine, cosine and tangent may ring a bell).  You will continue exploring the parent functions you learned in Algebra 3/4 (quadratics, cubics, rationals, radicals, etc.) and add sinusoidal functions to the list while introducing the Unit Circle.

     

    AP Statistics                                                                                         

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: District Recommendation: Earned a C+ or better in both semesters of Math Analysis or passed both semesters of Calculus or teacher recommendation

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Math

    Course Description:  “58.3% of statistics are made up.” This phrase from the back of a sugar packet sums up this course.  We look at how to collect data, then organize and analyze that information.  We will use data we collect in class, data from media, and other sources.  There are not always right answers—you have to provide the statistics to back up your claim.  If you are interested in going into Psychology, Biology, Social Sciences or Business you will eventually have to take Statistics—take it now instead of later!  

     

    CALCULUS AB (non-AP)

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: Passed both semesters of Math Analysis

    Meets this Graduation Requirement:  Math

    Course Description: Non AP calculus course that serves as the equivalent to two quarters of college calculus. Students in this course study functions, limits of functions, the derivative and its applications, and the integral and its applications. Throughout the year, students work on their logic and reasoning skills in order to solve real-life problems using calculus. In order for students to gain a deep understanding of concepts, students demonstrate their understanding of the concepts graphically, analytically, verbally, and numerically.

     

    AP CALCULUS AB

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: District Recommendation: Earned a B+ or better in both semesters of Math Analysis

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Math

    Course Description: If you are planning to major in engineering, science, or math, this is the class for you.  AB calculus is an AP class that covers the first semester in college calculus.  You will be in a smaller class than at the college level and have the advantage of being able to be involved in the learning process and able to ask questions on a daily basis and grow as a mathematician.

     

    AP CALCULUS BC

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District Prerequisite: District Recommendation: Earned a B+ or better in both semesters of Math Analysis or passed both semesters of Calculus

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Math

    Course Description: If you are planning to major in engineering, science, or math, this is the class for you.  BC calculus is an AP class that covers the first two semesters that will be covered in college calculus.  You will be in a smaller class than at the college level and have the advantage of being able to be involved in the learning process and able to ask questions on a daily basis and grow as a mathematician.

     

    FINANCIAL ALGEBRA

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District: Prerequisite: Algebra 1/2

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Career and Tech Ed or 3rd Year Math

    Course Description:   In this course, you will be gaining knowledge and developing skills that will assist you in understanding how money is used both in business and for your personal well-being. How do you earn money? How do you save money? How do you spend money? How do you safeguard your money? How do you put money to work for you and your future? Topics in the course include:  Employment Basics, Taxes, Banking Services, Buying a Car, Consumer Credit, Independent Living, Preparing a Budget, The Stock Market, Modeling a Business, Retirement

     

    INDEPENDENT LIVING

    Length: Semester (.5 credit)

    District Prerequisite: None

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Eligible for Third Credit Math option* or Career and Tech Ed credit

    Course Description: Preparation for living on your own and making the transition into adult life! This course includes an overview of all of the skills needed to make good decisions about a successful lifestyle. Topics are looked at from a variety of perspectives and include understanding self and others, relationships, human sexuality, careers, housing, and insurance. Consumer issues include budgeting, money management, credit, banking, payroll, investments, income tax preparation and other related financial issues. *To count as third credit in math, this course must be taken after earning 1.0 credit in Algebra 1, 2.

     

    COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 1 AND 2

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District: Prerequisite: None

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Career and Tech Ed or 3rd Year Math

    Course Description: Unlock the mystery of computer programming games. Create your own game in class and undergo beta testing for your first production. Engineer games and courses to challenge the best gamer! Play your way into a high paying job.

    • Game design using Scratch – create, debug and beta test
    • Intro to C# - the gaming program used by industry
    • ROBOTC – Lego Robots are programmed with code to run courses in competition
    • Intro Java

     

    AP COMPUTER SCIENCE

    Length: Yearlong (1.0 credit)

    District: Prerequisite: None

    Meets this Graduation Requirement: Career and Tech Ed or 3rd Year Math

    Course Description:  Recommended you have completed Computer Programming 1 and 2. By the end of this course you will be able to take and pass the AP Java Test. Learn to design and implement computer programs that solve problems relevant to today’s society, including art, media, and engineering. Learn to apply programming tools and solve complex problems through hands-on experiences and examples. Understand core aspects of computer science which you can use to create solutions that are understandable, adaptable, and when appropriate, reusable.

Last Modified on December 26, 2017