High School Mathematics

Integrated Algebra

Algebra provides tools and ways of thinking that are necessary for solving problems in a wide variety of disciplines, such as science, business, social sciences, arts, and technology. This course assists students in developing skills and processes that can be applied to successfully solve problems in different contexts. The fundamentals of algebra, including linear functions and equations, polynomials, and quadratic equations are studied in depth. Coordinate geometry is integrated into the investigation of these functions allowing students to make connections between their analytical and geometrical representations. Measurement within problem-solving contexts, data analysis, and visual representations of data are studied. Elementary probability theory and right triangle trigonometry are also introduced.

Geometry

Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra

This course is designed to employ an integrated approach to the study of geometric relationships. It aims to lead students to an understanding that reasoning and proof are fundamental aspects of mathematics. Students have the opportunity to make conjectures about geometric situations and prove, formally and informally, that their conclusions follow logically from their hypotheses. Integrating synthetic, transformational, and coordinate approaches to geometry, students will justify geometric relationships and properties of geometric figures.

Algebra II and Trigonometry

Prerequisite: Geometry and Integrated Algebra

This course is a continuation of Integrated Algebra and further introduction to Trigonometry. The curriculum is designed to take the students to more advanced mathematical ideas while encouraging them to further develop and refine their quantitative problem solving skills. Topics included are relations and functions, quadratic equations, exponents and radicals, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, and conic sections. The course also includes a study of trigonometric ratios and functions. Successful students in this course may take Pre-calculus as an elective.