Algebra I provides the foundation concepts for high school mathematics. Students will be introduced to algebraic thinking and will use symbols to study relationships among quantities. They will be introduced to the relationship between equations and functions and will receive the tools for algebraic thinking as well as the training to use technology to model mathematical situations to solve meaningful problems. Foundations will be laid for all functions, with emphasis on linear and quadratic.
Geometry provides an opportunity to do geometric thinking and spatial reasoning. The student will study properties and relationships of all geometric figures relating to zero, one, two, and three dimensions and will be introduced to the relationship between geometry & other mathematics with other disciplines.
Algebra II allows students to continue to build on the algebraic skills of analysis of data and the foundations of Algebra I. It shows a connection between algebra and geometry and illustrates how the tools of one can be used to solve problems in the other. The course includes in-depth studies and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices.
Precalculus allows students to continue to build on the mathematical foundations laid in Algebra I, II, and Geometry. Students will use functions, equations, and limits as useful tools for expressing generalizations and as means for analyzing and understanding a broad variety of mathematical relationships. Students are expected to have a good working knowledge of a graphics calculator.