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Intro to Geometry
307
10-12
2
1
This course is designed to give students a practical overview of the basic mathematical principles of geometry including angles, segments, area, volume, surface area, triangles, and other polygons. This course will visit ideas from both a 2D perspective as well as visit concepts in 3D and connect these principles to the students’ everyday lives. This course is not approved for NCAA credit.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have at least one of the following:
● Completion of Algebra 1 Part B
● Teacher recommendation for students from Algebra 1 w/ Lab
● A composite score of Basic or Below Basic on the Algebra 1 Keystone exam
Honors Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry
314
10-12
2
1
This course explores polynomials, trigonometry, logarithms, and exponentials and their functional characteristics. Students will develop both algebraic and graphic support for their answers. Graphing calculators will be used in class daily and for homework assignments. Students will need to purchase their own TI-83, TI-84, or equivalent. PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● A final grade of a B or better in Advanced Algebra II.
● Composite score of Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I Keystone.
College Algebra
321
11-12
2
1
Students will build an understanding of algebra through real world problems with data and technology. Skill building and concept understanding are layered and integrated throughout the course. Students will shift from learning discrete mechanical rules to exploring how algebra is used in the social and physical sciences. Concepts covered will include linear functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, rational functions, radical functions, quadratic functions, and polynomial functions.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● Intermediate Concepts Algebra or D in Algebra II.
● Composite score of Basic, Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I Keystone. Or;
● Teacher recommendation.
Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry
322
10-12
2
1
This course explores polynomials, trigonometry, logarithms, and exponentials and their functional characteristics. Students will develop both algebraic and graphic support for their answers. Graphing calculators will be used in class daily and for homework assignments. Students will have access to a graphing calculator in their classroom but it is strongly recommended that they have access to a TI-84 Plus at home. College credit (3 cr) is available for this course (Pre-Calculus) through Carlow University. Click h ere for more information on Dual Enrollment.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● A final grade of a C or better in Algebra II.
● Composite score of Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I Keystone. Or;
● Teacher recommendation.
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