Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Middle School Math AB (Grade 6)

A course stressing problem solving with clarity of thought. Topics reviewed include: order of operations, use of parentheses, plotting points on a coordinate plane, identifying attributes of angles, measuring angles, measuring lengths, operations with fractions, classifying geometric figures, and place value. New topics covered include: introduction to integers, estimation with fractions and decimals, profit, use of geometry in real world math, circumference and area of a circle, exponents, solving basic linear equations, angle-sum theorem, perimeter and area of squares and rectangles, basic metric units, least common multiple, and greatest common factor. (10 Units)

Advanced Math AB

Advanced Math is designed to prepare students for Pre-Algebra. Topics covered are fractions, decimals, percents, ratio, proportion, interest, measurement, Geometry, perimeter, area, volume, simple equations, graphs, place value & estimation. Problem solving is also emphasized. (10 Units)

Pre-Algebra AB (Grade 6-8)

Although the title is Pre-Algebra, it can be considered a course in applied arithmetic, pre-algebra, and pre-geometry. It is designed to prepare students for success in algebra and beyond. Emphasis is on solving percent problems, finding areas and volumes of composite figures, computations with exponents and roots, operations with signed numbers, solving real number equations, conversions, ratios, proportions, similarity, coordinate graphing, tables of values, operations with fractions and mixed numbers, basic probability, the Pythagorean theorem, angles and parallel lines. (10 Units)

Algebra 1AB (Grade 7-9)

Thinking, communicating and problem solving is taught using the tools of Algebra. Graphing calculators are required, as technology is an integral part of the course and is used to reinforce many of the concepts. New topics covered include: sets, factorials, rates of change, slopes, equations for lines, compound interest, exponential growth and decay, basic operations with polynomials, factors of polynomials, systems of linear equations, and quadratic equations. The Pythagorean theorem is reinforced as well as ratios, proportions, solving linear equations with rationals, and solving inequalities. (10 Units)

Geometry AB (Grade 8-11)

This course integrates algebra and some discrete mathematics together with geometry. However, geometry is the trunk from which the various branches of mathematics studied in the course emanate. Up-to-date-technology is integrated throughout and students are expected to have graphing calculators with them at all times. The course covers the postulates of Euclidean Geometry, proofs of theorems, Pythagorean theorem, rates of change and slopes of lines, conditional statements, converses, contrapositives, conjectures, planes, rays, angles, parallel lines, area, perimeter, similarity, circles, polygons, geometric solids, and coordinate geometry. (10 Units)

Algebra 2AB (Grade 9-12)

The principles of algebra are continued in preparation for college math or other advanced courses in High School. New topics covered include; sequences; infinite series, variation; piecewise linear graphs; matrices; parabolas; complex numbers; powers and roots of negative numbers; negative and rational exponents; basic trigonometry; logarithms; exponential functions; zeros of polynomial functions; factor and remainder theorems; binomial theorem, and descriptive statistics. Computer and graphing tools are utilized throughout. (10 Units)

Math Analysis AB (Grade 11-12)

A course designed to prepare students for calculus. It covers trigonometry, trigonometric identities, exponential functions, vectors, limits, logarithmic functions and their applications. Algebra II is a prerequisite for this course. (10 Units)

AP Calculus AB

This two-semester course sequence acquaints students with calculus principles such as derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, and applications and modeling. During this course, students will gain experience in the use of calculus methods and learn how calculus methods may be applied to practical applications. This course has been audited and authorized by the College Board to use the "AP®" designation. (10 Units)

AP Calculus BC

This two-semester course sequence acquaints students with calculus principles such as derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, applications and modeling, and sequences and series. During this course, students will gain experience in the use of calculus methods and learn how calculus methods may be applied to practical applications. This course has been audited and authorized by the College Board to use the “AP®” designation. (10 Units)

AP Statistics

This purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts of study design, data collection, data analysis and statistical inference. Topics include an overview of observational and experimental study designs, graphical and numerical descriptive statistics, probability distributions for simple experiments and random variables, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. The emphasis is on developing statistical reasoning skills and critical thinking; computational skill is secondary. Completion of a statistics project is an essential component of the course. Students are taught the use of graphing calculators (TI-83 or TI-84) to handle the computations. Students will also use be introduced to more advanced statistical software in order to learn to read output and interpret data. (10 Units)

Computer and Key Boarding (Grade 6&7)

Students learn touch typing along with basic word processing and computer skills needed to write, save and edit their work. (10 Units)

Computer Applications (Grade 9-12)

A course stressing the use of current popular software programs which include word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and efficient use of the operating system. The course also covers basic and visual basic programming with an emphasis on creating both stand alone applications and macros that can be used with Microsoft Office applications. (5 Units)