MATHEMATICS
Course #
3017/3018
3063/3064 3061/3062 3065/3066 3081/3082 3101/3102 3103/3104 3073/3074 3111/3112 3121/3122 9211A/9212A 9311A/9312A 3131/3132 3123/3124 9211B/9212B 9311B/9312B 9211C/9212C 9211D/9212D 3005/3006 3125/3126 
Course Title
Algebra Foundations
Online Algebra Algebra 1 Algebra Extension Geometry and Trigonometry Algebra 2 Algebra 2 and Precalculus Advanced Placement Statistics College Math Precalculus IB Mathematics SL I IB Mathematical Studies SL I Advanced Placement Calculus AB Mathematics for the Trades I IB Mathematics SL II IB Mathematical Studies SL II IB Mathematics for HL I IB Mathematics for HL II Algebra Foundations Extensions Advanced Placement Calculus BC 

The understanding of mathematics is important for each citizen as everyday functions become more complex. Solving mathematical problems challenges students to apply their understanding in a new or complex situation, to exercise their basic skills, and to see mathematics as a way of finding answers to the problems they encounter in and outside the classroom. Students become better mathematicians through practice of the skills used in class, thus daily students will be asked to complete problems to show their progress and understanding.
IMPORTANT NOTES AND RECOMMENDATIONS Howard Suamico School District requires three (3) credits of math for high school graduation. Students anticipating a posthigh school education (4year college, 2year college, technical college), it is our recommendation that they take a course structure through Algebra 2. It is the philosophy of the Math Department that a calculator is one of the many tools available to today’s Math students, however, as with any tool, the student must learn not only how to use it, but when to use it. The instructor of each course is responsible for helping students to identify when a calculator is an appropriate tool for the problem at hand, and when it is not. Even for a course that requires a calculator, there may be topics where its use will not be allowed. In our class sequence, a scientific calculator is required for Foundations of Algebra through Geometry. A graphing calculator is recommended in the following courses, with the recommended calculator listed: Algebra 2, IB Math Studies, IB Math SL/HL, TI84 is recommended. (The TI89 graphing calculator is prohibited on IB exams). AP Stats and AP Calculus: TI89 recommended, but TI 84 Plus is acceptable. A student enrolled in Algebra Foundations, Algebra 1 and Geometry will follow the guidelines below in order to earn credit or advancement to the next sequential course.
SUMMER ACADEMY:
ALGEBRA 1: Prerequisite: B+ or better in Algebra Foundations Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Year/ 1 credit Algebra is the language of mathematics. Through the use of variables and functions, mathematical models can be built which are essential to personal, scientific, economic, social, medical, artistic, and civic fields of inquiry. In Algebra 1 the student will discover, describe, and generalize simple and complex patterns and relationships. Algebra 1 provides the fundamental mathematical background for more advanced courses in mathematics. The course consists of three main topics: (1) Solving equations and inequalities, (2) the arithmetic of polynomials, and (3) graphing. Any calculator may be used with teacher consent. For best results, the mathematics department recommends a grade of C or better to go on to Geometry and Trigonometry ACCELERATED GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed Algebra 1 with a B or better. A scientific calculator is required. Grade 912 Geometry is a study of figures and deductive thinking with an introduction to basic trigonometry. Geometry and Trigonometry meets the prerequisite for Algebra 2. For best results, the mathematics department recommends a grade of C+ or better to go on to Algebra 2. ALGEBRA Second Semester Concepts Grade 912 Algebra is the language of mathematics. Through the use of variables and functions, mathematical models can be built which are essential to personal, scientific, economic, social, medical, artistic, and civic fields of inquiry. In Algebra 1 the student will discover, describe, and generalize simple and complex patterns and relationships. Algebra 1 provides the fundamental mathematical background for more advanced courses in mathematics. The course consists of three main topics: (1) Solving equations and inequalities, (2) the arithmetic of polynomials, and (3) graphing. A graphing calculator may be used with teacher consent. For best results, the mathematics department recommends a grade of C or better to go on to Geometry and Trigonometry. This will be a course offered to students who need additional assistance in Algebra 1 in order to go onto Geometry and Trigonometry. 3017/3018 ALGEBRA FOUNDATIONS Prerequisite: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Year/ 1 credit Algebra Foundations is a course designed to teach basic mathematical computations preAlgebra concepts. With successful completion of a C or better, students will be able to proceed to Algebra. Any calculator may be used with teacher consent. 3005/3006 Algebra FOUNDATIONS EXTENSIONS Prerequisite: None Grades: 9, 10. 11, 12 Year/ 1 credit Foundations Extension is a course to be enrolled in concurrently with Algebra Foundations. The intention of the course is to offer a support system for students who struggle with mathematics. The course will consist of review and preview of the concepts of Algebra Foundations. This course counts as an elective and not math credit. 3063/3064 ONLINE ALGEBRA Prerequisite: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Year/ 1 credit This Algebra 1 course will be offered online in a classroom setting with the assistance of a teacher every day. Students work at their own pace during each chapter to learn the concepts and use online resources along with paper and pencil tests and assignments to monitor progress and understanding. It is important to understand that learning online can be challenging, but rewarding. You should be motivated to learn, willing to ask questions and be a selfstarter. 3061/3062 ALGEBRA 1 Prerequisite: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Year/ 1 credit Algebra is the language of mathematics. Through the use of variables and functions, mathematical models can be built which are essential to personal, scientific, economic, social, medical, artistic, and civic fields of inquiry. In Algebra 1 the student will discover, describe, and generalize simple and complex patterns and relationships. Algebra 1 provides the fundamental mathematical background for more advanced courses in mathematics. The course consists of three main topics: (1) Solving equations and inequalities, (2) the arithmetic of polynomials, and (3) graphing. Any calculator may be used with teacher consent. For best results, the mathematics department recommends a grade of C or better to go on to Geometry and Trigonometry. 3065/3066 ALGEBRA EXTENSION Prerequisite: None Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Year/ 1 credit Algebra Extension is a course to be enrolled in concurrently with Algebra 1. The intention of the course is to offer a support system for students who struggle with mathematics. The course will consist of review and preview of the concepts of Algebra 1. This course counts as an elective and not math credit. 3081/3082 GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY Prerequisite: Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors having completed Algebra 1 With a C or better.. *A scientific calculator is required. Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Year/ 1 credit Geometry is a study of figures and deductive thinking with an introduction to basic trigonometry. Geometry and Trigonometry meets the prerequisite for Algebra 2. For best results, the mathematics department recommends a grade of C or better to go on to Algebra 2. 3101/3102 ALGEBRA 2 Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry and Trigonometry with a C or better . *A Texas Instruments graphing calculator is required, the TI84 Plus. See above information about the calculators used in other classes. Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Year/ 1 credit Algebra 2 is a companion course to Algebra 1 and has similar aims. After a review of basic material from earlier work in Algebra, students study polynomial functions, graphing transformations, complex numbers, logarithms and exponents, and trigonometry. For best results, the mathematics department recommends a grade of B or better to go on to Precalculus. 3103/3104 ALGEBRA 2 and PRECALCULUS Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry and Trigonometry with a B or better . *A Texas Instruments graphing calculator is recommended, the TI84 Plus See above information about the calculators used in other classes. Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Year/2 credit This will be a block class, containing the content from both Algebra 2 and Precalculus, throughout the entire school year. Algebra 2 is a companion course to Algebra 1 and has similar aims. After a review of basic material from earlier work in Algebra, students study polynomial functions, graphing transformations, complex numbers, logarithms and exponents, and trigonometry. For best results, the mathematics department recommends a grade of B or better to go on to Precalculus. Precalculus is designed to prepare students to take a college level calculus course. Topics include probability, polynomial equations, graphing, exponents, logarithms, trigonometry, conics, sequences, and series. For best results, the mathematics department recommends a grade of B or better to go on to Advanced Placement Calculus AB. 3073/3074 ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS Prerequisite: Open to students who have completed Algebra 2 with a grade of at least a “B” both semesters and teacher recommendation. A Graphing calculator is required. Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Year/ 1 credit Weighted Grading Advanced Placement Statistics is designed for those students who have successfully completed Algebra 2 with a B or better. The course content will follow the College Board’s Advanced Placement standards as stated in its AP syllabus for Statistics. Students, at the conclusion of this course, will be able to take the AP exam (fee charged) for potential college placement and/or credit. A Texas Instruments graphing calculator is required (TI83/84/89). 3111/3112 COLLEGE MATH Prerequisite: Algebra 2. A scientific calculator is required. Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12 Year/ 1 credit College Math is designed to help students make the transition from high school math courses to college work. Students study linear and quadratic functions, polynomial functions, complex numbers, logarithms, exponents, rational functions, irrational functions, conics, sequences and series, probability, and trigonometric functions 3121/3122 PRECALCULUS Prerequisite: Algebra 2 with a minimum grade of “B” both semesters. A scientific calculator is required *A Texas Instruments Graphing calculator (TI84 for future calculus students) is recommended Grades: 10, 11, 12 Year/ 1 credit Precalculus is designed to prepare students to take a college level calculus course. Topics include probability, polynomial equations, graphing, exponents, logarithms, trigonometry, conics, sequences,and series. For best results, the mathematics department recommends a grade of B or better to go on to Advanced Placement Calculus AB. 3131/3132 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS AB Prerequisite: Utilizes a graphing calculator, B or better in Precalculus Grades: 11, 12 Year/ 1 credit Weighted Grading AP Calculus is designed for those students who have successfully completed Precalculus with a B or better average. The course content will follow the College Board’s Advanced Placement standards as stated in its AP syllabus for Calculus. Students, at the conclusion of this course, will be able to take the AP exam (fee charged) for potential college placement and/or credit. 3135/3136 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS BC Prerequisite: Utilizes a graphing calculator, C or better in Calculus AB Grades 11, 12 Year/ 1 credit Weighted Grading AP Calculus BC is designed for those students who have successfully completed AP Calculus AB with a C or better average. The course content will follow the College Board’s Advanced Placement standards as stated in its BC syllabus for Calculus. Students, at the conclusion of this course, will be able to take the AP exam (fee charged) for potential college placement and/or credit in both first semester Calculus and second semester Calculus. 3123/3124 MATHEMATICS FOR THE TRADES I
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 Scientific calculator is recommended Grade: 12 Year/1 credit…Transcribed SENIOR ONLY course. This course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, trigonometry, integers, algebraic equations, word problems, and practical plane geometry. This course is a transcribed course with NWTC. Students enrolled in this course are concurrently enrolled at NWTC and can earn NWTC credit for the class. The following programs at NWTC require students to take Mathematics for the Trades I: Wood Techniques, Electrical Power Distribution, Machine Tool Operation, Welding, Industrial Mechanic, Gas Utility Construction and Service, Machine Tool Techniques, CNC Technician, and Power Engineering and Boiler Operator. 9211A/9212A IB MATHEMATICS SL I
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry and Algebra 2. A Graphing calculator (TI84 Plus) is required Grade 11 (This is a twoyear course covering Junior and Senior year) Year/ 1 credit Weighted Grading Mathematics Standard Level is a two year course for juniors and seniors who have prior knowledge of fundamental mathematical concepts. Students taking this course are expected to be prepared with the skills necessary to accurately apply basic mathematical techniques. Students entering this course should understand it is a program that will focus on introducing important mathematical concepts through the development of mathematical techniques. The course will introduce candidates to these concepts in a logical way so they will be able to transfer and communicate their mathematical knowledge in a variety of contexts. After a basic review of skills from previous courses, students will study: algebra, functions and equations, circular functions and trigonometry, vectors, statistics and probability, and calculus. IBrequired assessments include an internal portfolio based on two types of tasks, mathematical investigation and mathematical modeling. 9211B/9212B IB MATHEMATICS SL II Prerequisite: IB Mathematics SL I OR PreCalculus. A Graphing calculator (TI84 Plus) is required Grade: 12 Year/ 1 credit Weighted Grading IB Mathematics SL II is a continuation of IB Mathematics SL I. This course aims to engage and stimulate students’ thinking about mathematics and the mathematical processes used throughout mathematics. Students will develop patience and persistence as they work through mathematical applications. Mathematics SL will provide them with an opportunity to present mathematical knowledge that is organized, generalized, and clearly communicated. IB required assessments include an internal portfolio based on two types of tasks, mathematical investigation and mathematical modeling and two written examinations in May. 9311A/9312A IB MATHEMATICAL STUDIES SL I Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry. A Graphing calculator (TI84 Plus) is required. Grade: 11 (This is a twoyear course covering Junior and Senior year) Year/ 1credit Weighted Grading IB Mathematical Studies SL I is designed for IB students with varied backgrounds and mathematical abilities, who have successfully completed Geometry. Mathematical Studies is designed to build confidence and encourage an appreciation of mathematics in students who do not anticipate a need for mathematics in future studies. In addition, this course is designed to get students to think about mathematics in a global context and become mathematicallyinclined thinkers. After a basic review of skills from previous courses, students will study: numbers and Algebra; descriptive stats; sets, logic and probability; functions; statistical applications; advanced geometry and trigonometry; mathematical models; and introductory differential calculus. Students will also be introduced to the IB required assessments during this course including the internal assessment project and the external assessment consisting of two written examinations. Graphing calculators (preferably the TI84) will be used extensively in this course. 9311B/9312B IB MATHEMATICAL STUDIES SL II Prerequisite: Successful completion of IB Mathematical Studies SL I OR Geometry A Graphing calculator (TI84 Plus) is required Grade: 12 Year/ 1 credit Weighted Grading IB Mathematical Studies SL II is a continuation of IB Mathematical Studies SL I. This course will cover and expand upon topics including numbers and Algebra; descriptive stats; sets, logic and probability; functions; statistical applications; advanced geometry and trigonometry; mathematical models; and introductory differential calculus. As students become more confident in their mathematical understanding, they will be asked to complete the IB internally assessed project on a topic of their choice (started in IB Mathematical Studies SL I). Topics from IB Mathematical Studies SL I will be reviewed as students continue to expand their mathematical thinking and creativity while preparing for the IB external assessment consisting of two written examinations in May. Seniors who did not complete IB Mathematical Studies I are allowed to take this class to gain additional math experience and credit but will not be allowed to sit for the IB examination in May. 9211C/9212C IB MATHEMATICS HL I Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry and Algebra 2 A Graphing calculator (TI84 Plus) is required Grade: 11 (this is a twoyear course covering junior and senior year) Year/ 1 credit Weighted Grading Mathematics High Level is a two year course for juniors and seniors who have prior knowledge of fundamental mathematical concepts. This course caters for students with a good background in mathematics who are competent in a range of analytical and technical skills. The majority of these students will be expecting to include mathematics as a major component of their university studies, either as a subject in its own right or within courses such as physics, engineering and technology. Others may take this subject because they have a strong interest in mathematics and enjoy meeting its challenges and engaging with its problems. IBrequired assessments include an internal mathematical exploration based on a student choice topic. 9211D/9212D IB MATHEMATICS HL II Prerequisite: Successful completion of Mathematics HL I or PreCalculus A Graphing calculator (TI84 Plus) is required Grade: 12 Year/ 1 credit Weighted Grading IB Mathematics HL II is a continuation of IB Mathematics HL I. This course aims to engage and stimulate students’ thinking about mathematics and the mathematical processes used throughout mathematics. Students will develop patience and persistence as the work through mathematical applications. Mathematics HL will provide them with an opportunity to present mathematical knowledge that is organized, generalized, and clearly communicated. IB required assessments include an internal mathematical exploration based on a student choice topic and two written examinations in May. 