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Mathematics

Pre-Algebra
This course can be taken as a precursor to Algebra I. The course is a combination of a full pre-algebra course and an introduction to geometry and discrete mathematics. Some topics covered include prime and composite numbers, fractions and decimals, the order of operations, coordinates, exponents, square roots, ratios, algebraic phrases, probability, the Pythagorean Theorem, and more. The text Saxon Algebra ½ Homeschool Edition is included.
Consumer Math
This course is designed to enhance understanding of basic, practical math applications. The course focuses on “real life” processes such as budgeting, compound interest, sales tax, small business management, and data processing to teach algebra, geometry, and statistics. The text Glencoe Mathematics Connections Integrated and Applied is included with this course.
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Algebra I
This course covers the following skills: evaluation of expressions involving signed numbers, exponents and roots, properties of real numbers, absolute value and equations and inequalities involving absolute value, scientific notation, unit conversions, solution of equations in one unknown and solution of simultaneous equations, the algebra of polynomials and rational expressions, work problems requiring algebra for their solution, graphical solutions of simultaneous equations, the Pythagorean theorem, algebraic proofs, functions and functional notation, solution of quadratic equations via factoring and completing the square, direct and inverse variation, and exponential growth. The text Saxon Algebra I is included with this course.
Geometry
This course introduces students to the basic theorems of Euclidean plane geometry and their applications, and explores both plane and solid geometric figures. Students learn how to prove theorems by the axiomatic method, and to use these theorems in solving a variety of problems. Students also learn how to accomplish a variety of geometric constructions. The text Mcdougal- Littell Geometry is included with this course.
Algebra II
In this course, students integrate topics from Algebra I and Geometry and begin the study of trigonometry. The course provides opportunities for continued practice of the fundamental concepts of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to enable students to develop a foundation for the study of Advanced Mathematics. The text Saxon Algebra II is included with this course.
Prerequisite: Geometry and Algebra I.
Advanced Math prepares the student for further study of mathematics at the college level through a presentation of standard pre-calculus topics, including substantial new material on discrete mathematics and data analysis. The text Saxon Advanced Mathematics is included with this course.
Prerequisite: Algebra II.
Calculus
Calculus treats all the topics normally covered in an Advanced Placement AB-level calculus program, as well as many of the topics required for a BC-level program. The text begins with a thorough review of those mathematical concepts and skills required for calculus. In the early problem sets, students practice setting up word problems they will later encounter as calculus problems. The problem sets contain multiple-choice and conceptually-oriented problems similar to those found on the AP Calculus examination. Whenever possible, students are provided an intuitive introduction to concepts prior to a rigorous examination of them. Proofs are provided for all important theorems. The text Saxon Calculus is included with this course.
AP Calculus AB

This AP Calculus AB course covers topics typically found in a first-year college Calculus I course and explains topics in differential and integral calculus. This course prepares students to succeed in the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB exam and the subsequent courses. Students will learn calculus by actively becoming engaged with the lectures, readings, animations, activities, and resources in the online textbook. In addition to the online textbook, students will be provided with written materials. Students can progress at their own rate with full comprehension of the course materials. Student knowledge will be assessed by completion of weekly exercises, online tutorials, supplementary readings, homework assignments, chapter tests, and other activities. This course has been reviewed and approved by the College Board to use the "AP" designation.

Course Length: Typically 6 months; students intending to take the AP exam should enroll by early January at the latest to allow enough time to complete the course before the May test date.

Required Materials: Graphing calculator required (TI-89 recommended); although no textbooks are required for Calculus AB, students may find it helpful to use a single variable calculus textbook as a reference book.

Prerequisites: Qualifying math score and completion of Pre-calculus with Trigonometry or the equivalent

AP Calculus BC

This AP Calculus BC course covers topics typically found in a first-year college Calculus I and Calculus II course and advances the student’s understanding of concepts normally covered in high school Calculus. Major themes include differential and integral calculus. This course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC exam. The instructor is the guide for this course, but the student is the learner and will learn calculus by actively becoming engaged with the lectures, readings, animations, activities, and resources in the online textbook and written materials provided. Students can progress at their own rate with full comprehension of the course materials. Student knowledge will be assessed by completion of weekly exercises, online tutorials, supplementary readings, homework assignments, chapter tests, and other activities. This course has been reviewed and approved by the College Board to use the "AP" designation.

Course Length: Typically 9 months; students intending to take the AP exam should enroll by early October at the latest to allow enough time to complete the course before the May test date.

Required Materials: Graphing calculator required (TI-89 recommended); although no textbooks are required for Calculus AB, students may find it helpful to use a single variable calculus textbook as a reference book.

Prerequisites: Qualifying math score and completion of Precalculus with Trigonometry or AP Caluclus AB or equivalent