Math & Technology

Math & Technology

Math

411 Algebra 1

H | Grade 9 | Credit 1

This course offers students a solid foundation in Algebra 1. Topics include solving word problems, proportional reasoning, inequalities, absolute values, exponents, polynomials and factoring. This course also presents topics in co-ordinate geometry, rational and irrational numbers. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 or a graphing calculator app for use in this course.

412 Algebra 1

CP  | Grade 9 | Credit 1

This course offers students a strong foundation in Algebra 1. Topics presented in the course include solving equations, proportional reasoning, data analysis, inequalities, absolute value, exponents, exponential functions, polynomials and factoring. The course also includes an introduction to quadratic functions and the quadratic formula. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course. 

403 Algebra 1A

CP | Grade 9 | Credit 1

This course is the first half of a two-year sequence for Algebra 1. Topics include patterns in algebra, algebraic operations, equations, proportional reasoning, statistics and data analysis.

420 Geometry (Honors)

H | Grade  10 | Credit 1

This course emphasizes the relationship of algebra to other disciplines. A strong background in Algebra 1 is required. Topics include an introduction to logic, the study of similar and congruent triangles, polygons, parallel lines and trigonometry. The area, perimeter and volume of two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects are presented as well. The course makes use of the Geometer’s Sketchpad computer program and features a discovery approach to Geometry. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Algebra 1 (412) with a B+ average or Honors Algebra 2 (431)

422 Geometry

CP | Grade 10 | Credit 1

This course offers a comprehensive geometry program that includes logic and proof, polygons, similar and congruent figures coordinate geometry, perimeter, area and volume, and circles. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Algebra 1 (412) or Algebra 2 (432)

413 Algebra 1B

CP – Algebra1B | Grade 10 | Credit 1

This course is the second half of a two-year sequence for Algebra 1. Topics include linear functions, inequalities, absolute values, exponents, polynomials, factoring and quadratic functions, including the Quadratic Formula.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Algebra 1A (414)

430 Pre-Calc

H | Grades 11 and 12 | Credit 1

This rigorous course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement Calculus (AB) course. Topics include the study of
polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and rational functions. Topics in trigonometry and analytic geometry are also included. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Algebra 2 and recommendation of the Mathematics Chair

431 Honors Algebra 2

H | Grade 9, 11 | Credit 1

This course emphasizes the relationship of Algebra to other disciplines. A strong background in Algebra 1 is required. Topics include systems of equations, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions. polynomial, rational and radical functions will also be included. Students must have a TI-83+ or a TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

432 Algebra 2

CP | Grades 11, 12 | Credit 1

This course offers a comprehensive Algebra 2 program. Topics include solving systems of equations, all types of functions (quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic), conic sections, sequences and series. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Algebra 1

440 AP Calc AB 

AP | Grade 12 (or approval of instructor) | Credit 1

This course is a continuation of the Pre-Calculus course. Students undertake a detailed study of Differential and Integral Calculus. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam at the end of the academic year. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Completion of Pre-Calculus (430)

441 Calculus

H | Grade 12 | Credit 1

This course is an honors level continuation of the Pre-Calculus course. Students undertake a detailed study of Differential and Integral Calculus. Students are not required to take the Advanced Placement exam at the end of the academic year. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Completion of Pre-Calculus (430)

445 AP Calc BC

AP  | Grade 12 (or approval of instructor) | Credit 1

The BC course is for students who already have a thorough knowledge of the elementary functions. Students who study for the Advanced Placement BC course also study or review the AB course. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam at the end of the academic year. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Completion of Calculus AB or Pre-Calculus, AP test fee may apply

444 Advanced Functions and Statistics

CP /Statistics | Grade 12 | Credit 1

The course is designed for students who have a familiarity with basic algebraic functions. Topics include the study of quadratic, exponential, polynomial, logarithmic, and rational functions. This course also presents topics in descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics in probability are also included. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Math 422 and 432 or permission of Mathematics Chair

Technology

530 Introduction to Engineering      

H | Grade 9 | Credit 1

This full-year course introduces students to the world of technology and engineering, as a first step in becoming technologically literate citizens.
Additionally, the course helps beginning high school students answer the question, “Why should I study math, science and engineering?” Through this course’s practical real-world connections and hands-on activities, students have an opportunity to see how science, mathematics, and engineering are part of their everyday world, and why it is important to be technologically and scientifically literate. This course is required for those students who wish to complete the STEM Program.

PREREQUISITE:
Enrolled in Honors Algebra 2 (431) and Conceptual Physics (342)

523 Computer Applications

CP | Grades 10, 11, 12 | Credit 0.5

This course provides an overview of computer applications including an introduction to computer concepts, file management, internet skills and communication tools. Students meet daily in the computer lab for hands-on experience. This course develops skills in the basic use of Microsoft Applications and in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

538 Engineering : NASA Curriculum

H | Grades 10, 11, 12 | Credit 1

This project-based course is designed to expand the student’s understanding of the world of technology and engineering. Students are exposed to different fields of engineering while completing projects as part of various size teams. Through this course’s practical real-world connections and hands-on activities, students have an opportunity to use science and mathematics to solve practical engineering challenges. This course is required for those students who wish to complete the STEM Program.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Honors Algebra 2 (431) and Conceptual Physics (342)

544 Computer Engineering   

H | Grades 10, 11, 12 | Credit 0.5

This course provides a hands-on approach to computer architecture and basic networking concepts. Students study internal hardware components for desktop, laptop, and tablet computers. Networking concepts include network topologies, file and printer sharing, the 568b Ethernet wiring standard, and the TCP/IP protocol.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Honors Algebra 2 (431) and one lab-based science course

540 Introduction to Computer Programming

H | Grades 10, 11, 12 | Credit 0.5

This course introduces computer programming algorithms and the structure of programs. Students design, implement, document, and test applications using Java object-oriented programming language. The basic syntax and application of additional programming languages such as C++ and JavaScript, is also discussed.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Honors Algebra 2 (431), one lab-based science course and the Introduction to Engineering course

533 Advanced Computer Applications

CP | Grades 10, 11, 12 | Credit 0.5

This course provides an advanced overview of computer concepts and develops advanced skills in Excel, Prezi, MovieMaker and basic web
design. Students work in-depth with each of these programs to integrate sound and video into various presentations.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Computer Applications or approval of instructon

542 Web Design

CP | Grades 11, 12 | Credit 0.5

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of Web design. Students learn basic development methods and tools used to create websites. This course begins with students using the HTML language to create Web pages. Students then advance to using Adobe Dreamweaver CS6. Upon completion, students have a basic understanding of the entire web development process.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Computer Applications Inventory or approval of the instructor

545 Technology Support

H | Grades 12 | Credit 1

This course requires students to use analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve student, faculty, and staff technical problems. Students develop troubleshooting skills to diagnose and resolve problems for various types of computer equipment including printers, laptops, projectors, and tablets.

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Computer Engineering (544) and approval of instructor

546 Robotics 1

H | Grades 10 | Credit 1

This course studies the hardware and software required to run a robot in both autonomous and guided modes. Students use EasyC and RobotC programming language with both the NXT Lego Mindstorms and VEX Cortex platforms. Students study the functions and use of various robotic sensors. The program includes the development of 21st century skills: teamwork, problem solving, project management, and communications.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion or presently enrolled in Introduction to Engineering (530) and approval of the instructor

547 Robotics 2

H | Grades 11 | Credit 1

This course is a continuation of Robotics 1. It continues the study of the hardware and software required to run a robot in both autonomous and guided modes. Students add the study of the NI LabVIEW programming language on NXT Lego Mindstorms platform and continue the study of RobotC on the VEX Cortex platforms. Students continue the study of the functions and use of various robotic sensors. The program includes the development of 21st century skills: teamwork, problem solving, project management and communications.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Robotics 1 (546) and approval of the instructor

550 Senior Research Project

H | Grades 12 | Credit 1

The senior research project combines research with practical implementation. This course requires the student to complete all steps of the engineering design process to develop a product of her own
invention or innovation from concept to market. The student makes both written and oral presentations as part of this project.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion or enrollment in all courses required to complete the STEM program and the approval of the STEM Coordinator

841 Digital Photography

CP | Grade 11, 12 | Credit 0.5

This course is an introduction to digital cameras and the programs associated with them. Students learn how to compose pictures and manipulate photos using Adobe Photo Shop Elements. They explore elements of art, principals of design and composition while exploring the essential skills of photo editing.

PREREQUISITE:
Computer Applications, successful completion of Computer Applications Inventory or approval of the instructor