Introduction to Algebra

M10011-M10012

This course is an entry-level class designed for students beginning the study of high school mathematics. It will focus on basic algebra and geometry skills and concepts. Topics include graphing, modeling, and solving linear equations. This course will solidify a basic math background and serve as a springboard into the Algebra 1 course the following year. – Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Survey of Math Topics

M16011, M16012

Survey of Math Topics is designed for students who have not mastered a large variety of mathematic concepts in a traditional setting. Survey of Math Topics is for students at risk due to previous academic performance and/or experiences. This course will allow students to focus on the skills and concepts of the mathematics that they have not mastered. The subject material will vary from Pre-Algebra concepts up to Algebra 2 concepts based on the learning gaps of the student. The goal of this course is to assist the student in transitioning into a current District 203 Mathematics course. – IC Approval
Level: 9,10,11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Algebra 1

M19011-M19012

This course is designed to emphasize the operations of arithmetic through the generalized use of variables to represent quantities. Topics include solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations, quadratics, sequences, exponential functions, families of functions, and elementary data analysis. This is a beginning course in algebra and is fundamental in developing skills essential for further study of mathematics as well as being a basic entrance requirement for the study of many other courses. A graphing calculator is required.
Level: 9,10,11
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Blended Algebra 1

M190N1-M190N2

This course is designed to emphasize the operations of arithmetic through the generalized use of variables to represent quantities. Topics include solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations, quadratics, sequences, exponential functions, families of functions, and elementary data analysis. This is a beginning course in algebra and is fundamental in developing skills essential for further study of mathematics as well as being a basic entrance requirement for the study of many other courses. A graphing calculator is required. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components.
Level: 9,10,11
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00

Algebra 1 Support

M25011, M25012

First semester, this course is designed to provide support in skills and concepts for students needing additional help in Algebra 1. It is to be taken concurrently with first semester Algebra 1. Students successfully completing the first semester course will earn credit as an elective. Second semester, this course is for Algebra 1 students that either did not pass Algebra 1 during first semester or are in need of additional support in Algebra 1 second semester. This course provides focus on skills and concepts of Algebra 1 that were not mastered during first semester. In addition, support will be provided for second semester Algebra 1 skills and concepts. Students successfully completing the second semester course will either earn credit for first semester Algebra 1 or earn credit as an elective. A graphing calculator is required. – Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50

Algebra 1 w/Geometry

M28011-M28012

This course is designed for students who have mastered first semester of Algebra 1 objectives and selected Geometry objectives. This fast-paced course will allow students to complete Algebra 1 and Geometry in one year. A major emphasis will be placed on the integration of algebra and geometry skills and concepts. Students with a low C or below in this course will be placed in Algebra 1 second semester. Students successfully completing this course will meet the Illinois state graduation requirements for both Algebra 1 and Geometry.
Level: 9
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Department Confirmation Required

Geometry Core

M31011-M31012

This course provides students with the fundamental vocabulary, properties, language, content and procedures of geometry. Topics include triangles, circles, polygons, and parallel lines, with an introduction to coordinate geometry and formal proof. This course includes application students’ algebraic skills. – Department Placement Required – IC Approval
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Algebra 1

Geometry

M34011 – M34012

This course provides students with the fundamental vocabulary, properties, language, content, and procedures of geometry. Topics include triangles, circles, polygons, parallel lines, and inequalities, with an introduction to coordinate and solid geometry. Emphasis is placed on construction of formal proof, the analysis of the nature and structure of a logical system and on problems solving skills. This course includes applications of the students’ algebraic skills.
Level: 9,10,11
Full Year Course Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Algebra 1

Blended Geometry

M340N1 – M340N2

This course provides students with the fundamental vocabulary, properties, language, content, and procedures of geometry. Topics include triangles, circles, polygons, parallel lines, and inequalities, with an introduction to coordinate and solid geometry. Emphasis is placed on construction of formal proof, the analysis of the nature and structure of a logical system and on problems solving skills. This course includes applications of the students’ algebraic skills. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components.
Level: 9,10,11
Full Year Course Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Algebra 1

Online Geometry

M340M1-M340M2

This course provides students with the fundamental vocabulary, properties, language, content, and procedures of geometry. Topics include triangles, circles, polygons, parallel lines, and inequalities, with an introduction to coordinate and solid geometry. Emphasis is placed on construction of formal proof, the analysis of the nature and structure of a logical system and on problems solving skills. This course includes applications of the students’ algebraic skills.
Level: 9,10,11
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Algebra 1

Honors Geometry

M340H1-M340H2

Weighted
This highly challenging course includes an intense treatment of all topics in Geometry. Additional topics will be added. This course offers students the opportunity to learn a variety of problem solving techniques and how to apply them to challenging problems. A major emphasis is placed on construction of a formal proof. An exceptional grasp of Algebra 1 concepts is assumed as a prerequisite. – Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Algebra 1

Algebra 2 Core

M40011-M40012

This course will reinforce Algebra 1 topics such as inequalities and systems of linear equations. Other topics include factoring, exponents, radicals, properties of graphs, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, probability and statistics. A second year of studying Algebra is essential for those who plan to continue the study of mathematics in high school and college. A graphing calculator is required. – Department Placement Required – IC Approval
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Geometry Core

Algebra 2

M43011-M43012

This course is a continuation of the principles learned in Algebra 1 with added emphasis on abstract reasoning. Topics include factoring, exponents, radicals, properties of graphs, polynomial functions, irrational numbers, imaginary numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, probability and statistics. Algebra 2 is an essential course for those who plan to continue the study of mathematics in high school and college. A graphing calculator is required.
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Geometry

Blended Algebra 2

M430N1-M430N2

This course is a continuation of the principles learned in Algebra 1 with added emphasis on abstract reasoning. Topics include factoring, exponents, radicals, properties of graphs, polynomial functions, irrational numbers, imaginary numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, probability and statistics. Algebra 2 is an essential course for those who plan to continue the study of mathematics in high school and college. A graphing calculator is required. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components.
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Geometry

Online Algebra 2

M430M1-M430M2

This course develops the algebraic concepts from Algebra I in greater depth. Emphasis is placed on basic operations associated with the real number system, polynomials and their various operations, graphs of linear equations, equalities and inequalities, matrices, quadratic functions, exponents and exponential functions. Algebra 2 is an essential course for those who plan to continue the study of mathematics in high school and college.
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Geometry

Honors Algebra 2

M430H1-M430H2

Weighted
This highly challenging course includes an intense treatment of all topics in Algebra 2 with additional work on permutations, combinations, and math-contest problems. Students will work exercises requiring innovative thinking, applications, and extensions of traditional Algebra 2 material. An exceptional grasp of Algebra 1 concepts is assumed as a prerequisite. A graphing calculator is required. – Department Placement Required
Level: 9,10,11
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Honors Geometry

Discrete Math

M50011

This course is designed as an alternative to Precalculus for students desiring an additional year of mathematics. Topics covered will include modeling, applications, election theory, fair division algorithms, matrices, graph theory, tree diagrams, counting and probability, and recursion. A graphing calculator is required.
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50
Pre Req’s: Algebra 2 Core

Statistics

M51012

This one semester course is devoted to the study of statistics with a review of some probability. The materials in this course include graphical analysis of data, normal distribution, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. A graphing calculator is required.
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50
Pre Req’s: Algebra 2 Core

Business Precalculus

M52011-M52012

This course is designed for students planning to study business in college. A heavy emphasis is placed on the analysis of functions (application and theory) which includes polynomial, rational, piecewise, exponential and logarithmic. Other topics include matrices, graphing of functions, sequences, series, and business applications. The second semester of this course is devoted to the study of statistics and business applications. A graphing calculator is required. Minimum prerequisite is Algebra 2 with a C or better, or Algebra 2 Core with a B or better.
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.0
Pre Req’s: Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Core

Blended Business Precalculus

M520N1-M520N2

This course is designed for students planning to study business in college. A heavy emphasis is placed on the analysis of functions (application and theory) which includes polynomial, rational, piecewise, exponential and logarithmic. Other topics include matrices, graphing of functions, sequences, series, and business applications. The second semester of this course is devoted to the study of statistics and business applications. A graphing calculator is required. Minimum prerequisite is Algebra 2 with a C or better, or Algebra 2 Core with a B or better. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components.
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.0
Pre Req’s: Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Core

Precalculus

M53011-M53012

This course is designed for students planning to study AP Calculus AB. A heavy emphasis is placed on the analysis of functions (application and theory) which includes polynomial, rational, circular, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions. Other topics include graphing of functions, matrices, parametric equations, polar coordinates, sequences and series. A graphing calculator is required. Minimum prerequisite is Algebra 2 with a B or better.- Department Placement Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2

Honors Precalculus

M530H1-M530H2

Weighted
This highly challenging course is designed for students planning to study AP Calculus BC and includes an intense treatment of all topics in Precalculus with some additional topics such as piecewise defined functions, vectors, limits and continuity, infinite series and mathematical induction. An exceptional grasp of Honors Algebra 2 concepts is a prerequisite. A graphing calculator is required. – Department Placement Required
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Honors Algebra 2

AP Calculus AB

M600A1- M600A2

Weighted
This course is intended for those students wanting a college level mathematics course. The material presented will be more rigorous than in previous mathematics courses with emphasis placed on derivations, problem solving, and connecting graphical and algebraic techniques. Students desiring one semester of college placement/credit will be encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Exam. A graphing calculator is required. – Department Placement Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Precalculus, Honors Precalculus

AP Calculus BC

M610A1-M610A2

Weighted
This course includes all topics covered in AP Calculus AB. Additional topics include sequences and series, polar coordinates, vector functions, additional integration methods, and differential equations. Students desiring two semesters of college placement/credit will be encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Exam. Students enrolling in Calculus BC after completing Calculus AB will take an audit grade for the first semester with no credit (because of the overlap of material from Calculus AB) and will earn an academic grade with 0.5 credit for second semester. A graphing calculator is required. – Department Placement Required
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Honors Precalculus

Multivariable Calculus (NCHS Only)

M640W1-M640W2

Weighted
Course fee pending board approval
This course is intended for those students who have completed Calculus BC. The course extends the ideas and techniques of Calculus to three dimensions. Properties of vectors and graphing in 3-space are studied first, and provide the fundamentals for the remainder of the course. Vector-valued functions and their application to particle motion and curvature are studied in detail. Functions of several variables and related applications are then examined through the use of partial derivatives and multiple integrals. Finally, topics in vector calculus including Green’s Theorem, The Divergence Theorem and Stokes Theorem are studied. A graphing calculator is required.– Dual Credit, 4.0 hr University of Illinois
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: AP Calculus BC

Multivariable Calculus w/Lin Algebra (NNHS Only)

M650E1-M650E2

Weighted
This course is intended for those students who have completed Calculus BC. The course extends the ideas and techniques of Calculus to three dimensions. Properties of vectors and graphing in 3-space are studied first, and provide the fundamentals for the remainder of the course. Vector-valued functions and their application to particle motion and curvature are studied in detail. Functions of several variables and related applications are then examined through the use of partial derivatives and multiple integrals. Topics in vector calculus including Green’s Theorem, The Divergence Theorem and Stokes Theorem are studied. This course also includes the study of Linear Algebra with topics in geometric vectors and vector space, matrices and linear transformations, inner product space, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, the determinant functions, and formal methods of mathematical proof. A graphing calculator is required. – Dual Credit, 9.0 hr College of Dupage
Level: 11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: AP Calculus BC

AP Statistics

M680A1- M680A2

Weighted
This course is designed for students who wish to study a non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The syllabus for the course is taken from the outline provided by the Advanced Placement Board. The material in this course includes graphical analysis of data, experimental design, fundamental rules of probability, and statistical inference. Students desiring one semester of college placement/credit will be encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Exam. A graphing calculator is required. Minimum prerequisite is Algebra 2 with a grade of a B or better.
This course can be taken concurrently with Precalculus or Calculus courses.
Level: 10,11,12
Full Year Course
Credit: 1.00
Pre Req’s: Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2

Blended STEM Capstone

M980N1, M980N2

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to fulfill a self-directed inquiry into any aspect of STEM. This is a capstone for any strand of study students may pursue within the mathematics, science and CTE curricula. This course will require development of a research question, development of research methodology, analytical research, synthesis of resources, data analysis and ability to communicate research findings. Students will select and design a course of study in conjunction with a mentoring teacher who will facilitate the production of a final research project. This blended learning course integrates traditional face-to-face learning and online independent learning components. Depending on the student project this course may also be weighted. It will be determined by the instructional coordinator. – IC Approval
Level: 11,12
Semester Course
Credit: 0.50