The mathematics curriculum is designed to accommodate students whose interests lie in mathematics, as well as students whose interests lie in other areas of study. Our courses are designed to engage students in the practice of mathematics by developing an understanding of mathematical relationships and mathematical models both in and out of context with an emphasis on problem solving and reasoning. Topics will be developed and valued conceptually leading to procedural fluency. A variety of instructional techniques and technologies will be implemented by teachers.
Any six semesters of mathematics, successfully completed, fulfill the three mathematics credit requirement for high school graduation. Students must complete Algebra 1 and a mathematics course that includes geometry content in order to fulfill the mathematics requirements. Most colleges require students to complete a minimum of 3 years of math: Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.
For those courses requiring a graphing calculator, the Math Department recommends the Texas Instrument – 84 Plus (TI – 84 Plus) model.
MATHEMATICS COURSE OFFERINGS
|Strand/Subject||Grade 9||Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12||Prerequisites|
|Introduction to Algebra||X||X||X||Department Placement Required|
|Survey of Math Topics||X||X||X||X||Department Placement Required|
|Blended Algebra 1||X||X||X||None|
|Algebra 1 Support||X||X||X||Department Placement Required|
|Algebra 1 w/ Geometry||X||Department Placement Required|
|Geometry Core||X||X||X||Department Placement Required|
|Blended Geometry||X||X||X||Algebra 1|
|Online Geometry||X||X||X||Algebra 1|
|Honors Geometryw||X||X||Algebra 1 and Department Placement|
|Algebra 2 Core||X||X||Department Placement Required|
|Blended Algebra 2||X||X||X||Geometry|
|Online Algebra 2||X||X||X||Geometry|
|Honors Algebra 2w||X||X||X||Honors Geometry|
|Discrete Math||X||X||Algebra 2 Core|
|Statistics||X||X||Algebra 2 Core|
|Advanced Placement Statisticsw||X||X||X||Algebra 2 or Honors Algebra 2|
|Business Precalculus||X||X||Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Core|
|Blended Business Precalculus||X||X||Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Core|
|Precalculus||X||X||Algebra 2 or Honors Algebra 2|
|Honors Precalculusw||X||X||X||Honors Algebra 2|
|Advanced Placement Calculus ABw||X||X||Precalculus or Honors Precalculus|
|Advanced Placement Calculus BC w||X||X||X||Honors Precalculus|
|Multivariable Calculusw (NCHS Only)||X||X||AP Calculus BC|
|Multivariable Calculus w/Lin Algebra w (NNHS Only)||X||X||X||X||AP Calculus BC|
|STEM Capstone-Blended Learning||X||X||Instructional Coordinator Approval|
w = weighted course
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCES OF CLASSES:
|Honors Geometry||Honors Algebra 2||Honors Pre-Calculus and/or AP Statistics||A.P. Calculus “BC” and/or A.P. Statistics|
|Geometry OR Algebra 1 with Geometry||Algebra 2||Pre-Calculus and/or AP Statistics||A.P. Calculus “AB” and/or A.P. Statistics|
|Algebra 1||Geometry||Algebra 2||Business Pre-Calculus, Pre-Calculus and/or A.P. Statistics, or Discrete Math & Statistics|
|Introduction to Algebra||Algebra 1||Geometry or Geometry Core||Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Core|
For incoming Freshmen: Students will be placed by the Mathematics Department based on their 8th Grade math course, math grades, and recommendations from the junior high teachers and counselors.
For those entering Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year: Students will be placed according to the following recommended sequence of classes. To be considered for a change to an honors course, a student’s average in the previous course must be a strong “A”. A student must also have the math teacher’s recommendation. In addition, students will be evaluated using cognitive testing and content testing. Exceptions to the above will be considered by the Math Instructional Coordinator.