Geometry is the study of visual patterns and relationships to other mathematics. It also helps develop logical reasoning and other learning skills useful throughout life. This class includes topics such as area, volume, transformations, reasoning, patterns, and more. These topics are covered with additional rigor and depth in this class. A scientific calculator is necessary for area and volume calculations.
During the first half, such topics as: linear equations and inequalities, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, radicals and rational number exponents, the quadratic formula, and complex numbers will be covered. The second semester will consist of topics such as: functions, conic sections, binomial expansions, and trigonometric functions. These topics are covered with additional rigor and depth in this class.
This course includes the study of trigonometry, advanced algebra, theory of equations and analytic geometry with more rigor than the Pre-Calculus course. The first semester's emphasis is on trigonometry and the emphasis the second semester is on elementary mathematical analysis. Students who complete the course should be prepared for calculus and other first year college mathematics courses.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. This class will serve as a great introduction to Statistics for those students who might have to take a Stats class in college. Students must take the AP test at the end of this course.
AP CALCULUS AB
Following the College Board’s suggested curriculum designed to parallel college-level calculus courses, this course provides students with an intuitive understanding of the concepts of calculus and experience with its methods and applications. These courses introduce calculus and include the following topics: elementary functions; properties of functions and their graphs; limits and continuity, theorems about derivatives, geometric applications, optimization problems, and rate-of-change problems and integral calculus. Students must take the AP test at the end of this course.