Math Foundations I
Students build and reinforce foundational math skills typically found in third through fifth grade for which they have not achieved mastery. They progress through carefully paced, guided instruction and engaging interactive practice. If needed, students can move on to Math Foundations II (addressing skills typically found in sixth through eighth grade) to develop the computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to undertake high school math courses with confidence.
Prerequisite: Teacher/school counselor recommendation
Math Foundations II
Students build and reinforce foundational math skills typically found in sixth through eighth grade, achieving the computational skills and conceptual understanding needed to undertake high school math courses with confidence. Carefully paced, guided instruction is accompanied by interactive practice that is engaging and accessible. This course is appropriate for use as remediation at the high school level or as a bridge to high school.
Prerequisite: Teacher/school counselor recommendation; Math Foundations I is not required
ALL 9th grade students who have not already completed this course will be required to take Math I. Students cannot be promoted to the next grade without passing this course. Math I offers students the opportunity to study algebra, geometry, statistics, and discrete mathematics using a problem centered approach that emphasizes the connections between the four strands. Students who successfully complete Math I will take Math II the following year.
This course provides students the opportunity to study matrices, systems of equations, coordinate and transformational geometry, least squares regression, linear models, power models, network optimization, introductory trigonometry with triangles and circles, and probability. The instruction features a problem-centered approach that emphasizes connections between algebra, geometry, statistics and discrete mathematics. Students who successfully complete Math II will take Math III the following year.
Prerequisite: Math I
Math III progresses from the standards learned in Math I and Math II. In addition to these standards, Math III extends to include algebraic concepts such as: the complex number system, inverse functions, trigonometric functions and the unit circle. Math III also includes the geometric concepts of conics and circles.
Prerequisite: Math II
In this course, students use math to solve real-world problems—and real-world problems to solidify their understanding of key mathematical topics. Data analysis, math modeling, and personal finance are central themes in this course. Specific topics of study include statistics, probability, graphs of statistical data, regression, finance, and budgeting. In addition, students learn how to use several mathematical models involving algebra and geometry to solve problems. Proficiency is measured through frequent online and offline assessments as well as class participation. Units focused on projects also allow students to apply and extend their math skills in real-world cases.