Mathematics

After a competency test and evaluation by the Academic Director, students are placed in the appropriate class.

 

PRE-ALGEBRA: MA50 (1 Credit)
This course lays the foundation for entry into the algebra sequence. Emphasis is placed on developing numeracy (an intuitive grasp of how numbers interrelate) as well as proficiency in manually performing more difficult problems. The nine units introduce concepts that will be fully developed in Algebra I and Geometry. These topics include variables, expressions, solving equations, multi- step equations, inequalities, factors, fractions, exponents, rational numbers, ratio, proportion, probability, percents, linear functions, real numbers and right triangles.

 

ALGEBRA 1:  MA150 (1 Credit)
This course gives a solid foundation in algebra.  The emphasis is on problem solving.  Topics covered include variables and groups, real number operations, first degree equations, polynomials, factoring, rational and irrational fractions and the application of these to linear equations and systems.

 

INTEGRATED MATH I:  MA200 (1 Credit)
This course covers the arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, decimals as they are used in algebra; graphing, number sets, real numbers, complex numbers, ratio, proportion, percent, roots, algebraic expressions, equations both linear and quadratic; manipulating and evaluating functions are topics covered in depth in this course.  Some students will move independently through this course and also cover basic geometry of lines, points, planes, angles, polygons, circles , triangles, area, constructions, Pythagorean theorem, basic proofs.

 

ACCELERATED ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY MA250  (1 Credit)
Analytic Geometry is a college preparatory course in planar geometry taught in the classic Euclidean method of two-column proofs. Base knowledge is built through the introduction and application of certain axioms, definitions, postulates, and theorems all common to the study of geometry. The course generally targets 9th or 10 grade students who have had an approved full year course in Algebra I for credit and is intended to bridge the curriculums of Pre-Algebra and Algebra II.

 

ALGEBRA 2: MA300 (1 Credit)
This course begins with a thorough review of algebraic expressions, inequalities, absolute value and linear equations.  The main focus is the development of skills in the use of linear, quadratic and polynomial functions.  Other topics studied include use of the real, irrational and complex number systems. Graphing calculators are required.

 

TRIGONOMETRY: MA350 (1 Credit)
This course is intended to follow sequentially after Algebra 2. It begins with a brief review of algebraic expressions, inequalities, absolute value and linear equations and in the use of linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions.  The main focus is development of skills using exponential, and logarithmic and polynomial functions.  Other topics studied include use of the real and complex number systems, conic sections, systems of equations in two and three variables, trigonometry, polar equations and graphs, sequences and series.  Graphing calculators are required. 

 

ALGEBRA 2/TRIG:  MA400 (1 Credit)
This is a rigorous course that begins with a brief review of algebraic expressions, inequalities, absolute value and linear equations.  The main focus is development of skills in the use of linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions.  Other topics studied include use of the real and complex number systems, conic sections, systems of equations in two and three variables, trigonometry, polar equations and graphs, sequences and series.  Graphing calculators are required.

 

PRE-CALCULUS: MA450 (1 Credit)
Topics covered include analytic geometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series, triangle trigonometry, and trigonometric applications.  Graphing calculators are required.

 

PROBABILITY & STATISTICS: MA500 (1 Credit)
The goal of statistics is to explore, analyze and present data.  Numbers can speak volumes if we organize, display and summarize them well.  Numbers can also be misleading, however.  We will spend time analyzing how statistics are often manipulated to draw conclusions that serve the needs of a company or individual.  In this statistics course you will learn how to draw valid conclusions by assessing variation and uncertainty.

 

CALCULUS: MA550 (1 Credit)
This course covers differentiation and integration of algebraic, geometric, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions with theoretical and practical applications. Vector algebra, differential equations as well as sequences and series are briefly introduced.