Mathematics Department Courses - Level 2

  • M2 ALGEBRA I

    Grade: 9 - 12

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: Prealgebra and teacher recommendation

    Credit: 0.5 per semester

    Units of study include: solving equations and inequalities in one variable, writing and graphing linear equations; functions and sequences, systems of equations; and inequalities, exponents and exponential functions, polynomials, radicals and quadratic equations, and descriptive statistics.

    This course may be taken concurrently with Math Center Algebra.

    Text: Algebra 1, Bellman

     

    M2 GEOMETRY

    Grade: 9 - 12

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: Algebra I and teacher recommendation

    Credit: 0.5 per semester

    This course offers an introduction to plane and solid geometry through investigation and hands-on activities. Students will develop logical reasoning through proofs in two-column form. Units of study include: reasoning and proof, lines and angles, triangles and congruence, properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, similarity and trigonometry, transformations and symmetry, circles, and surface area and volume. Students will reinforce algebra skills through geometric problem-solving, and they will investigate properties of plane figures using various geometric tools.

    This course may be taken in conjunction with Math Center Geometry.

    Text: Geometry, Carter, et al

     

    M2 ALGEBRA II

    Grade: 10 - 12

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: Geometry and/or teacher recommendation

    Credit: 0.5 per semester

    Units of study include: functions and inverse functions, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, radical expressions and functions, trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, inferential statistics, sequences and series, and rational expressions.

    Text: Algebra 2, Larson

     

    M2 PRECALCULUS

    Grade: 11 - 12

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: Algebra II and teacher recommendation

    Credit: 0.5 per semester

    This course introduces the concepts of trigonometry and analytic geometry. Students will study functions and transformations, circular and periodic functions, the laws of sine and cosine, polynomial and rational functions (with an introduction to limits), exponential and logarithmic functions, vectors, conic sections, and matrices.

    Text: Advanced Mathematics: Precalculus with Discrete Mathematics and Data Analysis, Brown

     

    M2 FINANCIAL MATH

    Grade: 11 - 12

    Duration: 1 Semester

    Prerequisite: Algebra II and teacher recommendation

    Credit: 0.5 per semester

    This is a one-semester course designed for students who have completed Algebra II. Students will learn about investing, retirement saving, taxes, credit and loans.

    Students may take this course concurrently with Precalculus. (teacher recommendation required)  Students enrolled in this course may not take M2 Statistics during the same semester.

    Text: Workbook for Financial Algebra, Gerver

    Students considering Division I athletics in college should consult their counselor before enrolling in M2 Financial Math.

     

    M2 STATISTICS

    Grade: 11 - 12

    Duration: 1 Semester

    Prerequisite: Algebra II and teacher recommendation

    Credit: 0.5 per semester

    This is a one-semester course designed for students who have completed Algebra II.  Students will learn how to: describe, explore, and compare data; solve problems based on normal probability distributions; construct interval estimates and determine sample sizes; test hypotheses; and determine correlation and regression for two variables.

    With teacher recommendation, students may take this course concurrently with Precalculus. Students enrolled in this course may not take M2 Financial Math during the same semester.

    Text: Elementary Statistics Using the Graphing Calculator, Triola

     

    M2 CALCULUS

    Grade: 11 - 12

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: Precalculus and teacher recommendation

    Credit: 0.5 per semester

     

    This course is for students who would like to study calculus but have not met the requirements to take M3 Introduction to Calculus or AP Calculus.  This course is a study of differential and integral calculus at an introductory level. Students will learn how limits, derivatives, and integrals can be used as tools to solve applied problems in a variety of real world situations, in areas such as life sciences, economics, and finance. They will use the graphing calculator extensively to explore, discover, and problem-solve. This course will serve as a foundation for future study of calculus at the college level, and for other areas of study such as sciences, the business world, and psychology, for which a general understanding of calculus concepts will be necessary.

     

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