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Mathematics

The Mathematics Department offers a broad array of classes ranging from Algebra I to Advanced Placement Calculus. A two year IB math program is offered during junior and senior year for students who desire rigorous and challenging coursework within an international curriculum. Faculty take additional care to work with students to offer classes and levels of instruction that are best suited to each student’s needs.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 (College Enrichment Program)

 Algebra 1 (College Enrichment Program)

Grade: 9
Credit: 1.0

Course Description: This course is required of all students who demonstrate a need for support to help ensure that they are able to meet the academic demands of a college prep curriculum. The course curriculum and standards are the same as those of Algebra 1 (CP) students

Algebra 1 (College Prep)

Algebra 1 (College Prep)

Grade: 9
Credit: 1.0

Course Description: The student will be able to show a logical, systematic approach to solve problems using algebraic concepts and methods. This course covers the laws of algebra, sets, linear equations, inequalities, factoring, functions, radicals, graphing, fractions, and fractional equations.

Algebra 1 (Honors)

Algebra 1 (Honors)

Grade: 9
Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Department recommendation.

Course Description: The student will be able to show a logical, systematic approach to solve problems using algebraic concepts and methods. This course covers the laws of algebra, sets, linear equations, inequalities, factoring, functions, radicals, graphing, fractions, and fractional equations. The course moves at a faster pace than Algebra 1 (CP) and consequently includes topics not discussed in the CP-level course. 

Geometry

Geometry (College Enrichment Program)

Geometry (College Enrichment Program)

Grade: 10
Credit: 1.0

Course Description: This course is required of all students who demonstrate a need for support to help ensure that they are able to meet the academic demands of a college prep curriculum.

Geometry (College Prep)

Geometry (College Prep)

Grade: 10
Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in Algebra 1 (CP) and teacher recommendation.

Course Description: The student will discover and apply geometric concepts such as distance, angle measure, and area as related to each of the three dimensions

Geometry (Honors)

Geometry (Honors)

Grade: 10
Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: A grade of “B” or better in Algebra (H) or a grade of “A” in Algebra 1 (CP) in both semesters.

Course Description: This course covers plane geometry with brief encounters with solid geometry, plane coordinate geometry, trigonometry, transformations, vectors, congruence, and geometric inequalities. This course moves at a faster pace than Geometry (CP) and consequently includes topics not discussed in the CP-level course.

Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Algebra 2/Trigonometry (College Enrichment Program)

Algebra 2/Trigonometry (College Enrichment Program)

Grade: 11, 12
Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry.

Course Description: The student will expand the knowledge obtained in algebra to complete more complex problems and applications. In addition, students will learn the properties and applications of the six trigonometric functions.

Algebra 2/Trigonometry (College Prep)

Algebra 2/Trigonometry (College Prep)

Grade: 11, 12
Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in Algebra 1 (CP) and Geometry (CP) and instructor approval.

Course Description: The student will expand the knowledge obtained in algebra to do increasingly more complex problems and applications. In addition, students will learn the properties and applications of the six trigonometric functions.

Algebra 2/ Trigonometry (Honors)

Algebra2/Trigonometry (Honors)

Grade: 11, 12
Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “B” in Algebra (H) or a “B” in Geometry (H) in both semesters and instructor approval.

Course Description: The student will expand the knowledge obtained in algebra to do increasingly more complex problems and applications. In addition, students will learn the properties and applications of the six trigonometric functions. This course moves at a faster pace than Algebra 2/Trigonometry (CP) and consequently includes topics not discussed in the CP-level course.

Introduction to College Algebra

Introduction to College Algebra (College Prep)

Grade: 12
Credit: 1.0

Course Description: This course extends the concepts learned in Algebra 2/Trigonometry to more advanced ideas. Topics studied include linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Algebraic and geometric notions are reviewed as needed with the purpose of strengthening the skills of students and reducing the anxiety they sometimes feel toward mathematics.

Statistics

Statistics (College Prep)

Grade: 11, 12
Credit: 1.0

Course Description: Students will examine the process of producing, organizing, and analyzing data and drawing inferences from data. They will also study probability topics with real-life applications. The course is designed so that students leave with a better understanding of statistics in everyday life.

Pre-Calculus

Pre-Calculus (College Prep)

Pre-Calculus (College Prep)

Grade: 12
Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in Algebra 2/Trigonometry (CP) in both semesters

Course Description: The student will investigate the fundamentals of advanced algebra and trigonometry necessary to meet the challenges of calculus. This course moves at a slower pace than Pre-Calculus (H).

Pre-Calculus (Honors)

Pre-Calculus (Honors)

Grade: 11, 12
Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: For juniors, a minimum grade of “B” in Algebra 1 (H) and Geometry (H); for seniors, a minimum grade of “B” in Algebra 2/Trig in both semesters and instructor approval.

Course Description: The student will investigate the fundamentals of advanced algebra and trigonometry necessary to meet the challenges of calculus.

Calculus (Honors, AP)

Calculus (Honors) and Calculus (Advanced Placement)

Grade: 12
Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Minimum of “C” in Pre-Calculus (H) in both semesters and instructor approval.

Course Description: The student will receive an introduction to both differential and integral calculus. The student will learn numerous methods of differentiation and integration, as well as their application to physical problems in the real world. Students who master the content of this course will be prepared for the Advanced Placement Exam conducted by the College Board. The AP test is required of all students in this class. A fee is required to take the AP exam.

(revised June 2019)

Mathematics Faculty

Mr. James Moor

Mr. James Moor

Teacher
B.A., Northeastern Illinois University
M.S., Northeastern Illinois University
Mathematics
Mr. Mitchell Baum

Mr. Mitchell Baum

Teacher, Cross Country & Track Coach
B.A., Loyola University Chicago
Mathematics
Mr. Sean Connor

Mr. Sean Connor

Department Chair, Teacher, JV Boys Basketball Coach
B.A., Northern Illinois University
M.A., North Park University
Mathematics
Mr. Greg Finger

Mr. Greg Finger

Teacher
Mathematics
Mr. Christopher Kuller

Mr. Christopher Kuller

Teacher
B.A., Swarthmore College
M.B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mathematics
Ms. Christina Rosin

Ms. Christina Rosin

Teacher
B.A., Augustana College
Mathematics
Ms. Katherine Syc

Ms. Katherine Syc

Teacher
B.S., Marquette University
Mathematics