# 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
- Geometry
- Algebra 2/Trigonometry
- Introduction to College Algebra
- Statistics
- Pre-Calculus
- Calculus (Honors, AP)

## 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 Prep)

## 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 Prep)
- Algebra 2/ Trigonometry (Honors)

## 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.

#### Mathematics Faculty

### Mr. James Moor

M.S., Northeastern Illinois University

### Mr. Sean Connor

M.A., North Park University

### Mr. Christopher Kuller

M.B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign