• Math Course Offerings

     

    HIGH SCHOOL MATH OFFERINGS



    HIGH SCHOOL CP ALGEBRA I 
     
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 not successfully completed in an earlier grade.

    Credits: 2.0 (or 1.0) depending on course

    Length: Full Year 

    Grade Level: 9-12 

      
    Algebra 1 is considered the gateway course in mathematics.  Students in this course will learn fundamental algebraic skills necessary for advancement into higher level math courses.  Topics of study include the real number system, radical expressions, linear equations,linear inequalities, quadratic equations, factoring, and graphing algebraic functions.  Real world applications are presented and are an integral component of the algebraic learning experience.  High school Algebra 1 is offered as a double-period class that allows for extended time to investigate skills and concepts.

    ALGEBRA STANDARDS

    Prerequisite: 

    None - Not proficient or advanced on the Algebra I Keystone Exam

    Credits: 0.5

    Length: Half Year - One Semester      

    Grade Level: 9-11

     

    This course was developed with an approach that emphasizes the mathematical structure of Algebra I.  Just like the Algebra I Keystone Exam, this course will be broken down into two main modules and sub-units aligned to the standards. Because this course was written with the Pennsylvania and National Common Core Standards in mind, students will receive remediation in Algebra I this semester that will serve as a firm basis for the Algebra I Keystone Exam and future mathematics courses here a at Wilson High School.  


    CP GEOMETRY

    Prerequisite: CP Algebra I, or CP Algebra I-B

    Credit: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level:  9-10

    This course emphasizes the mathematical structure of geometry. It allows students to engage in and apply the foundational aspects of lines, planes, and shapes.  Topics studied include: methods of reasoning, angle relationships, perpendicular and parallel lines, congruent and similar polygons, properties of polygons, right triangle trigonometry, area and volume of figures, circles, and coordinate geometry. 

    iSTEM CP GEOMETRY

    Prerequisite: Recommendation to program from current teacher

    Credits: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 9

    Description: iSTEM CP Geometry emphasizes the mathematical structure of geometry.  This course allows students to engage in and apply the foundational aspects of lines, planes, and shapes.  Students will differentiate between inductive and deductive reasoning, construct transformations, and apply their overall findings from each unit to real world applications.  Technology will include use of: Google Chromebook, TI-83/84 Graphing Calculator, Geogebra, and Google Drive.   Because of the collaborative nature of this course, each student will be issued an electronic device to facilitate the learning process. Topics studied include: methods of reasoning, angle relationships, perpendicular and parallel lines, congruent and similar polygons, properties of polygons, right triangle trigonometry, area and volume of figures, circles, and coordinate geometry.  The integration of technology will be prevalent throughout the course of the academic year.  


    iSTEM CP ALGEBRA 2

    Prerequisite: Recommendation to program from current teacher OR successful completion of Virtual Geometry Academy Summer Course

    Credits: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 9

    Description: iSTEM CP Algebra II will begin with a review of basic algebra concepts, with an emphasis on solving equations and problem solving.  Student exploration of Quadratic Functions will be the main focus of this course, integrating simultaneously with Projectile Motion in Physics.   Further topics studied in Algebra II include inequalities, linear equations, polynomials, factoring, polynomial equations, rational expressions, radicals, and complex numbers, quadratic equations, polynomial equations, and logarithms will also be discussed.  Technology will include use of: Google Chromebook, TI-83/84 Graphing Calculator, Geogebra, and Google Drive.   Because of the collaborative nature of this course, each student will be issued an electronic device to facilitate the learning process. Although students are welcome to purchase their own calculators, the school will provide TI-84 calculators for classroom use to those students who have not purchased one on their own. 


    CP ALGEBRA 2-A

    Prerequisite: CP Geometry

    Credits: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 10-11

    This course includes all topics from the first half of the CP Algebra II curriculum. It will include numerous exercises and the extended time necessary to help students develop a deeper understanding of the topics. It will also provide students with the additional practice needed to reinforce these skills. 

    CP ALGEBRA 2-B

    Prerequisite: CP Algebra 2-A

    Credits: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 11-12

    This course includes all topics from the second half of the CP Algebra II curriculum. It will include numerous exercises and the extended time necessary to help students develop a deeper understanding of the topics. It will also provide students with the additional practice needed to reinforce these skills. 

    CP ALGEBRA 2

    Prerequisite: Geometry or Virtual Geometry Academy Summer Course

    Credits: 1.0 

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 10

     
    CP Algebra II will begin with a review of basic algebra concepts, with an emphasis on solving equa­tions and problem solving. Topics studied in Algebra II include inequalities, linear equations, polynomials, factoring, polynomial equations, rational expressions, radicals, and complex numbers. Quadratic equations, polynomial equations, and logarithms will also be discussed.  Although students are welcome to purchase their own calculators, the school will provide TI-84 calculators for classroom use to those students who have not purchased one on their own.

     


    PRE-CALCULUS

    Prerequisite:  CP Algebra II, or Algebra II-B

    Credit:  1.0

    Length:  Full year

    Grade Level:  11-12

    Pre-Calculus begins with a review of algebra topics.  It is designed to provide a student with the basics of trigonometry (triangle solutions, inverse relations, trig function graphs, vectors, and trig equation solutions), analytic geometry (line, coordinate geometry, and conic sections), and an introduction to calculus concepts.  


    HONORS PRE-CALCULUS

    Prerequisite: CP Algebra 2

    Credit: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level:  10-11

    The goal of Honors Precalculus is to prepare students for AP Calculus.  The concepts and topics examined are meant to deepen students’ understanding of algebraic concepts and expand their ability to process and think at higher abstract and conceptual levels.  The curriculum will provide a comprehensive analysis of Trigonometry and Precalculus, building upon students’ prior mathematical knowledge.  Topics examined include, but are not limited t  Functions, Conic Sections, Matrices, Sequences & Series, the Unit Circle, Analytic Trigonometry, Vectors, Polar Coordinates, Parametric Equations, and Limits.  All of the topics covered will be applied to real-world situations through life problems, projects, and writing assignments. 

    CALCULUS

    Prerequisites:  Precalculus or Honors Precalculus

    Credits: 1.0 

    Length:  1 year 

    Grade level:  10-12

    This course will begin with a review of pre-calculus concepts. Some of the calculus topics discussed will include limits, differentiation, related rates, curve sketching, graphing, integration, logarithmic functions, exponential functions, optimization and area between curves. Applications of these topics will be included throughout the course. Although students are welcome to purchase their own calculators, the school will provide TI-84 Plus Silver Edition that will be used to reinforce the concepts that are taught. 


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS

    Prerequisite:  Honors Pre-Calculus

    Credit:  1.0

    Length:  Full year

    Grade Level:  11-12

    Advanced Placement Calculus will follow the outline for the Advanced Placement Course AB and BC as prescribed by the College Entrance Examination Board.  Students are encouraged to earn college credit and possible advancement by demonstrating their competence on the AP examination in May.  Although students are strongly encouraged to purchase their own graphing calculators, the school will provide TI-84 calculators for classroom use to those students who have not, or are unable to purchase one on their own.  


    STATISTICS

    Prerequisite: CP Algebra II or CP Algebra II-B

    Credit: 1.0

    Length: 1 Year

    Grade Level: 10-12

    Statistics and Selected Topics is designed to provide a student with the basics of descriptive stats (measures of spread and location, histograms, distribution tables, and regression lines), probability, inferential stats (binomial and normal distributions, and hypotheses testing). Although students are encouraged to purchase their own calculators, the school will provide TI-84 calculators for classroom use to those students who have not purchased one on their own. 


    ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS

    Prerequisites:  CP Algebra 2

    Credits: 1.0 

    Length:  1 year 

    Grade level:  10-12

    This course is divided into four major themes — exploratory analysis, planning a study, probability, and statistical inference. The AP Statistics course will follow the outline for the Advanced Placement Course as prescribed by the College Entrance Examination Board. Students are encouraged to earn college credit and possible advancement by demonstrating their competence on the AP examination in May.  



     MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH OFFERINGS


    MATH 6

    Prerequisite: Completion of 5th Grade

    Credits: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 6

    This is the last course in the Envision Math series which builds the foundation for the study of Algebra. The goals of the course are number and numeration,operations and computations, data and chance, measurement, geometry, and patterns that lead into algebra. It is a balanced instructional program in that it provides for direct instruction as well as exploratory activities and employs multiple methods for basic skill practice. Throughout the course,emphasis is placed on problem-solving, communication, reasoning, and mathematical connections.

    CP ALGEBRA 1-A

    Prerequisite: Completion of Math 6

    Credits: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 7

    This is a full year course which provides a conceptual foundation for the study of algebra. It is designed to cover one half of the topics covered in our 1-year CP Algebra I course. Students will begin the year with developing basic number sense of integers, order of operations, exponents, equations, graphing linear equations, linear functions, and inequalities. Students also engage in developing Algebraic skills through the use of real world problems.

    CP ALGEBRA 1-B

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1-A

    Credits: 1.0

    Length: Full Year

    Grade Level: 8

    This is the bridge from the concrete to the abstract study of mathematics. It begins with a review of topics from Algebra I-A. Upon this course’s completion, a student will have completed the full content and standards of a full Algebra I course. Topics include graphing linear functions, using slope-intercept form, solving systems of equations and inequalities, factoring polynomials, quadratic equations, rational functions, and radicals. Real world applications are presented within the course content. The review of basic skills, including, but not limited to, operations and conversions of fractions, decimals, percents, and integers, will occur on an on-going basis as the skills relate to the topic at hand.

    CP ALGEBRA 1

    Prerequisite: Math 6

    Credits: 1.0

    Length: full year

    Grade Level: 7

    Algebra 1 is considered the gateway course in mathematics. Students in this course will learn fundamental algebraic skills necessary for advancement into higher level math courses. Topics of study include the real number system, radical expressions, linear equations, linear inequalities, quadratic equations, factoring, and graphing algebraic functions. Real world applications are presented and are an integral component of the algebraic learning experience.

Last Modified on December 1, 2016