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Math Courses

Algebra 1
Algebra 1 formalizes and extends the mathematics that students learned in Common Core math 6 – 8. This course includes content standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, and Statistics and Probability. Through the application of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, students will increasingly engage with the subject matter and grow in mathematical maturity and expertise.

Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: n/a
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

Geometry
The fundamental purpose of the California State Standards Geometry course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. This course includes content standards from the conceptual categories of Congruence, Similarity, Right Triangles and Trigonometry, Circles, Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations, Geometric Measurement and Dimension, Conditional Probability, Rules of Probability and Using Probability and Statistics. Through the application of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, students will increasingly engage with the subject matter and grow in mathematical maturity and expertise. Schools: Grades: Preferred Previ

Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

The fundamental purpose of the California State Standards Geometry Advanced course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. This is an accelerated, fast paced mathematics course which includes content standards from the conceptual categories of Congruence, Similarity, Right Triangles and Trigonometry, Circles, Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations, Geometric Measurement and Dimension, Conditional Probability, Rules of Probability and Using Probability and Statistics. Through the application of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, students will increasingly engage with the subject matter and grow in mathematical maturity and expertise.

Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

Algebra 2
Algebra 2 complements and expands the mathematical concepts of Algebra 1 and Geometry. Topics include the real and complex number systems. Families of functions studied include: linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational and radical functions. Other units included are statistics, sequences and series, and the study of parabolas as conic sections. An introduction to trigonometry includes the unit circle and graphing trigonometric functions.

Units: 10
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

The Algebra 2 Advanced complements and expands the mathematical concepts of Algebra 1 and Geometry and meets all the objectives of the Algebra 2 course. Topics include the real and complex number systems. Families of functions studied include: linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational and radical functions. Other units included are statistics, sequences and series, and the study of parabolas as conic sections. The curriculum in this course includes  additional content intended to significantly expand students understanding of trigonometry. This includes studying circular trigonometry in greater depth, proving and applying trig identities, working with trigonometric applications and inverse trigonometry, and solving trigonometric equations. Students will frequently use models to make sense of problems in order to deepen their understanding of the concepts of Algebra 2.

Units: 10
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

Algebra 2/Precalculus Honors
This accelerated course covers the Algebra 2 Advanced content, but in greater depth. In addition to the Algebra 2 topics that include real and complex numbers, families of functions and concepts of trigonometry, included are Pre‐Calculus topics such as a complete study of conic sections, polar coordinates, vectors, parametric equations, and introductions to limits and derivatives. The course is designed to prepare students to take Calculus AB the following year. Students will be expected to solve higher order thinking problems and demonstrate procedural fluency in their responses.

Units: 10
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

Math Analysis
The purpose of Math Analysis course is to strengthen conceptual understanding of trigonometry, graphing, probability, and algebraic techniques needed to pursue further studies in mathematics. Students will be introduced to matrices, vectors, polar graphing, conic sections, and statistics.

Units: 10
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 2
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

Precalculus Honors
Pre‐Calculus combines many of the trigonometric, geometric and algebraic techniques needed to prepare students for the study of calculus and strengthens their conceptual understanding of problems and mathematical reasoning in solving problems. This course takes a functional point of view toward these topics. Students will be introduced to matrices, vectors, polar graphing, parametric equations, conic sections, and introductory calculus topics.

Units: 10
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 2 Advanced
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

Statistics
Introduction to Statistics is an activity- and project-based class that will familiarize students the collection and analysis of current real-world data. Students will learn reliable methods for obtaining sample data from a population, as well as various methods of visual and numerical description of the findings. Emphasis will be placed on forming original hypotheses, testing them, and then constructing formal written presentations of their conclusions. Students will also learn how to use statistical software and calculator applications to help facilitate they analysis.
Units: 10
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 2
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

AP Statistics
This college level introductory course in statistics is designed to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data.  Students interested in pursuing college majors in the social services, health services and business will benefit from this course.

Units: 10
Preferred Previous Course of Study: PreCalculus (H)
UC/CSU Approved? - Yes

AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus AB completes a college curriculum in variable calculus.  The course focuses on developing the student's understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications.  The themes of derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation and applications and modeling are used to present a cohesive whole in the study of calculus.

Units: 10