Mathematics

Students are required to take at least four math courses, which must include Math I, Math II, Math III, and another math course. During these classes students will learn fundamentals of Algebra, Geometry, and Advanced Algebraic concepts. Students are given the opportunity to expand their mathematical knowledge by taking Pre-Calculus and Calculus courses, or Advanced Functions and Statistics.

Foundations of Mathematics 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 9-10 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: None

Study topics include special topics in algebra. Concepts include mathematical reasoning, properties of exponents, linear functions, quadratics functions and exponential functions. 

 

Occupational Math I, II and III 

   Credit: 1 per course 

   Grade: 9-12 

   Weight: modified 

   Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation 

Occupational Math I, II, and III are a series of courses designed to equip students with the math competencies needed for independent living and successful employment. Content standards include math skills such as numerical operations, decimals and fractions, basic geometric concepts, and basic calculator skills. Essential workplace competencies and applications are emphasized as well as independent living needs such as budgeting, personal finance, and 

banking skills. 

 

Algebra I 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 9-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: None 

Study algebraic concepts that include operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to nonlinear functions. 

 

Foundations of Geometry 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 10-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Algebra I 

Study topics included in the first half of Geometry with an emphasis on geometric figures, conditional statements, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent triangles, relationships within triangles, quadrilaterals, and area. 

 

Geometry 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 9-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Algebra I 

Study geometric concepts building upon middle school topics. Students will move from an inductive approach to deductive methods of proof in studying geometric figures. Two- and three-dimensional reasoning skills will be emphasized and students will broaden their use of the coordinate plane to include transformations of geometric 

figures. 

 

Geometry Honors 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 9-11 

   Weight: H 

   Prerequisite: 8th grade Algebra I or teacher recommendation

Cover the Geometry curriculum and extend concepts to include higher levels of critical thinking, problem analysis, and enrichment activities. 

 

Foundations of Algebra 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 10-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Geometry 

Study topics included in the first half of Algebra II with an emphasis on equations and inequalities, linear relations and functions, data analysis, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, polynomials, radical equations and functions, complex numbers, quadratic equations and functions, and polynomial equations and functions.

 

Algebra II 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 10-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Geometry 

Study advanced algebraic concepts including functions, polynomials, rational expressions, complex numbers, systems of equations, inequalities and matrices. Emphasis will be placed on practical applications and modeling. 

 

Algebra II Honors 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 10-12 

   Weight: H 

   Prerequisite: Geometry Honors 

This course continues the development of algebraic structures begun in Algebra I with the study of functions, irrational and complex numbers, quadratic functions, systems of equation, conic sections and exponential and logarithmic functions. These topics are the same as regular Algebra II, but will be covered in grater depth. 

 

Discrete Math Honors 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 11-12 

   Weight: H 

   Prerequisite: Algebra II 

Study the mathematics of networks, social choice, and decisionmaking. Also, study the application of matrix arithmetic and probability. Applications and modeling will be central to this course. 

 

Advanced Functions & Modeling 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 11-12 

   Weight: S 

   Prerequisite: Algebra II 

Make your fourth year of mathematics a study of the concepts of statistics and functions. This will fulfill the course requirement necessary for admission to a UNC school while enabling you to broaden your knowledge of mathematics to include applied statistics and functions. This course should not replace Pre-Calculus Honors. 

 

Pre-Calculus Honors 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 11-12 

   Weight: H 

   Prerequisite: Algebra II Honors or teacher recommendation

Study trigonometry, as well as advanced algebra topics, analytic geometry, sequences and series, and data analysis. Included also is an introduction to limits and elementary derivatives. 

 

Calculus I 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 11-12 

   Weight: H 

   Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus Honors 

Begin with a study of the concepts of calculus, including functions, limits, and derivatives. Strengthen skills and concepts from Pre-Calculus Honors with an emphasis on geometric, numerical, and analytical approaches. 

 

Advanced Placement Calculus 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 12 

   Weight: AP 

   Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus Honors

Develop an understanding of the concepts of calculus to include functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, and integrals. The course emphasizes the geometric, numerical, analytical, and verbal expression of concepts, results, and problems. 

 

Advanced Placement Statistics 

   Credit: 1 

   Grade: 12 

   Weight: AP 

   Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus Honors 

Study the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students will observe patterns and departures from patterns, decide what and how to measure, produce models using probability and simulation, and confirm models.

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Eden, North Carolina 27288

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