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Full Mathematics Course List & Descriptions

Title: Algebra 1

Course Code: 411400CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course is designed to deepen and extend students’ understanding of mathematics and prepare them for future learning. The units of this course focus on topics that include linear and exponential relationships, quadratic functions, polynomials, and factoring. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, enable students to experience mathematics as a coherent, useful subject that makes use of their ability to apply mathematics to real world problem situations and develop critical thinking skills.

Prerequisites: Grade 8 Mathematics

Note: All students take the SC End of Course Exam which determines 20% of their final grade.

Title: Algebra 1 H  

Course Code: 411400HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course is intended to challenge the highly motivated and capable student desiring an extensive study of mathematics. The course includes all topics taught in Algebra 1 as well as additional enrichment topics to deepen and extend students’ understanding of mathematics and prepare them for future learning. The units of this course focus on topics that include linear and exponential relationships, analyzing, solving and using quadratic functions, polynomials, and factoring. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, enable students to experience mathematics as a coherent, useful subject that makes use of their ability to apply mathematics to real world problem situations and develop critical thinking skills.

Prerequisites: Please see your school counselor for honors weighted criteria.

All students take the SC End of Course Exam, which determines 20% of their final grade.

Title: Foundations in Algebra  

Course Code: 411600CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. It is built using the high school Algebra I standards (traditional pathway), found in Appendix A. In this course, concepts are taught within the context of technology and problem-solving, requiring students to use multiple representations to demonstrate mastery of concepts. Topics include linear equations and inequalities, functions, data analysis, exponents and quadratic functions. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, provide students with opportunities to make sense of problem situations.

Prerequisites: Grade 8 Mathematics

Students who complete both Foundations in Algebra and Intermediate Algebra will take the SC End of Course Examination for Algebra 1 (EOCEP).

Title: Intermediate Algebra

Course Code: 411700CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course builds upon and extends the mathematics that students learned in the Foundations in Algebra course. It is built using the high school Algebra I and Algebra II standards (traditional pathway), found in Appendix A. The critical areas emphasized in this course deepen the understanding of linear, exponential, and quadratic relationships by contrasting them with each other. Students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions using technology and problem solving strategies.

Prerequisites: Foundations in Algebra

Students who complete both Foundations in Algebra and Intermediate Algebra will take the SC End of Course Examination for Algebra 1 (EOCEP), which determines 20% of their final grade in the Intermediate Algebra course.
 

Students must not enroll in Foundations in Algebra (4116) prior to ninth grade. A school that offers Foundations in Algebra (4116) must subsequently offer Intermediate Algebra (4117). Students who successfully complete Foundations in Algebra (4116) must subsequently enroll in Intermediate Algebra (4117). Upon completion of this two -course sequence, students must take the state-mandated Algebra 1 End-of-Course assessment (Algebra 1 EOCEP) administered at the completion of the second course, Intermediate Algebra (4117).

Students may not receive mathematics credits for both Foundations in Algebra (4116) and Algebra 1 (4114). Students who have a final average of D in Algebra 1 (4114) may subsequently enroll in Intermediate Algebra (4117). Students who complete Intermediate Algebra (4117) after Algebra 1 (4114) must re-take the state-mandated Algebra 1 End-of-Course assessment (Algebra 1 EOCEP) administered at the completion of Intermediate Algebra (4117).
 

Title: Geometry

Course Code: 412200CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Geometry is the mathematical study of shapes, their properties and their relationships. Topics include two- and three-dimensional geometric figures, coordinate geometry, transformations, measurement, similarity and congruence. The use of geometry software that supports a dynamic, interactive approach is essential to the instruction and assessment of geometry, especially in the exploration of multiple geometric relationships and the resulting analysis and proof. Students also develop an appreciation for the connections between geometry and other disciplines, such as art and architecture.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1

 

Title: Geometry H

Course Code: 412200HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: In Geometry (Honors), students explore geometric structure using constructions, logical reasoning, interactive software, and conjectures. Other topics of study include two- and three-dimensional geometric figures, coordinate geometry, transformations, measurement, similarity and congruence. The use of geometry software that supports a dynamic, interactive approach is essential to the instruction and assessment of geometry, especially in the exploration of multiple geometric relationships and the resulting analysis and proof.  This course is designed for students preparing for academic or technical college experiences and for others desiring a formal background in mathematics. Honors Geometry is intended for students who have successfully completed Algebra I Honors, and are committed to independent learning.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1 Honors

Title: Algebra 2   

Course Code: 411500CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Algebra II expands and strengthens the foundation skills established in Algebra I. Concepts included in this course include Equations and Inequalities, Algebraic, Exponential, Logarithmic, and Trigonometric Functions, Linear Algebra, Sequence and Series, and Statistical Analysis. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, enable students to experience mathematics as a coherent, useful subject that makes use of their ability to apply mathematics to real world problem situations and develop critical thinking skills.

Prerequisites: Geometry and/or Algebra 1

Title: Algebra 2 H  

Course Code: 411500HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Algebra II Honors is a rigorous approach to all Algebra II topics but with an accelerated pace and additional depth. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, enable students to experience mathematics as a coherent, useful subject that makes use of their ability to apply mathematics to real world problem situations and develop critical thinking skills.  A sincere commitment to independent learning is required.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1 H and Geometry H

Title: Algebra 3

Course Code: 411300CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course is for students who have successfully completed Algebra II, but is not yet ready for the academic rigor of Pre-Calculus. Some of the culminating topics of Algebra II, and some of the introductory topics of Pre-Calculus are introduced. The focus is on developing the student’s understanding and application of advanced mathematical concepts.

Prerequisites: Geometry and Algebra II

Title: Precalculus

Course Code: 413100CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course in designed to prepare students for Calculus. The principle objectives are to provide students with understanding of Algebra and Trigonometry (with an emphasis on functions), and to show how Algebra and Trigonometry can be used to model real-life problems and phenomena. Balance is attained among the algebraic, numerical, graphical, and verbal methods of representing problems. Students must learn the value of each of these methods of representation and learn to choose the one most appropriate for solving the problem under consideration. Graphing calculators will be used extensively.

Prerequisites: Algebra II or Algebra III

Title: Precalculus H

Course Code: 413100HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course is designed for students who will be taking IB Mathematics SL or for those planning to take AP Calculus (AB or BC) or calculus post-secondary. This course focuses on the development of students’ ability to understand and apply the study of functions and advanced mathematics including Trigonometry to solve problems. Graphing calculators are an integral part of all instruction.

Prerequisites: Algebra II Honors and Geometry Honors

Title: Calculus

Course Code: 413500CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Calculus involves the continued study of functions, rate and accumulation. Content includes function, limits, derivatives, integration and application of these topics

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus

Title: Calculus H

Course Code: 413501HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course continues the study of the functions started in Pre-Calculus Honors which involves the functions, rate and accumulation. Content includes function, limits, derivatives, integration and application of these topics.

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus H

Title: IB Mathematical Studies SL Seminar (Honors weight)

Course Code:311G00HW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course is designed for students who already possess knowledge of mathematical concepts, and who are equipped with the skills needed to apply mathematical techniques correctly. Students who enroll in this course intend to study mathematics, sciences, engineering, technology or another STEM field at the university level.  Students can challenge the AP Calculus AB exam upon completion of the first course and are required to take the IB Math SL exam upon completion of the second course.

Prerequisites: Precalculus Honors

Fulfillment: NA

Title: IB Mathematics SL

Course Code:311F00IW

Title: AP Calculus AB

Course Code: 417000AW

Unit: 2 Units

Description: Concurrent enrollment in both IB SL and AP Calculus AB, every day for 1 full year. These courses are designed for students who already possess knowledge of mathematical concepts, and who are equipped with the skills needed to apply mathematical techniques correctly. Students who enroll in these challenging courses must not only have a strong foundation in mathematics but also a strong work ethic, demonstrated by their ability to persevere in problem solving. They intend to study mathematics, sciences, engineering, technology or another STEM field at the university level. Courses focus on topics set by both the IBO and the College Board.

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus Honors

Students taking these courses are required to take both the IB Math SL exam and the AP Calculus AB exams upon completion.

Title: IB Mathematics HL-1

Course Code: 311D00IW

Unit: 1 unit

Title: IB Mathematics HL-2

Course Code: 311E00IW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: This course is designed for students with a strong mathematics background in analytical and technical skills. Students who enroll in this course intend to study mathematics, physics, engineering or another STEM field at the university level.  The course focuses on developing important mathematical concepts in a comprehensible, coherent and rigorous manner. Students are encouraged to apply mathematical knowledge to solving problems in a variety of contexts. Development of each concept features justification and proof of the results. Students undertaking this course are expected to develop insight into mathematical form and structure and learn to appreciate the links between concepts in different topic areas.  Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus Honors

Students can challenge the AP Calculus AB exam upon completion of the first course and are required to take the IB Math HL exam upon completion of the second course.

Title: Advanced Placement Calculus AB

Course Code: 417000AW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Calculus involves the continued study of functions, rates and accumulation.  Focusing on topics set by the College Board, content includes functions, limits, derivatives, integration and applications of these topics.

Prerequisites: Precalculus Honors

Students taking this course are required to take the AP Calculus AB Exam, which consists of calculator and non-calculator sections, upon completing this course.
 

Title: Advanced Placement Calculus BC

Course Code: 417200AW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course focuses on the calculus functions of a single variable. It includes all topics covered in Calculus AB plus additional topics such as polynomial approximations and Series. The graphing calculator will be extensively used.

Prerequisites: Calculus AB OR passing score on the AB exam

Students taking this course are required to take the AP Calculus BC Exam upon completing this course.
 

Title: Probability and Statistics

Course Code: 414100CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course is designed to cover descriptive statistics, data analysis, inferences, predictions and basic concepts of probability. Students learn to produce data, to put data into a usable form, and to interpret data so that they may draw conclusions about information gathered. The course is designed to help students develop strong problem solving skills. Students are expected to use graphing calculators and/or computer software.  This course is designed for students planning to attend a 4 year college.

Prerequisites: Algebra 2 or Algebra 2H

Title: Advanced Placement Statistics

Course Code: 417100AW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: Four concepts are studied on a complex level: exploring data, planning a statistical study, anticipating patterns using probability and simulations, and drawing statistical inferences. The course is equivalent to an introductory non-calculus college course in statistics. The College Board determines the course description; therefore, the content of this course must adhere to those requirements. This course is appropriate for students pursuing a degree in mathematics, engineering, psychology, sociology, health science or business. Students taking this course are required to take the AP Statistics Exam upon completing this course.

Prerequisites: Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 H

Title: Discrete Mathematics

Course Code: 414200CW

Unit:1 Unit

Description: This course is designed for students with varied backgrounds and abilities. The aim of the course is to expose students to the broad aspects of mathematics and provide the skills needed to cope with the mathematical demands of our technological society while extending their study of functions, data analysis, logic, financial and business techniques, geometry and trigonometry.

Prerequisites: Algebra II and Geometry

Title: ACT Math Preparation

Course Code: 412500CH

Unit: .5 Unit

Description: This course is designed to help students develop knowledge and preparation skills for the math and science ACT tests. Participants will review the content covered by the ACT Mathematics test to include pre-algebra, elementary and intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry and trigonometry. The class will also include content covered in the ACT Science test that focuses on scientific reasoning skills, and content in biology, chemistry, physics, and the Earth/space sciences (geology, astronomy and meteorology). Students will also develop skills in test-taking, analyze a variety of data and schematic forms, examine critically and summarize information to make predictions and draw conclusions.

Prerequisites: None

Fulfillment: Cannot count as a mathematics graduation credit, but can serve as an elective credit.

Title: SAT Preparation, Math (College Prep Weight Only)  

Course Code: 415000CH

Unit: .5 Unit

Description: This course is not required for graduation, but is recommended for any junior or senior who intends to apply to a four-year college. This course focuses on the concepts, skills and test-taking strategies that will optimize performance on the SAT/PSAT. Students will have the opportunity to learn to identify those areas of the examination where they can gain the most points. Practice exams offer realistic testing circumstances that will sharpen students’ skills and help them get familiar with the types of test items on the SAT/PSAT. Students will be oriented to the use of software that can analyze their practice exam and identify skill challenges.

Prerequisites: None

Title: SREB Ready for High School Math

Course Code: 314500CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course emphasizes understanding of math concepts rather than just memorizing procedures. In Ready for High School Math, students learn the whys of using certain formulas or methods to solve a problem. By engaging students in real-world applications, Ready for High School Math develops critical-thinking skills that students will use throughout their high school studies. The course consists of eight units, culminating in a capstone project that emphasizes the synthesis of concepts.

Prerequisites: None

Fulfillment: Cannot count as a mathematics graduation credit, but can serve as an elective credit.

Title: SREB Ready for College Math

Course Code: 314600CW

Unit: 1 Unit

Description: This course emphasizes an understanding of math concepts, as opposed to memorizing facts. Math Ready students learn the context behind procedures and come to understand the “whys” of using certain formulas or methods to solve a problem. By engaging students in real-world applications, this course develops critical thinking skills that students will use in college and careers.

Prerequisites: None

Fulfillment: Cannot count as a mathematics graduation credit, but can serve as an elective credit.