Intermediate Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, and Precalculus

Advanced Algebra / Trigonometry / Precalculus Honors (AATPH)

Available to: qualified students, see placement requirements link on the Math Department page This course is the third in the honors sequence for highly motivated and skilled students. Students completing Geometry Honors are well prepared to take this course. This course covers advanced algebra, trigonometry and the concepts needed to provide students for calculus. The course broadens and deepens advanced algebra concepts such as quadratic functions, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and systems of linear and nonlinear equations. Students continue working on supplemental problem sets to enhance problem-solving skills, and we introduce non-traditional topics such as number system conversion. The course concludes with a detailed study of trigonometry including graphs, trigonometric equations and trigonometric identities. Graphing calculators and technology are integrated into the curriculum through projects and discussions of real-world problems, such as modeling population change. Throughout the year, students collaborate in an environment that encourages [...]

Advanced Algebra / Trigonometry / Precalculus (AATP)

Available to: qualified students, see placement requirements link on the Math Department page This course covers all techniques, methods, and concepts usually covered in an algebra and trigonometry course, as well as the concepts presented in a traditional precalculus course. During the fall semester, students are introduced to advanced algebra concepts such as quadratic functions, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of linear and nonlinear equation systems. The second half of the year features a detailed study of trigonometry including graphs, trigonometric equations and trigonometric identities. Throughout the year, students expand their knowledge of algebra and geometry and become familiar with concepts that they will encounter in calculus. Students in this course usually go on to take Calculus.

Intermediate Algebra

Available to: qualified students, see placement requirements link on the Math Department page In this course, students will learn not only about algebra, but also how to use algebra to describe and make predictions about authentic situations. The text used for this course contains data that describe hundreds of real-life questions. While working with data, students are able to make connections to foundational mathematical concepts and how mathematics impacts their daily lives. For example, in one project students collect data and then use linear regression to explain the relationships within the data, making predictions about what results they might have achieved had they collected more data. Students also embark upon other exploratory topics and learn to leverage different types of technology, most notably Desmos and graphing calculators, in their pursuit of becoming better problem solvers. Students in this course usually go on to Advanced Algebra / Trigonometry / Precalculus [...]

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