Math – Honors

Algebra Honors

Type: honors Available to: qualified students, see placement requirements link on the Math Department page This course is the first in the honors sequence for highly motivated and skilled students. Students develop a strong foundation in topics covered in Algebra while having their knowledge enhanced with additional problem sets that focus on more advanced concepts designed to provide a challenge for even the strongest students. Using mathematical puzzles and abstract concepts, students learn by exploration and collaboration while preparing themselves for future honors math courses. This course prepares students for Geometry Honors. For specific topics covered, see course description for Algebra.

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 [...]

Geometry Honors

Type: honors Available qualified students, see placement requirements link on the Math Department page This course is the second in the honors sequence for highly motivated and skilled students. In addition to reviewing previously studied topics covered in Algebra Honors, students will continue to have their knowledge enhanced with problem sets that focus on practical application and real-life examples. The problem sets are designed to provide a challenge for even the strongest students and to prepare students for participation in optional math contests. Students move through fundamental concepts and the new topics at a brisk pace by spending less time on general practice, and more time engaging with more challenging problems. Students in Geometry Honors usually continue on to take Advanced Algebra / Trigonometry / Precalculus Honors (AATP Honors). For specific topics covered, see course description for Geometry.

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