• Welcome to the Mathematics Department  

    Math  

    Mission Statement

    We will engage all students, develop them into critically thinking problem solvers, and cultivate their perseverance for future success.

     

       

    Courses Offered

    Math 1
    Grades: 9-11                               Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)               UC/CSU: Yes  (fulfills C requirement)     
    Integrated Math 1 is the first course of a rigorous two-course sequence including Integrated Math I and II. All freshmen taking this class will be on track to study pre-calculus or calculus in their senior year (depending on test results).  This course will develop a student’s problem-solving skills, critical thinking abilities, and strengthen situational analysis abilities. 
     
    Math 1 Honors
    Grades: 9 -11                             Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                UC/CSU: Yes (fulfills C requirement)  
    Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in eighth-grade mathematics and/or recommendation of the teacher.
    Content: This course will help students understand the basic structure of algebra and more specifically the in-depth study of linear functions with one and two variables. Students will be expected to extend their thinking through the idea of modeling with functions. This course will also explore geometric constructions and the basic principles that make up the concept of congruence. Through basic rigid motions, students will explore congruence. 
     
    Integrated Math 1A
    Grades: 9 -11                             Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                UC/CSU: Yes (may fulfill C and G requirement)
    Integrated Math IA is the first course in a two-year course sequence designed to support students in the successful completion of Integrated Math I. Students in this course will complete Math I over a two-year cycle comprised of Math IA and Math IB. In Math IA, students will develop their conceptual understanding of the concepts of Number and Quantity and Algebra. This course prepares students for successful completion of the three-course sequence of Math I and II requirement for graduation. 
     
    Integrated Math 1B
    Grades: 9 -11                            Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                 UC/CSU:  (may fulfill C requirement)                    
    Integrated Math IB is the second course in a two-year course sequence designed to support students in the successful completion of Integrated Math I. Students in this course will complete Math I over a two-year cycle comprised of Math IA and Math IB. In Math IB, students will develop a deeper conceptual understanding of the concepts of Number and Quantity and Algebra. This course prepares students for successful completion of the three-course sequence of Math I and II requirement for graduation. 
     
    Math 2
    Grades: 9 -11                           Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                  UC/CSU:  (may fulfill C requirement)                    
    Math 2 is a math course in the study of algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities, and functions.  This course complements and expands the mathematical content and concepts of Math1.  Some of the topics covered include complex numbers, exponents, radicals, matrices, systems of linear equations, functions (absolute value, exponential, logarithmic, quadratic, radical, polynomial, and rational) and their behavior, solving nonlinear equations, conic sections, combinatorics, probability, and sequences/series.
     
    Math 2 Honors
    Grades: 9 -11                           Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                 UC/CSU:  (may fulfill C requirement)                    
    Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in Math 1 (or an appropriate course from outside the district) or recommendation of the 8th-grade teacher.
    A hand-held scientific calculator is recommended but not required. Content: This course will help students further understand the basic structure of algebra and more specifically the in-depth study of quadratic functions through modeling and construction. Students will be expected to extend their thinking abstractly by performing arithmetic operations with complex numbers. The students will also be expected to write expressions that represent relationships, rewrite expressions in equivalent forms and solve systems of equations. As well, students will study and recognize independence and conditional probabilities. Through modeling, they will evaluate outcomes of probability situations. Geometrically, this course will prove all concepts related to similarity and congruence of shapes. Students will use algebra and coordinate geometry to prove theorems. This course will analyze all theorems of circles and relate this content to that of conic sections as well as require students to explain volume formulas and apply them to a variety of shapes.

    Math Analysis
    Grades: 10 -12                        Credits: 10 Yearlong Course)                   UC/CSU: Yes (fulfills C & G requirement)
    Prerequisite:  “C” or better in Algebra II
    This course meets the elective requirements for UC admission. This is a course that reviews and extends all that is taught in Algebra II to a higher degree of sophistication. The concepts of algebraic functions, exponential functions, systems of equations, and adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying algebraic complex numbers are taught the first semester.  Second semester is Trigonometry. This course covers the California State Standards.  A graphic calculator is required.

    AP Calculus AB
    Grades: 11-12                         Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                UC/CSU:  (fulfills C & G requirement) 
    Prerequisite:  “C” or better in Math Analysis or Calculus
    This course meets the elective requirements for UC admission. An advanced math course that will cover differentiation of functions, integration techniques, application to derivatives, limits, derivatives and integral of exponential trigonometric functions. This course covers the California State Standards.  A graphing calculator is required.

    AP Statistics
    Grades: 11-12                         Credits 10 (Yearlong Course)                 UC/CSU:  (may fulfill C requirement)
    Prerequisite:  “C” or better in Statistics
    The purpose of the AP course in statistics is to prepare students for college-level statistics courses.  The curriculum is approved by The College Board.   Students are exposed to four major conceptual themes:  exploring Data, describing patterns and departures from patterns; Sampling and experimentation, planning and conducting a study; anticipating patterns, exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation; statistical inference, estimating population parameters and testing hypothesis.  Graphing calculators are required (TI-80 series) and computer skills are necessary. Students who successfully complete this course are prepared to take the AP Statistics exam and have the ability to earn college credit and advanced standing by passing the exam.