Independence High School

Trailblazers in Education

Pre-Algebra

Title

Pre-Algebra

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

None

9-12

 

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Designed for students who need to upgrade their math skills in preparation for successful performance in college-preparatory Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1. Basic prerequisite skills in proportional reasoning, data analysis, signed numbers, Geometry, and Algebra are covered.

 
First Year Algebra

Title

 

 

Algebra 1

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

None

9-12

C

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Designed for college preparatory students. The understanding of operations and solving equations is stressed. Students will develop proficiency in the following: using variables; exponents and powers; order of operations; equations and inequalities; functions; probability and odds; formulas; rates, ratios, and percents; graphing; slopes of lines; statistics; systems of linear equations and inequalities; exponents and exponential functions; quadratic equations and functions; polynomials and factoring; rational equations and functions; ratio and proportion; direct and inverse variation; radicals and connections to geometry; trigonometric ratios; Pythagorean theorem.

 
Geometry

Title

 

 

Geometry

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

Algebra 1 (or 1A/1B)

9-12

C

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Designed for college-preparatory students. Experience and training in logical thinking is provided. The relationship between points, segments, lines, rays, planes and space is studied. Geometric constructions, inductive and deductive reasoning, indirect and direct proofs, and properties of plane and solid figures are explored.

 
Second Year Algebra (Algebra 2)

Title

 

 

Algebra 2

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

Algebra 1, Geometry

9-12

C

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Designed for college preparatory students. Topics from elementary algebra are reviewed and extended to include fractional equations, exponents, radicals, logarithms, functional relationships and trigonometry. Graphing of linear equations is introduced and explored. There will be exposure to the complex numbers systems, radical expressions, and scientific notation. Students will work with relations and functions and then corresponding domain and range.

 
Higher Mathematics

Title

 

 

Pre-Calculus

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

Grade of “C” or better in Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3

10-12

C

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Designed for the college bound student who may need to take a college calculus course. Students will work on becoming proficient in the following areas: fundamentals of college level algebra, geometric and algebraic interpretations of functions, linear and quadratic inequalities, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications, and trigonometric functions and their properties.

 

 

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