Mathematics

Pre-Algebra

Kathy Melchers, Instructor

The course syllabus will essentially follow the ABeka Pre-algebra textbook. This course will develop and refine necessary skills needed for Algebra I. Emphasis will be placed on graphing, fractions, decimals, proportions, signed numbers and beginning algebraic and geometric concepts. This class will also develop organizational skills for working problems. No credit earned for this course.

Prerequisite:   Students must have proficiency with multiplication tables through 12.

Textbooks:  Pre-Algebra Student Text  -  (Text Code #147095)      
Pre-Algebra Quiz and Test Book  (Text Code # 147125) 
Published by A Beka Book www.abeka.com or 1-877-223-5226

Pre-Algebra Lab

Because some students have trouble learning math concepts in only two class periods per week, we are now offering a follow-up lab session in order to reinforce the concepts learned in the previous class period.  This class will also give the students additional time to strengthen common weak areas such as multiplication tables, long division, fractions, etc.

Algebra I (Honors or CP)

Kristi Freeman, Instructor

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Algebra (Grade of 80 or above)

Required Texts:  Algebra: Structure and Method, Book 1   ISBN: 0-395-97722-3, Copyright 2000

              **   Algebra: Structure and Method, Book 1 Solution Key    ISBN: 0-395-67764-5

(Please check with Mrs. Freeman before purchasing the texts.  She has some available to rent for the year.)

Course Description:  This course provides the foundation for secondary mathematics study.  The goals of this course are for the student to acquire an understanding of the real number system as a basic structure of algebra and to acquire skill and ease in applying algebraic concepts to problem solving.  Topics will include real numbers, solving equations, polynomials, factoring polynomials, fractions and their applications, functions, systems of linear equations, and inequalities.  An honors option is available. 

Summer work is required.  Mrs. Freeman will contact you by the end of May with the requirements.

Geometry (Honors or CP)

Kristi Freeman, Instructor

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 (Grade of 80 or above)

Required Texts:  Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach, 4e   ISBN: 978-55953-882-4, Copyright 2008

  Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach Solutions Manual, 4e ISBN: 978-1-55953-890-9

(Please check with Mrs. Freeman before purchasing the texts.  She has some available to rent for the year.)

Course Description:  This course covers concepts of Euclidean geometry including definitions, postulates, and theorems.  Topics will include reasoning, constructions, discovering and proving properties of triangles, polygons, and circles, area, Pythagorean’s Theorem, volume, and trigonometry.  An honors option is available. 

Summer work is required.  Mrs. Freeman will contact you by the end of May with the requirements.

 

Algebra II (Honors or CP)

Kristi Freeman, Instructor

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry (Grade of 80 or above).

Required Texts:  Algebra: Structure and Method, Book 2   ISBN: 0-395-97725-8, Copyright 2000

              **  Algebra: Structure and Method, Book 2 Solution Key    ISBN: 0-395-67765-3

(Please check with Mrs. Freeman before purchasing the texts.  She has some available to rent for the year.)

Course Description:  This course develops algebraic thinking skills and improves manipulation skills.  Topics ranging from elementary to advanced algebra are reinforced and introduced.  Topics will include basic algebra concepts, inequalities, linear equations and functions, products and factors of polynomials, rational expressions, irrational and complex numbers, quadratic equations and functions, variation and polynomial equations, analytic geometry, and exponential and logarithmic functions.  An honors option is available. 

Summer work is required.  Mrs. Freeman will contact you by the end of May with the requirements.

Pre-Calculus (Honors or CP)

Kristi Freeman, Instructor

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 (Grade of 80 or above).

Required Texts:  Blitzer Algebra and Trigonometry, 5e    ISBN: 0-321-83724-X, Copyright 2014

              **  Student’s Solution Manual for Algebra and Trigonometry, 5e   ISBN: 0-321-83736-3

Recommended for Reinforcement: Videos on DVD for Algebra and Trigonometry 4e   ISBN: 0-321-57546-6

Course Description:  This course prepares students for studying Calculus by reviewing previously covered algebra topics and delving further into the study of functions.  Topics will include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, conic sections, analytic geometry, sequences, and probability.

Summer work is required.  Mrs. Freeman will contact you by the end of May with the requirements.