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    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
    • 3 credits (6 semesters) of Math including Algebra 2 or equivalent

    INITIAL NINTH GRADE PLACEMENTS:
    Entering ninth graders are initially placed in mathematics courses according to recommendations of their eighth-grade math teachers. Other factors considered include standardized test scores, grades received in previous math courses, and grade point average. Diagnostic testing may be used to determine correct math course placement.

    Mathematics Pathway - we are following the SPS district created mathematics pathway. Please see this SPS web page for further information. 

    ALGEBRA 1A, 1B 
    Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
    Grade(s):  9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course:  Two Semesters
    Prerequisite:  None
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Math

    Algebra 1 students, through technology related and paper and pencil problem solving tools, will understand algebraic concepts, learn and practice essential algebraic skills, and apply algebraic thinking. Topics covered include, graphing, data exploration, proportional reasoning and variation, functions, linear equations, fitting a line to data, exponents and exponential models, systems of equations and inequalities, and quadratics.  

    GEOMETRY A, B 
    Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
    Grade(s):  9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course:  Two Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 1, Teacher Recommendation
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Math

    Geometry is a year-long course where students explore geometric relationships with a variety of tools, including patty paper, compasses, graphing calculators and computers. Topics covered include reasoning, using diagrams to solve problems, using tools of geometry, discovering and proving triangle properties, polygons, transformations and tessellations, circles, area, the Pythagorean Theorem, volume, similarity, and trigonometry. The honors course covers all topics with greater rigor.


    IB MATH APPLICATIONS AND INTERPRETATION STANDARD LEVEL A/B   
    Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
    Grade(s):  9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course:  Two Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 1, Geometry
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Math

    IB Math Applications and Interpretation SL A/B is the first semester of a two-year course that is part of the IB Diploma Programme and prepares students to take the IB examination in May of their second year. This course emphasizes mathematical modeling and statistics. Students solve real-world problems, construct and communicate this mathematically and interpret the conclusions or generalizations. Students develop strong technology skills and understand the links between theoretical and practical concepts in mathematics. For students interested in social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, statistics, business, some economics, psychology, design and other non-STEM fields.

     


    IB MATH APPLICATIONS AND INTERPRETATION STANDARD LEVEL C/D 
    Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
    Grade(s):  10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: Two Semesters
    Prerequisite:   IB Math Applications and Interpretation SL A/B
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Math

    IB Math Applications and Interpretation SL C/D is the second year of a two-year course that is part of the IB Diploma Programme and prepares students to take the IB examination in May of their second year. This course emphasizes mathematical modeling and statistics. Students solve real-world problems, construct and communicate this mathematically and interpret the conclusions or generalizations. Students develop strong technology skills and understand the links between theoretical and practical concepts in mathematics. For students interested in social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, statistics, business, some economics, psychology, design and other non-STEM fields.

    IB MATH ANALYSIS AND APPROACHES STANDARD LEVEL A/B  

    Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
    Grade(s):  9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: Two Semesters
    Prerequisite:   Algebra 1, Geometry
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Math

    IB Math Analysis and Approaches SL A/B is the first year of a two-year course that is part of the IB Diploma Programme and prepares students to take the IB examination in May of their second year. This course develops important mathematical concepts in a comprehensible, coherent and rigorous way, with an emphasis on algebraic methods. Students solve real and abstract problems. This course has a strong emphasis on the ability to construct, communicate and justify correct mathematical arguments. Students develop the skills needed to continue in the study of mathematics and other STEM areas.  For students interested in mathematics, engineering, physical sciences, economics, and STEM fields.


    IB MATH ANALYSIS AND APPROACHES STANDARD LEVEL C/D 
    Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
    Grade(s):  10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: Two Semesters
    Prerequisite:   IB Math Analysis and Approaches SL A/B
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Math

    IB Math Analysis and Approaches SL C/D is the second year of a two-year course that is part of the IB Diploma Programme and prepares students to take the IB examination in May of their second year. This course develops important mathematical concepts in a comprehensible, coherent and rigorous way, with an emphasis on algebraic methods. Students solve real and abstract problems. This course has a strong emphasis on the ability to construct, communicate and justify correct mathematical arguments. Students develop the skills needed to continue in the study of mathematics and other STEM areas. For students interested in mathematics, engineering, physical sciences, economics, and STEM fields.
    IB MATH ANALYSIS AND APPROACHES HIGHER LEVEL A/B  
    Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
    Grade(s):  11
    Length of Course: Two Semesters
    Prerequisite:   Algebra 1, Geometry, and any IB SL Math course year 1 and/or year 2 or Algebra 2
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Math

    IB Math Analysis and Approaches HL A/B is the first year of a two-year course that is part of the IB Diploma Programme and prepares students to take the IB examination in May of their second year. This course develops important mathematical concepts in a comprehensible, coherent and rigorous way, with an emphasis on algebraic methods. Students solve real and abstract problems. This course has a strong emphasis on the ability to construct, communicate and justify correct mathematical arguments. Students develop the skills needed to continue in the study of mathematics and other STEM areas.  Topics are studied in greater depth and breadth than in Standard Level. For students interested in mathematics, engineering, physical sciences, economics, and STEM fields. 
    IB Math Analysis and Approaches Higher Level C/D
    Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
    Grade(s):  12
    Length of Course: Two Semesters
    Prerequisite:   IB Math: Analysis and Approaches Higher Level A/B
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Math

    IB Math Analysis and Approaches HL C/D is the second year of a two-year course that is part of the IB diploma Programme and prepares students to take the IB examination in May of their second year. This course develops important mathematical concepts in a comprehensible, coherent and rigorous way, with an emphasis on algebraic methods. Students solve real and abstract problems. This course has a strong emphasis on the ability to construct, communicate and justify correct mathematical arguments. Students develop the skills needed to continue in the study of mathematics and other STEM areas. Topics are studied in greater depth and breadth than in Standard Level. For students interested in mathematics, engineering, physical sciences, economics, and STEM fields.

    FINANCIAL ALGEBRA
    Credits:  0.5 credit / semester
    Grade(s):  12
    Length of Course:  Two Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 1, Geometry
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied:  Math, Occupational Ed

    Financial Algebra is designed as a full-year course following Algebra 1 and Geometry.  This algebra-based CTE course features real-world algebra concepts found in banking, credit/loans, insurance, investments/ retirement planning, personal income taxes and budgeting. Students achieve success in this applications-based learning approach by focusing their algebraic skills in a financial context. Step-by-step strategies help students calculate complex formulas on calculators and in spreadsheets. A heavy conceptual emphasis is placed on understanding how the world of finance functions to develop personal financial management skills. This course can replace an Algebra 2 credit.  It does not count as a 4th year of math.

    BRIDGE TO COLLEGE MATH A/B
    Credits: 0.5 credit / semester
    Grade: 12
    Length of Course: Two Semesters
    Prerequisite: Algebra 2
    Graduation Requirement Satisfied: Math

    This course is designed for Seniors who have taken Algebra 2, and did not do well.   For students who take this course and earn a B or better, they will be exempt from taking a college math placement test and will go directly into a college credit math course.