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Mathematics

  • Three (3) Mathematics credits are required for graduation
  • However starting with the Class of 2012, Ky. state law requires a math course to be taken each year.
  • Freshman Placement is determined from the High School Placement Test (HSPT), grade school recommendations and other standardized testing in grade school
  • During the Spring Registration period for the following school year, the student's current math instructor will make a recommendation for math classes the student is eligible to choose from.
  • Students may not take Honors or AP courses without successful completion of the prerequisite classes and instructor recommendation.

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Algebra is a course designed to help students make the transition from computational arithmetic to algebraic operations.  Operations with numbers, including integers, decimals, and fractions, will be reinforced as well as operations involving variables.  Students will be introduced to solving algebraic equations as well as solving multi-step word problems by using mathematical models.

Course # 51217        1 credit           

Algebra I CPII 

Algebra I is a detailed study of algebra, and is designed for the mastery of algebraic skills in preparation for higher learning.  Topics include the use of variable properties of rational, irrational and real numbers; solving equations; factoring, and graphics.  Other topics include finding equations of lines given different initial conditions; the use of linear and quadratic equations and functions and solving linear inequalities.  Topics will be covered in less depth and word problems will be emphasized less than in Algebra I CPI.

Course # 51337        1 credit        Prerequisite: Recommendation of Pre-Algebra instructor

Algebra I CPI

Algebra I is a detailed study of algebra, and is designed for the mastery of algebraic skills in preparation for higher learning.  Topics include the use of variable properties of rational, irrational and real numbers, solving equations, factoring, and graphics.  Other topics include finding equations of lines given different initial conditions, the use of linear and quadratic equations and functions and solving linear inequalities.

Course # 51327    1 credit   Prerequisite: 9th Grade: HSPT score; 10th Grade: Recomendation of Pre-Algebra instructor

Algebra I Honors

This course is designed to provide the student with the understanding of the structure and logical patterns in mathematics.  Topics include evaluating algebraic expressions, solving simple equations, problem solving techniques, operations with polynomials, graphing linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, rational and irrational numbers, radical expressions, and algebraic proofs.  Some exposure is also given to basic tenants in Geometry as they lend themselves to algebraic equations. This class differs from Algebra I CPI in that the pace is faster and the material is examined in much greater depth.

Course # 51437      1 credit          

Algebra II CPII

This is a course designed for those students who have successfully completed a first course in algebra.  Topics include methods for solving inequalities and linear, rational, and quadratic equations. Systems of equations and inequalities will also be studied.  There is heavy emphasis on operations involving polynomials, radicals, exponents, and the use of correct algebraic techniques for simplifying rational expressions and complex fractions.  Students will learn the relationship between slope and graphs of lines, as well as methods for finding equations of lines given different initial conditions.   Techniques in problem solving are especially emphasized.  Students become familiar with functions and the graphing and identifying of conic sections.  The student will also be introduced to fundamental counting principles and determining the probability of events.  Topics will be covered in less depth and word problems will be emphasized less than in Algebra II CPI.

Course # 52237        1 credit          Prerequisite:  10th & 11th Grade: Algebra I ; 12th Grade: Geometry

Algebra II CPI 

This is a course designed for those students who have successfully completed Algebra I.  Topics include methods for solving inequalities and linear, rational, and quadratic equations. Systems of equations and inequalities will also be studied.  There is heavy emphasis on operations involving polynomials, radicals, exponents, and the use of correct algebraic techniques for simplifying rational expressions and complex fractions.  Students will learn the relationship between slope and graphs of lines, as well as methods for finding equations of lines given different initial conditions.   Techniques in problem solving are especially emphasized.  Students become familiar with functions and the graphing and identifying of conic sections.  The student will also be introduced to fundamental counting principles and determining the probability of events.  

Course # 52227       1 credit          Prerequisite:  10th & 11th Grade: Algebra I ; 12th Grade: Geometry

Algebra II Honors

This course is for those students who want to further their education in the area of mathematics.  This course is designed to prepare the student for future courses in honors Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus.  Students that plan to continue their education in the areas of math, science or engineering are strongly encouraged to take this course if they are qualified.

Course # 52337       1 credit         Prerequisite:  9th Grade: Based on Algebra II Honors Placement Test or successful completion of 8th grade Algebra I Honors course and recommendation; 10th grade: Algebra I Honors

 

Applied Geometry

This course is designed to help students better understand the nature of mathematical systems, to develop powers of spatial visualization, to improve deductive and inductive reasoning skills, and to appreciate the need for clarity and precision of language. Topics include lines, angles, triangles, circles, polygons, area and volume measurement, including the use of trigonometry, inductive and deductive reasoning, and proofs.

 Course # 53217        1 credit      Prerequisite:  Algebra I

Geometry CPII

This course is designed to help students better understand the nature of mathematical systems, to develop powers of spatial visualization, to improve deductive and inductive reasoning skills, and to work with formulas and properties related to various geometrical shapes.  Knowledge of basic algebra skills will be required and reinforced.  An emphasis will be placed on solving problems related to points, lines, polygons, and circles. 

Course # 53337         1 credit      Prerequisite:  Algebra II

Geometry CPI 

This course is designed to help students better understand the nature of mathematical systems, to develop powers of spatial visualization, to improve deductive and inductive reasoning skills, and to appreciate the need for clarity and precision of language.  Throughout the duration of the course, students will be required to write logical proofs that show both conceptual knowledge and logical reasoning skills.

Course # 53327        1 credit        Prerequisite: Algebra II or Algebra I Honors and recommendation of current math instructor with concurrent enrollment in Algebra II Honors  

Probability and Statistics

This elective course is intended to provide a fundamental background in statistical topics for any student who will be engaged in any of the following: math, natural sciences, education, social studies, psychology, or business. Topics include: probability, basis statistics, distributions, sampling, estimation, applications and projects. A statistical calculator is required.

Course # 54447   1/2 credit   Prerequisite: Student must have taken or be concurrently enrolled in Algebra II

Pre-Calculus CPII 

This is a course for those students who have completed Algebra II but did not display an adequate understanding of the concepts to qualify for Pre-Calculus CPI.  The course will include a review of slopes and equations of lines, exponents and radicals, operations with rational expressions, and methods for solving all types of quadratic equations.  The course will include an introduction to trigonometry and some simple counting principles related to probability.

Course # 54227/54237       1 credit     Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry

Pre-Calculus CPI 

Pre-Calculus is designed for the mastery of skills necessary for success in calculus.  Topics include reviews of coordinate geometry, solving and graphing polynomial equations as well as polynomial inequalities and functions.  Other topics include the study of logarithms, functions and their inverses, as well as a heavy emphasis on the study of trigonometric functions and their applications, polar coordinates, conic sections, and sequences and series. 

Course # 54127/54137      1 credit     Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry

Pre-Calculus Honors

This course is designed to prepare students for a course in calculus or other advanced level math and science courses. This course differs from the CPI course in pace and depth in regards to the study of the material.

Course # 54217                 1 credit       Prerequisite:  Algebra II Honors and Geometry

Calculus: Advanced Placement

This is a college level course covering differentiation and integration of trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and algebraic functions. There is a large emphasis on graphing the functions listed above using properties of monotonicity and concavity in combination with relative extreme. Problem solving using max-min applications and methods of finding area and volumes of revolution are also emphasized. A graphing calculator is required for this course.

Course # 54337/54347     1 credit       Prerequisite:  Pre-Calculus Honors
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