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Description of Math Courses 5/24/2013

Mathematics

 

Algebra I

This year-long course gives students a foundation in basic algebraic concepts that will be required to be successful in advanced mathematics.  Topics covered include algebraic terms, number operations, patterns, linear equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, polynomials, graphing lines, factoring, probability, and statistical analysis.  Students will be introduced to the use of the graphing calculator.  Upon completion the student earns 1 elective credit and 1 math credit.

 

Geometry

The study of geometry as a mathematical system through the deductive development of relationships in the plane and space developed intuitively in previous years. Students study congruent segments and angles, circle chords, secants and tangent segments, parallel and perpendicular lines, angle measure in triangles, direct and indirect triangle congruence and similarity, similar triangles, transformations, the Pythagorean Theorem, coordinate geometry, vectors, beginning trigonometry and surface area and volume of solids.  Prerequisite:  Algebra I

 

Honors Geometry

This course covers the same skills as 'Geometry' but at a faster pace and with greater depth.  Students in this class must complete several in-depth projects to satisfy the Honors component as approved by the Hamilton County Department of Education.  Prerequisite:  Algebra I.  This course is approved for Honors points.

 

Algebra II

This year-long course is the study of the complex number system, symbolic manipulation, and functions. Students discuss, represent, and solve increasingly sophisticated real-world problems using advanced algebraic and data analysis techniques incorporating technology. They also study the properties of functions, the algebra of functions, matrices, and systems of equations. Linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational functions and trigonometry are studied with an emphasis on making connections to other disciplines and as preparation for a multitude of careers. Communication of the problem-solving skills used is an important part of this course.  Upon completion the student earns 1 elective credit and 1 math credit.  Prerequisites:  Algebra I and Geometry.

 

Honors Algebra II

This course covers the same skills as Algebra 2 but at a faster pace and with greater depth.   Students in this class must complete several in-depth projects to satisfy the Honors component as approved by the Hamilton County Department of Education.  This course includes a portfolio component.  Prerequisite:  Algebra I and Geometry.

 

DEP Statistics

Students enrolled in this course will be simultaneously enrolled in Chattanooga State's MATH1530.  This course includes sampling, data organization, variability and central tendency, probability, distributions and confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and inference and correlation.  Prerequisites:  Algebra II; ACT Math score of 19; Admission to Chattanooga State's Dual Enrollment Program.  This course requires tuition to be paid to Chattanooga State (approximately $400) and purchase of online materials (approximately $65).  This course qualifies for the TN Dual Enrollment Scholarship and “Honors” points on the transcript.

 

Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry

Covers the State Curriculum Standards for Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry (trigonometry, functions, sequences and series, matrices), but also includes several topics outside the scope of the State designed curriculum including review for the ACT and statistics.  Many lessons are related to personal finance, social issues, and decisions that lie in the immediate future for these students.  This course is designed as an alternative to the Pre-Calculus course and it is not intended for students to take both courses while in high school due to the overlap in content. Students choosing this course would be less likely to enroll in a STEM Calculus course upon entering college. However, this course will provide a foundation for students entering a business application Calculus course or below. Prerequisite:  Algebra II.

 

Honors Pre-calculus

An honors level course that includes, but is not limited to the following: polynomial, rational, exponential, inverse, logarithmic, and circular functions, solutions of systems of equations, partial fractions, and trigonometric functions. Experience with graphing calculators is incorporated.  Students in this class must complete several in-depth projects to satisfy the Honors component as approved by the Hamilton County Department of Education.  Prerequisites:  Algebra II.  This course is approved for Honors points.

 

Honors Calculus

This course is intended to give students an opportunity to cover such topics as the algebraic and analytic properties of the real number system, functions, limits, derivatives, and an introduction to integration. This course is approved for Honors points.  Prerequisite:  Pre-Calculus

 

 

Bridge Math

This Senior-level math credit course is designed for students who have scored below a 19 on the ACT math subtest.  The intent is to review and expand knowledge so that student may improve an ACT score at the end of the course and thereby eliminate the need for "remedial" math courses in college.  Topics include but are not limited to:  expressions and equations, linear and nonlinear functions, polynomials, analysis and probability and geometric application.