# Math

__Algebra 1 must be completed for high school diploma__

### ALGEBRA 1 SUPPORT 10445

**Elective credit**

**OPEN TO GRADE: 9 (must be concurrently enrolled in Algebra 1)**

Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation or placement test

A one year course designed to support incoming 9th graders who are not fully prepared to succeed in Algebra 1. The course reinforces the California Content Standards discussed in Algebra 1, with emphasis on 3 areas: pre-teaching, re- teaching, and basic skills. Students who are successful may exit the course at the end of the first semester to make space for students to enter second semester who may require the support.

### ALGEBRA 1 10401

**Math credit**

*UC “a-g” Math credit*

**OPEN TO GRADES: 9-12**

Prerequisite: Placement based on students Algebra Readiness test score, teacher approval or parent waiver.

A full year course devoted to the development of algebraic skills as problem-solving tools and as the foundation for geometry and other college preparatory courses and entrance exams. Emphasis is on the development and recognition of problem-solving paradigms, use of calculator technology, logical reasoning, and the consistent application of formal algebraic techniques integrated into a variety of interdisciplinary, “real-world” contexts.

*Note: Students may be required to take a algebra readiness course if they are not prepared for Algebra 1.*

Symbolic reasoning and calculations with symbols are central in algebra. Through the study of algebra, a student develops an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics and the sciences. In addition, algebraic skills and concepts are developed and used in a wide variety of problem-solving situations. Algebra will be presented in accordance with the California Standards. Students will be prepared for the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam); the GSE (Golden State Exam); and the SAT9 test.

The California Standards can be viewed at http://www.cde.cagov/standards/.

### ALGEBRA 2 10402

**Math credit**

*UC “a-g” Math credit*

**OPEN TO GRADES: 10-12**

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Geometry and Algebra 1 for all semesters or signed parent waiver or instructor approval.

This discipline complements and expands the mathematical content and concepts of Algebra 1 and Geometry. Students who master Algebra 2 will gain experience with algebraic solutions of problems in various content areas, including the solution of systems of quadratic equations, logarithmic and exponential functions, the binomial theorem, and the complex number system. Algebra 2 will be presented in accordance with the California Standards. Students will be prepared for the SAT; college placement tests; and mathematical courses involving Trigonometry.

### CALCULUS AB/AP 10420

**Math credit**

*UC “a-g” Math credit*

**OPEN TO GRADES: 11-12**

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in either Algebra 2/trig Honors for both semesters or signed parent waiver.

A rigorous course designed to meet requirements of college bound math and science oriented students. Student must have a strong background in Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Analytic Geometry. Topics covered in the course include limits and continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation, and techniques and applications of integration. Emphasis will be placed on passing the AP Exam in May, which will enable the student to earn college credit. A graphing calculator is required for this course as per the College Board.

### GEOMETRY 10409

**Math credit**

*UC “a-g” Math credit*

**OPEN TO GRADES: 9- 12**

Prerequisite: Open to freshman who have completed Algebra 1 with a grade of “C” or better.

__Grade of “C” or better in all semesters of Algebra 1__ or consent of course instructor required for Grades 10-12.

This course is a formal development of the geometric skills and concepts necessary for students who will take Algebra 2 and/or other college preparatory math courses. The course closely integrates algebra with fundamental geometric concepts: logical proof, properties of geometric objects (points, lines, planes, angles, circles, triangles, polygons, etc.), geometric measurement (perimeter, area, volume, etc.), among others.

### INTRODUCTION TO PROBABLILITY AND STATISTICS 10446

**Math credit**

*UC “a-g” Math credit*

**OPEN TO GRADE: 12**

Prerequisites: Algebra 1

Introduction to Probability and Statistics is an introductory course to the tools of statistics. This basic course in statistics is to introduce students to statistical ideas and their impact on everyday life and future fields of study. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: Producing Data, Organizing Data, Chance and Inference.

### SENIOR MATHEMATICS ACCELERATION AND PREPARATION (SMAP) COURSE DESCRIPTION 10461

**OPEN TO GRADE: 12**

Prerequisites: Algebra 2

Foundation concepts for Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II will include: basic understandings of number operations and quantitative reasoning, patterns, relationships, algebraic thinking, symbolic reasoning, functions, equations and their relationships, relationship between algebra and geometry, and underlying mathematical processes. Students will acquire and demonstrate knowledge of the concepts, definitions, properties, and develop the computational strategies that are required to meet the California State Standards for each of these courses. This course’s content intention is to closely resemble the Course Outline Records of Antelope Valley College remedial courses: Math 50, 60, 70, and 102. It is the goal of this course to have each student achieve at least a 70% passing rate and be able to enter any AVC course beyond Math 102. This is a 1 year course and it is expected that in order to receive the 4 AVC math credits the student be enrolled for the entire year.

### TRIGONOMETRY/PRE-CALCULUS 10413

**Math credit**

*UC “a-g” Math credit*

**OPEN TO GRADES: 11, 12**

Prerequisite: A grade of “C or better in Algebra 2 for both semesters or signed parent waiver.

A study of periodic functions, circular functions, graphs, identities, polar coordination, complex numbers, matrices, and selected topics in analytic geometry for preparation for calculus. This course is needed for college majors in the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics and is a prerequisite for the study of calculus. Trigonometry/ Pre-Calculus will be presented in accordance with the California Standards. Students will be prepared for the SAT, college placement tests, and the SAT 9.

The Standards can be viewed at http://www.cde.ca.gov/standards/.

### INTERVENTION PEER TUTOR 10450

**Elective credit**

**OPEN TO GRADE: 12**

Prerequisite: Outstanding academic record (grades, behavior, leadership potential) and recommendation from current math teacher.

Tutors will work with the Algebra Readiness teacher to assist in equipping students with the skills that they need to pass Algebra 1. Tutors will be given training in how to lead tutorial groups, promote student thinking toward problem solving, and how to deal with difficult situations. They will not be in charge of a class; rather their purpose is to offer more individualized assistance for students in the class on behalf of the teacher. The teacher will be in constant communication with the tutors and be accessible to them while they are conducting tutorials and assisting students.

## staff

**Elizabeth Bridwell **

Math

**JP Curzi**

Math

**Stephen Davison **

Math

**Gerard Lieblang**

Math/Ed Support

**Catherine Mellen**

Math

**Michael Murphy **

Math/SDC

**Tia Pray**

Math

**Lara Sweitzer **

Math/AP Coord

**Elizabeth Work **

Math