Mathematics

Courses

  • Course # Course Grade Level AAC Credit
    Algebra 1
    0210 Algebra 1 9-12   1
    Geometry
    0220 Geometry 9-12   1
    0225 Honors Geometry 9-12 AAC 1
    Algebra 2
    0230 Algebra 2 9-12   1
    0235 Honors Algebra 2 9-12 AAC 1
    Advanced Mathematics (Algebra 2 is a prerequisite)
    0280 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR) 11-12   1
    0245 Precalculus 9-12   1
    0240 Honors Precalculus 9-12 AAC 1
    0255 Advanced Placement Calculus AB 11-12 AAC 1
    0256 Advanced Placement Calculus BC 11-12 AAC 1
    0270 AP Statistics 11-12 AAC 1
    0236 Dual Credit Math: College Algebra (MATH 1314) 11-12 AAC 0.5
    0237 Dual Credit Math: Contemporary Math (MATH 1332) 11-12 AAC 0.5
    Mathematics 
    0260 Math Modeling with Applications 9-12   1
    0275 Statistics 11-12   1
      Algebraic Reasoning 11-12   1
    0265 College Prep Math 12   1
    0850 SAT/ACT Prep 11-12   1

Course Descriptions

  • Algebra 1:

    Algebra 1 (0210)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: Mathematics Grade 8 or its equivalent

    Foundation EOC NCAA

    This course builds on previous experience in mathematics. It includes properties and operations of real numbers, the solving of linear equations and inequalities, and properties of fractions and algebraic fractions. The course also teaches the coordinate plane and linear equations and inequalities with two variables and radicals.

    Geometry:

    Geometry (0220)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1

    Foundation NCAA

    Concepts of space geometry are integrated with plane geometry. Algebraic skills are reviewed and strengthened through applications in problem solving. This course includes theory and application, formal and informal proofs, trigonometry, constructions and logic, coordinate geometry, and transformations.

    Honors Geometry (0225)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1

    Foundation NCAA  AAC

    This course is designed for the advanced, academically bright math students. Some additional material will be covered in this course that is not covered in regular geometry. Emphasis will be placed on independent study and research, and higher level thinking skills.

    Algebra 2:

    Algebra 2 (0230)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1

    NCAA  Distinguished  STEM

    Extends and continues Algebra 1. Some new topics will be covered such as complex numbers, conic sections, higher order equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, and probability and statistics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving skills.

    Honors Algebra 2 (0235)
    1 Credit - Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: Algebra 1  

    NCAA AAC Distinguished  STEM

    This course is designed for students who have displayed a high degree of understanding in previous Algebra and Geometry classes. All the topics included in regular Algebra 2, as well as more difficult problems and more independent research, will be added to the course. Emphasis is placed on skills to begin preparing students for the Advanced Placement Calculus curriculum.

    Advanced Mathematics (Algebra 2 is a prerequisite):

    Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR) (0280)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12
    Prerequisites: Geometry, Algebra 2

    NCAA  STEM

    Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR) is a mathematics course that follows Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. The course emphasizes statistics and financial applications, and it prepares students to use algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and discrete mathematics to model a range of situations and solve problems.

    Precalculus (0245)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2

    NCAA  STEM

    This course is designed for students who want to take a fourth math course to prepare for post-high school opportunities. Topics included are: functions and their graphs, trigonometric functions, applications of trigonometry, trigonometric identities and equations, solving polynomial functions, inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, sequences and series, and introduction to limits. 

    Honors Precalculus (0240)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2

    NCAA AAC STEM

    This course is designed for students who want to take a fourth math course to prepare for post-high school opportunities. Topics included are: functions and their graphs, trigonometric functions, applications of trigonometric identities and equations, solving polynomial functions, inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, sequences and series, and introduction to limits. Emphasis is placed on advanced skills in math as preparation for the Advanced Placement Calculus course.

    Advanced Placement Calculus AB (0255)
    1 Credit - Grade 11-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Precalculus or Honors Precalculus 

    NCAA AAC Advanced Placement STEM Multidisciplinary

    The course covers the material in the first semester of Calculus at a college or university. Topics included are analytical geometry, limits, differentiation of algebraic functions, application of differentiation, the definite integral, calculus of trigonometric and exponential functions, and techniques of integration.

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

    Advanced Placement Calculus BC (0256)
    1 Credit - Grade 11-12
    Recommended Prerequisites: Precalculus or Honors Precalculus 

    NCAA AAC Advanced Placement STEM Multidisciplinary

    AP Calculus BC is roughly equivalent to both first and second semester college calculus courses. It extends the content learned in AB to different types of equations (polar, parametric, vector-valued) and new topics (such as Euler's method, integration by parts, partial fraction decomposition, and improper integrals), and introduces the topic of sequences and series. The AP course covers topics in differential and integral calculus, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and series. The course teaches students to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to make connections amongst these representations. Students learn how to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions.

    AP students must either take the AP exam (for possible college credit for a score of 3 or higher--fee required) or an AP-Level Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).

    AP Statistics (0270)
    1 Credit – Grades 11-12

    Recommended Prerequisites: Geometry, Algebra 2 

    NCAA AAC Advanced Placement STEM Multidisciplinary

    This course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns in advance, and statistical inference. This course is equivalent to an introductory, non-calculus based, college course in statistics.

    Dual Credit Math: College Algebra (MATH 1314) (0236)

    ½ Credit – Grades 11-12

    Prerequisites:  TSI assessment and registration with Weatherford College

     

    NCAA AAC Dual Credit STEM Multidisciplinary

     

    This course is designed for the non-mathematics major and is part of the common core. It includes sets and set operations, linear equations, non-linear equations, quadratic equations, inequalities, functions and graphs, systems of equations, algebraic operations with rational and irrational numbers, complex numbers and logarithms. Please be advised that the WC grade may be different than the GHS grade.

     

    Dual Credit Math: Contemporary Mathematics (MATH 1332) (0237)

    ½ Credit – Grades 11-12

    Prerequisites: TSI assessment and registration with Weatherford College

     

    NCAA AAC Dual Credit STEM Multidisciplinary

     

    This course is part of the common core at Weatherford College. It will provide knowledge of the nature of mathematics as well as training in mathematical thinking and problem solving. All topics are motivated by real world applications and may include logic, problem solving, financial management, probability, statistics, modeling, and the mathematics of politics. Please be advised that the WC grade may be different than the GHS grade.

     

    Mathematics:

     

    Mathematics Modeling with Applications (0260)
    1 Credit – Grades 9-12
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1

     

    Students use algebraic, graphical, geometrical, and statistical reasoning to recognize patterns and structures, to model information, and to solve problems from various disciplines. Students use math methods to model and solve real-life problems involving money, data, chance, patterns, music, design and science.

     

    Statistics (0275)

    1 Credit – Grades 11-12

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1

     

    NCAA

     

    This course acquaints students with the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.  Students will be immersed in real world applications and data.

     

    Algebraic Reasoning

    1 Credit – Grades 11-12

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1

     

    Student will further develop their ability to represent and draw inferences about algebraic relations and functions using the basic algebraic properties of commutativity, associativity, identity, inverse, and disributivity.  They will develop a more formal understanding of functions.

     

    College Prep Math

    1 Credit – Grades 12

    Prerequisite: None

     

    This math course will have a focus on skills that are intended to prepare students for college level credit-bearing courses without the need for remedial courses. Successful completion of this course will waive the TSI requirement for Weatherford College only.

     

    SAT/ACT Prep (0850)
    1 Credit - Grades 11-12
    PrerequisitesNone

    Through in-depth study and practice, this course provides students with the most efficient means of developing the various verbal and math techniques needed for a successful performance on the SAT and ACT. Students will learn to use their time effectively to maximize their score. They will become familiar with the format of questions and the directions to each section. General test-taking strategies will be studied.