 Granbury High School
 20202021 Course Catalog
 Mathematics
Mathematics
Courses

Course # Course Grade Level AAC Credit Algebra 1 0210 Algebra 1 912 1 Geometry 0220 Geometry 912 1 0225 Honors Geometry 912 1 Algebra 2 0230 Algebra 2 912 1 0235 Honors Algebra 2 912 1 Advanced Mathematics (Algebra 2 is a prerequisite) 0280 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR) 1112 1 0245 Precalculus 912 1 0240 Honors Precalculus 912 1 0255 Advanced Placement Calculus AB 1112 1 0256 Advanced Placement Calculus BC 1112 1 0270 AP Statistics 1112 1 0236 Dual Credit Math: College Algebra (MATH 1314) 1112 0.5 0237 Dual Credit Math: Contemporary Math (MATH 1332) 1112 0.5 Mathematics 0260 Math Modeling with Applications 912 1 0275 Statistics 1112 1 Algebraic Reasoning 1112 1 0265 College Prep Math 12 1 0850 SAT/ACT Prep 1112 1
Course Descriptions

Algebra 1:
Algebra 1 (0210)
1 Credit  Grades 912
Prerequisites: Mathematics Grade 8 or its equivalentThis 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 912
Prerequisite: Algebra 1Concepts 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 912
Prerequisite: Algebra 1This 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 912
Prerequisite: Algebra 1Extends 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 912
Prerequisites: Algebra 1This 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 1112
Prerequisites: Geometry, Algebra 2Advanced 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 912
Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2This course is designed for students who want to take a fourth math course to prepare for posthigh 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 912
Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2This course is designed for students who want to take a fourth math course to prepare for posthigh 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 1112
Recommended Prerequisites: Precalculus or Honors PrecalculusThe 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 higherfee required) or an APLevel Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).
Advanced Placement Calculus BC (0256)
1 Credit  Grade 1112
Recommended Prerequisites: Precalculus or Honors PrecalculusAP 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, vectorvalued) 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 higherfee required) or an APLevel Final Exam (no fee, but no college credit).
AP Statistics (0270)
1 Credit – Grades 1112
Recommended Prerequisites: Geometry, Algebra 2This 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, noncalculus based, college course in statistics.
Dual Credit Math: College Algebra (MATH 1314) (0236)
½ Credit – Grades 1112
Prerequisites: TSI assessment and registration with Weatherford College
This course is designed for the nonmathematics major and is part of the common core. It includes sets and set operations, linear equations, nonlinear 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 1112
Prerequisites: TSI assessment and registration with Weatherford College
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 912
Prerequisite: Algebra 1Students 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 reallife problems involving money, data, chance, patterns, music, design and science.
Statistics (0275)
1 Credit – Grades 1112
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
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 1112
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 creditbearing 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 1112
Prerequisites: NoneThrough indepth 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 testtaking strategies will be studied.