For information on high school mathematics courses see the CCPS High School Program of Studies:  Mathematics.

For information on middle school mathematics courses see the CCPS Middle School Program of Studies:  Mathematics.

 

High School Mathematics Course Descriptions  

 

Conceptual Algebra

In this course, students will strengthen their algebraic foundations in solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, applying graphical and algebraic methods to analyze and solve systems of linear equations in two variables, and developing fluency writing and interpreting real world application problems. Students will perform operations with polynomials including addition, subtraction, multiplying, and factoring. In addition they will compare/contrast linear, exponential, and quadratic functions both graphically and algebraically.

 

Algebra I

Algebra I deepens and extends the understanding of linear and exponential relationships by comparing and contrasting them with each other and with quadratic functions and by applying linear models to data. Students will engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and applying quadratic functions, as well solve systems of equations involving linear, exponential, and quadratic functions. In addition, students will create and solve equations and inequalities and examine data sets in one and two variables. Students will expand their experience with functions to include more specialized functions---absolute value, step, and piecewise defined functions. The Standards for Mathematical Practices will be applied throughout the course to help students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
 

Geometry

Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. Transformations are emphasized, and students will draft geometric constructions and formally analyze their conclusions. Students extend their experience with two dimensional and three dimensional objects, build on their work with triangles, circles and other polygons, and continue their study of quadratics.

 
Algebra II

This course is designed to prepare students for college and career readiness as they explore polynomial, rational, radical, and exponential functions.  Students will build on their prior knowledge of functions, solving equations, and basic right triangle trigonometric ratios.  Students will extend their knowledge of trigonometry to include the unit circle, radian measure, and to model trigonometric phenomena.  Students will also extend their work with exponential functions to include solving exponential equations and logarithms, and explore the effects of transformations on graphs of diverse functions.  Students will expand their knowledge of basic probability and statistics to include conditional probability, interpreting categorical and quantitative data, and making inferences to justify conclusions.
 

TRIGONOMETRY / PRE-CALCULUS  (Academic)  
This course is intended for college-bound students who will use higher level mathematic as they continue their education after high school.  Topics studied include trigonometric functions, radian measure, graphing trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, law of sines and cosines, conic sections, polar and parametric equations, sequences and series, and an introduction to limits.

Prerequisites and other notes: Algebra II (It is recommended that Algebra II and Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus be taken in back-to-back semesters or in back-to-back years to preserve the needed pre-requisite skills.)

 
HONORS TRIGONOMETRY / PRE-CALCULUS  (Honors)
This course is intended for college-bound students who will use higher level mathematic as they continue their education after high school.  Topics studied include trigonometric functions, radian measure, graphing trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, law of sines and cosines, vectors, conic sections, polar and parametric equations, sequences and series, and an introduction to limits.

Prerequisites and other notes:  Algebra II (Level 8 Algebra II is highly recommended).   Algebra II and Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus should be taken in back-to-back semesters or in back-to-back years to preserve the needed pre-requisite skills.)