Math

  • Math

Year 1

  • ALGEBRA I
    Course Code:  MAT 171/172
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Math
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 9—10
    College Credit:  No

    This is a common core aligned Algebra course. Course content focuses on developing algebraic fluency. Students will develop an understanding of Algebra as a tool for thinking, communicating, and problem solving across all strands of mathematics. Specifically these concepts will be applied to solving and graphing linear equations, solving systems of linear equations, operations with polynomials, quadratic equations, and problem solving.

    GEOMETRY
    Course Code:  MAT 211/212
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Math
    Prerequisite:  Algebra I
    Grade Level: 9—12
    College Credit:  No

    Geometry includes plane, spatial, transformational and coordinate geometry. It emphasizes logical thinking through proofs and applies algebraic concepts to geometric figures. Topics include angles, lines, planes, triangles (congruent, similar and right), circles, areas, solids, volume. Geometric constructions are explored and algebra skills are maintained throughout the year. Concepts are taught with an emphasis on problem solving, mathematical reasoning, making connections to real-life situations and communicating mathematics through reading and writing. Tools required for the course include protractor, compass and ruler.

Year 2

  • ALGEBRA 1
    Course Code:  MAT 171/172
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Math
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 9—10
    College Credit:  No

    This is a common core aligned algebra course. Course content focuses on developing algebraic fluency. Students will develop an understanding of Algebra as a tool for thinking, communicating, and problem solving across all strands of mathematics. Specifically these concepts will be applied to solving and graphing linear equations, solving systems of linear equations, operations with polynomials, quadratic equations, and problem solving.

    ALGEBRA  2
    Course Code:  MAT 371 /372
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Math
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 1 & Geometry
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No

    This course extends the topics introduced in Algebra 1 and provides advanced skills in algebraic operations. Polynomials and factoring will be a key component; geometric transformations will be examined. Students will cover the topic of functions with special focus on linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and rational functions.  Additional topics will include geometric series.

    GEOMETRY
    Course Code:  MAT 211/212
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Math
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 1
    Grade Level: 9—12
    College Credit:  No

    Geometry includes plane, spatial, transformational and coordinate geometry. It emphasizes logical thinking through proofs and applies algebraic concepts to geometric figures. Topics include angles, lines, planes, triangles (congruent, similar and right), circles, areas, solids, volume. Geometric constructions are explored and algebra skills are maintained throughout the year. Concepts are taught with an emphasis on problem solving, mathematical reasoning, making connections to real-life situations and communicating mathematics through reading and writing. Tools required for the course include protractor, compass and ruler.

Year 3 & Beyond

  • ALGEBRA  2
    Course Code:  MAT 371/372
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Math
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 1 & Geometry
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No

    This course extends the topics introduced in Algebra 1 and provides advanced skills in algebraic operations. Polynomials and factoring will be a key component; geometric transformations will be examined. Students will cover the topic of functions with special focus on linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and rational functions.  Additional topics will include geometric series.

    PRE-CALCULUS
    Course Code:  MAT 741/742
    Full Year:  2.0 Credits (1.0 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Math
    High School Prerequisite: Algebra 2 with a “B” or “C” with a teacher recommendation
    CiHS Prerequisite: Placement on the SPSCC WAMAP MATH& 141 exam. If a student does not place on the WAMAP exam they can alternatively place by having a "B" or higher in the class and meet the MATH& 141 benchmark requirements by the CiHS placement deadline. Students must attempt the WAMAP exam before moving to Benchmarks. Students must pass MATH& 141 with a "C" or better to be eligible for MATH& 142 enrollment second semester.
    Grade Level: 11—12
    College Credit:  Yes, SPSCC: MATH 141/142 (10 cr)

    This course is designed for students planning to study college level calculus. Emphasis is on algebraic functions, particularly, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic. Topics include systems of equations and inequalities, maximization, trigonometric definitions, graphs, equations and identities, vector algebra, parametric equations, polar coordinates, matrices and determinants and sequences and series. A graphing calculator is recommended.

    Math 151/152 ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS AB
    Course Code:  MAT 751/752
    Full Year:  2.0 Credits (1.0 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Math
    High School Prerequisite: Pre Calculus with a “B” or “C” with a teacher recommendation
    CiHS Prerequisite: Placement on the SPSCC WAMAP MATH& 151 exam. Students must pass MATH& 151 with a "C" or better to be eligible for MATH& 152 enrollment second semester.
    Grade Level: 11—12
    College Credit:  Yes, passage of AP Exam or SPSCC: MATH 151/152 (10 cr)

    The AP Calculus AB course follows the Advanced Placement syllabus and prepares students for the AP exam in May, which students will take. Course study will include properties of functions, the limit process, differential calculus, and integral calculus. Use of the graphing calculator is an integral part of this course and its use is required on the advanced placement test. The emphasis is on understanding concepts. Topics are presented geometrically, numerically, algebraically and descriptively.  A graphic calculator is recommended.

    GEOMETRY
    Course Code:  MAT 211/212
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Math
    Prerequisite:  Algebra 1
    Grade Level: 9—12
    College Credit:  No

    Geometry includes plane, spatial, transformational and coordinate geometry. It emphasizes logical thinking through proofs and applies algebraic concepts to geometric figures. Topics include angles, lines, planes, triangles, circles, areas, solids, volume. Geometric constructions are explored and algebra skills are maintained throughout the year.

    MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF OUR WORLD
    Course Code:  MAT 379/380
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Math or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Geometry
    Grade Level: 11—12
    College Credit:  No

    This is a common core aligned third credit math course that focuses on algebra and geometry standards in real world contexts and applications.  Students will work through thematic units to uncover the role of mathematics in financial literacy, civic readiness, our digital world, health and nutrition, and music. This course provides students with a third math credit, and has embedded assessments that allow for students to also satisfy their mathematics assessment requirement needed for graduation, if applicable.

    MAT 107 MATH IN SOCIETY/ MAT 146 INTRO TO PROBABILITY & STATISTICS
    Course Code:  MAT 736/756
    Full Year:  2.0 Credits (1.0 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Math
    Prerequisite:  See description below
    Grade Level: 11—12
    College Credit:  Yes, SPSCC:  MATH107/ MATH146 (10 cr)

    MATH 107 (Semester 1) explores a variety of mathematical topics presenting mathematics as a form of art and as a tool for understanding the world around us. Designed for non-science majors. Specific topics may be drawn from geometry, number theory, set theory, and the history of mathematics. Prerequisites: Completion of Geometry with a “B” or better for 1.0 high school credit or a score of 3+ on the Smarter Balance 10th grade math exam or appropriate placement on the SPSCC MATH 107/146 WAMAP placement exam. MATH 146 (Semester 2) covers basic probability, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics. Prerequisites: Completion of MATH 107 with a “C” or better or completion of Algebra II with a “B” or better for 1.0 high school credit or a score of 3+ on the Smarter Balance 10th grade math exam or appropriate placement on the SPSCC MATH 107/146 WAMAP placement exam.

    FIN 174 PERSONAL FINANCE
    Course Code: 774/784
    Full Year: 1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation: Math
    Prerequisites:  Prerequisites: Passage of Algebra I and Geometry.  Student must score 60+ on the Accuplacer Elementary Algebra exam, or 100+ on the Accuplacer Arithmetic Exam, or 250+ on Accuplacer Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics, or 46% on the ALEKS, or 148+ on MPT General, or 145+ on MPT Advanced.
    Grade Level: 11-12
    College Credit:  Yes, CWU FIN174 (5 cr)

    This course addresses the broad spectrum of financial issues encountered by individuals throughout their lives. Topics include but are not limited to: Preparing a personal budget, money management, investments, retirement planning, educational planning and insurance.