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Listed below are all of the mathematics classes available to high school students:

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 develops an appreciation for the usefulness of algebra in solving applied problems, and for algebra as a logical extension of earlier mathematical learnings. Students are encouraged to develop disciplined patterns of thought and to perceive the relationship of algebra to other branches of mathematics.

Geometry

Geometry is the study of all types of plane and solid figures and their relationship to each other and to other branches of mathematics. This course aims to develop logical and deductive thinking. It emphasizes problem solving by accepted or proved algebraic and geometric postulates or theorems. The course is designed to prepare the student for more advanced courses in the college preparatory track of mathematics.

Algebra 2

The Algebra 2 course includes a thorough review of the fundamentals of Algebra 1 and the mastery of advanced algebra techniques. It emphasizes 1) the simplifying of algebraic expressions, 2) the solving of more complex equations, and 3) problem solving applications. Algebra 2 is a foundation course for our more advanced math courses. (PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Algebra 1)

Geometry Foundations/Transition To Advanced Geometry

This is a full-year, two-period course designed to develop foundational components of geometry, such as concepts, skills, applications and reasoning related to the different properties of objects, measurement and important terminology. Upon completion of the instructional strategies, students will be presented with the regular Geometry mathematics course. Geometry Foundations/Transition to Advanced Geometry focuses on creating a solid understanding for student growth into post-algebra experiences.

Statistics

This introductory statistics course emphasizes analytical thinking rather than mathematical derivations. Topics include exploratory data analysis, designing experiments, collecting data, using probability and statistical inference. The course uses a workshop approach in which students utilize different technologies while engaging in discovery learning. (PREREQUISITE: Algebra 2)

Advanced Placement Statistics
(weighted 0.1 - Student must take the AP Exam and score at least a "3" to recieve the 0.1 weight value)

Advanced Placement Statistics is a college level introductory statistics course. Topics include exploratory data analysis, designing experiments, collecting data, using probability models, and various methods of statistical inference. The course uses a workshop approach in which students utilizes different technologies while engaging in discovery learning. (PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus or currently enrolled in Pre-Calculus)

Pre-Calculus

Pre-calculus is a course in which students gain a thorough understanding of trigonometry, as well as theory of equations, advanced algebra topics and introductory probability and statistics. Emphasis is placed on logical thinking and applying knowledge to different types of problems. Students learn traditional ways to solve problems as well as use appropriate technology. (PREREQUISITE: C+ in Algebra 2)

Advanced Placement Mathematics
(weighted 0.1 - Students must take the AP Exam and score at least a "3" to receive the 0.1 weight value)

Advanced Placement Mathematics is a two-credit course offered to juniors or seniors who are interested in teaching mathematics or planning a career in engineering, pure mathematics or other scientific fields. The course prepares the student for the AB Calculus Advanced Placement test. It includes analytic geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus topics, and techniques and applications of differential and integral calculus. It is a two-credit course. (PREREQUISITES: A- in Algebra 2 and department approval)

Calculus 1

This course presents the basic theorems, techniques and applications of differential and integral calculus. (PREREQUISITES: B in Pre-Calculus and department approval)

Advanced Placement Calculus 2
(weighted 0.1 - Students must take the AP Exam and score at least a "3" to receive the 0.1 weight value)

Advanced Placement Calculus 2 is a more rigorous calculus course than Calculus 1, designed to prepare the student for the BC Advanced Placement test. Proofs of theorems, as well as techniques and applications, are stressed. (PREREQUISITES: B in Advanced Placement Math or Calculus 1 and department approval)

Transition to Advanced Math/Algebra I

This is a full year, two-period course designed to encourage conceptual understanding of key mathematical ideas. Upon completion of the instructional strategies, students will then be presented with the regular Algebra 1 Mathematics course. Thus, the course will follow a transition from concrete mathematical skills to abstract algebraic concepts.

 
 
Governor Mifflin Middle School MR. JOHN ALTHOUSE, principal
 
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