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Math Department

Welcome to the Glacier High School Mathematics Department.
 
Please use the links at the left for more information or send us an e-mail!
 
 
COURSES
 

ALGEBRA 1A

Credit 1.0; Year; Grades 9,10,11

Materials Fee:  $5 for Calculator use if not provided by student

Course Objectives:  Algebra 1A is an introductory course focusing on algebraic concepts/skills and their applications.  Major topics covered are:  linear equations and linear functions.  Students will be introduced to technology consisting of the TI-84 graphing calculator and computer software.  Successful completion of Algebra 1A is comparable to the first semester of Algebra 1.  Students who successfully complete both Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B will be prepared to enroll in Geometry.

 

ALGEBRA 1B

Credit 1.0; Year; Grades 10,11,12

Materials Fee:  $5 for Calculator use if not provided by student

Course Objectives:  Algebra 1B is a continuation of Algebra 1A and focuses on additional algebraic concepts/skills and their applications.  Major topics covered are:  linear inequalities, linear systems, ratios, geometric concepts, statistics and probability.  Students will continue to use technology consisting of the TI-84 graphing calculator and computer software.  Successful completion of Algebra 1B is comparable to the second semester of Algebra 1. Students who successfully complete both Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B will be prepared to enroll in Geometry.

 

ALGEBRA 1

Credit 1.0; Year; Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Materials Fee:  $5 for Calculator use if not provided by student

Prerequisite:  None

Course Objectives:  Algebra 1 is an introductory course focusing on algebraic concepts/skills and their applications to real-life situations.  Major topics covered are:  linear equations, linear inequalities, ratios, geometric concepts, statistics, and probability.  Students will be introduced to technology consisting of the TI-84 graphing calculator and computer software.

 

GEOMETRY

Credit 1.0; Year; Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Materials Fee:  $5 for Calculator use if not provided by student

Equipment:  TI-84/84+ graphing calculator strongly recommended

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (Grade “C-” or better)

Course Objectives:  Geometry is a study of geometric concepts using Algebra 1 math.  Technology (graphing calculators and software programs) will be used to explore and demonstrate geometric concepts when appropriate. Some major topics covered are:  basic geo-metric concepts, reasoning and proofs, angles and parallel lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, congruency and similarity, transformations, area, surface area, and volume

 

ALGEBRA 2/TRIGONOMETRY

Credit 1.0; Year; Grades 10, 11, 12

Materials Fee:  $5 for Calculator use if not provided by student

Equipment:  TI-84/84+ graphing calculator strongly recommended

Prerequisite:  Geometry (Grade “C-” or better)

Course Objectives:  This course will study, model, and apply linear, quadratic, logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions along with probability and sequences/series.  It is mandatory for all four-year colleges.

 

PRECALCULUS

Credit 1.0; Year; Grades 11, 12

Materials Fee:  $5 for Calculator use if not provided by student

Equipment:  TI-84/84+ graphing calculator strongly recommended

Prerequisite:  Algebra 2/Trigonometry (Grade “C-” or better)

Course Objectives:  This course will bring together and extend those concepts of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2/Trigonometry, including functions (polynomial, rational logarithmic, trigonometric, and exponential), analytic geometry, vectors, and an introduction to limits/ derivatives.  Successful completion of this course prepares a student for AP Calculus.

 

AP STATISTICS

Credit 1.0; Year; Grades 11, 12

Materials Fee:  $5 for Calculator use if not provided by student

Equipment:  TI-84/84+ graphing calculator strongly recommended and required for AP exam

Prerequisite:  Algebra 2/Trig (Grade “C-” or better)

Course Objectives:  This course follows the AP curriculum and prepares students for the AP Statistics exam in May.  The course provides instruction in four broad conceptual themes: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference.  Students will learn major concepts and tools to collect and analyze data, and communicate methods, results and interpretations.  Students will master the use of the graphing calculator.  Note:  Pre-Calculus may be taken concurrently with AP Statistics.
 
AP Statistics Grading:
 
Scale:
90-100 - A
80-89   - B
70-79   - C
60-69   - D
0 - 59   - F
 
Grade Breakdowns:
Quizzes/Tests/Midterms 40%
Final 10%

AP Test Prep 20%

Activities 20%

Homework/Notebook 10%

 

AP STATISTICS/PRECALCULUS BLOCK

Credit 2.0; Year; Grades 11, 12

Materials Fee: $5 for Calculator use if not provided by student

Equipment: TI-84/84+ graphing calculator strongly recommended and required for AP exam

Prerequisite: Algebra 2/Trig (Grade “C-” or better)

Course Objectives: This course follows the AP Statistics and PreCalculus course objectives as specified in those individual classes. The class is a two-period block that covers primarily PreCalculus topics 1st semester and AP Statistics topics 2ndsemester. As well, there are some topics that occur in both courses, and therefore will be integrated into one for this course. Successful completion of the course will earn the student two math credits (a credit in PreCalculus and a credit in AP Statistics). As well, the student will be prepared to take the AP Statistics exam in early May as well as being prepared to enroll in AP Calculus. Use of the graphing calculator is an integral part of the course and its use is required on the advanced placement exam.

 

 

AP CALCULUS AB

Credit 1.0; Year; Grade 12

Materials Fee:  $5 for Calculator use if not provided by student.

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus (Grade C- or better)

Course Objectives:  The AP Calculus AB course follows the AP curriculum and prepares students for the AP Calculus AB test in May. Course study will include properties of functions, limits, differential calculus, and integral calculus.  Use of symbolic differentiation and integration techniques are also included.  Use of the graphing calculator is an integral part of the course and its use is required on the advanced placement exam.