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 Course Listing: Meet the Math Department Faculty  Linear AlgebraCurricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 9-10Credit: 1Semesters: 2Prerequisite: Completion of eighth grade mathematics. Placement determined by department approval, or pre-test results. Description: Linear Algebra is the study of equations and functions of first degree. The course begins with real numbers and then moves on to solving multistep equations and inequalities. Functions and function notation are introduced and the concepts of domain and range are connected to independent variables and dependent variables. An in-depth study of linear functions and their transformations leads to solving systems of linear equations and inequalities. Real-world applications are emphasized throughout the course content along with the Ohio Standards for Mathematical Practice. The student must provide a notebook, graph paper and a scientific calculator.Grading: The major emphasis for grades in on frequent tests and quizzes along with daily homework. The semester final is up to 15% of the overall grade.Homework: Homework is assigned daily and student should expect to spend 20 – 30 minutes per day on assignments.  Applied AlgebraCurricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 9-10-11Credit: 1Semesters: 2Prerequisite: Completion of Linear Algebra or department approval. Mastery of solving linear equations and inequalities along with skill in working with functions and function notation is essential for success. Description: Applied Algebra begins with the study of systems of linear equations and inequalities. An overview of polynomials and factoring leads to an in-depth study of quadratic functions and zeros of functions. Exponential functions are explored and compared and contrasted with quadratic and linear functions. Data analysis is used to make predictions in various contexts. Real-world applications are emphasized throughout the course content along with the Ohio Standards for Mathematical Practice. The student must provide a notebook, graph paper and a scientific calculator.Grading: The major emphasis for grades is on frequent tests and quizzes along with daily homework. The semester final is up to 15% of the overall grade.Homework: Homework is assigned daily and students should expect to spend 20 – 30 minutes per day on assignments.  AlgebraCurricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 9-10-11-12Credit: 1Semesters: 2Prerequisite: Completion of eighth grade mathematics with a minimum grade of "C" departmental approval, or pre-test results. Skill in work with fractions, decimals, and percent is essential for success. Description: This course covers a variety of topics including: work with integers, data analysis, linear equations and inequalities, linear functions and graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, exponents, factoring, quadratic equations, radical expressions and equations, and rational expressions and equations. Emphasis is placed on application of algebraic skills and problem solving. The student must graph paper, notebook and folder. A scientific calculator is required. Grading: The major emphasis for grades is placed on frequent tests, quizzes and homework. The semester examination is 20% of the semester grade.Homework: Students should expect to spend 20-30 minutes per day on homework.  Applied GeometryCurricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 10-11-12Credit: 1Semesters: 2Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra, Applied Algebra, or departmental approval. Description: The study of the foundations of geometry, congruence, perpendicular lines, inequalities, similarities, parallel lines, transformations, measurement of plane and spatial figures, polygons, and constructions. A scientific calculator is required. Grading: Grades will be based on daily work, note taking, quizzes, and tests. Participation in class discussions are necessary for success. Projects applying material covered will also be a part of the grade. The semester exam will be 15% of the semester grade.Homework: Students should expect to spend 20-30 minutes per day on homework.  GeometryCurricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 10-11-12Credit: 1Semesters: 2Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra, Applied Algebra, or departmental approval. Description: Geometry includes the following areas: the study of proof, logic, foundations of geometry, congruence, perpendicular lines, inequalities, similarities, parallel lines, measurement of plane and spatial figures, polygons, and constructions. A scientific calculator is required.Grading: The major emphasis for grades is placed on exams, quizzes, and daily assignments. The semester examination is 20% of the final semester grade.Homework: Students should expect to spend 20-30 minutes per day on homework.  Honors GeometryCurricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 9-10Credit: 1Semesters: 2Prerequisite: Selection by application. Successful completion of Algebra in eighth grade and/or department approval. Placement will be based upon results of a placement test. Description: This course will cover the following topics: the foundations of geometry, basic constructions and transformations, reasoning, logic and proof, parallel and perpendicular lines and angle relationships, triangle congruence and similarity, trigonometry, measurement of polygons, circles and solids. Problem solving and critical thinking skills will be emphasized throughout the course. Grading: The major emphasis of grades will be upon frequent tests and quizzes. Daily work, note taking, and participation in class discussions are necessary for success. Projects applying material covered will also be part of the grade. The semester exam will be 20% of the semester grade.Homework: Students should expect to spend 20-30 minutes on homework each day.  Algebra 2Curricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 11-12Credit: 1Semesters: 2Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra and Geometry as well as department approval. Description: Algebra 2 is divided into the following units: 1) Comprehensive review of the real number system; 2) Linear relations, functions, and systems; 3) Polynomials, 4) Roots; 5) The complex number system; 6) Quadratics; 7) Logarithms. A scientific calculator is required.Grading: The students’ grades will be determined by points earned on tests, quizzes, homework, and class participation.Homework: Assignments are given daily.  Algebra II/TrigonometryCurricular Area: MathetmaticsGrade(s): 10-11-12Credit: 1Semesters: 2Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra and Geometry or department approval. It is strongly suggested that the student have completed Geometry, or take Geometry concurrently. Description: Algebra II/Trigonometry is divided into the following units: 1) Comprehensive review of the real number system; 2) Linear relations, functions and systems; 3) Polynomials, 4) Roots; 5) The complex number system; 6) Quadratics; 7) Logarithms; 8) Trigonometry; 9) Statistics. A scientific calculator is required (TI-84 strongly recommended)>Grading: The major emphasis for grades is placed on tests and quizzes. The semester examination is 20% of the final semester grade. Homework: Although student's time amounts per day may vary, an average amount of homework would be 20-30 minutes per day.  Honors Algebra 2/ Trigonometry Curricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 9-10Credit: 1Semesters: 2Prerequisite: Selection by application. Successful completion of Algebra and Honors Geometry and/or department approval. Description: This course will begin with an overview of basic Algebra I and properties of real numbers. Topics covered during the year include solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, systems of equations, polynomials and factoring, exponents and radicals, rational expressions and equations. Graphing will be explored including linear, quadratic, absolute value and polynomial functions. An introduction to exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions will include both mathematical and graphical approaches. Problem solving skills, real world applications, graphing calculator use, and critical thinking skills will be emphasized throughout the course. A notebook and graph paper are required. A scientific calculator is required and a TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended. Grading: The major emphasis for grades is placed on frequent tests and quizzes. Higher level thinking on daily work, both in and out of class, is necessary for success. Projects applying material covered will also be factored into the grade. The semester exam is 20% of the final semester grade. Homework: Students should expect to spend 20-30 minutes on homework each day.  Pre-College Algebra 1Curricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 11-12Credit: 1/2Semesters: 1Prerequisite: Successful completion of algebra 2 or Algebra 2/Trigonometry or department approval. Description: This course is divided into the following units: 1) Review of the real number system, 2) Linear Relations, Functions, and Systems, 3) Polynomials, 4) Rational Functions, 5) Roots. Grading: The major emphasis for grades is placed on test and quizzes. The semester examination is 20% of the grade.Homework: Completion of homework is a requirement to pass the course. Although a student’s time amounts per day may vary, an average amount of homework would be 20-30 minutes per day.  Pre-College Algebra 2Curricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 11-12Credit: 1/2Semesters: 1Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 or Algebra I2/Trigonometry or department approval. Description: This course is divided into the following units: 1) Quadratic Equations, 2) Exponential and Logarithm Functions, 3) Conic Sections, 4) Trigonometry. Grading: The major emphasis for grades is placed on test and quizzes. The semester examination is 20% of the grade.Homework: Completion of homework is a requirement to pass the course. Although a student’s time amounts per day may vary, an average amount of homework would be 20-30 minutes per day.  Pre-CalculusCurricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 11-12Credit: 1Semesters: 2Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 2/Trigonometry with a "C" or above or departmental approval. Description: Students will explore the behavior of functions such as trigonometric functions, exponential functions, polynomial functions, and logarithmic functions. Students will investigate the importance of matrices in mathematics and solve problems involving conic sections. The student must provide graph paper. A graphing calculator is strongly recommended. Grading: The major emphasis for grading is placed on tests and quizzes. A semester exam is 20% of the semester grade.Homework: Completion of homework is a requirement to pass the course. Although student's time amounts per day may vary, an average amount of homework would be 30-45 minutes per day.  CCP College Algebra Curricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 11-12Credit: 1Semesters: 1Prerequisite: Selection by application. Successful completion of Algebra 2/Trigonometry or departmental approval. Description: This course will cover the following topics: algebraic functions, equations, systems of equations, inequalities, matrices, partial fractions, exponential and logarithmic functions. Problem solving and critical thinking skills will be emphasized. Graph paper and notebook are required. A scientific calculator is required and a TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended.  Grading: The major emphasis of grades will be on exams. Daily work, note taking and participation in class discussions are necessary for success. The semester exam will be 25% of the semester grade. Homework: Students should expect to spend 30-40 minutes on homework each day.  CCP Pre-Calculus  Curricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 11-12Credit: 1Semesters: 1Prerequisite: Selection by application. Successful completion of CCP College Algebra or departmental approval. Description: This course will be a study of trigonometric functions and their graphs; trigonometric identities and equations; conic sections; polar and parametric equations; mathematical induction and the binomial theorem. Problem solving and critical thinking skills will be emphasized. Graph paper and notebook are required. A scientific calculator is required and a TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended.  Grading: The major emphasis of grades will be on tests and quizzes. Daily work, note taking, and participation in class discussions are necessary for success. Projects applying material covered may also be a part of the grade. The semester exam will be 25% of the semester grade.Homework: Students should expect to spend 30-40 minutes on homework each day.  AP CalculusCurricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 12Credit: 1Semesters: 2Prerequisite: Completion of Pre-Calculus or College Algebra (CCP) and PreCalculus (CCP) with a "C" or above, or departmental approval. Description: AP Calculus is intended for the student who plans to continue the study of higher mathematics in college. The content of the course is roughly equivalent to a first semester or first quarter college course in Calculus. Material covered includes limits, differentiation, integration and applications of the derivative and integral. This course may be taken in preparation for the Advanced Placement Test in Calculus. A TI-84 graphing calculator is strongly recommended. Grading: The components of the 18-week grade are tests, quizzes, and homework assignments. The semester exam constitutes 20-30% of the semester grade. The grade for this course is weighted.Homework: Although student's time amounts per day may vary, an average amount of homework would be 30-45 minutes per day.  Probability and StatisticsCurricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 11-12Credit: 1/2Semesters: 1Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 2/Trigonometry or departmental approval if concurrent with Algebra 2/Trigonometry. Description: This course is recommended as an elective for all students as an introduction to the topics of probability and statistics in preparation for various college programs and careers. In this course the student will study the notion of sequences and series, the probability of an event occurring under given conditions, and calculate and analyze experimental data.  A scientific calculator is required. A graphing calculator is recommended.Grading: The major emphasis for grading is placed on exams and quizzes. A semester project/exam is 20% of the grade.Homework: The completion of homework is a requirement to pass the course. Although student's time amounts per day may vary, an average amount of homework would be 20-30 minutes per day.  Independent Study: MathCurricular Area: MathematicsGrade(s): 11-12Credit: 1/2Semesters: 1Prerequisite: Selection by application with instructor approval. Description: The student will propose an intended course of study investigating a specific topic in mathematics. The instructor will monitor the progress of the student throughout the course.