Math

red arrow STATISTICS 146

This course is designed for students who want to take an elective math course. Many major areas of study in college require a statistics course and this course will serve as an introduction. Topics will include measures of center and measures of spread, analyzing graphs, the normal curve, general probability, and hypothesis testing.

Prerequisite: C average in Algebra 2 and junior or senior status

Length of course: One semester (every day)

Credit: 0.5


red arrow DISCRETE MATH 147

This course is designed for students who want to take an elective math course. Topics in Discrete Math will include, but are not limited to, the study of logic, set theory, counting principles including permutations and combinations, graph theory, and graph coloring. The goal of this course is also to examine real-life applications of these topics.

Prerequisite: C average in Geometry and junior or senior status

Length of course: One semester (every day)

Credit: 0.5


red arrow ADVANCED ALGEBRA 1 148

This course is designed for students who have a strong aptitude in mathematics, excellent work and study habits, and the ability to move at a faster pace than the students in a regular Algebra 1 course. Topics in Advanced Algebra 1 will be studied in more depth and students will work more challenging problems. The course reviews Algebra 1 and extends that knowledge to include new techniques for solving equations, inequalities and word problems. Polynomials and linear systems, positive and negative exponent operations, perimeter, area, and volume of basic and complex shapes are studied in depth.

Prerequisite: Evidence of a strong math aptitude on standardized tests and a full year course of Algebra 1 at the grade school level with a grade of C or higher

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0


red arrow INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA 150

This course is an introduction to basic algebraic structure and skills.  Basic number concepts and properties are reviewed and enhanced as skills in problem solving are introduced.  Topics covered include positive and negative numbers, solving equations, percents, ratios, proportions, and inequalities.

Prerequisite: Placement by scores on standardized tests

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0


red arrow FUNDAMENTALS OF ALGEBRA 151

This course will build on basic number concepts and properties.  Topics covered include positive and negative numbers, solving equations, percents, ratios, proportions, graphing functions, inequalities, probability, polynomials, factoring and systems of equations.

Prerequisite: Placement by scores on standardized tests

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0


red arrow ALEGBRA 1 152

Algebra 1 provides the basic language, symbols and operations necessary for solving equations, inequalities and word problems. Polynomials and linear systems, positive and negative exponent operations, perimeter, area, and volume of basic and complex shapes are studied in depth. Algebra 1 provides the foundation for all upper level courses in mathematics.

Prerequisite: Above average score on standardized tests. A good background of pre-algebra or at least part of an Algebra 1 course in grade school

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0


red arrow ALEGBRA 2 153

This course reviews Algebra 1 and extends that knowledge to include new techniques of factoring polynomials and solving equations. Additional topics include matrices, radicals, complex numbers, the conic sections, quadratic systems, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, and basic trigonometry.

Prerequisite: B average in Alg 1 and recommendation of teacher. (8th grade students need a FULL course in Alg 1 before attempting a course in Alg 2)

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0


red arrow INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA 2 154

This course will include new techniques of factoring polynomials and solving equations. Additional topics that will be covered in the first semester include: analyzing equations and inequalities, graphing linear relations and functions, solving systems of linear equations and inequalities, and using matrices. Additional topics that will be covered in the second semester include: exploring polynomials and radical expressions, complex numbers, exploring quadratic functions and inequalities, analyzing conic sections and exploring polynomial functions.

Prerequisite: C average in Algebra 1 and recommendation of teacher

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0


red arrow FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOMETRY 155

Basic Geometry will develop the student’s ability to think clearly and logically. Students will be able to recognize geometric figures and concepts in the world around them. Students will apply geometric concepts through the use of drawings and constructions. Topics to be covered in Basic Geometry include distance, angle measurement, angle relationships, triangles and congruence, triangle relationships, parallel lines, quadrilaterals, similarity and similar triangles, polygons, circles, space figures, perimeter, area, volume, coordinate geometry, and trigonometric ratios. Formal mathematical reasoning (proofs) will be used to develop concepts.

Prerequisite: D average in Fundamentals of Algebra (course 151) or D average or completion of Intermediate Algebra 2 and recommendation of teacher

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0


red arrow GEOMETRY 156

This course has two major goals. One is to introduce students to the language, symbols, and relationships which exist between geometrical figures in two or three dimensions. The second goal is to develop logical thinking through the extensive writing of geometric proofs. The student will learn to use reason to prove facts about the relationship of lines, angles, triangles, circles, polygons and 3-dimensional figures. It is necessary for students to be able to think independently, explore many possibilities, and analyze situations in order to succeed in Geometry.

Prerequisite: C average in Algebra 2 and recommendation of teacher

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0


red arrow ADVANCED ALGEBRA 2 158

This course is designed for students who have a strong aptitude in mathematics, excellent work and study habits, and the ability to move at a faster pace than the students in a regular Algebra 2 course. Topics in Advanced Algebra 2 will be studied in more depth and students will work more challenging problems. The course reviews Algebra 1 and extends that knowledge to include new techniques of factoring polynomials and solving equations. Additional topics include matrices, radicals, complex numbers, the conic sections, quadratic systems, exponential and logarithmic functions, and basic trigonometry.

Prerequisite: A average in Algebra 1 & recommendation of teacher (8th graders also need high math scores on standardized tests. 8th grade students need a FULL course in Algebra 1 before attempting an Algebra 2 course.)

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0


red arrow ADVANCED GEOMETRY 159

This course is designed for students who have a strong aptitude in mathematics, excellent work and study habits, and the ability to move at a faster pace than students in a regular Geometry course. Topics in Advanced Geometry will be studied in greater depth and students will work more challenging problems. This course has two major goals. One is to introduce students to the language symbols, and relationships which exist between geometrical figures in two and three dimensions. The second goal is to develop logical thinking through extensive writing of geometric proofs. The student will learn to use reason to prove facts about the relationship of lines, angles, triangles, circles, polygons, and 3-dimensional figures. It is necessary for students to be able to think independently, explore many possibilities, and analyze situations in order to succeed in Advanced Geometry.

Prerequisite: C average in AD Algebra 2 or A average in Algebra 2 and recommendation of teacher 

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0


red arrow HONORS COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY 160

This course is designed to give the student the necessary background for a beginning study of Calculus. The first semester will be spent in an in depth study of trigonometry. The second semester will be spent studying topics in College Algebra such as exponential equations, logarithms, conic sections, vectors, sequences, series, polar coordinates, and probability.

Prerequisite: C average in both Geometry and Algebra 2 & recommendation of teacher

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0


red arrow ADVANCED COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY 161

This course is designed to give the student the necessary background for a beginning study of Calculus. The first semester will be spent in an in depth study of trigonometry. The second semester will be spent studying topics in College Algebra such as exponential equations, logarithms, conic sections, vectors, sequences, series, polar coordinates, and probability.

Prerequisite: Geometry and Algebra 2 and recommendation of teacher

Length of course: One year (every day)

Credit: 1.0


red arrow HONORS CALCULUS 1 162

Calculus is a useful tool in the study of or in the everyday operation of business, physics, operations research, engineering or actuarial science. Students should possess an advanced ability to analyze problems using a broad basis of techniques. Topics in this course will include functions, limits, derivatives, curve sketching and basic integration techniques. Content of the course is equivalent to a regular one-semester college Calculus 1 course. Students have the choice of taking the course for college credit through the SLU 1818 ACC program or, at the conclusion of the course, students will have the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement Exam for use at the college or university of their choice.

Prerequisite: B average in College Algebra, Trigonometry and recommendation of teacher 

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0


red arrow HONORS CALCULUS 2 163

This course will build on the skills learned in HN Calculus 1. Topics in this course will include applications of integration, additional integration techniques, and finite series. At the conclusion of this course students will have the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement Exam. (Passing this exam with a high score will gain students college credit)

Prerequisite: B average in Honors Calculus 1 and recommendation of teacher

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0


red arrow COLLEGE CALCULUS: SLU CREDIT COURSE FOR JUN/SEN SLU Course (MT X142) 164

Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 may take CO Calculus 1 for college credit through St. Louis University's 1-8-1-8 program. St. Louis University tuition was $65 per credit during the 2008-2009 school year. Four hours of college credit are awarded for successful completion of this course. Calculus is a useful tool in the study of or in the everyday operation of business, physics, operations research, engineering or actuarial science. Students should possess an advanced ability to analyze problems using a broad basis of techniques. Topics in this course will include functions, limits, derivatives, curve sketching and basic integration techniques. Content of the course is equivalent to a regular one-semester college Calculus 1 course. Students have the choice of taking the course for college credit through the SLU 1818 ACC program or, at the conclusion of the course, students will have the opportunity to take the Advanced Placement Exam for use at the college or university of their choice.

Prerequisite: B average in College Algebra, Trigonometry and recommendation of teacher 

Length of course: One year

Credit: 1.0