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Current Semester - 2014-15
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.
THIS COURSE IS WORTH 1.0 MATH CREDIT (Algebra 2 or 4th year Math Elective)
This course covers the mathematical topics most directly related to its real world use. Topics included: logic, relations, functions, election theory, code breaking, cryptography, basic set theory, countability and counting arguments, proof techniques, mathematical induction, graph theory, combinatorics, discrete probability, recursion, recurrence relations, and number theory. Students will explain, prove, discuss, interpret, manipulate and apply mathematics in a way they have never done before taking this course.
This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginery and complex numbers, quadratics, and concepts and includes the study of trigonometric functions. It also introduces matrices and their properties. The content of this course are important for students’ success on both the ACT and college mathematics entrance exams. Students who complete Algebra II should take Math Analysis next.
TOPICS COVERED Linear, quadratic, absolute value, greatest integer, logarithmic, rational, trigonometric, polar functions, polar functions and graphing, conic sections, parametric equations, limits of a function, matrices, linear programming, sequences, vectors, and, possibly, derivatives of a function.
This course is a foundational course for success in future math courses in high school, college as well as success in working at many jobs in the future. The student will learn problem-solving, statistics, solving equations, exponents, graphing and solving linear and quadratic functions in a coordinate plane, graphical estimation and basic function notation. Students will be mastering old skills that have either been lost or need retooling, while they acquire new skills in solving and manipulating expressions, equations, inequalities, and functions.
Geometry introduces the study of points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles, solid figures, and their associated relationships as a mathematical system. Emphasis is placed on the description and use of inductive, deductive, and intuitive reasoning skills. Powers of abstract reasoning, spatial visualization and logical reasoning patterns are improved through this course. Points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles, and solid figures are the structures studied. The focus is on comparisons between these figures concerning surface areas, volumes, congruency, similarity, transformations, and coordinate Geometry. Algebra I skills are use throughout the course.