Math Curriculum

  • Mashpee High School Mathematics Curriculum 

    Course Description

     

      

     

    Algebra IA (CP)                                                                                             1.5 units

     

    Students will study linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations, quadratic

    equations, functions, factoring, and properties of operations during this course. The extra time provided every other day will allow students to study material in sufficient depth while employing the standards for mathematical practice required by the curriculum frameworks and common core state standards.

    Learning Expectation emphasized: 3, 4, 5

     

    Algebra IB (CP)                                                                                             2 units

     

    This course meets the needs of students who have had difficulty in previous math courses. Important topics include linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations, quadratic equations, factoring, functions, and properties of operations. Because the class is scheduled for two periods, there will be the opportunity to explore mathematical concepts in depth and at a pace which is appropriate for the students using the standards for mathematical practice.

    Learning Expectation emphasized: 3, 4, 5

     

    Geometry (CP)                                                                                               1 unit

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I Part II or Algebra (H)               

    This course in Euclidean Geometry encompasses plane, coordinate and solid figures. Students will be working with the concepts of drawing, congruence, similarity and relationships, and an emphasis on logic and proofs.

    Please note: Office Accounting or Accounting I may be used to fulfill one year of the four year Math graduation requirement after successfully completing Algebra II

     

    Math Lab                                                                                            ½ unit

    This course will encompass a more hands on, discovery, real work

    application approach to geometry to further enhance students’

    appreciation of geometric concepts. Activities will include making models, origami, using computer generated software, applets, practice with measurement skills, tangrams, polyominoes, patti paper, etc. Students will work in large and small group settings.

    Learning Expectation emphasized: 3, 4, 5

       

    Geometry (H)                                                                                                 1 unit

     

    Prerequisite: B+ or better in Algebra I (CP) or C or better in Algebra I (H) or teacher recommendation.

    This is an advanced course in Euclidean Geometry encompassing plane, coordinate and solid figures. Students will be working with the concepts of drawing, congruence, transformations, similarity and the relationships between them. There will be more emphasis on developing logic arguments and proofs to justify conjectures both provided and developed in the class.

    Learning Expectation emphasized: 3, 4, 5

     

    Algebra II (H, CP)                                                                                          1 unit

    H Prerequisite: B+ or better in Geometry (CP) or a C or better in Geometry (H) or teacher recommendation

    CP Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry

    In this course students will study a variety of functions and their applications. These will include linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will study the ways in which functions can be represented verbally, numerically, graphically, and algebraically and mathematical communication will be emphasized. Students will use the Texas Instruments graphing calculator extensively to investigate mathematical concepts and practice mathematical skills such as linear regression, finding solutions using a variety of methods, problem solving, reasoning, and making connections.

    Learning Expectations emphasized: 3, 4, 5

     

    Pre-Calculus (H, CP)                                                                                      1 unit

    Prerequisite: C or better in Algebra II with teacher recommendation

    Students will study in depth functions such as the constant function, power functions, root functions, polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions. The function’s domain, range, end behavior, relative maxima and minima, increasing/decreasing intervals, roots/zeros, intercepts, and special characteristics will be studied. Limits will be covered and an introduction to the calculus derivative and integral will take place. The Texas Instruments graphing calculator will be an integral tool in the student’s study of Pre-Calculus.

    Learning Expectations emphasized: 3, 4, 5

     

    Statistics (H, CP)                                                                                            1 unit

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II or teacher recommendation

    In this course students will learn the fundamentals of probability, descriptive statistics, discrete probability distributions, and the continuous normal distribution. This will include making and interpreting charts and graphs, collecting and analyzing data, and learning how to design and implement different types of experiments. Project based learning will be incorporated to allow students to practice statistical concepts studied throughout the course. The Texas Instruments graphing calculator will be an integral tool in the student’s study of statistics.

    Learning Expectations emphasized: 3, 4, 5

     

    Advanced Placement Statistics (AP)                                                              1 unit

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II with teacher recommendation

    In this course students will learn the fundamentals of probability, descriptive, and inferential statistics. Numerous distributions will be studied such as the binomial distribution, normal distribution, and the chi-square distribution. The correlation of variables and linear regression will be covered in depth. The Texas Instruments graphing calculator will be an integral tool in the student’s study of Statistics. Culmination of the course will be the AP Examination.

    Learning Expectations emphasized: 3, 4, 5

      

    Advanced Placement Calculus (AP)                                                              1 unit

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus with teacher recommendation

    In this course students will cover the analysis of a function’s graph, limits, asymptotes, and continuity. Differential calculus will be studied which will include the definition of the derivative, the derivative at a point, and applications of derivatives. Also, students will study integral calculus to include the Riemann sums, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, applications of integral, and techniques of anti differentiation. Culmination of the course will be the AP Examination.

    Learning Expectations emphasized: 3, 4, 5

     

     *Office Accounting (H, CP)                                                                           1 unit

    This course covers the accounting concepts and procedures required of owners, administrative assistants, and office mangers in small merchandising or service businesses. Emphasis is on recording daily transactions, cash control, payroll activities, preparation of financial statements and the use of accounting software.

     

    Open to students in grades 11 and 12.

    Learning Expectations emphasized: 1, 4

     

     *Accounting I (H, CP)                                                                                    1 unit

    Students will learn the theory and terminology necessary to start a basic accounting system for personal use, as well as for a service business and a merchandising business. At the end of each marking period, students will use a computer-simulated activity to understand the advantages of technology in accounting procedures. This course is beneficial both to students who anticipate owning their own business and entering the business world and to students who plan on pursing a business major in college.

     

    Open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12.

    Learning Expectations emphasized: 1, 4

    marking period, students will use a computer-simulated activity to understand the advantages of technology in accounting procedures. This course is beneficial both to students who anticipate owning their own business and entering the business world and to students who plan on pursing a business major in college.

    Open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12.

    Learning Expectations emphasized: 1, 4

     

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