602 F Street
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-3102 Fax: 219-324-2142

Principal: Mr. Ben Tonagel
Associate Principal: Mr.Scott Upp

Math Department - Courses

Algebra I -1,2,3 (ISTEP)

Algebra, first year, is a full year course which will provide a formal development of algebraic skills that will be used in a wide range of problem solving situations. The concept of function will be emphasized throughout the course. Topics will include properties of real numbers, solution and evaluation of equalities and inequalities, graphing of linear equations and solution sets, basic operations with polynomials, solving quadratic equations and systems of equations, use of exponents, and introductory topics from statistics and probability. ISTEP+ test preparation will be included in this course.

 Algebra I - 1,2,3

Algebra 1 provides a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students who will take other advanced college-preparatory courses. In particular, the instructional program in this course provides the use of algebraic skills in a wide range of problem-solving situations. The concept of function is emphasized throughout the course. Topics include: properties of real numbers, solution sets, basic operations with polynomials, solving quadratic equations and systems, use of exponents, and introductory topics from statistics and probability.

Geometry - 1,2

This is a two-semester course that will stress the uses of deductive and inductive reasoning as well as investigative strategies in drawing conclusions. Properties and relationships of geometric entities will include the study of angles, lines, planes, congruent triangles, trigonometric ratios, polygons, circles, and spatial drawings. Estimation and measurement topics will be integrated throughout the year. The course will develop an understanding of the need for proof, and the use of logic in developing proof.  Students will write proofs in a variety of styles.

Accelerated Geometry - 1,2

Geometry provides students with experiences that deepen the understanding of shapes and their properties. Deductive and inductive reasoning as well as investigative strategies in drawing conclusions are stressed. Properties and relationships of geometric figures include the study of angles, lines, planes, congruent and similar triangles, trigonometric ratios, polygons, and circles and spatial drawings. An understanding of proof and logic is developed. Use of graphing calculators and computer drawing programs is encouraged.

Algebra II - 3,4

This is a two-semester course that will provide further development with functions. The topics will include the theorems and algorithms of algebra, polynomials and exponential functions, rational functions, complex numbers, sequences and series, and the properties and graphs of conic sections.

Accelerated Algebra/Trigonometry II - 3,4,5

Algebra 2 expands on the topics of algebra 1 and provides further development of the concept of function.  The expanded topics of the course include: the theorems and algorithms of algebra, polynomials and polynomial functions, rational exponents, the complex numbers, sequences and series, the properties and graphs of conic sections, permutations and combinations, matrices, and exponential and logarithmic functions. The course will also include the core content of trigonometry.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry provides for the development of the trigonometric relationships from and understanding of the circular functions, their properties, and graphs. Inverse trig functions, trig equations and identities, vectors, the Law of Sines and The Law of Cosines, applications of the trig functions, and polar coordinates are also included in the course.

Probability and Statistics

Probability and Statistics includes the concepts and skills needed to apply statistical techniques in the decision-making process. Topics include: (1) descriptive statistics; (2) probability; (3) statistical inference. Practical examples based on real experimental data are used throughout the course. Students plan and conduct experiments or surveys and analyze the resulting data. The use of graphing calculators and computer programs are encouraged.

Pre-calculus - 1,2

Pre-calculus blends together all the concepts and skills that must be mastered prior to enrollment in a college level calculus course. A functional approach provides for the integration of all the concepts listed for the the course in Trigonometry plus: the relationship of equations and graphs of linear, quadratic, and parametric equations, translation of axes, and locus and vectors. The course includes the theory of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, and determinants. This is not a beginning calculus course.

Calculus - 1,2

Calculus provides students with the content that has been established by the College Board. Generally, topics include: limits, continuity, derivatives, definite integrals, and the techniques of integration involving rational, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. This course also includes applications of the derivative, the integral, and the theory of calculus. The use of graphing technology is required.

Calculus - 3

This course will include continued study of the topics included in Calculus 1,2. A primary focus of this course will be preparation for the AB version of the Advanced Placement calculus examination for college credit. Individual student research projects will also be included in this course.

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