# Immaculate Conception High School # Mathematics Courses

Algebra 1:

Welcome to Algebra 1. Algebra 1 is intended to build a foundation for all higher mathematic classes. This course will review algebraic expressions, integers, and mathematical properties that will lead into working with variables and linear equations. There will be an in-depth study of graphing, polynomials, quadratic equations, data analysis and systems of equations through direct class instruction, group work, homework, and technology. Students will be able to successfully communicate mathematical patterns through equations, graphs and tables.

Geometry:

This course serves to introduce and apply essential mathematical skills to a variety of geometric concepts. Topics include: geometric figures, measurement, segmentry, planes, angles, inequalities, similarity, constructions, area, volume, coordinate geometry, postulates, theorems, proofs, and deductive reasoning. Although geometry is often viewed as its own mathematical field, the deductive reasoning skills developed in this course are paramount to future mathematical growth. Furthermore, this course will serve to develop critical thinking skills, while preparing the students for the SAT’s or ACT’s. technology will be incorporated throughout the course to enhance student understanding.

Algebra 2:

This course serves to provide students an opportunity to expand on the basic algebraic concepts involved in solving equations and inequalities. Factoring polynomials and quadratic equations that lead to solutions are covered, as well as simplifying radicals, exponents and logarithms. The application of functions to real world problems is approached and conic sections, probability and complex numbers are introduced.

College Algebra:

Welcome to Col Algebra, a continuation course in intermediate algebra. The class examines higher degree polynomials, rational functions, trigonometry and matrix algebra. The course will provide a proper base for students to feel comfortable in all future math classes

Precalculus:

This course is designed to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections.  Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced.  Students will then begin analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals.  This class is important for any student planning to take a college algebra or college Precalculus class.

Calculus:

This course will cover most of the topics typically included in a Calculus I course in college. Students will review some of the prerequisite skills from Precalculus, and continue with a study of limits, the derivative and its applications, and an introduction to the integral with some applications.

Statistics:

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students will be exposed to four broad conceptual themes: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference.

Trigonometry:

This class will build on a well-developed geometry and algebra background to explore the study of unit circles and triangles.  Trigonometric topics include graphing, analyzing, and applying the six trigonometric functions.