•  2019-2020 School Year
    Mathematics

    • Students must have a minimum of 3 credits in Math with completion of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. 
    • For those students interested in Astronomy, Business Administration, Chemistry, Dentistry, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, Nursing, and Physics, the recommended mathematics sequence is: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. 
    • Students who are not headed into a technical field should consider taking CIS Algebra.
    • Most college programs recommend mathematics through Algebra II B,. Many colleges, including the University of Minnesota, require four high school math credits.
     

    Courses Shown Below

    Click title to see course description and prerequisites 
  • Algebra 9A/B
    Course# 5491/5492
    Grade: 9-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 8 
    This course covers fundamental algebra topics students need for high school math courses as well as post high school careers and education. Topics covered include: Quadratic equations, exponent rules, fractions with variables, function work, systems of linear programming and terms of polynomial functions. A graphing calculator is required for this course.
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    Geometry A/B
    Course: 5111/5112
    Grade: 9-12
    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra 9B

    Geometry is the study of logical reasoning, lines, planes, and their relationship to triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, and other plane figures. Emphasis is given to writing deductive proofs. Students will apply concepts of shape, space and measurement to illustrate and describe the physical world and solve problems. Students will use measurements directly and indirectly, review equations from algebra and graph in two dimensions.
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    Algebra IIA/B
    Course: 5031/5032
    Grade: 9-12
    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Geometry B
    Algebra II is an extension of Algebra I. This course includes the study of linear, quadratic, rational, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic equations. Students are required to have a graphing calculator equivalent to a TI-83 or better for this course.
    * Students are encouraged to complete this course by the end of 11th grade in order to prepare for the state MCA Math exam.
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    Pre-Calculus A/B/C
    Course: 5245/5246/5247
    Grade: 10-12
    Prerequisite: Algebra IIB

    Pre-Calculus A, B and C are designed primarily for the student who is very much interested in the study of mathematics or one who knows he/she will need more courses in mathematics or science in his/her educational development beyond high school. Some of the topics covered in this course are: the number system, mathematical induction, series, sequences, limits, analytic geometry, functions, complex numbers, proof, graphing procedures, absolute value, slope functions, and trigonometry. Upon successful completion of Pre-Calculus, a student would have the trigonometry background to go on to Calculus. Students are required to have a graphing calculator equivalent to a TI-83 or better for this course.
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    AP Calculus I A/B
    Course: 5255/5256
    Grade: 11-12 
    Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus C 
    Ranger U Advanced Placement Calculus is designed as an extension and review of all previously taken courses in mathematics, bringing them together and applying them in interesting ways. The main part of this course is to define and use derivations to find slopes, related rates and to solve maximum-minimum problems. There will also be a concentration on anti-derivatives and integrals, finding the area under curves, the lengths of curves and the study of transcendental functions (trig., expo., log., etc.). The goal is to be prepared for the Advanced Placement exam given in mid-May, which will enable those with passing scores to receive college credit for this course. Students are required to have a graphing calculator equivalent to a TI-83 or better for this course. Students will be prepared to take the AP Calculus AB exam.
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    AP Calculus II A/B
    Course: 5258/5259
    Grade: 11-12
    Prerequisite: AP Calculus IB
    Ranger U The topics covered in AP Calculus BC include all of the topics in AP Calculus A and AP Calculus B. This course is an extension of the previous Calculus courses. Additional topics to be covered are: polar, parametric and vector functions using derivatives and integrals, developing approximations using Euler’s and Taylor’s and Maclaurin series, L’Hopitals rule to test convergence, antiderivatives by parts and partials fractions, looking for convergence of geometric, harmonic and alternating series, radius and interval of convergence of power series, Lagrange error bound for Taylor polynomials. Upon successful completions of this course the students will take the AP Calculus BC exam given in the spring which can earn the students additional college credits. They will receive a score this test and a sub score for the AP Calculus test they have already taken. A graphing calculator is required for this course. Students will be prepared to take the AP Calculus BC exam.
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    Trigonometry
    Course: 5330
    Grade: 10-12
    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra II B
    Trigonometry is the study of the relationship between the sides and angles of a right triangle. This course is designed to enhance the student’s prior knowledge of this study from Geometry by using trigonometric functions and relations in applications and identities. Trigonometry is for students who want to further their math studies and/or prepare for their next course. Students must have a graphing calculator for this course.
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    Advanced Functions, Statistics & Geometry A/B
    Course: 5350/5351
    Grade: 10-12
    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra II A & B
    Advanced Functions, Statistics & Geometry is designed to reinforce and extend a student’s understanding of Geometry, Statistics, and Algebra II. The concepts reviewed include functions, probability, statistics, and geometry. This course is designed to further prepare students for the ACT Exam and serves as an excellent ACT preparation course. By taking this course students will gain the confidence to continue education in math and/or related fields. Students are required to have a graphing calculator equivalent to a TI-83 or better for this course. * Students may take either AFSG-A or AFSG-B, or both.
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    CIS College Algebra Through Modeling A/B
    Course: 5425/5426
    Grade: (11-12)  
    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra II A & B with a C or higher.
    Ranger U Top 50th-20th Percentile Class Rank, or teacher recommendation
    This course introduces students to the art of mathematical prediction through algebraic modeling and elementary probability theory. The class covers techniques of representing the behavior of real-world data with algebraic equations, including linear, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will learn to develop equations that accurately represent the behavior of real-world data. Problems are draw from various disciplines. While students practice traditional algebraic methods, they will also use the spreadsheet program Excel extensively to investigate the behavior of data sets. The class will also strengthen students’ ability to communicate and evaluate mathematical reasoning. This course satisfies the University Mathematical Thinking requirement. Successful completion of this course may enable students to earn 3 semester credits from the University of Minnesota. (CI 1806 College Algebra through Modeling)
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    Intro to C++
    Course: 5436
    Grade: 9-12
    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra 9 A & B
    This course will teach the students to write programs in C++. C++ is a structured, high level language that allows writing programs for any type or size application. The course will cover six basic elements of programming: input, data operation, output, conditional execution, loops and functions.
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    AP Computer Science A/B
    Course: 5445/5446
    Grade: 11-12
    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra II A & B and Intro to C++
    Ranger U This is a college level computer science course. It is intended for highly motivated students who are interested in computer science topics. Computer science encompasses the collection of technical skills and scientific methods one can utilize on the creation of high-quality computer-based solutions to real problems. Students will learn to code fluently in a well-structured fashion using the language of Java. Upon completion, students will be able to: apply well-known algorithms and data structures, read and understand large programs, and comprehend the design and development process leading to a large program. Students will be encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Test given in mid-May. Many colleges and universities grant college credit for high achievement on the AP Test. AP Computer Science will be offered only with sufficient enrollment. AP Computer Science does not count as a math credit.
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    AP Statistics A/B
    Course: 5449/5450
    Grade: 10-12
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II
    Ranger U The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: Exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns and statistical inference. Students should register for both semesters and will take the AP Exam in May. Students are required to have a graphing calculator equivalent to a TI 83 or TI 84.
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    Consumer Math
    Course: 5030
    Grade: 11-12 
    (Teacher Recommendation Required) 
    Consumer Math applies the student’s knowledge of arithmetic and algebra to everyday situations. Topics will include personal finances, gross and net income, personal banking, transportation, consumer credit, taxes, housing, investments and insurance.
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    CIS Basic and Applied Statistics A/B
    Course: 5451/5452
    Grade: 10-12
    Ranger U Basic and Applied Statistics is an introductory statistics class designed to engage students using a modeling and simulation approach. It emphasizes understanding and applying statistical concepts and procedures using visual and quantitative methods for presenting and analyzing data using inferential techniques. Successful completion of this course may enable students to earn 3 semester credits from the University of Minnesota.
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