 Forest Lake Area Community School (formerly ALC)
 Mathematics
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, PreCalculus, 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

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Required Math Sequence

Algebra 9 A/B
Course# 5491/5492Grade: 912Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 8B
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. 
Geometry A/B
Course: 5111/5112Grade: 912
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. 
Algebra II A/B
Course: 5031/5032Grade: 912
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra 9BAlgebra 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 TI83 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.
Math Electives

CIS College Algebra through Modeling A/B (1112)
Course: 5425/5426Grade: (1112)
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra IIB with a C or higher.
Top 50th20th 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 realworld data with algebraic equations, including linear, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will learn to develop equations that accurately represent the behavior of realworld 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. 
CIS Basic and Applied Statistics A/B (1112)
Course: 5451/5452Grade: 1012Basic 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. 
Consumer Math (1112)
Course: 5030Grade: 1112
(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. 
PreCalculus A/B/C (1012)
Course: 5245/5246/5247Grade: 1012
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra IIB
PreCalculus 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 PreCalculus, a student would have the trigonometry background to go on to Calculus. Students are required to have a graphing calculator equivalent to a TI83 or better for this course.