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 Algebra 1 | GeometryGeometry Plus | Honors Algebra 2 | Precalculus | Honors Precalculus | AP Calculus AB

Program of Studies

MATHEMATICS

GRADES 9 - 12

Grades 9 - 12 challenges students at all levels to appreciate mathematics as an independent discipline as well as a tool for the advancement of other disciplines. It builds on skills developed through the instruction system in mathematics in grades K - 8.

Galileo once said, “Mathematics is the language by which God created the universe.” If we want to attempt to understand the structure of God’s creation and glorify God as Creator, then we must understand the language used to create the universe.

Revelation of God in nature involves ideas of number, form, symmetry, system and laws governing the existence and the harmonious working of all things.The concept of numbers and formulas plays a vital role in virtually all aspects of our world.In many fields of study, abstract ideas and symbols must be converted through the mathematical language to communicate information and rules.Thus the study of mathematics as a language has a far broader impact on a student’s life than it may appear on the surface.In fact, it prepares students to communicate mathematically as well as master the art and science of abstraction – a skill that will serve them well in post-graduate studies and in a wide variety of careers. But more importantly, mathematics helps them to better understand His marvelous design and handiwork – His creation.


Math instruction in grades 9 - 12 helps students:

Because individual students learn math at different rates, the program provides options for students to progress at their own speed. The flow chart, Math Sequence Samples, illustrates the five variety of paths through course offerings the students may select. The entry level into the various paths depends on the students math background and desires, achievement tests, and teacher recommendations.

To keep pace with current and emerging technology, graphing calculators and computers are an integral part of the CVC mathematics program. Students use these tool for tedious manipulations of mechanical skills and research so they can focus their time and energy on developing problem-solving and higher order thinking skills in mathematics.

Students must take a minimum of  three senior high courses in mathematics in order to graduate from high school. When planning their schedule, students should keep possible career choice in mind. For example, Algebra 2 or Honors Algebra 2 is often a requirement for college entrance, while many careers require a background of calculus.

CVC offers the following courses in High School (9 - 12): Algebra 1*,  Geometry* , Geometry PlusAlgebra 2, Honors Algebra 2, Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, Statistic, and AP Calculus AB.
*Required for graduation.

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ALGEBRA 1

Required For Graduation

(Note: Algebra 1 or Honors Algebra 1 taken in Junior High or Middle School will not count as a high school credit.)

Grades 9 - 10

Minimum Entrance Requirements:  A "D-" or better each quarter in Prealgebra or similar course

The study of Algebra 1 helps students understand the basic structure relating to real numbers and to recognize and apply mathematics techniques for the solution of linear and quadratic equations. The student will also extend their skills to the study of the graphs associated with liner equations and inequalities; the relationship between two linear equations; equations known as quadratics equations; and the solution of these various equations and inequalities. As students develop these techniques, they apply them to appropriate practical problems such as those involving weather, biology, agriculture, navigation, finances and statistics.

By the end of Algebra 1, the student will be able to:

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GEOMETRY

Required for Graduation.

Grades 10-12

Minimum Entrance Requirements: 

Geometry is the study of relationships in planes and space and the development of logical reasoning. Geometry also extends the use of inductive and deductive reasoning in relationship to similarity, triangles, parallel lines, circles, ratio and proportion, and area and volume relationships.

By the end of Geometry, the student will be able to:

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GEOMETRY Plus

Required for Graduation.

Grades 9-10
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
  • Freshmen whishing to take this course
  • All upper classmen

    Geometry Plus is the study of relationships in planes and space and the development of logical reasoning. Geometry Plus also extends the use of inductive and deductive reasoning in relationship to similarity, triangles, parallel lines, circles, ratio and proportion, and area and volume relationships. Geometry Plus also places an emphasis on higher level Algebra skills and the maintenance of those skills..

    By the end of Geometry Plus, the student will be able to:

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    ALGEBRA 2

    Grades 10 - 12

    Minimum Entrance Requirements: A "C-" or better in Geometry or similar course.

    Algebra 2 is a more abstract than that of Algebra 1. It emphasizes problems solving and critical thinking, but at the same time maintains the skills that provides competency in mathematics. Those skills includes computation, operations with positive and negative real numbers, factoring, solving equations and inequalities.

    By the end of Algebra 2, the student should be able to:


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    Algebra 1 | Geometry | Geometry Plus | Algebra 2Precalculus | Honors Precalculus | AP Calculus AB

    HONORS ALGEBRA 2 (Carries a 5 point Honors/AP GPA)

    Grades 10 - 11

    Minimum Entrance Requirements: An "A-" or better every semester in Algebra 1 and Geometry along with teacher recommendation.
     
    Honors Algebra 2 emphasizes the power and beauty of mathematics through the development and application of extended algebraic concepts and skills with the use of technology. Honors Algebra 2 introduces the notion of functions in relation to linear and quadratic equation concepts. It also extends the study of functions to include polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions. It also includes the study of geometric representation of equations of quadratic functions (conics); systems of equations with the use of linear algebra; and extends the study of number systems to complex numbers.

    By the end of Honors Algebra 2, the student should be able to:


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    Precalculus

    Grades 11 - 12

    Minimum Entrance Requirements: A "B-" or better both semesters in Algebra 2 along with teacher recommendation.

    Precalculus includes the solutions of triangles and the practical applications of trigonometry to surveying, navigation and other physical measurements, but major emphasis in trigonometry is algebraic. The trigonometric functions are treated as circular functions; algebraic manipulations of their fundamental identities and solutions of trigonometric equations are emphasized as they would be used in mathematics, physics, business, agriculture, science and engineering. This course also includes the study of functions by graphing them and analyzing their graphs to determine relative extreme and roots all with aid of technology, limits and derivatives. It also includes sequences and series and probability and statistics.

    By the end of Honors Precalculus, the student should be able to:

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    Algebra 1 | Geometry | Geometry Plus | Algebra 2 | Honors Algebra 2 | Precalculus | AP Calculus AB

    HONORS PRECALCULUS (Carries a 5 point Honors/AP GPA)

    Grades 11 - 12

    Minimum Entrance Requirements: A "B-" or better both semesters in Honors Algebra 2 along with teacher recommendation.

    Honors Precalculus includes the solutions of triangles and the practical applications of trigonometry to surveying, navigation and other physical measurements, but major emphasis in trigonometry is algebraic. The trigonometric functions are treated as circular functions; algebraic manipulations of their fundamental identities and solutions of trigonometric equations are emphasized as they would be used in mathematics, physics, business, agriculture, science and engineering. This course also includes the study of functions by graphing them and analyzing their graphs to determine relative extreme and roots all with aid of technology, limits and derivatives. It also includes sequences and series and probability and statistics.  This course culminates with the Precalculus CLEP (College Level Examination Program) exam for college credit.

    By the end of Honors Precalculus, the student should be able to:

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     Algebra 1 | Geometry | Geometry Plus |  Algebra 2 | Honors Algebra 2 | Precalculus | Honors Precalculus

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS AB (Carries a 5 point Honors/AP GPA)

    Grade 12

    Minimum Entrance Requirements: A "B-" or better both semesters in Honors Precalculus or similar course or a “B+” or better both semesters in Precalculus along with teacher recommendation.

    The topics studied in AP Calculus AB are those traditionally offered in the first semester of Calculus in college. At the end of this program students will be asked to take the College Board AP Math AB Exam. If a student receives a 4 or 5 on a five point test the student will receive college credit for one semester of Calculus (4 credit hours). A student receiving a 3 might receive college credit, depends on the college that will be attended. (Note: The AP Exams are accepted by most colleges, check with your college before taking the exam for requirements.)
    The topics developed in AP Calculus AB include limits and continuity of functions; derivatives of algebraic, trigonometric and exponential functions and their applications in problems involving rate; and integration of algebraic, trigonometric and exponential functions and the application in problems involving area and work.

    By the end of AP Calculus AB, the student should be able to:

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    Four Common Math Sequences for CVC Students

    Common Math Sequencing
    9th through 12th Grades
    Grade Sequence 1 Sequence 2 Sequence 3 Sequence 4 Sequence 5
    9th Algebra 1 Algebra 1 Algebra 1 Geometry Geometry Plus
    10th Geometry Geometry Plus Geometry /
    Honors Algebra 2
    with Dept Approval
    Algebra 2 Honors Algebra 2
    11th Algebra 2 Honors Algebra 2 Honors Precalculus Precalculus Honors Precalculus
    12th

    Precalculus
    or
    Statistics

    Honors Precalculus AP Calculus AB Statistics
    or
    AP Calculus AB
    with Dept Approval
    AP Calculus AB

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