Course Descriptions

Mathematics

Foundations of Algebra A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: None

Foundations of Algebra A includes the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment.

Foundations of Algebra B

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Foundations of Algebra A

Foundations of Algebra B continues the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment.

Intermediate Algebra A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Foundations of Algebra A, Foundations of Algebra B

Students continue the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment. Part A is followed by Part B, then the End of Course Exam (EOC). Content from both parts will be covered on the EOC.

Intermediate Algebra B

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra A

Students continue the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment. End of Course Examination will be taken upon completion of Intermediate Algebra B.

Algebra 1A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: None

Students continue the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment. Part A is followed by Part B, then the End of Course Exam (EOC). Content from both parts will be covered on the EOC.

Algebra 1B

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra 1A

Students continue the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment. End of Course Examination will be taken upon completion of Algebra 1B.

Algebra Honors 1A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: None

Algebra Honors requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC Algebra 1 standards plus additional lessons, and concepts beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average. Students continue the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment.

Part A is followed by Part B, then the End of Course Exam (EOC). Content from both parts will be covered on the EOC.

Algebra Honors 1B

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra Honors 1A

Algebra Honors requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC Algebra 1 standards plus additional lessons, and concepts beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average. Students continue the study of algebraic concepts including operations with real numbers and polynomials, relations and functions, creation, graphing and application of linear functions and relations, and an introduction to non-linear functions. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment. End of Course Examination will be taken upon completion of Algebra 1B.

Algebra 2A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Foundations of Algebra A&B and Intermediate Algebra A&B

Algebra 2 includes the study of absolute value inequalities, factoring of polynomials, radicals, lines, linear inequalities, complex numbers, solving quadratic equations and inequalities, functions, inverse functions and compositions, variation, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations, matrix operations, inversion, determinants, and conic section basics. Study includes both math theory and real-life application of concepts. Appropriate technology, including calculators and application software, is used regularly for instruction and assessment.

Algebra 2B

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Foundations of Algebra A&B and Intermediate Algebra A&B, Algebra 2A

Algebra 2B is the continuation of Algebra 2A and includes the study of absolute value inequalities, factoring of polynomials, radicals, lines, linear inequalities, complex numbers, solving quadratic equations and inequalities, functions, inverse functions and compositions, variation, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations, matrix operations, inversion, determinants, and conic section basics. Study includes both math theory and real-life application of concepts. Appropriate technology, including calculators and application software, is used regularly for instruction and assessment.

Geometry A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Foundations of Algebra A&B and Intermediate Algebra A&B

Geometry includes the study of geometric element definitions, inductive and deductive reasoning, Venn diagrams, angles, parallel lines, polygons, similarity, triangles, trigonometry, the Pythagorean Theorem, special right triangles, circles, polygon area, surface area and volume of spheres, cylinders, cones, prisms and pyramids, distance calculation, transformations and proofs. Appropriate technology, including calculators and application software, is used regularly for instruction and assessment.

Geometry B

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Foundations of Algebra A&B and Intermediate Algebra A&B, Geometry A

This course is the continuation of Geometry A and includes the study of geometric element definitions, inductive and deductive reasoning, Venn diagrams, angles, parallel lines, polygons, similarity, triangles, trigonometry, the Pythagorean Theorem, special right triangles, circles, polygon area, surface area and volume of spheres, cylinders, cones, prisms and pyramids, distance calculation, transformations and proofs. Appropriate technology, including calculators and application software, is used regularly for instruction and assessment.

Pre-Calculus A

Grade Level: 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

This course is designed for students who have completed Algebra 2. The Pre-Calculus A course content is rigorous, including an intense study of the following functions: trigonometric, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and radical. Sequences and series, topics in analytical geometry, polar coordinates, vectors, and parametric equations are included in the course content. This course requires the use of a graphing calculator.

Pre-Calculus B

Grade Level: 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus A

This course is designed for students who have completed Algebra 2. The Pre-Calculus B course content is rigorous, including an intense study of the following functions: trigonometric, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and radical. Sequences and series, topics in analytical geometry, polar coordinates, vectors, and parametric equations are included in the course content. This course requires the use of a graphing calculator.

Probability and Statistics A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Foundations of Algebra A&B and Intermediate Algebra A&B

Probability and Statistics is a course in which students learn the fundamental principles of probability and statistics and apply these principles to data analysis. Students are expected to utilize scientific calculators, graphing calculators, and/or computer software throughout the year. Students will work with data to perform statistical analyses and summarize the results; examine ways to organize and display data to draw conclusions about relationships that may exist in the data set; and use probability formulas to evaluate the likelihood of events occurring.

Probability and Statistics B

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Foundations of Algebra A&B and Intermediate Algebra A&B and Probability and Statistics A

Probability and Statistics B is a continuation of Probability and Statistics A. Students learn the fundamental principles of probability and statistics and apply these principles to data analysis. Students are expected to utilize scientific calculators, graphing calculators, and/or computer software throughout the year.

Students will work with data to perform statistical analyses and summarize the results; examine ways to organize and display data to draw conclusions about relationships that may exist in the data set; and use probability formulas to evaluate the likelihood of events occurring.