- 200 - Algebra I Advanced
Grade: 9

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Group: I

Units: 1.0

In Algebra I Advanced, students will learn to reason symbolically and apply those skills to solve a variety of problems. The key content involves writing, solving, and graphing linear and quadratic equations. Additional topics of study include: data analysis, systems of equations, inequalities, exponents, polynomials, radicals, ratios, proportions, and absolute value. Note: Students who enroll in Algebra I Advanced in Upper School must pass that class in the Upper School to receive graduation credit and move into Geometry. - 210 - Geometry
Grades: 9-10

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Group: I

Units: 1.0

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Geometry focuses on important geometric facts, proofs using deductive reasoning, the integration of algebra and geometry, and applications of geometry. During the year, the student will learn the properties of parallel lines, circles, triangles, parallelograms, and other polygons. These properties will be used to study coordinate geometry, congruence, similarity, right triangle trigonometry, perimeter, area, surface area, and volume. Throughout the course the student will use and further develop skills learned in algebra. - 215 - Geometry Honors
Grades: 9-10

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Group: I

Units: 1.0

Prerequisite: Algebra I AND teacher recommendation

The honors level of geometry covers all topics included in the regular level, but at an accelerated pace. Many concepts are extended and developed more completely; there is a greater emphasis on proof and solving non-routine problems; and the pace of the course affords the opportunity to explore additional topics, such as non-Euclidean geometries. Outside readings, projects, and/or independent research may be used to enrich this advanced study. Throughout the course, students will use and further develop skills learned in algebra. - 220 - Algebra II
Grades: 9-11

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Group: I

Units: 1.0

Prerequisite: 210 - Geometry or 215 - Geometry Honors

Algebra II begins with a review of basic algebra topics introduced at the Algebra I level but quickly moves to more advanced topics including relations, functions (linear, quadratic, radical, rational, exponential, and logarithmic), complex numbers, matrices, sequences, series, probability, and statistics. An emphasis will be placed not only on the acquisition of certain algebraic skills but also on problem solving and applications. Students are expected to maintain an 80 average to move into Precalculus the next year. - 225 - Algebra II Honors
Grades: 9-11

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Group: I

Units: 1.0

Prerequisite: 210 - Geometry or 215 - Geometry Honors AND teacher recommendation

Honors Algebra II is fast-paced and challenging, designed to go well beyond the topics of Algebra II. This accelerated study of algebra will include a thorough investigation of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, conic sections, vectors, and an introduction to descriptive statistics. - 230 - College Algebra and Trigonometry
Grades: 11-12

Group: I

Units: 1.0Prerequisite: 220 - Algebra II and teacher recommendation

This course has the threefold focus of strengthening conceptual foundations, improving manipulative skills, and providing knowledge of relevant applications. The content includes a study of the real number system, functions and graphs, polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and applications of trigonometry. After the start of the school year, students will be permitted to move into College Algebra only when the course change is initiated by the teacher.

Read More > - 240 - Precalculus
Grades: 10-12

Group: I

Units: 1.0Prerequisite: Year-long average of 80 or higher in 220 - Algebra II OR 230 - College Algebra and Trigonometry and teacher recommendation

Precalculus mathematics encompasses concepts that develop out of topics from algebra. The content begins with a review of linear and quadratic functions. It continues with an emphasis on polynomial and rational functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, conic sections, trigonometric functions, applications of trigonometry, vectors, linear systems, and matrices. Upon successful completion of Precalculus, students should be prepared for a course in Calculus.

Read More > - 245 - Precalculus Honors
Grades: 10-12

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Group: I

Units: 1.0

Prerequisite: 225 - Algebra II Honors AND teacher recommendation

This course covers the same topics as Precalculus but in greater depth. In addition, it includes a continuation of the study of vectors begun in Algebra II Honors, as well as an in-depth investigation of polar coordinates and limits as preparation for Calculus at the AP level. Throughout the course, an emphasis is placed on critical thinking and problem solving. A student wishing to make the transition from Algebra II to Precalculus Honors must do preparatory work during the summer and demonstrate mastery of specific topics through satisfactory completion of a placement exam taken prior to the beginning of the school year. - 250 - Calculus
Grades: 11-12

Group: I

Units: 1.0

PPrerequisite: 240 - Precalculus or 245 - Precalculus Honors

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Calculus includes a detailed study of functions and graphs. Differential calculus is thoroughly covered. Limits and derivations are introduced theoretically and technically, but emphasis is on problem solving and applications. Students study the indefinite and definite integral and explore applications of the definite integral. - 255 - AP Calculus (AB)
Grades: 11-12

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Group: I

Units: 1.0

Prerequisite: 240 - Precalculus or 245 - Precalculus Honors AND teacher recommendation

Fee: $94 AP Exam Fee

Advanced Placement Calculus AB provides a detailed introduction to the mathematics of differential and integral calculus. It covers the theory and applications of limits, derivatives, and the indefinite and definite integral. The course follows the AP Calculus syllabus as described by the College Board, and all students take the AP exam at the end of the second semester. - 260 - AP Calculus (BC)
Grades: 11-12

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Group: I

Units: 1.0

Prerequisite: 245 - Precalculus Honors AND teacher recommendation

Fee: $94 AP Exam Fee

AP Calculus BC is a full-year course designed to develop a students' understanding of the concepts of calculus and to provide experience with its methods and applications. AP Calculus BC includes all of the AB material plus: additional techniques of differentiation and integration; parametric, polar, and vector functions; and infinite sequences and series. The course follows the AP Calculus syllabus as described by the College Board, and all students take the AP exam at the end of the second semester. - 265 - AP Statistics
Grade: 11-12

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Group: I

Units: 1.0

Prerequisite: Application and departmental recommendation required; minimum requirements include fall semester average of 80 or higher in Precalculus or 85 or higher in Algebra II

Corequisite: 217 - Precalculus or higher-level math Fee: $94 AP Exam Fee

AP Statistics is designed to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. It is built around four main topics: exploring data, planning a study, probability as it relates to distributions of data, and inferential reasoning. The course follows the Statistics AP syllabus as described by the College Board and all students take the advanced placement examination at the end of the second semester. - 270 - Multivariable Calculus Honors
Grade: 12

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Group: I

Units: 0.5

Offered: Fall only

Prerequisite: 250 - Calculus or higher level mathematics AND teacher recommendation

Many of the topics of this course extend concepts of single-variable calculus to functions with more than one independent variable. The course begins with a review of polar and parametric equations, followed by a thorough study of vectors and the geometry of space and surfaces in space. Other topics include: differentiation and integration of vector-valued functions; rates of change and extrema of functions of several variables; multiple integration; and important theorems of vector calculus. In every case, related applications are emphasized. - 275 - Linear Algebra Honors
Grade: 12

Group: I

Units: 0.5

Offered: Spring onlyPrerequisite: 270 - Honors Multivariable Calculus (fall semester) AND teacher recommendation (previous year)

Linear Algebra is the branch of mathematics that explores linear systems, matrix representations of linear systems, vectors, and vector spaces. Other topics will include determinants, linear transformations, eigenvalues/eigenvectors, and related applications. Students will use computer software, such as as MATLAB, to further explore these applications through programming.

Read More > - Global Online Academy
Lovett students in grades 10-12 may consider a Global Online Academy (GOA) course as part of their Lovett curriculum. GOA mathematics courses do not count towards the Lovett mathematics graduation requirement but may be taken as elective credits. GOA math courses include Game Theory, Linear Algebra, and Number Theory, among others.

Interested students are encouraged to apply for a GOA course in February, as part of the usual course application process. For Lovett-specific questions, contact Assistant Head of School Marsha Little. You can learn more about Lovett’s GOA policies and review their entire course catalog by selecting the Global Online Academy link in the left-hand navigation of this page.

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