- 200 - Algebra I Advanced
Grade: 9Read More >
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: 9-10Read More >
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
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.
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- 220 - Algebra II
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.
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- 225 - Algebra II Honors
Grades: 9-11Read More >
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.