Course Offerings:

 

Algebra I – CP
Level: College Prep
Grade Level: 9 – 10
Prerequisite: Department Selection Criteria, average scores on high school placement test, and average eighth grade math scores.
Description: This course provides the student with the understanding of the structure and logical patterns in math. Topics include variables, real and rational numbers, linear equations and inequalities, graphs of relations and functions, systems of open sentences, exponents, polynomials, factoring, radicals, quadratic equations, and word problems. All students enrolled in this class will be required to have a TI-30XII scientific calculator (same calculator for mathematics and science classes). A school set of graphing calculators will be used to introduce students to its use in applicable topics.

Algebra I, Honors
Level: Honors
Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: Department Selection Criteria, above average scores on high school placement test, and above average eighth grade math scores.
Description: This course covers the same topics as the college prep Algebra I course, with more depth, enrichment and problem solving. All students enrolled in this class will be required to have a TI-30XII scientific calculator (same calculator for mathematics and science classes). A school set of graphing calculators will be used to introduce students to its use in applicable topics.

Geometry – CP
Level: College Prep
Grade Level: 9 – 10
Prerequisite: Department Selection Criteria for 9th graders, Algebra I.
Description: This course is designed to introduce geometric definitions, postulates, and theorems. Topics include development of two column proofs, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, similar polygons, circles, constructions, area, volume, and coordinate geometry.

Geometry – Honors
Level: Honors
Grade Level: 9 – 10
Prerequisite: Department Selection Criteria, Algebra I, and previous math teacher’s recommendation.
Description: This course covers the same topics as the college preparatory Geometry course. Special emphasis will be placed on the practical applications of geometric concepts.

Algebra II – CP
Level: College Prep
Grade Level: 9 – 11
Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry.
Description: This course reviews and extends the algebraic concepts introduced in Algebra I. Course work includes linear and polynomial functions, matrices, imaginary and complex numbers, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions. All students enrolled in this class will be required to have a TI 83 or TI 84 Graphing Calculator

Algebra II – Honors
Level: Honors
Grade Level: 9 – 11
Prerequisite: Department Selection Criteria, Algebra I, Geometry and previous math teacher’s recommendation.
Description: This course reviews and extends the algebraic concepts introduced in Algebra I. Course work includes linear and polynomial functions, matrices, imaginary and complex numbers, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions. This course covers the same topics as the college prep Algebra II course, with more depth, enrichment and problem solving. All students enrolled in this class will be required to have a TI 83 or TI 84 Graphing Calculator.

Algebra III – CP
Level: College Prep
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Department selection criteria; Algebra I, Geometry, & Algebra II
Description: This course will cover and enhance fundamental concepts learned in Algebra I and Algebra II, and include some advanced algebra concepts learned in Advanced Math college prep. There will be an emphasis on standardized test preparation throughout the course.

Calculus AB – AP
Level: Advanced Placement
Grade Level: 11 – 12
Prerequisite: Department Selection Criteria: Must have successfully completed Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Advanced Math and received a recommendation from the committee consisting of the Assistant Principal for Academics, the Mathematics Department chairperson, the Guidance Counselor, and the previous Advanced Math Teacher. A 3.5 GPA in all previous math courses is required.
Description: AP Calculus is primarily concerned with developing the students understanding of the concepts of Calculus (see Calculus CP) and providing experience with its methods and applications. The courses emphasizes a multi-representational approach to Calculus with concepts, results and problems being expressed graphically, analytically, and verbally.

Advanced Math – CP
Level: College Prep
Grade Level: 11 – 12
Prerequisite: Department selection criteria, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, and previous math teacher’s recommendation. A 2.5 GPA in all previous math courses is required.
Description: This course consists of one semester of trigonometry and one semester of advanced algebra. Topics include trigonometric functions, conic sections, polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential & logarithmic functions, and some introductory Calculus. All students enrolled will be required to have a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator.

Advanced Math – Honors
Level: Honors
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Department selection criteria, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, and previous math teacher’s recommendation. A 3.0 GPA in all previous math courses is required.
Description: This course covers the same topics as the College Prep level Advanced Math. Emphasis is placed on graphing, proofs, and problem solving. All students enrolled in this class will be required to have a TI-83 orTI-84 graphing calculator.

Pre-Calculus – Dual Enrollment
Level: Dual Enrollment (has the same GPA factor as CP)
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, teacher recommendation and Placement Criteria as established by LSU’s Dual Enrollment program.
Topics covered include solving equations and inequalities; lines and circles; functions and their graphs; inverse functions; polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic functions with applications; evaluating trig functions of general angles, graphic trig functions, inverse trig functions, identities and formulas; solving trig equations, triangle applications, polar graphs and vectors. This technology-based course involves 25 to 40 percent teacher-centered instruction and 60 to 75 percent student-centered lab time using MyMathLab. In this course, students have the opportunity to earn six college credit hours by successfully completing two LSU courses: Math 1021 (College Algebra) followed by Math 1022 (College Trigonometry). A graphic calculator is not permitted, but a scientific calculator is required. Parents are responsible for the cost of tuition ($300 per semester, plus $40 lab fee).
Placement Criteria:
– An ACT Math subscore of 19 or greater and Composite score of 18 or greater.
– SMHS teacher/administrative recommendation

Probability and Statistics, College Prep
Level: College Prep
Grade Level: 11 – 12
Prerequisites for this course include Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.
Description: In this course students will collect, interpret and present numerical data. Using computer software, they will perform statistical calculations and analyses on data and apply statistical concepts as bases for rational decision making. Students will determine the probability of an event, calculate permutations and combinations, and apply their knowledge of probability to make important statistical inferences. Students will be required to have a TI83 or TI84 graphing calculator.