Algebra I
Algebra is designed to develop sufficient computational, procedural, and problem solving skills to provide a solid foundation for further study in mathematics. Algebra I promotes problem solving skills with an emphasis on accuracy and being able to justify your methods and reasoning. Topics include: solving equations and inequalities, linear equations, linear functions, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents and exponential functions, simplifying polynomials and factoring, quadratic functions and equations, and statistics.

Grade 8 or Freshmen year
Semester offered: Year long course
1 Credit


Geometry
Students will learn the basics of plane and solid geometry, how to develop inductive and deductive reasoning skills, and acquire knowledge of geometric properties as well as how to prove these properties valid.

A quarterly project and nightly homework is expected.

Open to Freshmen and Sophomores
Prerequisites: Algebra I
Semester offered: Year long course
1 Credit


Algebra II
Algebra II is an integrated treatment of Algebra with special emphasis on the study of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The TI-83 calculator will be used to apply concepts both algebraically and graphically. This course is necessary for students planning to attend college. This course will increase student awareness of the importance of Algebra in the modern world. Students will build on the basic algebraic skills learned with advanced algebraic solving methods to solve real-world problems.

A quarterly project and nightly homework is expected.

Open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisites: Algebra I and Geometry
(can take Geometry concurrently with Algebra II)
Semester offered: Year long course
1 Credit


Pre-Calculus
An in-depth study first semester of the right triangle, the trigonometric functions, vectors, and circular functions. Second semester covers polynomials and operations of polynomials, logarithms, and exponential functions and their applications. It provides the minimum mathematics background (in conjunction with trigonometry) for a student planning to attend four years of college and is specifically required for admission to many four year universities/colleges.

Open to Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisites: Must have instructor approval.
Semester offered: Year long course
1 Credit (weighted)


ACC Pre-Calculus A&B
(MA116 and MA117 at
Southeast Missouri State University)
First Semester (116): Functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices. Students will be able to construct and simplify a difference quotient. Students will be able to solve exponential and logarithmic equations. Students will be able to solve linear systems in three variables.

Second Semester (117): Geometric and trigonometric
reasoning required for calculus. Trigonometric functions, identities, graphs and equations, vectors, polar coordinates and conics. Students will be able to use the concept of a vector and its application to find the resultant acting upon a body. Students will be able to prove trigonometric identities and use them to solve trigonometric equations. Students will be able to apply the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines to solve application problems.

Open to Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.
A Score of 22 on the Math portion of ACT is required for entry into the course, as well as a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
1 Credit; 3 Credits MA116, 3 Credits MA117

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