# Math

In this technological world, high school students can expect to have four or more career changes. In order to meet this challenge, the goal of the mathematics curriculum is to provide experiences that encourage and enable students to value mathematics, gain confidence in their own mathematical ability, become mathematical problem solvers, communicate mathematically, and reason mathematically.

We have a mathematics club: Mu Alpha Theta that is set up to encourage both advanced math students and students who just have an interest in the subject. We compete in local competitions and sponsor in school games and competitions.

We offer as many or more dual enrollment math classes than other schools in the district guaranteeing both high school and college credit to students who successfully pass the classes. This is possible because many of our math faculty have master's degrees.

## Courses

**Algebra I-A - **This course is the first part of a two year Algebra I course. When combined with Algebra I B the district and state graduation requirement for a course in algebra will be satisfied.

**Algebra I-B - **This course is the second part of a two year Algebra I course. When combined with Algebra I A the district and state graduation requirement for a course in algebra will be satisfied.

**Algebra I -** This course develops the algebraic concepts and processes which can be used to solve a variety of real world and mathematical problems.

**Algebra I Honors - **This course provides a rigorous and in-depth study of algebra, emphasizing deductive reasoning skills as a foundation for more advanced mathematics courses and developing the skills needed to solve real world and mathematical problems.

**Algebra II - **This course continues the study of algebra and provides the foundation for applying algebraic skills to other mathematical and scientific fields.

**Algebra II Honors - **This course continues the rigorous and in-depth study of algebra and provides the foundation for applying algebraic skills to other mathematical and scientific fields.

**DE Calculus/Analytic Geometry - **This course consists of elements of plane analytic geometry, differentiation of algebraic functions and integration of the polynomial functions with application. Meets A.A. general education Category III.

Will receive:

3 college credit hours

1 semester, 1 credit H.S.

**DE College Algebra - **This course covers the following topics: functions and functional notation; domains and ranges of functions; graphs of functions and relations; operations on functions; inverse functions; linear, quadratic and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic properties, functions, and equations; systems of equations and inequalities, applications (such as curve fitting, modeling, optimization, exponential and logarithmic growth and decay.) Meets A.A. general education Category III.

Requirements:

CPT of 83 or higher

Will receive:

3 college credit hours

1 semester, 1 credit H.S.

**DE Pre-Calculus - **This course furthers the preparation of students in important areas such as graphing techniques, algebraic functions, and transcendental functions. Special emphasis is given to the algebra needed in calculus. Calculators are used to contribute to the goals of the course. Meets A.A. general education Category III.

Will receive:

3 college credit hours

1 semester, 1 H.S. credit

**DE Trigonometry -** This is a basic course designed to prepare the student for more advanced mathematics. The course treats both circular and trigonometric functions. Topics covered include fundamental concepts, identities, graphs of the functions, the inverse functions and their graphs, application to right and oblique triangles, trigonometric equations, vectors, and complex numbers. Meets A.A. general education Category III.

Will receive:

3 college credit hours

1 semester, 1 H.S. credit

**Geometry - **This course develops the geometric relationships and deductive strategies which can be used to solve and variety of real world and mathematical problems.

**Geometry Honors - **This course provides a rigorous, in-depth study of geometric relationships and deductive strategies which can be used to solve a variety of real world and mathematical problems.

**Informal Geometry - **This course develops the geometric knowledge that can be used to solve a variety of real world and mathematical problems. Geometric relationships are developed inductively, with hands-on activities. The content of this course is less rigorous than Geometry and does not include formal deductive proofs.

**Intensive Math - **This remedial course may not be used to meet the graduation credit for mathematics. It reviews basic math skills.

**Liberal Arts Mathematics - **This course strengthens mathematical skills for further study of advanced mathematics.

**Math for College Readiness - **This course is designed for the student who has had no algebra or has very little knowledge of the subject. Topics to be covered will include simplifying and evaluating variable expressions; solving linear equations, inequalities and related word problems; operations with polynomials; factoring; some algebraic fractions; quadratic equations; radicals and introduction to graphing.

Will receive:

1 year, 1 H.S. credit

**Pre-Calculus **** - **This course emphasizes the study of functions and other skills necessary for the study of calculus.

## Contact Us

**Departmental Chairperson:**

Patricia Knoll

850-937-2300 ext. 270

Email: pknoll@escambia.k12.fl.us