Math Curriculum

Students will be able to independently apply a deep understanding of number sense and mathematical concepts and skills to solve varied real-life problems and will demonstrate perseverance to find and justify reasonable solutions. 

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Prerequisites: 8th Grade Math

Introduces algebraic concepts; emphasizes the theory and application of variables, graphing, linear equations and inequalities, radical expressions, and quadratics; solving problems using quadratic equations, calculators, and computers. Prerequisite: Pre-algebra may be taken in middle grades.

A state mandated Georgia Milestones End-of-Course Assessment is required and counts 20% of the student’s overall course grade.

Prerequisites: GSE Algebra I

Provides a visual approach to conceptualizing. Uses informal logical reasoning processes including deductive and inductive reasoning, synthetic, coordinate, and transformational approaches to study congruence, similarity, parallelism, symmetry, and perpendicularity. The integration of algebraic skills and concepts to solve geometric problems is stressed.

A state mandated End of Course Test is required and counts 20% of the student’s overall course grade

Prerequisites: GSE Geometry

Algebra II is the culminating course in a sequence of three high school courses designed to ensure career and college readiness. It is designed to prepare students for fourth course options relevant to their career pursuits.

It is in Algebra II that students pull together and apply the accumulation of learning that they have from their previous courses, with content grouped into six critical areas, organized into units. They apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data. Students expand their repertoire of functions to include quadratic (with complex solutions), polynomial, rational, and radical functions. And, finally, students bring together all of their experience with functions to create models and solve contextual problems.

Prerequisites: GSE Algebra II

Pre-Calculus is a fourth mathematics course designed to prepare students for calculus and other college level mathematics courses. It is recommended that students taking Pre-Calculus should have successfully completed Algebra 2 with at least a B average.

Pre-Calculus focuses on standards to prepare students for a more intense study of mathematics. The critical areas delve deeper into content from previous courses. The study of circles and parabolas is extended to include other conics such as ellipses and hyperbolas. Trigonometric functions are introduced and developed to include inverses, graphs, equations, general triangles and identities. Matrices provide an organizational structure in which to represent and solve complex problems.

Prerequisites: GSE Algebra II

This class is designed to follow the completion of Algebra II. The course will give students further experiences with statistical information and summaries, methods of designing and conducting statistical studies, an opportunity to analyze various voting processes, modeling of data, basic financial decisions, and use network models for making informed decisions.

Prerequisites: Accelerated GSE Geometry B/Algebra II and teacher recommendation

This course follows the College Board syllabus for the Advanced Placement Calculus AB Examination. It includes properties of functions and graphs, limits and continuity, differential and integral calculus. This course is primarily concerned with developing students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The courses emphasize a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among these representations also are important. Topics include limits of functions, asymptotic and unbounded behavior, continuity, The Mean Value Theorem, Chain rule and implicit differentiation; Riemann sums, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement examination upon completion of this course.

Summer assignments are required.

 

Determined by post-secondary institution.

Prerequisites: GSE Geometry

The course concentrates on the mathematics necessary to understand and make informed decisions related to personal finance. The mathematics in the course will be based on many topics in prior courses; however, the specific applications will extend the student’s understanding of when and how to use these topics. Not accepted as a math credit at any University System of Georgia College – only accepted at Technical Colleges

Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation

The purpose of Algebra 1 Support is to provide additional support to students in their effort to meet the standards of the Algebra I course. This course should be taught concurrently with a student’s regular math class, giving extra time and utilizing a variety of strategies to help students build a stronger foundation for success in their current and future mathematics courses. This course focuses on mastery of the standards being taught in the Algebra I. Opportunities are provided for students to review content with a focus on standards not previously mastered. In this course, students are engaged in doing mathematics, explaining their thinking, and justifying their work. Multiple representations of concepts (tables, graphs, verbal descriptions) are used as often as possible. There is also a strong emphasis on building a positive disposition toward learning mathematics. One full unit of elective credit is earned for this course. 

Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation

The purpose of Geometry Support is to provide additional support to students in their effort to meet the standards of the Geometry course. This course should be taught concurrently with a student’s regular math class, giving extra time and utilizing a variety of strategies to help students build a stronger foundation for success in their current and future mathematics courses. This course focuses on mastery of the standards being taught in the Geometry. Continual progress monitoring is used to assess and diagnose each student’s strengths and weaknesses. Opportunities are provided for students to review content with a focus on standards not previously mastered. Opportunities are also provided for students to preview math concepts to be addressed in the Geometry Course, including prerequisite skills necessary for those concepts, vocabulary, and definitions. In this course, students are engaged in doing mathematics, explaining their thinking, and justifying their work. Multiple representations of concepts (tables, charts, graphs, verbal descriptions) are used as often as possible. There is also a strong emphasis on building a positive disposition toward learning mathematics. One full unit of elective credit is earned for this course.

Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation

Foundations of Algebra is a first year high school mathematics course option for students who have completed mathematics in grades 6 – 8 yet will need substantial support to bolster success in high school mathematics. The course is aimed at students who have reported low standardized test performance in prior grades and/or have demonstrated significant difficulties in previous mathematics classes.

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