Academic Course Descriptions

Math
Due to the graduation requirements containing several options for each type of earned diploma and for different graduation years, the number of mathematics requirements may vary. The number of earned credit for each diploma type is listed previously in this bulletin.
Incoming freshmen will be enrolled in their math course by the recommendation of the 8th grade middle school teacher, with the options of:
 Algebra 1 (310)
 Algebra 1A (308) (limited availability)
 Geometry HD(322)
 Geometry HD(322) with an Algebra(310) Semester 1
308 ALGEBRA 1A
Grade Level: 910 Term: All Year (1 credits)This course along with Algebra (309) is a two year program covering the same standards that the Algebra 1(310) course covers in one year. This course over a two year period is for students whose past performance in math indicates that they would have difficulty in the one year Algebra 1 course. Upon completion of Algebra 1A, the students will understand operations with integers and rational numbers, ratios and proportions, writing, graphing and solving linear equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations and inequalities, and basic geometric concepts. This class qualifies for both the Core 40.
309 ALGEBRA 1B
Grade Level: 912 Term: All Year (1 credits)This is the continuation of the two year algebra sequence that was begun with Algebra 1A. Upon completion of both Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B, a student has studied the equivalent of one year of Algebra 1 (310). Upon the successful completion of this course a student will understand operations with real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, relations and functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, quadratic expressions, rational expressions, exponents and radicals. Students in this course will take the ISTEP+Core 40 Exam. This class qualifies for both the CORE 40.
310 ALGEBRA 1
Grade Level: 912 Term: All Year (2 credits)Prior to enrollment in this course, the student needs to have a working knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of signed numbers and fractions. Students should have a working knowledge of one and two step linear equations. Algebra 1 will provide a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for the student who will take a geometry course and other advanced collegepreparatory courses. In particular, the course will provide for the use of algebraic skills in a wide range of problemsolving situations. The concept of function will be emphasized throughout the course. Topics will include properties of real numbers, solution and evaluation of equalities and inequalities, graphing of linear equations and systems of equations, use of exponents, quadratics, radicals and introductory topics from statistics and probability
314 ALGEBRA 2 HD
Grade Level: 1011 Term: All Year (2 credits)Students need to have earned a “B” or better in Algebra 1 prior to enrolling in this course. Geometry is recommended prior to or concurrently with this course. Algebra 2 expands on the topics of Algebra 1 and provides further development of the concept of a function. The expanded topics of the course will include the theorems and algorithms of algebra, polynomials and polynomial functions, rational exponents, and complex numbers, and properties and graphs of conic sections. This course is a requirement for most college admission. Having successfully completed this course, the student can enroll in PreCalculus. In order to take Geometry and Algebra 2 concurrently, a student should have a teacher recommendation. This class qualifies for both the CORE 40 and Honors Diplomas.
314 ALGEBRA 2
Grade Level: 12 Term: All Year (2 credits)Students need to have earned a credit for both semesters of Algebra 1 prior to enrolling in this course. Geometry is recommended prior to with this course. Algebra 2 expands on the topics of Algebra 1 and provides further development of the concept of a function. The expanded topics of the course will include the theorems and algorithms of algebra, polynomials and polynomial functions, rational exponents, and complex numbers, and properties and graphs of conic sections. This course is a requirement for most college admission. Having successfully completed this course, the student can enroll in PreCalculus. In order to take Geometry and Algebra 2 concurrently, a student should have a teacher recommendation.
322HD GEOMETRY HD
Grade Level: 910 Term: All Year (2 credits)Geometry will provide students with experience that deepens their understanding of shapes and their properties. Deductive and inductive reasoning, as well as investigative strategies in drawing conclusions will be studied. Properties and relationships of geometric figures will include the study of angles, lines, planes, congruent and similar triangles, trigonometric ratios, polygons, circles, and spatial drawings and relationships. Proofs will also be studied. This course is required by a student following the academic curriculum. Most colleges require this course for admission. This class qualifies for both the CORE 40 and Honors diplomas.
322 GEOMETRY
Grade Level: 1112 Term: All Year (2 credits)Geometry will provide students with experience that deepens their understanding of shapes and their properties. Deductive and inductive reasoning, as well as investigative strategies in drawing conclusions will be studied. Properties and relationships of geometric figures will include the study of angles, lines, planes, congruent and similar triangles, trigonometric ratios, polygons, circles, and spatial drawings and relationships. Proofs will also be studied. This course is required by a student following the academic curriculum. Most colleges require this course for admission.
326H PRECALCULUS College Algebra M11 through USI)
Grade Level: 1112 Term: All Year (2 credits)Students need to have been successful in both Geometry and Algebra 2 with a “B” average prior to enrolling in PreCalculus. This course will include topics from the Algebras and Trigonometry. Topics studied will include linear, quadratic and parametric equations, their inverses and graphs, translations of axes, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series. The trigonometric topics include the development of trigonometry from an understanding of the circular functions, their properties and graphs, inverse trig functions, trig equations and identities, the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines, and their application to problem situations involving triangles. The use of scientific calculators and graphing technology is required. This course is highly recommended for students who plan further study of math, science or business. Having completed this course the student may wish to enroll in M118 Finite Math or M211 Calculus. The student enrolled through University of Southern Indiana will receive four college credits for the successful completion when qualified for USI enrollment. This class qualifies for both the CORE 40 and Honors diplomas
327H TRIGONOMETRY
Grade Level: 11  12 Term: All Year (2 credits)Trigonometry provides students with the skills and understandings that are necessary for advanced manipulation of angles and measurement. Trigonometry provides the foundation for common periodic functions that are encountered many disciplines, including music, engineering, medicine, and finance (and nearly all other STEM disciplines). Trigonometry consists of seven strands: Conics, Unit Circle, Geometry, Periodic Functions, Identities, Polar Coordinates, and Vectors. Students will also advance their understanding of imaginary numbers through an investigation of complex numbers and polar coordinates. A strong understanding of complex and imaginary numbers is a necessity for fields such as engineering and computer programming. The eight Process Standards for Mathematics apply throughout the course. Together with the content standards, the Process Standards prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations
328H FINITE MATHEMATICS M118 ACP
Grade Level: 12 Term: All Year (2 credits)This is a two semester course for students who have completed Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 with a “B” average. Topics covered include sets, basic probability, linear systems, matrices, linear programming, and applications. Additional topics from statistics and game theory may be included if time permits. Three hours of college credit may be earned through Indiana University. M118, Finite Mathematics, is required for many college majors.
330H CALCULUS, ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND M211 ACP
Grade Level: 12 Term: All Year (2 credits)Algebra 2, Geometry and PreCalculus are required for this course. It is recommended that a student earn a “B” or better in PreCalculus prior to enrolling in the Calculus course. The purpose of this course is to broaden the student's mathematical background. Among the topics studied are limits, continuity, derivatives, definite integrals and techniques involving rational, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. The course will also include applications of the derivative, the integral, and the theory of calculus. This course is highly recommended for students who plan future study of math or science. A student planning a major in math, science or a related field may, upon their option, enroll in the Indiana University program and receive dual credit for the course. The student enrolled through Indiana University will receive four college credits for the successful completion and the credits earned may be applied toward the prerequisites needed to major in math, science or related fields.
329 Quantitative Reasoning (M114)
Grade Level: 1112 Term: All year (2 credits)Students need to have been successful in both Geometry and Algebra 2 prior to enrolling in Quantitative Reasoning. The Mathematics standards for Quantitative Reasoning are made up of 5 strands: Numeracy; Ratio and Proportional Reasoning; Modeling; Probabilistic Reasoning to Assess Risk; and Statistics. The use of scientific calculators and graphing technology is required. The student enrolled through University of Southern Indiana will receive three college credits for the successful completion when qualified for USI enrollment. This class qualifies for both the CORE 40 and Honors diplomas.
*The following Business class can be used as Math credits towards a General Diploma:
503 BUSINESS MATH
Grades 1012 Term: All Year (2 credits)This course is designed to develop the ability to solve real world problems in order to become productive citizens and workers in a technological society. Areas of study include salary, different employee payment options, payroll deductions, checking accounts, saving accounts, banking services, credit cards, loans, sales, and budgets. (Fulfills two graduation credits of the Mathematics requirement for the General Diploma, or counts as an Elective or Directed Elective for the Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.)