Mathematics Course Descriptions

Mathematics Department

CP Integrated Math / Algebra 1

This is a 2-year course that focuses on increasing student mathematical skill sets and addressing the building blocks of Algebra 1.  The major topics of this course are computations involving linear, quadratic and exponential functions.  Students will use hands-on materials and calculators in solving problems where Algebra concepts are applied.  After completing this course sequence, students should take CP or ACP Geometry, determined by teacher recommendation.

Prerequisite: Recommendation                                  2-Year course sequence – 1 credit each year

  

ACP Algebra 1

This course focuses on the development of Algebra 1 skills and applications.  Prior to beginning this course, students are expected to have mastered topics including but not limited to operations on integers, fractions and decimals.  Topics of this course include but are not limited to linear, quadratic and exponential functions.  Students will be expected to solve problems with and without the use of a calculator.  After completing this course, students should take ACP Geometry or CP Geometry, determined by teacher recommendation.

Prerequisite: Recommendation                                              Full Year course – 1 credit

  

CP Geometry

This course focuses on the development of inductive and deductive reasoning skills with an emphasis on application of geometric topics.  This course will focus on the relationship between geometric topics and algebraic techniques with minimal time spent on direct proofs.  Topics include but are not limited to lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, congruence, similarity, right triangle trigonometry, transformations, probability and circles.  After completion of this course, students should take CP Algebra 2.

Prerequisite:  Algebra 1                                                          Full Year course – 1 credit                                                                                            

ACP Geometry

This course focuses on the development of inductive and deductive reasoning skills with an emphasis on application of geometric topics.  This course is more rigorous than CP Geometry and will include some formal direct proofs, but mostly focus on the relations between geometric topics and algebraic techniques.  Topics include but are not limited to lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, congruence, similarity, right triangle trigonometry, transformations, probability and circles.  After completion of this course, students should take ACP Algebra 2 or ACP Pre-Calculus, determined by teacher recommendation.

Prerequisite:  Algebra I                                                          Full Year course – 1 credit

 

Honors Geometry

This is a rigorous course designed for freshman who have had an accelerated Algebra 1 curriculum in the 8th grade.  This honors course will focus on writing formal geometric proofs using deductive and inductive reasoning.  Instruction will be fast-paced with high expectations of students working independently both in and out of the classroom.  Topics from Euclidean Geometry include but are not limited to triangle congruence, lines and shapes in space, similarity, trigonometry, and circles. After completion of this course, students should take Honors Algebra 2 or ACP Algebra 2, determined by teacher recommendation.  

Prerequisite: Recommendation                                              Full Year course – 1 credit