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MATHEMATICS
The graduation requirements vary for each type of earned diploma. The number of earned math credits for each diploma type is listed previously in this bulletin.
Incoming freshmen will be enrolled in their math course by the recommendation of the 8^{th} grade middle school teacher, with the options of:
Algebra 1A, 1B, 1C (All year)
Geometry
Geometry with Algebra 1C Trimester 1
310 ALGEBRA 1
Grades 912
Three Trimesters, 3 Credits
(Two credits Algebra 1, One credit Algebra lab)
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. Topics will include number systems, expressions, functions, solution and evaluation of equations and inequalities, graphing of linear equations and systems of equations and inequalities, quadratic and exponential equations and functions, radicals and data analysis and statistics.
This class is required for the CORE 40 diploma.
322 GEOMETRY
Grades 912
Two Trimesters, 2 Credits
The successful completion of Algebra 1A, 1B and 1C is necessary prior to this course.
Geometry will provide students with experience that deepens their understanding of logic as well as a variety of shapes and their properties. The expanded topics of the course will include an overview of logic and proofs, points, lines, angles, and planes, congruent and similar triangles, trigonometric ratios, properties of triangles, quadrilaterals and other polygons, circles, transformations, and threedimensional solids. This class is required for the CORE 40 diploma.
314 ALGEBRA 2
Grades 1012
Two Trimesters, 2 Credits
Students need to have earned a “C” 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 functions. The expanded topics of the course will include an in depth study into complex numbers, arithmetic, structure of expressions, functions and their inverses, systems of equations and inequalities, quadratic equations and functions, exponential & logarithmic equations and functions, polynomials, rational, and other equations and functions, data analysis, statistics, and probability , as well as an overview of 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 is required for the CORE 40 diploma.
329 Quantitative Reasoning (M114 through USI)
Grades 1112
Two Trimesters, 2 Credits
Quantitative Reasoning is a look into mathematics as it applies to the real world. Students need to have been successful in both Geometry and Algebra 2 prior to enrolling in Quantitative Reasoning. The Mathematics standards for Quantitative Reasoning include applying numbers in the real world, ratio and proportional reasoning including percentages and conversions, modeling including with and without technology, misleading graphs in the media, probabilistic reasoning to assess risk, financial awareness 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.
326H PRECALCULUS (College Algebra M111 through USI)
Grades 1112
One Trimester, 1 Credit
Students need to have been successful in both Geometry and Algebra 2 with a “B” average or better prior to enrolling in PreCalculus. This course will include a more indepth look into topics from Algebra 1 and 2. The pace of this course is quite rigorous. Topics studied will include linear, quadratic, polynomial and rational equations, a variety of functions and their inverses and graphs, transformations, and exponential and logarithmic functions. The use of scientific calculators and graphing technology is required. This course is highly recommended for students who plan to further study 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
Grades 1112
One Trimester, 1 Credit
PreCalculus is recommended prior to or concurrently with this course. 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 in many disciplines, including music, engineering, medicine, and finance (and nearly all other STEM disciplines). Trigonometry consists of study about the unit circle, triangles, periodic functions, identities, sequences and series with an introduction into limits. 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. This class qualifies for both the CORE 40 and Honors diplomas
328H FINITE MATHEMATICS (M118 ACP through IU)
Grade 1112
Two Trimesters, 2 Credits
This is a two trimester course for students who have completed Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and PreCalculus with a “C” average or higher. Topics covered include sets, basic probability, random variables, linear systems, matrices, linear programming, and applications. Three hours of college credit may be earned through Indiana University. This class may be taken simultaneously with PreCalculus/Trigonometry or Calculus.
330H CALCULUS I (ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND M211 ACP through IU)
Grade 1112
All Year, 3 Credits
Algebra 2, Geometry, PreCalculus and Trigonometry are required for this course.
It is highly recommended that a student earn a “B” or better in PreCalculus and Trigonometry 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, science or economics. 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.
331H CALCULUS II (M212 through IU)
Grade 12
All Year, 3 Credits
Calculus I
It is recommended that a student earn a “B” or better in Calculus I prior to enrolling in the Calculus II course. The purpose of this course is to broaden the student's mathematical background. Among the topics studied are techniques of integration (by parts, trigonometric substitutions, partial fractions), improper integrals, volume, work, arc length, surface area, infinite series. 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.
*The following Business class can be used as Math credits
towards a General Diploma:
503 BUSINESS MATH
Grades 1012
Two Trimesters, 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.)