# Mathematics

Mathematics is the universal language. It allows all to make sense of the natural world—to observe, quantify, analyze, make connections, and solve problems in every field of study.

The ability to comprehend, develop, and utilize mathematical concepts is invaluable throughout life; all global citizens need strong fluency in this area. Achieving this ability is best done by learning to draw reasonable conclusions from information found in various sources. Whether from observation, words, data, or graphs, students use the tools of mathematics to analyze information and become adept at problem solving. Students are encouraged to welcome new challenges, question and justify their conjectures and solutions, test the reasonableness of those solutions, develop facility with and understanding of mathematical operations and procedures, and use them appropriately to make sense of the world.

The High School mathematics requirement is four full years of math. Students also have the opportunity to take more than one math course when their schedule allows for it. The mathematics curriculum encompasses the traditional high school courses of Algebra 1 through AP Calculus AB and BC, with additional courses in statistics and advanced level calculus.

## Mathematics Courses

The course includes the development of mathematical skills such as operating with polynomials, solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations, solving and graphing systems of linear equations, factoring, and working with radicals.

Students will cover equation solving, operations with polynomials, word problems, linear equations and their graphs, fractions, factoring and radicals.

This course includes the study of polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and solving systems of equations and inequalities.

This course includes the study of polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and solving systems of equations and inequalities.

This course includes the study of polynomial, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers, and trigonometric functions.

AP Calculus AB includes methods of finding and applying the derivative and integral as a limit, studying the calculus of polynomial, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and inverse functions and applying it to problems involving analytic geometry, science and economics.

Course topics include but are not limited to: parametric, polar and vector functions; integration by parts, partial fractions, and improper integrals; the logistic growth model; and infinite series.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.

The object of the course is to develop methods of finding and applying the derivative and integral as a limit.

The course will develop methods of finding and applying the derivative and integral as a limit, studying the calculus of polynomial, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions and applying it to problems involving analytic geometry, science and economics.