Math Elective 2H (365)
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation or permission of Department Head
This course is designed to give students the foundation necessary for success in Integrated Math 2H. Algebra 8 students must take this before entering Integrated Math 2H. It should also be considered for Algebra 8 Plus students that need more time with the concepts developed in eighth grade. This course will focus on key areas such as graphical and algebraic reasoning to solve a variety of optimization problems, quadratic and exponential functions, graphs and equations. This course is taken concurrently with Integrated Math 2H.
Integrated Math 2H: Algebra, Geometry, Probability and Statistics (363)
Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in Algebra 8 Plus, Algebra 8 and 8 Elective, or taking Math Elective 2H concurrently or permission of Department Head
Units examine and connect topics in these areas: Algebra, Geometry, and Probability and Statistics. Students will also investigate a number of long-term non-routine problems. Algebra topics include linear functions that are extended to develop and connect the concepts of slope, the derivative, exponential functions and logarithms. Characteristics of different kinds of functions are connected to a variety of situations that can be modeled in the real world. Geometry topics include congruence and similarity in terms of transformations and constructions. Students will investigate geometry theorems about triangles, parallel lines, and circles and prove them by writing deductive and coordinate proofs. Students will develop their spatial reasoning and problem solving through area, volume and trigonometry. Topics in Probability and Statistics will include normal distribution as a model for certain types of data, developing the concept of data spread especially standard deviation and applying it to problems in context, and making predictions based on curve fitting. Next Course: Integrated Math 3H