Math

Math

MATH DEPARTMENT

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING I
This course is taught in the QBASIC language. It's a beginning course in programming covering the following: Numerical and String Variables, Bad Data Traps, Flowcharting, IF-THEN-ELSE, ON GOTO, FOR-NEXT loops, Subroutines, INT Function, Subscripted Variables, Sorting Methods, and Formatted Output. It's all hands-on programming. Open to juniors and seniors.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING II
This course is a quick review of Computer I using Qbasic. Students will be solving computer programming problems that we get in programming contest. Students will write menu driven programs using Sequential and Random Access files. The last part of the semester we go to visual basic. Prerequisite: Computer Programming I. Open to juniors and seniors.

ALGEBRA I
Algebra I is a class open to all students at Western. The course includes much work with studying different models of +, -, x, /, order of operations, variables, solving equations and inequalities, graphs and graphing, exponents, polynomials, and functions. A good graphing calculator (TI-83, TI-84, TI-84 Plus) is necessary.

GEOMETRY
This course is open to all students who have completed Algebra I. We will work with point, lines, and planes, conditional statements, angles, reflections, polygons, transformations and congruence, measurement formula, 3-D figures, similarity, logic and indirect reasoning, trigonometry and vectors. We also will do work with proving statements true or false by using both direct and indirect proofs. A good graphing calculator is necessary. (TI-83)

ALGEBRA II
This course begins by reviewing and expanding the concepts learned in Algebra I. It is required that both Algebra I and Geometry be taken before Algebra II. The course will introduce or expand such topics as rational expressions, irrational numbers, motion problems, rectangular and polar coordinates, adding vectors, graphing, trig, functions, and logarithms. A good graphing calculator is required.

PRE-CALCULUS
This course provides a knowledge of pre-calculus and discrete mathematics. Pre-calculus mathematics deals mainly with analyzing functions, fractions, equations, inequalities, coordinate systems, trigonometry, vectors, limits, and an introduction to basic ideas of calculus: derivatives and integrals. Discrete mathematics deals with functions, logic, properties of integers, sequences, algorithms, recursion and induction, and graphs and networks.

CALCULUS
This course covers the topics of a college level Calculus course over a one year period. Topics include Functions, Graphs, and Limits; Derivatives; Integrals; and Applications of Derivatives and Integrals. Students taking this course will be encouraged to take the AP Calculus AB test offered in May. College credit is earned by doing well on the AP Calculus test. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus

ALGEBRA 1 PART A (1ST YEAR)

This will be taking Algebra 1 in 2 years instead of 1. This course begins with a review of Pre-Algebra for the first semester. The course then covers the first one-third of Algebra.

ALGEBRA I PART B (2ND YEAR)
This course starts with a three week review of Algebra I (Part A) and then the course covers solving multistep equations, division, graphing of lines, exponents and some polynomials.

APPLIED MATH
This course deals more with life or job applications of math. Students will work through two week units dealing with specific topics like measurement, graphs and tables, ratios and proportions, scale drawings, scientific notation, powers and roots, formulas and others. Problems used are taken from six areas: general problems, agriculture, business & marketing, health occupations, home economics, and industrial technology. Many hands-on activities and projects are included. Some Algebra skills are needed.

BASIC GEOMETRY
This course is designed for students who have already completed Algebra I-A and Algebra I-B and is only open to Juniors and Seniors. In this course we will work with points, lines and angles, proofs, triangles, congruent triangles, polygons, area, ratios and proportions, similar polygons, circles, areas and volumes of solids, right triangles, and coordinate Geometry.

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