MA002 Pre-Algebra Fall and Spring: 2 semesters: 10 units
This course builds a strong foundation for further study in algebra, geometry and statistics. Topics covered include problem solving, order of operations, work with decimals and fractions, solving and graphing equations and inequalities, proportion and percent, probability and statistics, and introduction to geometry.
MA100 Algebra I Fall and Spring: 2 semesters: 10 units
This course covers the basics of algebraic reasoning including writing, graphing, and solving equations and inequalities with variables, real numbers, exponents, and square roots. Other topics covered include work with ratios, proportions, percents, and polynomials. Much emphasis is given to the study of slope and y-intercepts of linear functions, but also quadratic, exponential and radical functions are introduced (for further study in Algebra II). The graphing calculator is used as a tool for graphing any type of function quickly, as well as for data analysis (histograms, scatterplots, and line graphs) and probability (random numbers, combinations, and permutations). Upon completion of this course the student will be prepared to take Geometry. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Pre-Algebra
MA200 Geometry Fall and Spring: 2 semesters: 10 units
The focus of this course is on reasoning with logic and geometric shapes, starting with the basic foundation of points, segments and angles. Also covered are properties of parallel and perpendicular lines, circles, and triangles, quadrilaterals, and other polygons. Formulas for perimeter, circumference, area and volume of both two and three dimensional figures are studied. Trigonometry is introduced with the study of right triangles. Transformations (reflections, translations, and rotations) are explored and geometric reasoning and proof is encouraged throughout the year. Upon completion of the course the student will be prepared to take Algebra II. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Algebra I
MA300 Algebra II Fall and Spring: 2 semesters: 10 units
This course addresses the basic properties of functions (domain, range, zeros, and local extrema). The main functions studied are polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and radical. Other topics include curve fitting, linear systems, matrices, sequences, and an introduction into complex numbers, probability and statistics, trigonometry, and conic sections. Upon completion of the course the student will be prepared to take Pre-Calculus or a similar-level course. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Algebra I and Geometry
MA302 Life Skills Math Fall: 1 semester: 5 units
This course includes math skills for everyday living, covering topics such as proportions, percents, fractions, decimals, and problem solving. It also builds a solid foundation for further study in algebra, geometry, and statistics. This course does not meet standards for regents university entry requirements.
MA303 Personal Finance Spring: 1 semester: 5 units
This course teaches students how to save and invest money, create and maintain a budget, manage credit, control debt, and set financial goals. The course also helps students develop consumer awareness of all types of insurance, renting and buying a home, and paying taxes.
MA400 Pre-Calculus Fall and Spring: 2 semesters: 10 units
This course guides students through an in-depth analysis of the basic types of functions (polynomial, power, rational, exponential, logistic, logarithmic, and trigonometric). The analysis addresses continuity, extrema, asymptotes, symmetry, transformations, and end behavior. Other topics include complex numbers, limits, writing mathematical proofs, vector manipulation, conic sections, combinatorics, discrete mathematics and statistics. Upon completion of the course the student will be prepared for AP Calculus or any college-level calculus course. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Algebra II or a similar course
MA500 Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus Fall and Spring: 2 semesters: 10 units
This course covers the topics of limits of functions, continuity, derivatives and their applications, integrals and methods of integration, and simple differential equations. Upon completion of the course, the student will be prepared to take the Advanced Placement Calculus AB Exam. The AP exam fee is $84. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus or a similar course and the consent of the instructor