• It is recommended to take a math course for all four years in high school if you are planning to pursue postsecondary education.

    Algebra I

    Course #H4041 Math credit

    Grades: 9-12

    2 Semesters- 1 credit

    Algebra I places a strong emphasis on linear, quadratic and exponential functions and data analysis. This foundational course is designed to prepare students to be college and career ready as well as to be successful in more advanced classes in high school. Homework should be expected regularly and a variety of other resources may be utilized. Students will be required to take the Missouri End-Of-Course Exam upon completion of this course. Students must score Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra 1 EOC to maintain eligibility for the A+ program.

    Algebra I Strategies Course #H4037 Elective credit Grades: 9-12 2 Semesters- 1 credit Prerequisite: Teacher Placement This course is an elective and will not count towards fulfillment of the Mathematics requirement for graduation.

    Algebra I Strategies is an elective course for identified students, which is designed to enhance and reinforce the skills and conceptual understandings being developed in Algebra I. Students will be engaged in learning activities that will supplement, apply, and integrate algebraic concepts. The focus of the course will be to augment skills needed to be successful in Algebra I. Students enrolled in this course must be simultaneously enrolled in Algebra I.

    Geometry Course #H4052 Math credit Grades: 9-12 2 Semesters– 1 credit Prerequisite: Algebra I

    Geometry covers the foundational concepts of a Formal Geometry course. This course covers geometric terminology, reasoning, lines, triangles, similarity, quadrilaterals, transformations, circles, area, perimeter, surface area and volume. Emphasis will be placed on applying these concepts to problem solving situations.. A variety of resources may be utilized.

    Formal Geometry Course #H4054 Math credit Grades: 9-12 2 Semesters- 1 Credit Prerequisite: Algebra I Recommended: Minimum of “C” average in Algebra I

    Formal Geometry covers the concepts taught in a traditional Geometry course. Geometry builds reasoning skills through inductive and deductive thinking with problem solving. Algebraic skills and concepts are applied to enhance geometric understanding. Geometry uses both coordinate and non-coordinate systems with transformation, similarity and congruence properties to explore triangles, polygons, circles and polyhedrons. Emphasis is on the development of logic, formal proofs, and algebraic applications to geometry. Some activities will require additional time outside of class. A variety of resources may be utilized.

    Advanced Geometry Course #H4057 Math credit Grades: 9-12 2 Semesters- 1 credit Prerequisite: Algebra I Recommended: Minimum of “B” average in Algebra I

    Advanced Geometry is an in-depth study of Euclidean Geometry. Topics covered include those that are taught in Formal Geometry (non-coordinate systems with transformation, similarity and congruence properties to explore triangles, polygons, circles and polyhedrons), as well as a variety of additional advanced topics. A greater emphasis will be placed on inductive and deductive reasoning skills, formal proofs, and algebraic applications to geometry. Students will be expected to incorporate prior knowledge to solve higher-order thinking problems.

    Algebra II Course #H4043 Math credit Grades: 11-12 2 Semesters- 1 credit Prerequisite: Formal Geometry or Geometry

    Algebra II is designed to build upon mathematical concepts and relationships studied in Algebra and Geometry. Students will explore mathematical relationships, generate and interpret graphs, use mathematical techniques in problem solving situations, and employ the appropriate techniques and strategies (from the study of algebraic and geometric properties) to solve equations and convert expressions to equivalent forms. A variety of resources may be utilized.Formal Algebra II

    Course #H4044 Math credit Grades: 9-12 2 Semesters- 1 credit Prerequisite: Advanced Geometry or Formal Geometry Recommended: Minimum “C” average in Formal Geometry

    Formal Algebra II is designed to further develop the mathematical concepts and relationships studied in Algebra I and Geometry. It will enhance the student’s ability to solve algebraic equations and inequalities; explore graphing of equations and inequalities in two variables; expand upon prior knowledge of functions, including domains, and in-depth study of polynomial equations. In addition, students will gain knowledge of complex numbers, quadratic equations, sequences and series, statistics, logarithms, and logarithmic equations, as well as an introduction to trigonometric concepts. A variety of resources may be utilized.

    Advanced Algebra II Course #H4047 Math credit Grades: 9-12 2 Semesters- 1 credit Prerequisite: Advanced Geometry Recommended: Minimum “B” average in Advanced Geometry

    Advanced Algebra II is a fast-paced course designed to further develop the mathematical concepts and relationships studied in Algebra I and Geometry. It will enhance the student’s ability to solve algebraic equations and inequalities; explore graphing of equations and inequalities in two variables; expand upon prior knowledge of functions, including domains, and polynomial equations. In addition, students will gain knowledge of complex numbers, quadratic equations, statistics, and a more in-depth study of logarithms, logarithmic equations, and trigonometric concepts.

    Algebra III

    Course #H4049 Math credit

    Grades: 11-12

    2 Semesters- 1 credit

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II, Formal Algebra II or Advanced Algebra II

    Algebra III is a full-year course designed to enable students not yet ready for college level coursework to experience mathematics at an advanced level. This course is intended for college-bound students who are not necessarily planning to pursue a career in a mathematical, scientific, or technical field. Concepts studied include extensions of topics from Algebra II: linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic functions and their graphs; as well as conic sections.

    Precalculus Course #H4082 Math credit Grades: 11-12 2 Semester- 1 credit Prerequisite: Formal Algebra II or Advanced Algebra II Recommended: “B” average in Formal Algebra II or Advanced Algebra II Weighted Course

    Precalculus is a rigorous course designed to prepare students for the advanced mathematics they will encounter in pursuing a career in a technical field and/or further study of mathematics through calculus. The content consists of topics covered in precalculus and advanced trigonometry. It will expand the ideas of algebraic functions covered in Formal Algebra II or Advanced Algebra II and will extend those concepts to transcendental functions and their inverses. A strong emphasis will be placed on the behavior of functions in both an algebraic and geometric setting. A minimum of one hour additional time outside of class for each hour of class time is normal at this level. A variety of resources may be utilized

    Calculus Course #H4083 Math credit Grades: 11-12 2 Semester- 1 credit Prerequisites: Students must have completed Pre-Calculus with a C or better or have teacher recommendation. Weighted Course

    Calculus will address limits, derivatives, and integrals of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, and applications of differentiation and integration. This course prepares the student to take Calculus I at the college level. Graphing calculators will be integrated throughout this course.

    AP Calculus AB Course #H4085 Math credit Grades: 11-12 2 Semesters – 1 credit Prerequisite: Precalculus Recommendation: “B” average in Precalculus Weighted Course

    AP Calculus AB is a rigorous course designed to prepare students for the advanced mathematics they will encounter in pursuing a technical field. It will expand the ideas covered in previous courses, proving the theory and derivation of many previously learned formulas and concepts. In addition students will learn new techniques of determining function behavior. This course focuses on the operations and applications of limits, differentiation and integration. AP Calculus AB is the equivalent of Calculus I at the college level. Projects may require additional time outside of class. A variety of resources may be utilized. Upon completion of the course, students may elect to take the AP Calculus AB exam. Graphing calculators will be integrated throughout this course.

    AP Calculus BC Course #H4086 Math credit Grades: 11-12 2 Semesters- 1 credit Prerequisite: AP Calculus AB Weighted Course

    AP Calculus BC is a highly rigorous and college-paced course designed to prepare students for the advanced mathematics they will encounter in pursuing a technical field. AP Calculus BC will cover all of the topics in AP Calculus AB, but will include additional units of study and extensions to many of the topics found in AP Calculus AB. The course focuses on: functions, graphs and limits extending to parametric, polar and vector functions; differentiation and integration and their applications; and polynomial approximations and series. AP Calculus BC is equivalent to Calculus I and Calculus II at the college level. Projects may require additional time outside of class. A variety of resources may be utilized. Upon completion of the course, students may elect to take the AP Calculus BC exam. Graphing calculators will be integrated throughout this course.

    Statistics Course #H4080 Math credit Grades: 11-12 1 Semester – 1/2 Credit Prerequisite: Algebra II or higher

    Statistics is a course designed to prepare students for the statistics they will encounter in a variety of college courses. It will expand upon the ideas covered in previous mathematics courses, extending their application to inferential statistics. Topics will include the collection, synthesis, and analysis of various types of data, emphasizing applications of the normal distribution. Projects may require additional time outside of class. A variety of resources will be utilized, including (but not limited to) graphing calculators and spreadsheets.

    AP Statistics Course #H4081 Math credit Grades: 11-12 2 Semester – 1 credit Prerequisite: Successful completion of Formal Algebra II or Advanced Algebra II Weighted Course

    AP Statistics is a rigorous course that is designed to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: 1) Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns, 2) Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study, 3) Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation, and 4) Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses. Students who successfully complete the course and AP examination may receive credit and/or advanced placement for a one-semester introductory college statistics course. Projects may require additional time outside of class. A variety of resources may be utilized. Upon completion of the course, students may elect to take the AP exam in Statistics.

    College Algebra Course #H4048 Math credit Grades: 10-12 1 Semester – 1/2 Credit Prerequisite: Successful completion of Formal Algebra II or Advanced Algebra II with a C or higher recommended.

    Weighted Course

    This is not an alternative to Formal Algebra II; it may be taken concurrently with any math course above Formal Algebra II.This course may be available for college credit through Missouri Baptist University. College credit is only available to students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA (per MOBap). Please see your counselor or instructor for details.

    College Algebra is intended to ease the transition between the study and pace of college mathematics. The course will be an in depth study of families of algebraic functions and relations, including polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions, as well as conic sections and matrices. Emphasis will be placed on the algebraic manipulation and problem solving found in the study of these algebraic functions and relations.

    Discrete Math 1 Course #H4087 Math credit Grades: 11-12 1 Semester – 1/2 credit Prerequisite: Algebra II or higher Discrete Math 1 can be taken concurrently, before, or after Discrete Math 2

    Discrete Math 1 broadens mathematical concepts and ideas. The class explores mathematics not traditionally found in the high school math curriculum. This class provides an insight into what mathematics has to offer beyond algebra and geometry. Topics of study include number theory, numeration systems, math history, logic, graph theory and programming.

    Discrete Math 2 Course #H4088 Math credit Grades: 11-12 1 Semester – 1/2 Credit Prerequisite: Algebra II or higher *Discrete Math 2 can be taken concurrently, before, or after Discrete Math 1.

    Discrete Math 2 is a course that will broaden mathematical concepts and ideas. The class explores mathematics not traditionally found in the high school math curriculum. This class provides an insight into what mathematics has to offer beyond algebra and geometry. Topics of study include the mathematics of finance, set theory, counting techniques, cryptography, election theory, and geometry.

    Consumer Mathematics

    Course #H4050 Math credit

    Grades: 11-12

    1 or 2 semesters- 0.5/1 credit

    Students may enter Consumer Mathematics at the beginning of either semester.

    Consumer Mathematics is designed to prepare students for real-life situations encountered as a consumer and a citizen. Emphasis will be focused on working with percentages, finances, housing, shopping, travel, and income taxes. Some activities may require additional time outside of class. A variety of resources may be utilized. Consumer Mathematics is not considered a college preparatory course.

    Essentials of Mathematics Course #H4032 Math credit Grades: 9-12 2 Semesters- 1 credit Prerequisite: Mathematics teacher recommendation

    Essentials of Mathematics is a mathematics course designed for students that need mastery of basic mathematical skill sets to be successful in a high school Algebra I course. The course will identify gaps in individual student’s skills, then work to develop conceptual understandings for those skills, as well as create understandings of basic Algebra I concepts. Course topics may include developing fluency in computational arithmetic, operations with real numbers, ratios, proportions, percentages and basic algebraic skills. Essentials of Mathematics is not considered a high school level mathematics course.

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