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ELE 115 Math Lab Elective I (Algebra I)

Algebra I Math Lab is a specialized supplemental course used to support students through Algebra I. The course is designed to identify gaps in student knowledge and aid in fortifying student skills. Math Lab provides a consistent opportunity for additional assistance on assessment preparation, course assignments, homework, and practice. Math Lab provides a more individualized opportunity as the math lab instructor works directly with the student’s Algebra I teacher to offer the best possible support. An emphasis is placed on showing students how perseverance can be used to glorify the Lord.

This is a Pass/Fail course.

Grade Level: Freshman
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Placement will be determined based on admissions testing and middle school math performance. This is a Pass/Fail Course

ELE 116 Math Lab Elective II (Geometry I)

Geometry Math Lab is a specialized supplemental course used to support students through their Geometry course. The course is designed to identify gaps in student knowledge and aid in fortifying student skills. Math Lab provides a consistent opportunity for additional assistance on assessment preparation, course assignments, homework, and practice. Math Lab provides a more individualized opportunity as the instructor works directly with the student’s Geometry teacher to offer the best possible support. An emphasis is placed on showing students how perseverance can be used to glorify the Lord.

This is a Pass/Fail course.

Grade Level: Sophomore
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Recommendation from student’s Algebra I teacher. This is a Pass/Fail Course.

ELE 117 Math Lab Elective III (Algebra II/Trigonometry)

Algebra II Math Lab is a specialized supplemental course used to support students through Algebra II. The course is designed to identify gaps in student knowledge and aid in fortifying student skills. Math Lab provides a consistent opportunity for additional assistance on assessment preparation, course assignments, homework, and practice. Math Lab provides a more individualized opportunity as the instructor works directly with the student’s Algebra II teacher to offer the best possible support. An emphasis is placed on showing students how perseverance can be used to glorify the Lord.

Grade Level: Junior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Recommendation from student’s Geometry teacher. This is a Pass/Fail Course.

MAT 110 Algebra I

Algebra I introduces students to the fundamentals of algebra. This course will encourage foundational understanding, procedural fluency, and analytical reasoning and aims to introduce the idea of a divine loving creator who is revealed through order and design. Topics include operations with real numbers and variable expressions, including exponential expressions, solving and graphing linear equations, inequalities, and systems, factoring polynomials, solving and graphing quadratic equations, solving rational equations, solving radical equations and simplifying expressions. Algebra I stresses a systematic approach to problem-solving while reinforcing critical thinking skills. This course will encourage analysis through real-world applications and provide students the opportunity to build the necessary reasoning and communication skills to be successful in future math courses.

Students are required to have a TI-84 calculator.

Grade Level: Freshman
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: None

MAT 120 HON Honors Algebra I

Honors Algebra I covers an accelerated Algebra I curriculum with an emphasis in higher level critical thinking skills. Topics include operations with real numbers and variable expressions, including exponential expressions, solving and graphing linear equations, inequalities, and systems, factoring polynomials, solving and graphing quadratic equations, and simplifying expressions. The course includes assignments, applications, and exams at a greater depth and difficulty level.

Students are required to have a TI-84 calculator.

Grade Level: Freshman and Sophomore
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra; Entrance examination required for incoming 9th graders

MAT 210 Geometry

Geometry applies the skills gleaned in Algebra I to study geometric figures in two and three dimensions. The course is designed to increase students’ understanding of spatial relationships, mathematical analysis, and communication as well as how to use logic and reasoning to better understand and articulate biblical truths. Topics include points, lines, planes, angles and segments as applied to parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles, similar figures, right triangle trigonometry, quadrilaterals, circles, areas, transformations, and proofs. This course includes writing formal proofs to develop logical reasoning skills and clear mathematical communication. Emphasis is placed on applying the basic terminology and concepts of geometry in a logical and organized manner. This course, as well as Algebra I, provides a solid foundation for success in Algebra II.

Student is required to have a TI-84 calculator.

Grade Level: Freshman, Sophomore
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I; Placement examination required for incoming 9th graders

MAT 220 Honors Geometry

Honors Geometry covers an accelerated Geometry course expanding on many of the concepts of Algebra I as well as the introducing the study of geometric figures in two and three dimensions. This course will focus on the development of higher-level critical thinking skills through a variety of applications and projects as well as logic and reasoning skills which will be applied to examine biblical truths. Topics include points, lines, planes, angles and segments as applied to parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles, similar figures, right triangle trigonometry, quadrilaterals, circles, areas, transformations, and proofs. This course includes writing formal proofs to develop logical reasoning skills and clear mathematical communication. In addition, the Honors Geometry course also introduces deductive reasoning, laws of logic, projects applying laws of logic to scripture, trigonometry–law of sines, law of cosines, as well as a more extensive coverage of the conic sections. The course includes assignments, applications, and exams at a greater depth and difficulty level in order to adequately prepare students for Honors Algebra II.

Student is required to have a TI-83 or TI-84 calculator.

Grade Level: Freshman, Sophomore
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Grade of 93% or better in Algebra I, or 83% or better in Honors Algebra I; Entrance examination required for incoming 9th graders.

MAT 310 Algebra II/Trigonometry

Algebra II & Trigonometry expands on the foundational concepts taught in Algebra I and Geometry. This course uses a systematic approach to problem-solving as well as periodic exploratory investigations to help develop critical thinking skills as well as the idea of a loving and divine creator who is revealed through order and design. Topics include polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, quadratic, rational, and trigonometric functions, as well as systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, powers, roots, and radicals and an introduction to probability and statistics. In addition, this course provides numerical, algebraic, and graphical analysis using both the TI graphing calculator and spreadsheets. Emphasis is placed on written expression in the form of well-structured algebraic communication that documents a logical thought process and support for a correct response. This course provides the necessary foundation for advanced mathematical study in upper-level courses as well as a foundation for standardized test preparation.

Students are required to have a TI-84 calculator.

Grade Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I and Geometry; Entrance examination required for incoming 9th graders

MAT 320 Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry

Honors Algebra II & Trigonometry covers an accelerated Algebra II Trigonometry curriculum. This course expands the concepts of Algebra I and Geometry with a focus on higher-level critical thinking skills and applications as well as the idea of a loving and divine creator who is revealed through order and design. This course maintains a high level of rigor and will present the topics covered in Algebra II including polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, quadratic, rational, and trigonometric functions, as well as systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, powers, roots, and radicals and an introduction to probability. In addition, this course includes an in-depth study of the composition and graphs of polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions, as well as the addition of linear programming, sequences, and series. This course also teaches basic spreadsheet skills through application as well as integrates programming on a graphing calculator. The course maintains a quick pace as new concepts are introduced each day and is designed to prepare students for Dual Credit Pre-Calculus.

Student is required to have a TI-83 or TI-84 calculator.

Grade Level: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Grade of 93% or better in Geometry or Grade of 83% or better in Honors Geometry, teacher recommendation is required; Entrance examination required for incoming 9th graders

MAT 400 College Algebra

College Algebra expands on the topics and concepts of Algebra II with a focus on going deeper with fewer topics in an effort to secure mastery of all algebra topics. This course combines direct instruction with topical projects designed to broaden students understanding of each concept and to reveal God’s divine power through order and design. This course also utilizes mastery-based learning strategies to ensure students gain a solid foundation of basic concepts. Topics include identifying, solving and graphing algebraic functions of all forms, solving systems of equations and inequalities, mathematical modeling, polynomial manipulation, trigonometry, rational functions, conic sections, trigonometric functions, and matrices. This course is designed to prepare students for upper-level math courses.

Student is required to have a TI-84 calculator.

Grade Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra II

MAT 410 Pre-Calculus

Pre-Calculus extends the concepts covered in Algebra II & Trigonometry and strengthens students’ understanding of the elementary functions and mathematical reasoning. An emphasis is placed on both a systematic approach to problem-solving as well as exploratory investigation to deepen students’ knowledge and to reveal God’s divine power through order and design. Topics expanded on from Algebra II and Trigonometry include; polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, quadratic, rational, and trigonometric functions, as well as systems of equations and inequalities, powers, roots, and radicals and an introduction to probability and statistics. New topics introduced include the study of vectors, sequences and series, conic sections, and polar coordinates. Additionally, the calculus ideas of limits and slopes of curves are introduced in preparation for the study of calculus. This course is designed to prepare students for college-level math courses including calculus.

Students are required to have a TI-84 calculator.

Grade Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Grade of 83% or better in Algebra II/Trigonometry or a 73% in Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry

MAT 420 DC Pre-Calculus DC

Dual Credit Precalculus is a college level course that will extend on the topics covered in Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry. This course covers an accelerated Precalculus curriculum with a focus on higher-level critical thinking skills and an emphasis on synthesis of concepts which highlights God’s divine power through order and design. The course emphasizes the application of concepts and derivation of theorems. In addition to the expansion of topics covered in Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry including polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, quadratic, rational, and trigonometric functions, as well as systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, powers, roots, and radicals, probability, linear programming, sequences and series, and conics. In addition, this course will also cover parametric equations, polar equations, inductive proof, and a formal introduction to calculus. The pace of DC Precalculus is very brisk with new, and often complex, material being introduced daily. The course has proven to be beneficial students’ academic growth and success in AP Calculus AB and BC.

Students are required to have a TI-84 calculator.

Grade Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Grade of 93% or better in Algebra II/ Trigonometry or 83% or better in Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry; For incoming 9th graders, Admissions and placement examination and approval by the student’s Academic & College Counselor required.

MAT 430 Probability and Statistics

Probability and Statistics expands on the probability and statistics concepts introduced in Algebra II. This course presents students with the foundational concepts and applications of probability theory and statistics as well as the ethical implications embodied in statistics through a Christian worldview lens. This course will provide students with a basic ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data through descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include; collecting data, frequency distributions and graphs, data description, measures of central tendency, measures of variation, probability and counting rules, commonly used discrete probability distributions, the normal distribution, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, comparing two populations, correlation and regression, and inference for distributions of categorical data. Emphasis will be placed on the relevance statistics plays in examining, analyzing, and solving real-world problems and is designed to prepare students for college-level probability and statistics courses.

Students are required to have a TI-84 calculator.

Grade Level: Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Grade of 73% or better in Algebra II/ Trigonometry, or completion of Pre-Calculus.

MAT 510 AP Statistics

In preparation for the AP Statistics exam, this course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: exploring data, planning and conducting a study, anticipating patterns in population data, and statistical Inference. The
 course makes use of key mathematical concepts taught in algebra with a broader emphasis on clearly defining questions to be investigated, gathering and organizing data, producing informative graphical and numerical summaries, modeling relationships, making decisions while accounting for uncertainty in the data, and clearly communicating results in the context of a study. Students learn to synthesize their mathematics acumen with critical thinking and writing skills to create a framework for evaluating and supporting hypotheses in most disciplines.

Students are required to have a TI-84 calculator. The cost of the required AP exam is approximately $93.

Grade Level: Junior, Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Completion of Probability and Statistics or Precalculus, and approval of the student’s Academic & College Counselor.

MAT 520 AP Calculus B/C

AP Calculus BC expands upon the concepts taught in DC Precalculus and AP Calculus AB In preparation for the AP Calculus BC exam. This course emphasizes conceptual understanding as well as contextual application of single variable Calculus and presents the idea of a patterned orderly universe created by a sovereign God. The AP Calculus BC framework involves the following foundational concepts: limits, derivatives, antiderivatives, and definite integrals. Additional topics included in AP Calculus BC are: Euler’s method, advanced integration techniques, power series, and calculus applied to parametric equations, polar equations, and vectors in two dimensions. Central to the course is the connection of these concepts to each other as well as to practical situations. This course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally. This course includes a rigorous review for the AP Calculus BC examination and prepares students for college-level math courses.

The cost of the required AP exam is approximately $93. Students are required to have a TI-84 calculator.

Grade Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Completion of Dual Credit Pre-Calculus or AP Calculus AB and approval of the student’s Academic & College Counselor; Performance in previous advanced

MAT 530 AP Calculus A/B

AP Calculus AB expands upon the concepts taught in Precalculus In preparation for the AP Calculus AB exam. This course emphasizes conceptual understanding as well as contextual application of single variable Calculus and presents the idea of a patterned orderly universe created by a sovereign God. The AP Calculus AB framework involves the following concepts: limits, derivatives, antiderivatives, and definite integrals. Central to the course is the connection of these concepts to each other as well as to practical situations. The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to Calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally. A rigorous review for the AP Calculus AB exam is included. This course will prepare students for the Calculus AB exam and college level math courses.

The cost of the required AP exam is approximately $93. Students are required to have a TI-84 calculator.

Grade Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Grade of 90% or higher in Algebra II or 80% or higher in Honors Algebra II; Grade of 80% or higher in Pre-Calculus or completion of DC Pre-Calculus and approval of the student’s Academic & College Counselor; Performance in previous advanced courses will be taken into consideration

MAT 610 DC Multivariable Calculus

Dual Credit Multivariable Calculus extends the concepts covered in AP Calculus AB and BC. The course analyzes functions of two and three variables as well as use calculus to evaluate surfaces and curves in three-dimensional space. An emphasis is placed on both a systematic approach to problem-solving as well as exploratory investigation and presents the idea of a patterned orderly universe created by a sovereign God. Topics include vectors, vector-values functions, partial derivatives, analytic geometry, multiple integrals, and line integrals. This course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems, being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally through organized and articulate solutions to theoretical and application problems. This course will prepare students for additional college-level math courses such as linear algebra or vector calculus.

Grade Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Completion of AP Calculus BC and approval of the student’s Academic & College Counselor.