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30 credits of Math must be completed.. Algebra I must be passed by all California students to receive a high school diploma


The mathematics department provides a rigorous mathematics program designed to prepare students for a variety of college or career options. The mathematics courses are based on the essential skills and knowledge expected of students in all California schools as described in the Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools. Traditional course offerings follow the Mathematical Content Standards and include: algebra, geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus, calculus, and probability and statistics. The mathematics department is committed to meeting the needs of all learners and offers several advanced and honors courses as well as courses designed to remediate and refine skills for those students who require additional exposure prior to mastery or to prepare for the CAHSEE. Since mathematics is a hierarchical discipline, following the course sequence and meeting the prerequisites at the beginning of this section are essential for successful course completion.

 

 

  Mathematics Prerequisites  
Class Prerequisite (Assessment Score) CST Test
Pre Algebra (9th grade only) Pre Algebra (far below basic, below basic, basic) General Math GR 9
Algebra 1 Pre Algebra (proficient, advanced) Algebra 1 (8th grade) (far below basic, below basic) Algebra 1 (9th ,10th grade)(far below basic) Algebra 1 CST
Pre Geometry Algebra 1 (8th grade) (below basic, basic)
Algebra 1 (9th ,10th grade) (below basic, basic) Algebra 1 (was repeated in 9th or 10th grade)
Integrated 1 CST
Geometry Algebra 1 (proficient, advanced)
Pre Geometry (non-repeatable)
Geometry (far below basic, below basic)
Geometry CST
Algebra 2 Geometry (8th grade) (proficient, Advanced) Geometry (9th, 10th, 11th grade) (basic, proficient) Algebra 2 (far below basic, below basic) Algebra 2 Advanced (far below basic, below basic) Algebra 2 CST
Algebra 2 Advanced Geometry (proficient, advanced) Algebra 2 CST
Probability and Statistics Algebra 2 (basic, proficient, advanced)
Algebra 2 Advanced (basic proficient, advanced) Pre Calculus (below basic, basic, proficient, advanced)
Summative math
Pre Calculus Algebra 2 (below basic, basic, proficient, advanced) Summative math
Pre Calculus H Algebra 2 Advanced (basic, proficient advanced) Pre Calculus (far below basic, below basic) Summative math
Calculus AB Pre Calculus (basic, proficient, advanced) Summative math
Calculus BC Pre Calculus Honors (basic, proficient, advanced) Calculus AB (basic, proficient, advanced) Summative math

 

 

 9th Grade Courses

Pre Algebra
Year (10 credits)
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 readiness test (Below 45%) CST (Far below basic, Below basic)
Pre-Algebra is a comprehensive overview of number sense designed to reinforce and solidify basic mathematical concepts necessary for success in higher level abstract mathematics courses. Students will compute basic mathematical operations over the set of integers and rational numbers. The course will enable students to evaluate the reasonableness of their solutions. The introduction of algebraic concepts, including inverse operations and the coordinate plane, will provide students with the necessary foundation for success in Algebra.

9th -12th Grade Courses

Algebra 1
Year (10 credits) UC / CSU (c)
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 readiness (45% or better); CST (Basic, Proficient, Advanced) Midterm (60% or better raw score)
Algebra 1 is the introduction to the manipulations of variables. Students will consolidate the number sense and arithmetic's skills learned in prerequisite courses. Students will create and manipulate inequalities and equations in one and two variables. This course will introduce students to quadratic equations. Manipulation will include problem solving, calculating and graphing. Algebra 1 will provide the needed skills for all higher level variable math courses.

Pre Geometry
Year (10 credits)
Prerequisite: Geometry readiness (below 45%); CST (Below basic, basic) Midterm (between 30% and 60%). Pre-Geometry is designed for students who need reinforcement in Algebra 1 skills and an introduction to geometry. Students will write, create and understand number properties, operations, linear equations, graphing, quadratics and polynomials. Students will be able to apply their algebraic skills in their work with perimeter, area, volume and surface area of common geometric figures. Students will create logical arguments and proofs. Upon completion of this course students will be prepared to deal with the rigors of geometry.

Geometry
Year (10 credits) UC / CSU (c)
Prerequisite: Geometry readiness (45% or higher); CST (Proficient, Advanced) Midterm (60% or more).
Geometry is the study of postulates and theorems in two and three dimensions. This course will enable students to form logical arguments and proofs. Using only a straight-edge and a compass, students will be able to construct, copy and bisect segments, angles and triangles. Students will understand angle relationships and apply basic trigonometric concepts. Geometry skills and concepts developed in this discipline are useful to all students who advance to higher mathematics classes.

 

Algebra 2
Year (10 credits) UC / CSU (c)
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 readiness (45%or better); CST (basic, below basic) Midterm (between 30% and 60%). Algebra 2 is the continuation of the manipulation of variables. Students will consolidate the algebraic and manipulative skills learned in Algebra1 and geometry. Students will create and manipulate equations, inequalities, logarithms, exponentials, conics, and complex systems. Manipulation will include problem solving, calculating and graphing. Parts of this course will require a scientific calculator (graphing calculator recommended). Algebra 2 will provide the needed skills for higher level trigonometric and variable classes.

Algebra 2 Advanced
Year (10 credits) UC / CSU (c)
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 readiness (70% or better); CST (Proficient, Advanced) Midterm (60% or higher) Advanced Algebra 2 is designed to challenge students to explore a deeper understanding of the sophisticated mathematical concepts they are exposed to in Algebra 2. This course will provide students with a solid preparation for Honors Precalculus and AP Calculus AB. Students will work with relations, functions, composites and inverses. Students will analyze and graph relations and functions (including polynomials, conics, logarithmic, exponentials and) using symmetry, critical points, continuity, asymptotes, intercepts and translations. Students will also learn how to use graphing calculators (required) to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results.

10th – 12th Grade Courses

Introduction To Probability and Statistics
Year (10 credits) UC / CSU (c)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 with a grade of “C” or better both semesters.
Introduction to Probability and Statistics is an introduction to the study of probability, interpretation of data, and fundamental statistical problem solving. Students will organize and describe data by creating a variety of visual summaries and by calculating summary statistics. Students will learn to use the rules of probability to make predictions and better understand the likelihood of an event occurring. Students will become familiar with standard distributions of data: normal, binomial and exponential. Students will use hypothesis tests, measures of significance and confidence intervals to make conclusions about a population based on given sample statistics. Students need to have a scientific calculator for this course. This course will enable and encourage students to analyze and interpret probabilities and statistical information they may be presented with in their education and day-today lives.