# Mathematics

## K-8 Math Core

**Math 5th Grade**

Our 5th grade mathcurriculum enables students to fully develop and master Content Standards andthe Standards for Mathematical Practice. We use Everyday math materials as ourreference to guide us in our instruction. Everyday Mathematics is a focusedcurriculum, with each standard being fully developed and mastered at theappropriate grade level according to the Common Core State Standards. It is arigorous curriculum, with instruction that deeply connects abstractunderstanding with real world applications, which supports life-long fluency inmathematics. The majority of fifth grade topics include multi-digitmultiplication and division; fractions and pre-algebraic concepts.

**Math 6th Grade**

**Resource**

*Everyday Math, Coach Books*, Standards-Based

## Accounting I

Accounting I develops an understanding of the accounting cycle from the recording of opening entries, to the preparation of financial statements. Students will develop a sense of accuracy, neatness, and regular attendance. Many of the principles and practices of accounting are of value in the daily lives of everyone.## Accounting II

The advanced course in accounting continues with the principles and practices learned in accounting I. Ownership forms such as sole-proprietorship, partnership, and corporation are explored. This class also emphasizes a departmentalized merchandising business and manufacturing business.

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**Text***Accounting General*, South Western Century 21, 2003*Accounting Advanced*, South Western Century 21, 2003Curriculum

## Algebra II

Algebra II is a sequential course that follows Algebra I and Academic Geometry and is designed for those students intending to continue with the study of higher level math courses. Any student who intends to go to college to study a math or science related field needs to take Algebra II. The course builds upon the basic concepts of Algebra I, and then expands to include a careful study of the complex number system, non-linear expressions and equations, patterns, applications of functions and relations, and graphing.**Text**

*Algebra II*, Prentice Hall, 2001

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## AP Calculus

This course presents calculus from the graphical, numerical and symbolic points of view. The course includes a review of the derivatives and their applications will be presented. This course is specficially designed for placement of a student into a college curriculum. An AP exam, at teh student's expense, must be taken in May for the purpose of exempting from a college course.**Text**

*Calculus with Analytic Geometry Eighth Edition*by Ron Larson (Houghton Mifflin)

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## AP Statistics

This course includes the study of all four major statistical concepts: collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data. The methods of inferential statistics will be emphasized. The outline of content is dictated by the AP curriculum and it will be altered when necessary. At this time, the AP exam require the use of a TI-83 calculator so the content of this course will be facilitated accordingly. An AP exam, at the student's expense, must be taken in May for the purpose of exempting from a college course.## Academic Geometry

This course is for students intending to continue their study of higher level mathematics. It will cover the same materila as outline in the geometry course, but at a more rapid rate and more in-depth. Additional material to be presented would included coordinate geometry and the writing of two-column deductive proofs.

**Text***Geometry: Tools for a Changing World*(Prentice Hall, 2001)## Geometry

This is a course of basic geometry in which students will deepen their understanding of two and three dimensional objects and their properties. The study of geometry develops logical thinking and problem solving skills. Topics which are covered include 1) points, lines, angles and planes 2) polygons with emphasis on quadrilaterals, triangles and right triangles 3) circles and 4) basic introduction to trigonometry. Geometry is a required math course for graduation. Students must successfully complete Algebra I to take Geometry. This course is not geared for those students intending to conitnue with the study of higher level math classes.

**Text***Geometry: Tools for a Changing World*(Prentice Hall, 2001)## Business Calculations

This course is for the student electing business in a community college, business school, or the world of work. In this course students will learn how math is used in common business problems as well as everyday, personal situations. Students will study both math and important vocabulary that is commonly used in business today. This course is counted as a math credit toward graduation.

**Text***Business Math*(South-Western, 2003)## Calculus

Every students who plans to attend college with a concentration in mathematics, science or a related field should take Calculus I. The course consists of the study of functions, limits, differentiation and integration. Derivatives and their applications to maximum, minimum, and inflection points are studied in detail. All of these are applied to problems that exist in the real world. For example, derivatives will be used to calculate velocity, acceleration and position.**Text**

*Calculus with Analytic Geometry Eighth Edition*by Ron Larson (Houghton Mifflin)

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## College Preparation Math

This course is designed to cover the Pennsylvania standards including: mathematical reasoning, numbers and operations, algebra, measurement, data analysis and probability. It is a course that should prove valuable to the student who is planning to attend college in a non-mathematical field.**Text**

This course is taught independent of a text.

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## Intro to Statistics & Probability

This is a basic course in statistics and probability that is suitable for a variety of students. All four of the major components of statistics will be studied. They include the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data. The course will culminate with examination of the methods of statistical inference. The course is appropriate for any student who plans to enter such fields as economics, business, education, psychology, sociology, biology, engineering or medicine. Successful completion of this course should prove to be adequate preparation for the usual college courses offered in the above fields.## Keystone Algebra I

This course will be scheduled for those students who have not scored proficient on their Keystone Algebra I exam or enter the district without an Algebra I credit. The topics in Algebra to be studied are: writing and solving equations, linear algebra, linear inequalities, exponent and radical properties, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, probability, and data. The topics learned are applied to real world problems to develop higher level thinking skills. The students will take the Algebra I Keystone Exam at the end of this course.**Text**

*Algebra I*, McDougal Little, 2004

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## Pre-Calculus

Academic, college-bound students should take this course, unless they are going into a field which is totally unrelated to math and science. The course begins with an in-depth review of concpets from Algebra II, then a detailed study of trigonometric functions with applications, trig graphs, and trig identities. Also included in this course is the study of conic sections, sequences and series.