Course Descriptions

Mathematics
Secondary Mathematics I Course Number: Length: One Year 1.0 Credits Prerequisite: Requirement Met: Math Secondary Mathematics II Course Number: Length: One Year 1.0 Credits Prerequisite: Math I Requirement Met: Math Secondary Mathematics III Course Number: Length: One Year 1.0 Credits Prerequisite: Math II Requirement Met: Math College Prep Math Course Number: Length: One Year 1.0 Credits Prerequisite: Secondary Math II Requirement Met: Math Pre-Calculus Course Number: Length: One Year 1.0 Credits Prerequisite: Requirement Met: Math AP Calculus Course Number: Length: One Year 1.0 Credits Prerequisite: Requirement Met: Math AP Statistics Course Number: Length: One Year 1.0 Credits Prerequisite: Requirement Met: Math CE Math 1030 Quantitative Reasoning Course Number: Length: One Year 1.0 Credits Prerequisite: Requirement Met: Math CE Math 1040 Introduction to Statistics Course Number: Length: One Year 1.0 Credits Prerequisite: Requirement Met: Math CE Math 1050 College Algebra Course Number: Length: One Year 1.0 Credits Prerequisite: Requirement Met: Math Math of Personal Finance Course Number: Length: One Year 1.0 Credits Prerequisite: Secondary Math II Requirement Met: Math Accounting Course Number: Length: One Semester 0.5 Credits Prerequisite: Requirement Met: Math / CTE |
Students in Secondary Mathematics I will deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomenon, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Students will use properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge. Algebraic and geometric ideas are tied together. Students will experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Students in Secondary Mathematics II will focus on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, extend the set of rational numbers to the set of complex numbers, link probability and data through conditional probability and counting methods, study similarity and right triangle trigonometry, and study circles with their quadratic algebraic representations. Honors students will also represent complex numbers and their operations on the complex plane, solve systems of equations, prove and apply trigonometric identities, express conic sections algebraically, and solve problems using volume measurements. Secondary Mathematics III is a one year course that helps develop deductive and inductive logical reasoning while focusing on algebraic and geometric themes with an emphasis on trigonometry. Students expand their understanding of functions to include polynomial, rational and radical functions. In addition they consolidate geometry and functions to create models and solve contextual problems. Finally, students apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data. The problem situations and models used throughout this course help foster connections among the various strands of mathematics. College Prep Math formalizes and reinforces concepts from the Secondary Mathematics series to provide students with the foundational skills and understanding prerequisite to College Algebra (1050). Students will reason abstractly and quantitatively while solving linear and quadratic equations and linear inequalities. They will efficiently use polynomial and rational expressions and functions, radicals and complex numbers, and exponential and logarithmic expressions and functions to model and solve mathematical problems. They will explore conic sections and represent parabolic data. Throughout this course, students will make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, use tools strategically, and attend to precision. Description Coming SoonRoughly equivalent to a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. The AP course covers topics in these areas, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course teaches students to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to make connections amongst these representations. Students learn how to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions. Equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding. Fulfills General Education (GE) Mathematics requirement for DSU. For students in Fine Arts, Liberal Arts and other degrees. Focuses on development of analytical problem solving skills through the application of various mathematical concepts to real-life problems. Topics of study include: modeling with algebra; geometry; logic; financial math; right triangle trigonometry (indirect measurement); probability and statistics. Fulfills General Education (GE) Mathematics requirement for DSU. For students majoring in Communications, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts and Health Sciences. Introduction to basic concepts and methods used in statistical data analysis; includes descriptive statistics, sampling, and inferential methods while emphasizing problem solving and critical thinking. Microsoft Excel is used to perform statistical calculations, organize and analyze data, and construct graphs. Fulfills General Education (GE) Mathematics requirement for DSU. For students majoring in Business, Elementary Education, Science, and other majors. Reviews fundamental algebra; explores polynomial and rational functions; introduces exponential and logarithmic functions and applications; trigonometric functions dealing with graphs, identities, and equations, including inverse functions. The course represents content from mathematics and personal finance that are essential for students who will assume roles as consumers, money managers and members of a global workforce. Successful completion of all four quarters of this course will fulfill 1 credit of supplemental mathematics requirements. Description Coming Soon |