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Math 2018-19

3 Credits Required for Graduation

Mathematics is a tool and a gift through which we can study God’s creation; math courses at FVL are developed in agreement with this core idea. College bound students are considered qualified for college if they have taken and received satisfactory grades in the following math courses: Algebra 1 (ALG1), Geometry (GEOM) and Algebra 2 (ALG2). Higher-level institutions strongly prefer a math course beyond Algebra 2 (e.g., Pre-Calculus-PRECAL). Most colleges desire that a math course be taken during the senior year (e.g., Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus). Insufficient earned credits and/or failure to achieve satisfactory grades in these high school courses will likely require retaking the courses, sometimes not for credit, or having to take refresher courses in these subject areas. For most four-year colleges or universities, acceptance will be denied without satisfactory grades in these subjects. Self-help aids, teacher help and student tutor assistance are available. Parents or students may initiate the request for such assistance.


Algebra 1A - ALG1A

1 credit - available to grades 9, 10

This course contains the same topics as the first semester of Algebra I.  Special emphasis is given to reinforcing math techniques and building number sense and confidence.

Prerequisite: Placement via department testing and evaluation

Required: Yes

 

Algebra 1B - ALG1B

1 credit - available to grades 9, 10

This course contains the same topics as the second semester of Algebra I.  Special emphasis is given to reinforcing previously learned Algebra concepts and building number sense and confidence.

Prerequisite: Placement via department testing and evaluation

Required: Yes


Algebra 1 - ALG1

1 credit - available to grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Algebra I is a class designed to prepare students for future math work in Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus and beyond.  The content of Algebra I is organized around families of functions, with special emphasis on linear and quadratic functions, solving in one and two variables, graphing, and expressions involving exponents.  Students will also learn to model real-world situations using functions to solve these problems. Students also will use writing to communicate their mathematical ideas throughout the course.

Prerequisite: Placement via department testing and evaluation

Required: Yes

Grades:  9 (or beyond with special permission)

 

Geometry AB- GEOMAB

1 credit - available to grades 10, 11, 12

Geometric concepts and computations, involving topics such as lines, angles, circles, triangles and other polygons are emphasized, without strong emphasis on formal proof.

Prerequisite: Algebra IB and/or teacher recommendation

Recommendation: Non-college, technical school bound student

Required: Yes

 


Geometry - GEOM

1 credit - available to grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Class emphasis is on a practical and theoretical approach to problem solving using reasoning and logical sequence, and deductive proof.

Prerequisite: grade of C or better in Algebra 1, teacher approval and/or placement via department testing and evaluation

 Recommendation: College bound

Required: Yes, unless Technical Math is taken


Algebra 2 - ALG2

1 credit - available to grades 10, 11, 12

The emphasis of this class is a less rigorous approach to solving and graphing linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic equations with an introduction to sequences and series and probability.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 (or Algebra 1A/1B) and Geometry 

Recommendation: College bound students not planning to take Pre-Calculus

Required: No


Algebra 2 /Trigonometry - ALG2TR

1 credit - available to grades 10, 11, 12

The emphasis of this class is on solving and graphing linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic equations with beginning exposure to sequences and series, probability and trigonometry.

Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in Algebra 1 and Geometry

Recommendation: College bound students planning on taking Pre-Calculus

Required: No


Advanced Algebra Topics - AAT (formerly Math Apps)

0.5 credit - available to grades 10, 11, 12

This course will further expand on the topics of Algebra 2 such as simplifying algebraic expressions, solving algebraic equations,  graph theory, probability, evaluating exponential and logarithmic functions and exploring applications of trigonometry. Connections of these principles to various life activities is stressed.

Prerequisite: Completetion of Algebra 2

Recommendation:    Any student desiring a math course after Algebra 2

Required: No


Statistics - STATS

0.5 credit - available to grades 10, 11, 12

Statistics surround us in modern education, business, and all of life. In this class, students go beyond the basic statistics they have learned to explore the statistics of both categorical and quantitative data, constructing and interpreting graphical displays of distributions of univariate and bivariate data (dotplot, stemplot, histogram, cumulative frequency plot, scatter plots, two-way tables); exploring methods of data collection; planning and conducting surveys; sampling; planning and conducting experiments; discussing results and types of conclusions that can be drawn from observational studies, experiments, and surveys; and examining the normal distribution and its properties.

Prerequisite: Completetion of Algebra 2

Recommendation: Any student desiring a math course after Algebra 2

Required: No

College Pre-Calculus - CPRCAL

1 credit - available to grades 11, 12

This is an advanced course with emphasis on trigonometry functions and pre-calculus mathematics.

Prerequisite: grade of B or better in Algebra 2/Trig or teacher approval. Students must also score an approved score on the UWO math placement exam to enter this class.

Recommendation: Four-year college bound students

Required: No

Note: A grade of C or better must be maintained at the end of each semester in order to stay in Pre-Calculus. 

This class can be taken for college credit through UW Oshkosh. College credit is received through the CAPP program at UW Oshkosh. There is an additional fee for the college credits. Find the fee range here. Scroll down and look under the heading FVL College Credit Classes (Potential Fees).


College Calculus 1 - CCALC1

0.5 credit - available to grades 11, 12

This is a first-semester college class with emphasis on limits differentiation techniques and applicationand basic antidifferentiation.

Prerequisite: Grade of B+ or better in Pre-Calculus or teacher approval, highly interested and motivated math student.   Students must score an approved score on the UWO math placement exam to enter this class, if they have not already passed the UWO math placement exam.

Recommendation:   Four-year college bound students

Required: No

Note: This class can be taken for college credit through UW Oshkosh. College credit is received through the CAPP program at UW Oshkosh. There is an additional fee for the college credits. Find the fee range here. Scroll down and look under the heading FVL College Credit Classes (Potential Fees).


College Calculus 2 - CCALC2

0.5 - available to grades 11, 12

This is a second-semester college class with emphasis on integration (techniques and applications), differential equations, sequences and series.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in College Calculus 1 or teacher approval

Recommendation: college bound for science, engineering, math, and business careers

Required: No

Note: This class can be taken for college credit through UW Oshkosh. College credit is received through the CAPP program at UW Oshkosh. There is an additional fee for the college credits. Find the fee range here. Scroll down and look under the heading FVL College Credit Classes (Potential Fees). 

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