Mathematics

Department Chair: Ms. Carol Coury - Carol.Coury@uofdjesuit.org, Ext. 2626

Three credits of mathematics, through Geometry, are needed to fulfill the graduation requirement. Each course in Mathematics is scheduled for two semesters earning 0.5 credit in each semester.

Courses in Mathematics 2016-17

Algebra I (1 credit)

This course is the study of the language, concepts, and techniques of Algebra. The basic skills that are requisite for success in upper level mathematics and science classes are introduced and reinforced. Concepts include simplifying and evaluating expressions, working with rational expressions and radicals, writing and solving linear equations, graphing linear equations, functions, ratios and proportions, systems of equations, monomials and polynomials, factoring, solving quadratic equations, evaluating and solving inequalities. There is an emphasis on application of skills and techniques to solve real word problems throughout the course.

Prerequisites: Freshmen - 40% or higher on the Mathematics section of the High School Placement Test. Graduates of the Jesuit Academy - B- or higher in Fundamentals of Algebra or less than B in Algebra .

Remediation: Average of Semester 1 and Semester 2 grades less than C- (70%) will require remediation of the entire course at U of D Jesuit High School and Academy.

Algebra II/Trigonometry (1 credit)

In the first semester, this course covers linear equations and inequalities; graphing; linear systems; polynomials; and higher degree equations and inequalities. During the second semester, the course covers rational expressions; radical and rational exponents; complex numbers; polynomial equations; coordinate geometry; and exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. An emphasis is placed on building a solid algebraic foundation for future math courses.

Prerequisites: Sophomore - C- or higher in Algebra 1. Freshman - Combined scores of Algebra 1 Bypass Exam (minimum score 70%) plus High School Placement Test are greater than or equal to 150%. Graduates of the Jesuit Academy - B (85%) or higher in Algebra 1; Less than B- (80%) in Algebra II/Trigonometry

Remediation: Average of Semester 1 and Semester 2 grades less than C- (70%) will require remediation of the entire course at U of D Jesuit High School and Academy courses.

Geometry (1 credit)

This course balances theory and application. It integrates algebraic skills through applications and problem solving. Formal proofs, parallel lines, congruent triangles, special quadrilaterals, and similar polygons are introduced in the first semester. Right triangles, circles, area of plane figures, areas and volumes of solids, and coordinate geometry are studied in the second semester.

Prerequisites: Sophomore, Junior or Senior - C- or higher in Algebra II/Trigonometry semester

Honors Geometry (1 credit)

This accelerated course is offered to students who intend to pursue the advanced level of mathematics courses while in high school.

Prerequisites: Sophomore or Junior - A- or higher in Algebra II/Trigonometry. Freshman - Authorization from Academic Affairs Office and Mathematics department chairperson. Graduates of the Jesuit Academy - A- or higher in Algebra II/Trigonometry and teacher recommendation.

Analytical Math (1 credit)

This course is offered for seniors who want a more thorough treatment of basic probability and descriptive statistics, an introduction to mathematical logic and set theory, and an application-based approach to developing problem-solving skills.

Prerequisites: Senior - C or less in Algebra II/Trigonometry or Basic Algebra II/Trigonometry and teacher recommendation.

Trigonometry (1 credit)

This course will cover basic right-triangle trigonometry; exponential and logarithmic function; trigonometric identities and equations; solving triangle and graphic functions; and linear systems, matrices and determinants. This course is for junior or senior students who would prefer not to take Pre-Calculus or Calculus.

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior - C+ or higher in Algebra II/Trigonometry and teacher recommendation.

Pre-calculus (1 credit)

This course is an in-depth study of advanced algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and function analysis. It is an adequate preparation for college mathematics.

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior – B+ or higher in Algebra II/Trigonometry and teacher recommendation.

Honors Pre-calculus (1 credit)

This honors course follows Honors Geometry for those students who are pursuing an advanced program in mathematics. It is a study of the methods of solving all types of equations, and it involves all aspects of trigonometry.

Prerequisites: Sophomore, Junior or Senior - B+ or higher in Honors Geometry and teacher recommendation.

Calculus (1 credit)

This course is a non-theoretical approach to the development of the techniques of differential and integral calculus, with a heavy emphasis on practical application problems, primarily from the field of business.

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior - B- or higher in Pre-Calculus and teacher recommendation.

Statistics and Probability (1 credit)

This two semester course has an emphasis on “real world” applications and uses technology to interpret data. It will prepare students to conduct research and read and evaluate journal articles. It is designed to help students draw inferences, make conclusions and reach informed decisions based on data. It will help students further develop critical thinking and analytical skills.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Trigonometry or Precalculus. This course is only for seniors with teacher recommendation.

A.P. Calculus AB (1 credit)

This course covers all the topics required in a strong college analysis program. Successful completion allows students to take the AP Calculus Examination given by the College Board.

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior - B+ or higher in Honors Pre-Calculus and teacher recommendation required.

Taking the A.P. test is a requirement for this course. The cost of the test will be charged to the student billing account.

A.P. Calculus BC (1 credit)

This course continues the development of calculus concepts, including advanced integration techniques and series analysis. Successful completeion allows student to take the AP Calculus BC exam given by the College Board.
Prerequisites: B or higher in AP Calculus (AB) and teacher recommendation required.

Taking the A.P. test is a requirement for this course. The cost of the test will be charged to the student billing account.

Advanced Math Courses

Advanced Math Courses are available for college credit through the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy and dual enrollment. Please contact Ms. Blake for details.