# PTHS Curriculum Guide 2023-2024

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ MATHEMATICS

CONCEPTS IN ALGEBRA (310, 311) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Departmental Placement This course is designed to prepare students for the Algebra I curriculum. Topics that will be covered include real numbers and exponents, expressions and equations, congruence and similarity, functions, linear systems, Pythagorean systems, volume, patterns, and the relationship between variables. ALGEBRA I (330, 331) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: None This course considers number systems from natural numbers through real numbers together with their fundamental properties. Topics include set concepts, variables, solution sets to equations and inequalities, factoring polynomials, graphing, solving systems of equations, rational and irrational numbers, the Pythagorean theorem, and quadratic equations. A 4-function, fraction, or graphing calculator is recommended. PLANE GEOMETRY (360, 361) Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Algebra I This course is designed for those students who need a basic course in geometry with minimal emphasis on proof. It provides a simple, yet thorough, introduction to the fundamentals of Euclidean geometry. Students may not receive credit for both Geometry and Plane Geometry. A graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus or newer; TI-84 preferred) is recommended. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GEOMETRY (350, 351) Class Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Algebra I This course stresses the basic structure of geometry and the development of reasoning and proof capabilities. In addition to a foundation for geometry--triangles, other polygons, circles, concepts of space geometry, and relations among lines and planes--the course includes computation of areas and volumes, constructions, coordinate geometry, introduction to right triangle trigonometry, and an introduction to transformations. A graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus or newer; TI-84 Plus recommended) is required. Prerequisite: Plane Geometry or Geometry This course is designed for the student who needs a refresher course in Algebra I, improving his or her skills, so success can be met in Algebra II/Trig. The covers a variety of topics including review of Algebra I, and geometry, quadratic equations, matrices, statistics, and an introduction to trigonometry. A graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus or newer) is required. ALGEBRA II/TRIG (340, 341) Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Plane Geometry or Geometry This course includes the study of rational, irrational, real, and complex numbers. Relations and functions are used as unifying concepts. The course covers linear and quadratic equations, conic sections, systems of first-and second-degree open sentences, radicals, exponential and logarithmic functions. The study of trigonometry through consideration of the circular functions is introduced. A graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus or newer) is required. FOUNDATIONS FOR COLLEGE MATHMATICS (346, 347) Class Level: 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Departmental Approval or Elective if 3 math classes have been passed This course corresponds to Heartland Community College courses that provide a fundamental understanding of mathematical concepts needed for college. This course corresponds to Math 93 and Math 94 which focus on students who need to develop their math skills prior to taking college level mathematics. Level 1 topics include: rational expressions, functions, radical expressions, and linear systems. Level 2 topics include: compound inequalities, systems of equations, complex numbers, and quadratic equations – students enrolled must possess self-discipline in order to work through computer-based modules. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ALGEBRA II (338, 339) Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1

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