# PTHS Curriculum Guide 2023-2024

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PRE-CALCULUS (370, 371) Class Level: 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Algebra II/Trig This course presents and develops all of the necessary topics in preparation for a Calculus course. Geometry is integrated with algebraic concepts. Trigonometry, exponents, and logarithms are covered as a review of Algebra II/Trig. Vectors are studied in both two and three dimensions. Other topics included are complex numbers, sequences, and series with an introduction to limits, probability, statistics, matrices, polynomials, advanced topics in curve sketching with polar graphs, and an introduction to derivatives. A graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus or newer) is required. STATISTICS (AP) (HCC DC) (380, 381) Class Level: 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: **See Below This course is for students who wish to complete studies equivalent to an introductory, non-calculus-based, college course in statistics. The course will cover major concepts and develop tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Four broad conceptual themes are addressed: exploring data using graphical and numerical techniques, planning a study and deciding what to measure and how to measure it, producing models using probability theory and simulation, and statistical inference. Projects, group problem-solving, writing, and the use of technology will all be emphasized. Students will have studied all topics necessary to take the Advanced Placement Statistics exam administered by the College Board in May that may result in college credit. A graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus or newer) is required. **Jr. Standing -- Concurrent enrollment in Pre-calculus or Approval by Mathematics Dept. Chair and Principal **Sr. Standing -- Pre-Calculus or A or B in Alg 2/Trig or Instructor Approval _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CALCULUS (AP) (390, 391) Class Level: 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus This course explores and develops derivatives, integrals, and their applications. This includes transcendental functions, parametric equations, and polar equations. The covers both first and second-semester college Calculus. Students will have studied all topics necessary to take the Advanced Placement Calculus (BC) exam administered by the College Board in May that may result in college credit. A graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus or newer; TI-89 preferred) is required.

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