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# College Preparatory (Level 3A & 3B)

## College Geometry

- 5 credits
- Level 3A 430
- SE 2 and 3

Students will take a full year Geometry aligned to the Common Core standards. The course will do an in-depth study of the essential standards for the field of Euclidean Geometry, including:

- Circles
- Congruence, Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry
- Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations
- Geometric Measurement and Dimension
- Modeling with Geometry
- Number and Quantity
- Statistics and Probability

### Additional Information

- Pre-requisite: Students are placed in the course based on Grade 8 performance, teacher grades and external assessments.

## College Algebra 1 & 2

- 5 credits
- Level 3 432
- SE 4a and 4b

This course is the study of Algebra 1 as outlined in the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Framework. It begins with the real number system extended to exponents and irrationals. Students will then learn to interpret the structure of algebraic expressions, create equations, and reason with both equations and inequalities. The course will then examine the interpretation of functions and building functions (linear, quadratic and exponential). The course also has a statistics and probability component.

### Additional Information

- Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course must have successfully completed College Geometry (430)
**or**teacher permission for a student in Algebra 1(431).

## College Algebra 2

- 5 credits
- Level 3 434
- SE 1 and 5

This is a review of Algebra 1 and continues through quadratics, functions and graphs, right-triangle trigonometry, and rational functions. Word problems are included in the study of this course. Formulas will be used in developing algebraic skills and in establishing applications of the algebraic method.

### Additional Information

- Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course must have passed a Geometry course and have a firm grasp of Algebra 1.
- This can occur by passing College Geometry (432) and receiving a C- or better in College Algebra 1 (430)/Continuation of Algebra 1 (439). Students who have taken Geometry (433) and Algebra 1 (431) require teacher permission.

## College Pre-Calculus

- 5 credits
- Level 3 436
- SE 4c and 4d

This full year pre-calculus course begins with a review of topics from Algebra 2, including quadratic and cubic functions. The course then examines the characteristics of rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, with an emphasis on investigating their domain, range and intercepts. This investigation will be enhanced by the use of a graphing calculator, which is required for this course.

### Additional Information

- Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course must have achieved at least a grade of C- in College Algebra 2 (434).

## Introduction to College Mathematics

- 5 credits
- Level 3 438
- SE 4c and 4d

This is an online computer hybrid course. It has an online component as well as a classroom component. The course is designed to prepare students for a rigorous math course in college. The course includes: trigonometry, limits, statistics, and financial decision making.

### Additional Information

- Pre-requisite: Students enrolling in this course must have passed an Algebra II course.

## Geometry

- Level 3B 431
- SE 2 and 3

Students in this course take a full year Geometry aligned to the Common Core standards. The course covers the essential standards of the field of Euclidean geometry including:

- Circles
- Congruence, Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry
- Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations
- Geometric Measurement and Dimension
- Modeling with Geometry
- Number and Quantity
- Statistics and Probability

### Additional Information

- Pre-requisites: Students are placed in the course based on Grade 8 performance, teacher grades and external assessments.

## Algebra 1

- 5 credits
- Level 3 433
- SE 4a and 4b

This course covers the essential Algebra 1 standards in the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Framework. It begins with the real number system extended to exponents and irrationals. Students will then learn to interpret the structure of algebraic expressions, create equations, and reason with both equations and inequalities. The course will then examine the interpretation of functions and building functions (linear, quadratic and exponential). The course also has a statistics and probability component.

### Additional Information

- Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course must have passed Geometry (431)

## Algebra 2

- 5 credits
- Level 3 435
- SE 1 and 5

This course begins as a review of Algebra I and continues through quadratic and rational functions. Focus is placed on being able to describe the different characteristics of functions (such as intercepts, domain, and range) using both an algebraic and geometric approach.

### Additional Information

- Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course must have passed Geometry (433)
**or**have a D+ or lower in Continuation of Algebra 1 (439).

## Applications of Algebra

- 5 credits
- Level 3 437
- SE 4c and 4d

This course takes concepts from Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, including linear regression, piecewise and exponential functions, exponential growth and decay, and statistical analysis, and applies them to real-world problems that students can connect to, such as paying taxes, buying a car, securing a line of credit, and modeling a business.

### Additional Information

- Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course must have passed Algebra 2 (435)
**or**have a D+ or lower in College Algebra 2.