# Math

## Math Department Members

In a minimum of three years of study, students will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills and apply those to real world situations. The focus of the Mathematics department is for students to grow in their understanding of mathematical skills and concepts. Students must successfully pass Algebra 2 as part of their three year program, four years of Mathematics are recommended. Pre-Calculus and Calculus are recommended for students planning a Math or Science college major.

## Courses

- MA0921 - PRE-ALGEBRA (FULL YEAR)
- MA0903 - ALGEBRA 1 (FULL YEAR)
- MA0917 - ALGEBRA 1 (FULL YEAR)
- MA1001 - HONORS GEOMETRY (FULL YEAR)
- MA1003 - GEOMETRY (FULL YEAR)
- MA1005 - GEOMETRY (FULL YEAR)
- MA1101 - INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA/TRIG (FULL YEAR)
- MA1224 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS (FULL YEAR)
- MA1103 - ALGEBRA 2 (FULL YEAR)
- MA1128 - HONORS ALGEBRA 2 (FULL YEAR)
- MA1107 - PRE-CALCULUS (FULL YEAR)
- MA1129 - PRE-CALCULUS (Math 120 UW 5 Credits) (HONORS) (FULL YEAR)
- MA1201 - CALCULUS (FULL YEAR)
- MA1207 - AP CALCULUS AB (FULL YEAR)
- MA1207 - AP CALCULUS BC (FULL YEAR)
- MA1220 - AP STATISTICS (FULL YEAR)

## MA0921 - PRE-ALGEBRA (FULL YEAR)

This course is designed for students who do not possess the skills to enter a high school Algebra 1 course. It focuses on building number sense, operations with fractions and decimals, order of operations, area and perimeter, measurement, and problem solving. Students will be introduced to linear equations, graphing, and inequalities.

## MA0903 - ALGEBRA 1 (FULL YEAR)

A first course in Algebra that teaches and develops a systematic approach to problem solving. The course begins with review of skills related to variables, exponents, order of operations, and the distributive property. Students then begin study of linear equations, functions, and inequalities as well as exponential, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions.

**NCAA Approved

## MA0917 - ALGEBRA 1 (FULL YEAR)

This course is designed for students who are recommended for review of mathematical topics as they pertain to Algebraic concepts. In addition to the Algebraic content listed in MA0903, students will complete exercises directed toward improving mathematical thinking and mathematical skills.

**NCAA Approved

## MA1001 - HONORS GEOMETRY (FULL YEAR)

**Prerequisites: **Placement by Kennedy Catholic Math Department. This Honors course is designed for those students whose pre-high school experience includes a full year of Algebra. A Kennedy Catholic Algebra final will be given in the spring to determine the success of the Algebra experience. The topics covered in this course include congruence and similarity of polygons; parallel, area, and volume; deductive proofs; and coordinate Geometry.

**NCAA Approved

## MA1003 - GEOMETRY (FULL YEAR)

## MA1005 - GEOMETRY (FULL YEAR)

## MA1101 - INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA/TRIG (FULL YEAR)

## MA1224 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS (FULL YEAR)

**Prerequisite: **C or higher in IAT, teacher recommendation, or approval by Math Department Chair. This course is designed for students to examine advanced mathematical concepts such as set theory, symbolic logic, number theory, quadratic functions, trigonometry, probability, and statistics.

**NCAA Approved

## MA1103 - ALGEBRA 2 (FULL YEAR)

**Prerequisites: **A or B in both Algebra 1 and Geometry or permission of the instructor. Algebra 1 topics are further developed. Topics covered include linear and quadratic functions, inequalities, systems of equations, and complex numbers, as well as polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions.

**NCAA Approved

## MA1128 - HONORS ALGEBRA 2 (FULL YEAR)

**Prerequisites: **B (83%) or higher in Honors Geometry/A- (90%) or higher in Geometry and Algebra 1 __and __recommendation of instructor. Accelerated course covers linear and nonlinear equations and functions, transcendental functions, and discrete math. Graphing calculator required (TI-83 or TI-84).

**NCAA Approved

## MA1107 - PRE-CALCULUS (FULL YEAR)

**Prerequisites: **A or B in Algebra 2 and permission of Algebra 2 instructor. *NOTE: A- or higher in IAT with teacher recommendation will meet prerequisite*. This course explores in further depth Algebra 2 concepts and applies them to Geometry with vectors and conic sections. Trigonometric functions and various applications of these functions are also studied. The idea of limits is introduced.

**NCAA Approved

## MA1129 - PRE-CALCULUS (Math 120 UW 5 Credits) (HONORS) (FULL YEAR)

**Prerequisites: **B (83%) or higher in Honors Algebra 2/A (93%) or higher in Algebra 2 __and __recommendation of current instructor. This course covers basic properties of functions, graphs; with emphasis on linear, quadratic, trigonometric, exponential functions and their inverses. Emphasis on multi-step problem solving. Scientific calculator is required. Student may opt to take this course for five (5) UW credits. Registration for the college credits takes place in the fall. (See Math Department introduction.)

**NCAA Approved

## MA1201 - CALCULUS (FULL YEAR)

## MA1207 - AP CALCULUS AB (FULL YEAR)

**Prerequisite: **B or higher in UW Pre-Calculus and signature of current math teacher.

This AP Course is comparable to a college level Calculus course focusing on studentsâ€™ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications; includes a thematic approach to derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, and applications and modeling. Students will take the AP Test in the spring with college credit available for those scoring 3 or higher on the exam.

**NCAA Approved

## MA1207 - AP CALCULUS BC (FULL YEAR)

**Prerequisite:** Successful completion of AP Calculus AB and math instructor recommendation.

AP Calculus BC is designed to develop mathematical knowledge conceptually, guiding the student to connect topics and representations throughout the course and to apply strategies and techniques to accurately solve diverse types of problems. Calculus BC reviews the concepts in Calculus AB, adding additional topics. It is designed to qualify students for credit in a college course which is one level beyond Calculus AB. Students will take the AP Exam in the Spring.

**NCAA Approval Pending

## MA1220 - AP STATISTICS (FULL YEAR)

**Prerequisites: **B (83%) or higher in Pre-Calculus and a recommendation of current instructor. This course requires more reading and writing than most math courses. Topics included are data analysis, probability, and hypothesis testing. Statistics has a wide range of career applications. This course prepares students for taking the AP exam. A college may award a score of 3 or higher on the AP exam in the spring with anywhere from 3 to 5 college credits.

**NCAA Approved