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    Classroom #: 732
    Email Address: smay@murrieta.k12.ca.us
    Phone Number:951.696.1408  x 5732
    Math
    Mr. May
     

    MATHEMATICS Courses

    All Mathematics courses are aligned to the California Mathematics Content Standards. Approved Mathematics Courses meet the (c) requirement for admission to the UC/CSU system.
     

    FOUNDATIONS FOR ALGEBRA I

    Grade Level: 9-12
    Course # 2190
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     
    This course meets District graduation requirements for math credit.
     

    This course is designed to prepare students for success in Algebra I. Using diagnostic tools, key fundamental concepts will be targeted for each student. Students will progress through those concepts until they arrive at a level that will allow them to be successful in Algebra I. If all standards are not met, students may be placed into Foundations for Algebra I additional years for math credit.

    ALGEBRA I AB

    Grade Level: 9-12 (2 period course)
    Course # 2203
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     
    This course meets UC/CSU and District requirements for math credit.
     
    This course emphasizes algebraic skills for equation-solving,

    word problems, graphing, factoring, and other basic operations. Students will take a 2 period class and receive 10 elective credits and 10 math credits.

    ALGEBRA I

    Grade Level: 9-12
    Course # 2200
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     
    This course meets UC/CSU and District graduation requirements for math credit.
     
    Course emphasizes the interweaving of algebra and geometry and includes exploring, explaining and writing about mathematics in a real world setting, as well as learning the algebraic skills for equation solving, word problems, graphing, ratios, and basic operations.
     

    GEOMETRY AB

    Grade Level: 10-12 (2 period course)
    Course # 2252
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     
    This course meets UC/CSU and District graduation requirements for
    math credit.
     
    The course emphasizes the interweaving of algebra and geometry and includes exploring, explaining and writing about geometric ideas in a real world setting, as well as gaining skills in similarity, congruency, area of geometric figures and basic

    trigonometry. Students will take a 2 period class and receive 10 elective credits and 10 math credits.

    GEOMETRY

    Grade Level: 9-12
    9th Course # 2250
    10-12 Course # 2251
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     
    This course meets UC/CSU and District graduation requirements for math credit.
     
    The course emphasizes the interweaving of algebra and geometry and includes exploring, explaining and writing about geometric ideas in a real world setting, as well as gaining skills in similarity, congruency, area of geometric figures and basic

    trigonometry.

    FOUNDATIONS FOR ALGEBRA II

    Grade Level: 10-12
    Course # 2275
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     

    This course meets District graduation requirements for math credit.

    This course is designed to prepare students for success in Algebra II. Using diagnostic tools, key fundamental concepts will be targeted for each student. Students will progress through those concepts until they arrive at a level that will allow them to be successful in Algebra II.

    ALGEBRA II/TRIGONOMETRY

    Grade Level: 9-12
    Course # 2300
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     

    This course meets UC/CSU and District requirements for math credit.

    Algebra II is a rigorous course that provides students with stronger algebra skills with an emphasis on applications to real world problems. The students will study real and complex numbers, concepts, relations, functions, sequences and series.

    ADVANCED ALGEBRA II/TRIGONOMETRY

    Grade Level: 9-12
    Course # 2315
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     

    This course meets UC/CSU and District requirements for math credit.

    This course includes the study of algebraic solutions to problems in various content areas; including the solution of systems of equations in three variables, quadratic systems, translations of graphs and functions, composite and inverse functions, zeros of polynomials, sequences and series, logarithmic and exponential functions, the binomial theorem, complex numbers, permutations and combinations, probability, probability distributions and basic trigonometry.

    FINITE MATHEMATICS

    Grade Level: 11-12
    Course # 2435
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     
    This course meets District requirements for math credit and UC/CSU requirements for elective credit.
     
    This course is designed to be a survey of a variety of mathematical topics. Students will study symbolic logic, set theory, linear functions, matrices, equations, number theory, probability, statistics, combinatorics, graph theory,

    computing in different bases, sequences, series, and the method of finite differences.

    PRE-CALCULUS

    Grade Level: 11 - 12
    Course # 2350
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     

    This course meets UC/CSU and District requirements for math credit.

    This course is designed to provide a comprehensive study of functions, which are basis of calculus and other higher mathematics courses. The Students will study the properties and graphs of trigonometric, polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential and logarithmic functions in the first semester. During the second semester, the students will explore inequalities, polar coordinates, complex numbers, conic sections, matrices, vectors, sequences, series and limits.

    MATH ANALYSIS

    Grade Level: 11-12
    Course # 2420
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Semester
     
    This course meets District and UC/CSU requirements for math credit.
     
    This course will prepare students for the study of Calculus. It includes

    the study of equations, functions and their graphs, inequalities, absolute value, conic sections, sequences, series, the binomial theorem, polynomials and complex numbers. Students must take both Math Analysis and Advanced Trigonometry to be prepared for Calculus.

     

    ADVANCED TRIGONOMETRY

    Grade Level: 11-12
    Course # 2430
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Semester
     
    This course meets District and UC/CSU requirements for math credit.
     
    A variety of topics and trigonometry will be covered including identities, unit circle, trigonometric form of a complex number, vectors, graphs of trigonometric functions, parametric equations, rotation of conic sections and polar coordinates. This is a rigorous, fast paced course designed to prepare students for the study of Calculus. Students must take both Math Analysis and Advanced Trigonometry to be prepared for Calculus.
     

    CALCULUS

    Grade Level: 11-12
    Course # 2390
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     
    This course meets District and UC/CSU requirements for math credit.
     
    This is an introductory course in Calculus. This course includes the study of limits of functions, analysis of graphs, continuity of functions, derivatives of functions,  applications of derivatives, indefinite and definite integrals, techniques of antidifferentiation, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, applications of integrals, convergence and divergence of

    sequences, power series and Taylor series.

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS AB

    Grade Level: 11-12
    Course # 2400
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     
    This course meets District and UC/CSU requirements for math credit.
     
    This course is designed to prepare students for the AP Calculus AB exam. This course includes the study of limits, continuity, differentiation, applications of differentiation,

    integration and applications of integrations. Definitions and theorems are rigorously explored and used to solve problems that require the use of these concepts. Students are required to take the AP exam.

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS BC

    Grade Level: 11-12
    Course # 2405
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     
    This course meets District and UC/CSU requirements for math credit.
     
    This course is designed to prepare students for the AP Calculus BC exam. This course includes the study of the derivative and integral to include analysis of plane curves given in parametric, polar and vector form; solving differential equations, including separate differential equations, logistic

    differential equations and Euler’s method; integration by parts and using simple partial fractions; finding the length of a plane curve including curves given in parametric form; the concept of series including types of series and convergence tests; Taylor series including polynomial approximation, power series, interval of convergence, and Lagrange error for Taylor polynomials. Students are required to take the AP exam.

    INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR/ABSTRACT

    ALGEBRA

    Grade Level: 12
    Course # 2406
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     
    This course is awaiting UC/CSU and district approval for math credit.
     
    This course is designed as an introductory course in linear and abstract algebra for 12th grade students who have completed a calculus course but desire a fourth year of math. The concepts introduced in the first semester are fundamental to the understanding and application of linear algebra. In the second semester, students will be introduced to the theories of

    mathematics as an axiomatic study using fundamental definitions and the theorems derived from them. Both semesters are intended to prepare students for first level college courses in linear and abstract algebra.

    PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

    Grade Level: 11-12
    Course # 2415
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     
    This course meets District and UC/CSU requirements for math credit.
     
    This course is an introduction to statistics that emphasizes working with data and statistical ideas. Students will learn the usefulness of data analysis and will be able to exam data in order to make formal and informal inferences. This course will emphasize the importance of hands-on

    experience with data and statistical ideas in order to create a better understanding of the unique world we live in. A statistical calculator will be required.

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS

    Grade Level: 11-12
    Course # 2410
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     
    This course meets UC/CSU and District requirements for math credit.
     
    This course is designed to provide students with an extensive and advanced study of the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. The AP Statistics course is built around four main concepts: exploring data, planning a study, probability as it relates to

    distributions of data, and inferential reasoning. A major research project and preparation for the AP exam is required. Students are required to take the AP exam.

    TECHNICAL MATH

    Grade Level: 12
    Course # 2440
    Prerequisite: By placement
    Length: Year
     
    This course meets District requirements for math credit.
     
    This course is designed to provide students with practical mathematical skills needed in a wide variety of trade and technical areas including electronics, auto mechanics,

    construction trades, air conditioning, machine technology, welding, drafting and many other occupations. Instruction will emphasize careful, complete explanations and actual on-thejob, hands-on applications.

    CAHSEE MATH

    Grade Level: 11-12
    Course # 2175
    Prerequisite: Non-passing grade of CAHSEE
    Length: Semester
     
    This course meets District graduation requirements for elective credit.
     
    Students will be placed into this course if they do not pass the CAHSEE English exam their sophomore year. This course is designed to prepare students for the mathematics portion of the California High School Exit Exam. The course emphasizes arithmetic and algebraic concepts.

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