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Department Head: Mrs. Amie Adams
 

DEPARTMENT GOALS

 
The Teurlings Catholic Math Department seeks to fulfill two main goals:  preparing students for college mathematics courses and providing them with the tools to score well on the ACT exam.  Using these tools, students will become mathematical problem solvers, learn to communicate mathematically, learn to reason mathematically, learn to value mathematics and become confident in their own ability.
 

COURSE OFFERINGS

 
ALGEBRA I
The course is designed for students who have completed pre-algebra. Topics covered include expressions, equations, functions and their graphs, solving linear equations and inequalities, using proportional reasoning, analyzing linear equations, exploring polynomials, factoring, and solving quadratic equations. The TI-83 graphing calculator is used in the second half of the course.
 
ALGEBRA I (HONORS)
The course is designed for students who have completed pre-algebra. Topics covered include expressions, equations, functions and their graphs, solving linear equations and inequalities, using proportional reasoning, analyzing linear equations, exploring polynomials, factoring, and solving quadratic equations. The TI-83 graphing calculator is used in the second half of the course.  Applicants must meet honors program standards.
 
GEOMETRY
This course is for students who have successfully completed Algebra I. It includes the study of lines, angles, perpendicular lines, and planes, polygons, congruency and similarity of polygons, special quadrilaterals, circles, areas of polygons and volumes of solids. Constructions using a straightedge and a compass are also studied. 
*Prerequisite:  Algebra I
 
GEOMETRY (HONORS)
This course is for students who have excelled in Algebra I or Algebra I (Honors). The course includes all of the topics covered in regular geometry. In addition, proofs, coordinate geometry, right triangle trigonometry, and tessellations are studied.  Applicants must meet honors program standards.
* Prerequisite:  Algebra I
 
ALGEBRA II
This course is designed for students who have satisfactorily completed the requirements for Algebra I and Geometry. This course satisfies university requirements for a 3rd year of college-prep math and prepares students for college upon graduation. Topics covered include sets, the field of real numbers, linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving simultaneous two and three variable equations, functions and their graphs in the Cartesian coordinate system, quadratic equations and factoring, exponents, radicals, irrational and complex number systems, and polynomials.
*Prequisite: Algebra I and Geometry (or co-requisite of Geometry if following the Math Pathway 3 curriculum)
 
ALGEBRA II (HONORS)
This course is opened to students who have satisfactorily completed the requirements for Algebra I or Honors or Geometry or Honors. This course is designed for mathematically capable students. This course is a study of equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions, irrational and complex numbers, quadratic equations and functions, systems of two and three equations, exponential and logarithmic functions. Emphasis is on solving word problems as applications of the above. The graphing calculator is used extensively throughout the course.  Applicants must meet honors program standards.  
*Prequisite:  Algebra I and Geometry (or co-requisite of Geometry if following the Math Pathway 3 curriculum
 
ADVANCED MATH I/PRECALCULUS
This course is for students who have completed Algebra II. The course prepares the students for college trigonometry and college algebra. The first semester is a study of trigonometric ratio, acute angles, right triangles, circular functions and graphs, solving triangles, identities and equations, inverse trigonometric functions and polar graphs. The second semester is a study of linear equations and systems, matrices, polynomial and rational functions, inequalities, logarithmic and exponential functions. The graphing calculator and MathXL are used extensively throughout the course.
*Prerequisite: Algebra II
 
ADVANCED MATH I/PRECALCULUS (HONORS)
This course is for students who have excelled in Algebra II or Algebra II Honors. The emphasis is on preparing students for college calculus. The first semester covers the same topics in trigonometry but in more depth. The second semester covers the same topics as Advanced MathI/Precalculus. Applicants must meet honors program standards. The graphing calculator and MathXL are used extensively throughout the course.
*Prerequisite: Algebra II
 
ADVANCED MATH II FUNCTIONS AND STATISTICS (Honors)
In this course, students continue the study of Advanced Math, begun in Algebra II, Advanced Math I/Precalculus, with an emphasis on rational exponents; rational expressions, radical expressions, complex numbers, miscellaneous equations, inequalities, functions, conics, graphs, inverse, exponential, logarithmic functions, applications of equations and inequalities, series, sequences, and are introduced to the basics of statistics. MathXL and scientific calculators are used extensively in this course.
*Prerequisite: Advanced Math I
 
ADVANCED MATH II FUNCTIONS AND STATISTICS (DUAL ENROLLMENT)
In this course, students continue the study of Advanced Math, begun in Algebra II, Advanced Math I/Precalculus, with an emphasis on rational exponents; rational expressions, radical expressions, complex numbers, miscellaneous equations, inequalities, functions, conics, graphs, inverse, exponential, logarithmic functions, applications of equations and inequalities, series, sequences, and are introduced to the basics of statistics. To be eligible, students must have earned a 20 composite on the ACT with a sub score of a 22 on the Math section. In addition, students must have an English Act sub score of 18.  MathXL and scientific calculators are used extensively in this course.
*Prerequisite: Advanced Math I
 
CALCULUS (DUAL ENROLLMENT)
This course is for students who have successfully completed Advanced Math Honors. Following a review of pre-calculus, topics covered include functions, models, limits and derivatives, differentiation and applications, integrals and applications, and differential equations. The graphing calculator & computer software are used throughout the course.  To be eligible to enroll, students must have earned a 20 composite on the ACT with a sub score of a 26 on the Math section. In addition, students must have an English Act sub score of 18.
*Prerequisite: Advanced Math I