Courses & Descriptions
*(ISAT test scores, teacher recommendations and transcript grades are used to place students in math courses.)*
2105 - PRE-ALGEBRA (9) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course is offered for students that have NOT yet met the criteria for entering Algebra 1. Topics include simple equations and inequalities, exponent rules, linear graphing, radicals, and algebraic evaluations. The course counts towards elective credit and does not meet the Math requirements for high school graduation.
2115 - ISAT MATH (11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course is for juniors who have not passed the ISAT math test.
2120 - ALGEBRA AB (9,10) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course covers the same concepts as the Algebra 1 course, with the only difference being the pace. It takes 2 semesters to complete this algebra series. Topics covered are integers, properties, order of operations, solving equations and inequalities, word problems, proportions, percents, trigonometry, plotting points, relations, functions, graphing and writing line equations.
2125 - ALGEBRA CD (9,10) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course is a continuance of Algebra AB. Topics covered are solving systems, solving linear inequalities and systems of inequalities, word problems, exploring polynomials, factoring, solving quadratic equations, exploring rational expressions and equations, exploring radicals, and solving radical equations.
2140 - ALGEBRA 1 (9,10,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
The student will examine the complete real number system and its structure through the development of algebraic language and skills. An introduction to logic, exposure to algebraic proofs and opportunities to solve realistic problems are important ingredients of this course. Major skills covered are solving linear and quadratic equations.
2210 - APPLIED MATH 1 (10,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Students will be given a lab class, "hands on" opportunity, to focus on arithmetic operations, problem-solving techniques, estimation of answers, measurement skills, algebra, geometry, data handling, statistics, and computers to solve problems.
Prerequisite: Passed Pre-Algebra (with a C or better) or completed Algebra.
2220 - APPLIED MATH 2 (11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Students will be given a lab class, "hands on" opportunity to focus on scientific notation, vectors, precision, formulas used to solve real-life problems, use nonlinear and linear equations to solve problems, and work with probabilities and statistics.
Prerequisite: Passed Applied math 1 or completed Geometry.
2230 - APPLIED MATH 3 (11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This is a continuation of the Applied Math course with emphasis on trigonometry and analytical geometry. It involves labs and activities as well as problems taken from the work environment. Prerequisite: Algebra 2 or Applied Math 2.
2320 - GEOMETRY (9,10,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Geometry is a Math course involing measurement and dealing with shapes. Some of the concepts studied in elementary Algebra will be helpful to the student's understanding of Geometry. Geometry is valuable because of its wide variety of applications to other subjects such as astronomy, art and chemistry. Through the use of logic and imagination, the student will examine the postulated structure of Euclidean Geometry. Prerequisite: Passing Algebra with a C or better.
2330 - ALGEBRA 2 (9,10,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
Advanced Algebra provides the finishing touch that will unlock the mysteries and magic of science, engineering, architecture, design, health science, and of course, mathematics. Some concepts presented in Geometry will be most helpful to the student of Advanced Algebra. Major Skills covered are a study of higher degree polynomials, logarithms and exponents, and conics. Prerequisite: Passing Geometry with a C or better.
2331 - ALGEBRA 2 EXPLORATIONS AND EXTENTIONS YR (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This course enhancees the Algebra 2 curriculum with a focus on application problems. The class combines some topics that are not covered in a traditional Algebra 2 class with topics that they have already learned to create a deeper understanding of Algebra 2 and its application in the world. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2.
2410 - HONORS PRE-CALCULUS (FORMERLY HONORS MATHEMATICS) (10,11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course wil cover functions, matrices, algebra and trignometry. It will also cover statistics and probability. Students will learn how to use a graphing calculator to enhance the understanding of the concepts. Pre-Calculus will prepare students who are planning on attending a two or four year university. This course will also prepare students who are planning on taking IB Mathematics SL. Prerequisite: Completed Algebra II with a "C" or better
2421 - AP CALCULUS (12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
The objective of AP Calculus is to give students an appreciation of Calculus and to build a strong foundation that will allow them to succeed in futuree mathematics courses. Advanced Placement Calculus -AB satisfies the requirements designed by the College Board and is equilvalent to one semester of college Calculus. There will be an Advanced Placement Calculus-AB Exam in May in which all students are expected to participate in. The major topics of this course are the differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions with applications. Should have successfully completed Pre Calculus with a B or higher in order to be in AP Calculus-AB. Students must be familiar with the properties of functions, the algebra of functions, and the graphs of functions.
2449 - IB MATH STUDIES, SL - YR (11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
This course will cover linear/non-linear functions, probability and statistics, sequences and series, some geometry and trignometry, as well as an introduction to differential calculus. The purpose of Math Studies SL is to provide students at Lake City High School, who are pursuing non-Math related careers, an opportunity for mathematical growth and discovery. A project will be added requirement of the course and will stretch over the course of the whole year. Prerequisite: Completed Pre-Calculus with a "C" or better.
2441 - IB MATHEMATICS SL (11,12) 2 Credits/2 Semesters
The first year topics that will be covered are functions, matrices, algebra, statistics and probability, circular functions and trigonometry. The second year topics that will be covered are vectors, advanced statistics and probability, and calculus. Emphasis will be on both understanding and application. Students will learn the international symbols, the use of the graphing calculator, and mathematical writing skills. During the second year the history of mathematics will be used to connect the topics. Also, students will be required to submit two projects. Summer homework will be assigned for both classes. Prerequisits for 2410 - HON PRE-CALC (10,11): Completed Algebra II with a "C" or better. Prerequisits for 2441 - IB MATHEMATICS SL (11,12): Completed Mathematics 1 with a "C" or better.
2510 STATISTICS Sem (10,11,12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
This course will introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes:
- Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns
- Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
- Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation
- Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses
This course draws connections between all aspects of the statistical process, including design, analysis, and conclusions. Additionally, using the vocabulary of statistics this course will teach students how to communicate statistical methods, results and interpretations. Students will learn how to use graphing calculators and read computer output in an effort to enhance the development of statistical understanding. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2.
7755 - PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING (ME0100) (12) 1 Credit/1 Semester
The students will learn the financial planning process including goals, credit, investing, retirement, insurance, safety net, taxes and creating a personal financial portfolio.
2660 - NIC MATH 025 (11,12) 3 NIC Credits/1 LCHS Credit/1 Semester Introduction to mathematical concepts dealing with signed numbers, variable, polynomials, exponents, factoring, solving and graphing first-degree equations, and inqualities. The course also introduces solving factorable second-degree equations. It emphasizes the practical applications of these concepts. The course provides important skill-building for those who have not taken or have had difficulty with high school algebra. Prerequisite: COMPASS Placement Test required.
2665 - NIC MATH 108 (11,12) 4 NIC Credits/ 1 LCHS Credit/1 Semester Development of mathematical concepts beyond MATH 025 or first year high school algebra. It includes linear and quadratic equations, algebraic fractions, radicals, circles and parabolas, complex numbers, functions, and logarithms. This is an emphasis on the application of these skills. The course provides important skill building for entry into collebe-level math courses. Enrollment is based on placement test results. Prerequisite: COMPASS Placement Test required.