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High School students must successfully complete 3 years of mathematics. Algebra I, Geometry and a third course that builds on the skills and concepts from Algebra I and Geometry.
 
  
Memorial High School offers
Algebra I
Geometry
Adv. Geometry
Algebra II
Adv. Algebra II


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ALGEBRA I     5 CREDITS
This course is offered in high school as the first part of a three-year sequence of courses which satisfies the traditional college entrance requirement and as part of a three-year sequence. This course covers the basic essentials of elementary algebra up to the solution of the quadratic equation. Extensive coverage is given to the area of written problems throughout the course. The student is expected to do homework assignments and to seek additional help from the teacher when experiencing difficulty in selected areas. The student’s grade is determined by various class activities. effort. frequent tests and quizzes, and a final examination at the end of the school year. This course has been updated to be in alignment with the new Common Core standards for Mathematics.

Graduation Requirement Fulfilled: Algebra I



GEOMETRY     5 CREDITS
This course is offered in high school as the second part of a three-year sequence of academic courses which satisfies the traditional college entrance requirement and as part of a three-year sequence. The content of this course is centered upon problem solving involving the basic figures of Plane Geometry. such as the triangle. quadrilateral. and circle. Solid figures are also included if time permits. Great stress is placed on student responsibility. The student is expected to do a large amount of homework and to seek additional help from the teacher when experiencing difficulty in selected areas. The student's grade is determined by various class activities, effort, frequent tests and quizzes, and a final examination at the end of the school year. This, course has been updated to be in alignment with the new Common Core standards for Mathematics.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1
Graduation Requirement Fulfilled: Geometry


ADVANCED GEOMETRY     5 CREDITS
Half-Weighted course. A good understanding of Algebra I is required. This course covers the bask elements of Euclidean geometry. stressing the modem approach to logical analysis. Basic measurements used for Solid Geometry and Trigonometry will be included. Geometry offers a balance of theory and applications; lessons include deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning. This course will cover additional material and move at a faster pace than. Geometry. This course has been updated to be in alignment with the new Common Core Content standards for Mathematics.
Note: Sumner work Is a part of this course and will be distributed prior to the end of the preceding school year.

Prerequisites: A grade of a 'B' or better in Algebra 1.
Graduation Requirement Fulfilled: Geometry


ALGEBRA II     5 CREDITS
This course is offered in high school as the third part of a three-year sequence of courses which satisfies the traditional college entrance requirement as part of a three-year sequence. The content of this course is an extension of the fundamental concepts of Algebra I to include new topics like conic sections. exponential equations, logarithms. progressions. and trigonometry. The student is expected to do homework assignments and to seek additional help from the teacher when experiencing difficulty in selected areas. The student's grade is determined by various class activities, effort. frequent tests and quizzes. and a final examination at the end of the school year. This course has been updated tit be in alignment with the new Common Cute standards for Mathematics.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra I
Graduation Requirement Fulfilled: Mathematics


ADVANCED ALGEBRA II     5 CREDITS
Half-Weighted Course: This course is offered in high school as part of a three-year sequence which prepares a student of advanced ability to proceed into more difficult areas of high school mathematics. The content of the course is an extension of the fundamental concepts of Algebra 1 to include topics like conic sections. exponential equations. logarithms. progressions. trigonometry, and other related topics. This course moves at an accelerated pace in order to cover all areas necessary to prepare students for course work in the advanced study of mathematics. The student is expected to do homework assignments and to seek additional help from the teacher when experiencing difficulty in selected areas. The student's grade is determined by various class activities, effort. frequent tests and quizzes, and a final examination at the end of the school year.

Prerequisites: A grade of "B" or better in Algebra 1 and Geometry is recommended. This course will cover additional material and move at a faster pace than Algebra II. This course has been updated to be in alignment with the new Common Core Content standards for Mathematics.

Note: Summer work is a part of this course and will be distributed prior to the end of the preceding school year.