**Staff**

Matt Dunn

Jim Isenberg

Kevin Schoenfeld

David Troyer

**Course Descriptions**

GENERAL MATH 1-2 INTEGRATED MATH (full year) This course emphasizes problem solving, communication, and reasoning among mathematical topics
and between mathematics and other disciplines. The multi-period sequence of Integrated Math replaces
the traditional Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II sequence of courses and usually covers the following
topics during a three- or four-year sequence: algebra, functions, geometry from both a synthetic and an
algebraic perspective, trigonometry, statistics and probability, discrete mathematics, the conceptual
underpinnings of calculus, and mathematical structure. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and parental consent. This class is only offered to students
with an IEP and it is equivalent to a math credit for graduation. GENERAL MATH 3-4 TRANSITIONAL MATH (full year) This course reinforces and expands a student’s foundational math skills, such as arithmetic operations
using rational numbers, area, perimeter, and volume of geometric figures, congruence and similarity,
angle relationships, the Pythagorean theorem, the rectangular coordinate system, sets and logic, ratio and
proportion, estimation, formulas, solving and graphing simple equations and inequalities. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and parental consent. This class is only offered to students
with an IEP and it is equivalent to a math credit for graduation. ALGEBRA I(full year) This is a classic first year Algebra course. Per Pearson Algebra I textbook, course covers “all of the
Standards for Mathematical Practice from the Common Core State Standards.” This includes but is not
limited to the solving of equations and inequalities: the graphing of linear, quadratic, and radical
functions; the solving of systems of linear equations and inequalities; computations with polynomials;
factoring; data analysis and probability. Prerequisite: Placement score on Galileo. GEOMETRY(full year) This is a classic Plane Geometry course. It is a study of solid figures, deductive methods of reasoning and
use of logic; geometry as a axiomatic system including the study of postulates, theorems and formal
proofs; concepts of congruence, similarity, parallelism, perpendicularity and proportion; and rules of
angle measurement in triangles. Starting with precious few axioms, a profusion of conclusion is
systematically developed with deductive reasoning. The use of logic is required and promoted every day. Prerequisite: A passing grade in Algebra I or equivalent. HONORS GEOMETRY(full year) This course covers all of the same topics and ideas as Geometry. Students will be expected to maintain a
“C” or better and will also be expected to move through the material more quickly than Geometry. Prerequisite: “B” or better in Algebra I and teacher recommendation. ALGEBRA II(full year) This course reinforces, extends, and expands the knowledge and skills acquired in Algebra I. It is the
appropriate sequel to Algebra I and Geometry, thus providing the key link to either pre-Calculus and
Calculus, or studies in discrete mathematics, statistics and probability. This course will touch upon the
basic concepts required in all of these mathematical subjects. Prerequisites: A passing grade in Geometry. HONORS ALGEBRA II(full year) This course covers all of the same topics and ideas as Algebra II and will also continue the use of
technology into the study of Algebra II. Students will be expected to maintain a C or better and will also
be expected to move through the material more quickly than Algebra II. Prerequisites: “B” or better in Geometry and teacher recommendation. | FINANCIAL ALGEBRA (full year) Advanced Algebra with Financial Application (also called Financial Algebra) is a course that will use mathematics to give you the tool to become a financially responsible young adult. The course employs all levels of the college and career readiness standards to solve financial problems that occur in everyday life. Real-world problems in investing, credit, banking, auto insurance, mortgages, employment, income taxes and budgeting, are solved by applying relevant mathematics. The use of technology, such as computers and graphing calculators, are key components of the course. A Culminating Excel Budget Project using a computer spreadsheet pulls all of the learning together, while sending the students on with tools that they can use throughout their lives. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. DRAFTING & DESIGN II (full year) This course prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings and electronic simulations for architectural, civil and geological engineers. Instruction in basic construction, civil engineering principles, structural design, geological and seismographic mapping, machine and pipe drafting, architectural rendering, layout and designs, survey interpretation, blueprint interpretation, building materials and basic structural wiring diagramming. This course can be taken as a fourth year math for students that have completed and passed Drafting and Design I. This course is not recommended as fourth year math for students going to a 4-year University or college. Prerequisite: A “C” or better in Draft & Design I. MAT152 COLLEGE ALGEBRADual Credit-(one semester) Properties and graphs of polynomial functions, rational functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions: concept of functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, and graphing calculator usage. A graphing calculator is necessary, preferably the TI-83 or TI-84. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and one year of geometry completed within the last 4 years, and or ACT Math score of at least 22, or SAT Math score of at least 530, and a satisfactory score on the college mathematics skills assessment. Yavapai College Reading Proficiency Exam required. MAT142 COLLEGE MATHEMATICSDual Credit-(one semester) This class is a survey of mathematical topics and applications including statistics, probability, exponential functions, finance, dimensional analysis and other selected discrete math topics. A graphing calculator is necessary, preferably the TI-83 or TI-84. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and one year of geometry completed within the last 4 years, and or ACT Math score of at least 22, or SAT Math score of at least 530, and a satisfactory score on the college mathematics skills assessment. Yavapai College Reading Proficiency Exam required. MAT 187 PRE-CALCULUS Dual Credit-(full year) This course continues to review topics learned in Algebra II while also intensively exploring plane geometry and trigonometry. Some topics include linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, circular, and trigonometric functions, trigonometry, systems of equations, and matrices. This course demands intense thought processes for success. A graphing calculator is necessary, preferably the TI-83 or TI-84. Prerequisites: ‘B’ or better in Algebra II and teacher recommendation. Two years of high school algebra and one year of geometry completed within the last 4 years, and or ACT Math score of at least 22, or SAT Math score of at least 530, and a satisfactory score on the college mathematics skills assessment. Yavapai College Reading Proficiency Exam required. MAT231 CALCULUSDual Credit-(full year) This course is an introduction to calculus of single variable functions. It includes limits, the fundamental principles of differentiation and integration, techniques for finding derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions and applications of the derivatives. A graphing calculator is required, preferable the TI-83 or TI-84. Textbook materials will most likely be purchased by the student. Prerequisites: ‘C’ or better in PreCalculus. MAT 152 and MAT 183 or MAT 187 or satisfactory score on the college mathematics skills assessment. Yavapai College Compass Reading Exam required. *MATH CREDIT FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL ALGEBRA IStudents who successfully complete Algebra I at Heritage Middle School or another middle school during their 8th grade year may apply for credit at Chino Valley High School. In order to receive credit, the student must have meet a 70% competency level at Heritage Middle school or another middle school and enroll at Chino Valley High School for at least one (1) full semester. The student will be awarded up to 1.0 credit and will be issued a grade of passing (P). |