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    Use this chart to see the most likely four year math course paths offered at BHS.  We are happy to help you create a unique experience that works best for your needs - use this to start your planning.  Click the header of this section to open a PDF of the flow chart.

    Algebra I

    This course takes a modern approach to college preparatory algebra. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are emphasized. It includes an introduction to algebra, working with real numbers, solving equations and problems, polynomials, factoring polynomials, fractions and applying them to equations, an introduction to functions, systems of linear equations, inequalities, rational and irrational numbers, probability, data analysis and algorithms. A calculator is recommended to enhance and facilitate solutions.

    Offered at CP1 and CP2 levels.

    Geometry

    This is a comprehensive course in Euclidean geometry, including topics in plane and solid geometry. It is a rigorous course in college preparatory geometry. This course is intended for students who desire further knowledge of mathematics without stress on abstract theory and proofs. The emphasis is on understanding and applying concepts and developing computational skills. Throughout the course, techniques learned in Algebra I are reinforced.  A scientific calculator will be necessary for this course in order to enhance and facilitate the understanding of solutions to problems.

    Offered at Honors, CP 1 and CP 2 Levels.

    Integrated Math

    This course is an integrated mathematics course based on the MCAS grade 10 curriculum standards and graduation exam requirement. The standards included in the curriculum include number sense, patterns, relations, functions, geometry measurement, statistics and probability. Students will practice exam type questions.

    Offered at CP 1 Level.

    Algebra 2

    Algebra II is a challenging course that continues a student’s study of algebraic concepts. Some topics covered include functions, polynomials, rational expressions, complex numbers, systems of equations, inequalities, conic sections and logarithms. Emphasis will be on solving problems that model real world applications. A graphing calculator (TI­-83 or TI-­84) will be used regularly to enhance and facilitate the understanding of solutions to problems.

    Offered at Honors and CP 1 Levels.

    Advanced Algebra

    A CP-I mathematics course bridges the concepts of Algebra II into Pre-Calculus including topics in advanced algebra and analytic geometry.  Graphing calculators are used in selected topics.  The emphasis in this course is on understanding and applying algebraic concepts and developing computational skills.

    Offered CP 1 Level.

    Pre-Calculus

    This course will cover topics in advanced algebra and analytic geometry.  In particular, we will investigate the distinguishing features of linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, periodic, and trigonometric functions; and ultimately apply their concepts to real world situations.  Technology will be employed in the form of a graphing calculator (TI­-84) to model concepts and problems. The emphasis at the CP I level is on understanding concepts and their application, and developing computational skills in preparation for calculus.  At the Honors level, the emphasis takes a shift from solving problems to applying concepts.  Much attention is given toward function interpretation, alteration, and utilization.

    Offered at Honors and CP 1 Levels.

    Trigonometry

    Trigonometry is a semester course, which will cover numerous topics such as angles and their trigonometric functions, trigonometry of the right angle, reference angles, graphs of the six trigonometric functions, identities, trigonometric equations, and oblique triangles. This course continues the job of building algebraic and geometric skills. Graphing calculators (TI­-84) will be used to enhance and facilitate the understanding of solutions to problems.

    Offered at CP 1 Level.

    Calculus

    Introduction to Calculus is a semester course designed to make students familiar with the introductory concepts of Calculus. The course will cover functions, limits, basic polynomial and trigonometric derivatives, and application of differentiation. If time permits, an introduction to integration will be included in the course. The goal of the course is introduce students to the general concepts of Calculus so as to provide them with a sufficient foundation for success in a college Calculus I course.

    Offered at CP 1 Level

    Calculus I is a yearlong course that covers the concepts and applications of derivatives and integrals. Calculus will explore these concepts in mechanical aspects rather than theoretical. The graphing calculator (TI­84+) will be used to enhance and facilitate the understanding of solutions to the problems. This course will may be offered as a Dual Credit course with a cooperating college. Any student that meets the specific requirements will have the option to seek college credit.

    Offered at Honors Level

    AP Calculus

    Calculus AB is an intense, challenging course, which develops the students’ comprehension of the concepts of calculus, while providing experience with its methods and applications. The course emphasizes a multi­representational approach where ideas, results and problems are expressed graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally. Technology, mainly the TI­84 graphing calculator, is used regularly to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation and to assist in interpreting results. Topics covered include derivatives, integrals, limits, and approximations and the relationships between them. The emphasis is on a modeling approach with applications to real world problems. Preparation for the Calculus AB AP Exam is also a major component of this course.

    Calculus BC is a full­year course in the calculus of functions of a single variable. It includes all topics covered in Calculus AB plus additional topics. Both courses represent college­level mathematics for which most colleges grant advanced placement and credit. The content of Calculus BC is designed to qualify the student for placement and credit in a course that is one course beyond that granted for Calculus AB.

    Probability and Statistics

    This course is designed as an introduction to the basic topics of probability and statistics. Topics include sample space, permutations, combinations, odds, Venn diagrams, and conditional probability. Also presented are Pascal’s Triangle, the Binomial Theorem, Principles of Central Tendency, and methods of presenting and analyzing data.

    Offered at Honors and CP 1 Levels.

    AP Statistics

    The purpose of the AP Statistics course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: (1) Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns (2) Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study (3) Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation (4) Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses. Students who successfully complete the course and exam may receive credit, advanced placement or both for a one­ semester introductory college statistics course.

    Applied Math

    This is a very practical course, which develops the student’s ability to understand and deal with the basic math in “real life” situations. Each lesson usually features a relatively short introduction and/or demonstration with more time for discussion and completion of worksheets pertaining to topics which include: earning, purchasing, money management, investing, borrowing, automobiles, other transportation, recreation, insurance, taxes, utilities, services, nutrition, and current events.

    Offered CP 1 Level.

    Intro to Programming

    This course assumes that the student has knowledge of at least one other high level programming language.  Fundamentals of the C++ programming language, including variables, data types, arithmetic operations and expressions, program looping, decision structures, arrays, functions, character strings, structures, pointers, character I/O, operations on bits, and file organization will be explored throughout the year.

    Offered at Honors and CP 1 Levels.

    Computer Science

    Exploring Computer Science is a yearlong course to introduce students to computer programming. It also encompasses more than just coding;   Students will gain an appreciation for the ways in which computing-enabled innovation is personally relevant, and how it impacts society and career opportunities.  Units utilize a variety of tools/platforms, and culminate with final projects around the following topics:  information technology,  problem solving techniques, web design, programming, data and society and robotics.

    Offered at Honors and CP 1 Levels.

    AP Computer Science course description.

    Offered through Virtual High School.

    Intro to Robotics

    This is an introductory course in robotics. Students will design robots to perform increasingly challenging tasks. Design of the robots will include using mechanical parts and actuators that allow the robot to interact with its environment and programming the robot to use actuators effectively. Students will also program using sensors to make a robot that can adapt to its environment. This class does not count as math credit for the purposes of graduation.

    Offered at CP 1 Level.

    Reasoning and Argumentation

    Reasoning and Argumentation is an interdisciplinary course run jointly by the Mathematics and Social Studies Departments. The course covers the philosophy of reasoning and argumentation as well as the corresponding mathematical symbolic logic. The approach will be two pronged: (1) the analysis and classification of logical fallacies and (2) the analysis and construction of valid arguments. Topics include: (a) Concepts, Definitions & Propositions (b) Uses of Language (c) Recognizing and Analyzing Arguments (d) Validity of Arguments and Fallacies (e) Deductive Logic (f) Categorical Propositions and Syllogisms (g) Inductive Logic. The course is co­taught by a mathematics teacher and a social studies teacher in a college lecture format with breakout discussion sections to be determined. This class does not count as math credit for the purposes of graduation.

    Offered at Honors Level.

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