## Mathematics Course Description

**Secondary Mathematics 2:**(1 Credit) Students in Secondary Mathematics II will focus on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, extend the set of rational numbers to the set of complex numbers, link probability and data through conditional probability and counting methods, study similarity and right triangle trigonometry and study circles with their quadratic algebraic representations.

**Secondary Mathematics 2 Extended:**(1 Credit) Students in Secondary Mathematics II Honors will focus on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, extend the set of rational numbers to the set of complex numbers, link probability and data through conditional probability and counting methods, study similarity and right triangle Trigonometry, and study circles with their quadratic algebraic representations. Honors students will also represent complex numbers and their operations on the complex plane, solve systems of equations, prove and apply trigonometric identities, express conic sections algebraically, and solve problems using volume measurements.

**Secondary Mathematics 3:**(1 Credit) Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math II with a C- or above. Students in Secondary Mathematics III will focus on pulling together and applying the accumulation of learning that they have from their previous courses. They will apply methods from probability and statistics, expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions, they will expand their study of right triangle trigonometry and will bring together all of their experience with functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems.

**Secondary Mathematics 3 Extended:**(1 Credit) Mathematics 3 Extended is recommended for college-bound students. It also serves as the prerequisite for Advanced Placement Calculus or Statistics courses. Areas of study for the course will include exponential, power, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and piecewise functions, along with trigonometric functions and their inverses. Students will investigate and explore mathematical ideas using methods that will help them gain a deep understanding of fundamental concepts, develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations, and acquire appropriate technological skills. Students will analyze situations verbally, numerically, graphically and symbolically. Effective communication skills will be developed so that students will be able to discuss, explain, and justify their thoughts and ideas. While mathematical skills will be developed, teaching will focus on building a deep understanding of concepts that will enable students to apply mathematical skills and make meaningful connections to life’s experiences. Because of the importance of technology in this course, access to a graphing calculator is required.

**AP Calculus:**(1 Credit) This course consists of work in calculus and related topics. Students who successfully complete the course and examination may receive credit for college calculus.

**Math for Life:**(1 Credit)

**The course includes mathematical decision making in finance, modeling, probability and statistics, and making choices. The four quarters of instruction are independent of each other. Students will make sense of authentic problem and persevere in solving them. They will reason abstractly and quantitatively while communicating mathematics to others. Students will use appropriate tools, including technology, to model mathematics. Students will use structure and regularity of reasoning to describe mathematical situations and solve problems.**

**Pre-Calculus:**(1 Credit) Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra and teacher approval. Pre-calculus is recommended for college-bound students. It also serves as the prerequisite for Advanced Placement Calculus or Statistics courses. Areas of study for the course will include exponential, power, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and piecewise functions, along with trigonometric functions and their inverses. Students will investigate and explore mathematical ideas using methods that will help them gain a deep understanding of fundamental concepts, develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations, and acquire appropriate technological skills. Students will analyze situations verbally, numerically, graphically and symbolically. Effective communication skills will be developed so that students will be able to discuss, explain, and justify their thoughts and ideas. While mathematical skills will be developed, teaching will focus on building a deep understanding of concepts that will enable students to apply mathematical skills and make meaningful connections to life’s experiences. Because of the importance of technology in this course, access to a graphing calculator is required.

**Math 1010:**Prerequisite: Secondary Mathematics 1, 2 & 3 AND one of the following: a C avg. grade or higher in each Secondary Mathematics courses OR an ACT Math placement score of 18 or higher; OR an Accuplacer Math placement score of 54 or higher. Course only offered as concurrent enrollment credit on the high school campuses by qualified instructors. Prepares students for courses that fulfill the General Education Math requirement. Concepts emphasized in this course include the properties of the real number system, sets, functions, graphs, algebraic manipulations, linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, and story problems. Students will be expected to reason mathematically and solve mathematical problems. Successful completion of the course gives students good preparation for college-level math courses. Successful completers satisfy prerequisite for MATH 1050, and Mathematics prerequisite for CHEM 1110, and PHYS 1010. Purchase of MyMath Lab is required.

**CE Math 1030:**Prerequisite: Secondary Mathematics 1, 2 & 3 AND one of the following: a C avg. grade or higher in each Secondary Mathematics courses OR an ACT Math placement score of 20 or higher; OR an Accuplacer Math placement score of 75 or higher. For students in Fine Arts, Liberal Arts and other degrees. Focuses on development of analytical problem-solving skills through the application of various mathematical concepts to real-life problems. Topics of study include modeling with algebra; geometry; logic; financial math; right triangle trigonometry (indirect measurement); probability and statistics. Students are cautioned to check degree and/or transfer requirements before taking this course. Purchase of MyMath Lab is required.

**CE Math 1040:**The purpose of CE Math 1040 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: Observing Patterns and departures from patterns. (2) Planning a Study: Deciding what and how to measure. (3) Anticipating Patterns: Producing models using probability theory and simulation. (4) Statistical Inference: Confirming models. Students who successfully complete the course and examination may receive credit, advanced placement, or both for a one-semester introductory college statistics course.

**Math 1050:**Prerequisite: Secondary Mathematics 1, 2 & 3 AND one of the following: an ACT Math placement score of 23 or higher; OR an Accuplacer Math placement score of 89 or higher. For students majoring in Business, Elementary Education, Science, and other majors. Reviews fundamental algebra; explores polynomial and rational functions; introduces exponential and logarithmic functions and applications; trigonometric functions dealing with graphs, identities, and equations, including inverse functions. Required for Utah Level 2 and Level 3 Math Endorsements. Satisfies prerequisites for MATH 1060, MATH 1100, MATH 1210 (also needs MATH 1060), and MATH 2010, and Mathematics prerequisite for CHEM 1210.