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Mathematics

Department Chairperson for Grayslake North: Kim Johnson, kjohnson@d127.org 
Department Chairperson for Grayslake Central: Steve Ikenn, sikenn@d127.org

 

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit

Grade Offered

Algebra I

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

Geometry (Blended option at Central)

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

Geometry Honors

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry (Blended option at Central)

Yes

1.0

10 - 12

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry Honors

Yes

1.0

9 - 12

Intermediate Algebra 

Yes

1.0

11 - 12

Pre-Calculus (Blended option)

Yes

1.0

11 - 12

Pre-Calculus Honors (Blended option)

Yes

1.0

10 - 12

Math Analysis Honors

Yes

1.0

10 - 12

Advanced Mathematical Decision Making

Yes

1.0

12

Advanced Placement Calculus AB

Yes

1.0

11 - 12

Advanced Placement Calculus BC

Yes

1.0

11 - 12

Advanced Placement Statistics

Yes

1.0

11 - 12

Computer Programming

Yes

0.5

9-12

Advanced Placement Computer Science A

Yes

1.0

10-12

See course description for all prerequisites

*Summer work for selected math courses may be required

Algebra I

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is designed for students to master the basic concepts of algebra. The goal of the course is to provide meaningful connections and increase problem solving skills.  Modern terminology and concepts are used to study the real number system. Sets, variables, operations with polynomials, solving linear equations and inequalities, and solutions of quadratic equations are some of the many topics covered. 

A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: Placement by teacher recommendation

Grades offered: 9 – 12 

Geometry

Credit: 1.0

(Blended option at Central)

This two-semester course incorporates a review of algebraic skills in the study of two- and three-dimensional figures and their measurements. Lessons are designed to enable students to master essential concepts including points, lines, planes, angles, two and three-dimensional figures, area and volume, congruency, similarity, transformations, right triangle trigonometry, circles, and deductive proof.  This course progresses from an understanding of critical terminology through the use of deductive or logical reasoning to prove ideas about the shapes and figures in the world. 

A graphing calculator, protractor, and compass are required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite:  One credit of Algebra 1 and by teacher recommendation.

Grades offered:  9 – 12 

Geometry Honors

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course involves the study of two and three-dimensional geometric figures and their measurements, and is an accelerated geometry program. Lessons are designed for mastery of essential concepts including points, lines, planes, angles, two and three-dimensional figures, area and volume, congruency, similarity, transformations, right triangle trigonometry, and circles.  The course emphasizes deductive proofs.

A graphing calculator, protractor, and compass are required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in Algebra and by teacher recommendation 

Grades offered: 9-12 

Intermediate Algebra

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is designed to reinforce and expand upon essential algebraic concepts.  Within this course students will broaden their mathematical knowledge in solving equations, graphing functions, polynomial operations, and rational expressions.  Students will make connections between knowledge learned in geometry and trigonometric concepts that will be studied in this course.  

A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in geometry and by teacher recommendation

Grades offered: 11-12

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry

Credit: 1.0

(Blended option at Central)

This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts.  It develops advanced algebra skills working with polynomials, rational functions, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, sequence & series, areas of probability and statistics along with concepts that include the study of trigonometric functions.  The course also introduces exponential and logarithmic expressions, equations and graphing. The content of this course are important for students’ success on both the SAT and college mathematics entrance exams. 

A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in geometry and by teacher recommendation

Grades offered: 10-12

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry Honors

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is an accelerated algebra program. The course includes a brief review of algebraic skills.  Emphasis is on advanced equation solving and its application to the solution of real world problems. This course stresses the advanced algebra topics essential for success in Pre-Calculus Honors or Math Analysis.  The course covers the topics of the Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry course, but at a faster pace and in greater depth.  Some trigonometry topics include right and oblique triangle laws. 

A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in geometry and by teacher recommendation

Grades offered: 9-12

Pre-Calculus

Credit: 1.0

(Blended option)

This two-semester course is designed for students to develop a deeper understanding of functions.  Students study linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, piecewise, and trigonometric functions, as well as conic sections and probability.  The graphing calculator will be an integral part of the learning process.

A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite:  One credit in Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry and teacher recommendation

Grades offered:  11-12

Pre-Calculus Honors

Credit: 1.0

(Blended option)

This two-semester course provides a mathematically sound development of the topics in Algebra and Trigonometry needed for success in Advanced Placement Calculus AB and AP Statistics. The class is intended to enhance the students' problem solving skills by applying advanced mathematical topics to real world situations.  Students study linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, piecewise, and trigonometric functions, as well as conic sections and probability. An introduction to Calculus is also included through the study of limits. 

A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite:  One credit in Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry Honors and by teacher recommendation.

Grades offered:  10-12.

Math Analysis Honors

Credit 1.0

This two-semester course challenges students to learn pre-calculus topics as well as some calculus topics. It reviews and extends material covered in previous math courses as well as introduces topics such as: elementary functions and their limits, polar coordinates and equations, mathematical induction, derivatives of polynomial, logarithmic, trigonometric, exponential functions, conic sections, and sequences and series. Successful completion of this course will satisfy the prerequisite for Advanced Placement Calculus BC.

A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: one credit in Advanced Algebra Trigonometry Honors and by teacher recommendation.

Grades offered: 10-12

Advanced Placement

Calculus AB

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course is designed to meet the needs of students who have demonstrated mastery of pre-calculus. This course consists of college-level work in limits, differentiation, related rates, optimization, integration, and volumes of revolution. The content of Advanced Placement Calculus AB is designed to qualify students for college credit in Calculus I.  

Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement exam as a part of this course.

A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in Pre-Calculus Honors and by teacher recommendation. 

Grades offered: 11-12

Advanced Placement

Calculus BC

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course includes all of the topics in Advanced Placement Calculus AB. Additional topics include: vector functions, parametric equations, complex integration techniques, areas bounded by polar curves, differential equations as a thorough study of sequences and series. The content of Advanced Placement Calculus BC is designed to qualify students for placement and credit one semester beyond that granted for Advanced Placement Calculus AB.

Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement exam as part of the course.  

A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in Math Analysis and by teacher recommendation.

Grades offered: 11-12
 

Advanced Mathematical

Decision

Credit: 1.0

(Fulfills Transitional Math credit*)

This two-semester course engages students in relevant problems and prepares them for higher education and the workplace.  Topics will include analyzing data, probability and statistics, using models in mathematical decision making, financial planning and networks.  It prepares students to use a variety of mathematical tools and approaches to model a range of situations and solve problems.  Students will be expected to make formal and informal presentations on a regular basis.

*Successful completion of a transitional mathematics course for a high school graduate results in direct placement into postsecondary credit-bearing mathematics courses at all Illinois community colleges and accepting Illinois universities without a placement test.  See Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act for more information.

 A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in Intermediate Algebra or higher and by teacher recommendation   

Grades offered: 12

Advanced Placement

Statistics

Credit: 1.0

This two-semester course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes evident in the content, skills, and assessment in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, probability and simulation, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding. This course is a non-calculus-based college level course in statistics. 

Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement exam as part of this course.  

A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in Pre-Calculus and by teacher recommendation   

Grades offered: 11-12

Computer Programming

Credit 0.5 (elective credit)

In this one-semester, lab-based course students are introduced to computer programming and computational thinking with an emphasis on problem solving. The course includes writing programs that make decisions using conditional statements and iteration through the use of looping structures. Successful completion of this one semester course prepares the student for Advanced Placement Computer Science A.   Note: Credit for this course can only be awarded as a general elective. It cannot be applied toward the 3 year math graduation requirement.

A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in Algebra 1 or by teacher recommendation. 

Grades offered: 9-12

Advanced Placement Computer Science A

Credit: 1.0

The AP Computer Science A course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), and analysis of potential solutions.  It is meant to be the equivalent of a first-semester college course in Computer Science using Java. This course will prepare students for the AP Computer Science A exam. Note: Credit for this course cannot be applied toward the 3 year math graduation requirement.

 A graphing calculator is required for class.  We recommend a calculator from the TI-84 family.

Ancillary Fees: There is an approximate cost ranging from $100 to $150.  In all cases the items purchased are the property of the student and may be kept.

Prerequisite: One credit in AAT or higher or by teacher recommendation.   

Grades offered: 10-12

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