# High School Mathematics Courses

### Mathematics

The mathematics program should ensure that all students have an opportunity to become mathematically literate, are capable of extending their learning, have an equal opportunity to learn, and become informed citizens capable of understanding issues in a technological society. Knowledge of mathematics is an essential element in the development of the whole person.

All students should be provided access to the full range of mathematical topics. Knowledge of patterns, relations, and functions; of geometry and measurement; of probability and statistics; and of increasingly important topics in discrete mathematics is a necessary foundation for all students. Because students' interests, goals and achievements change as they mature and advance through high school, the mathematics program should be designed to keep options open. While recognizing that individuals have different career objectives, and may well pursue careers as yet undefined, we further recognize that all students have the right to learn significant mathematics and to develop power over mathematical ideas.

The goals of the mathematics program are that all students:

- Learn to value mathematics

- Gain confidence in their ability to do mathematics

- Become mathematical problem-solvers

- Learn to communicate mathematically

- Learn to reason mathematically

- Use technology as a tool to solve problems

Hand-held graphing calculators are playing an integral part in the learning and comprehension of mathematics. It is the Mathematics Department’s policy that all students are required to have their own graphing calculator, which is needed for classwork and homework assignments. Thus, it is necessary for students to purchase a graphing calculator. Special arrangements may be available to students who are unable to purchase one.

Please Note: The courses and grade levels below represent typical programming pathways. Shaker Heights High School's counseling staff can help direct students and their families to the courses that best fit a student's academic needs.

### Common Math Pathways and Course Options

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**Please Note: **It is possible to change pathways. Pathways shown are provided to illustrate what is common.

It is possible to earn college credit in the following courses: AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB, the IB SL program, the IB HL program, AP Statistics, and CCP

Course Offerings outside the common pathways include: Discrete Math, AP Statistics, Statistics, History of Mathematics (elective), Financial Algebra

## Courses

- Algebra I
- Geometry
- 9 Math Honors
- 10 Math Honors
- Mathematical Modeling & Reasoning (MMR)
- Algebra II
- Discrete Math/Computer Science (DM/CS)
- Statistics
- AP Statistics
- Financial Algebra
- Precalculus
- College Algebra and College Trigonometry, Tri-C/CCP
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- IB DP Mathematics: Applications & Interpretations I & II SL
- IB DP Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches I and II SL
- IB DP Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches I HL/11 Advanced Math
- IB DP Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches II HL/AP Calculus BC
- IB DP Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches III HL (concurrent enrollment)
- Calculus III