Geometry

Geometry helps students develop a strong spatial understanding as they explore two-dimensional shapes in Euclidean geometry. Congruence, similarity, transformational geometry, circles, constructions, and three-dimensional solids are the core topics of this course. Deductive reasoning is motivated by investigations using GeoGebra, and both direct and indirect proofs are utilized throughout the course. Algebra I skills are integrated into all applications of the concepts studied.

Honors Geometry

This course leads students to investigate complex geometric concepts and proofs, and develop a foundation in deduction and problem-solving. Congruence, similarity, transformational geometry, circles, constructions, and three-dimensional solids are the core topics of this course. Honors Geometry assumes that students possess strong problem-solving skills and are ready to think and work independently.

Algebra II

Algebra II continues with the study of algebraic concepts learned in Math 7 and Math 8. It develops understanding of advanced Algebra concepts such as functions, simultaneous equations, linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, absolute value, and complex numbers. Students will factor, describe and translate functions, and represent algebraic ideas on the coordinate plane. Students will be expected to read, write, discuss, and understand mathematical proofs.

Honors Algebra II

Honors Algebra II builds upon the concepts studied in mathematics the three years prior and has a strong component of mathematical proof. Core concepts of Honors Algebra II include functions, simultaneous equations, inequalities, absolute value, and complex numbers. While the concepts of this course are similar to those in Algebra II, students approved for Honors will have demonstrated strong technical and analytical skills, as well as an ability to work and learn independently.

IB Mathematical Studies I & II—SL

IB Mathematical Studies SL is a two-year course. Year A and Year B may be taken in either order. Year A topics: Sets and Venn diagrams, logic, probability, descriptive statistics, the normal distribution, two-variable statistics, right triangle trigonometry, and preparation of the Internal Assessment (a statistics project). Year B topics: Algebra, coordinate geometry, functions (linear, quadratic, exponential), sequences and series, right triangle trigonometry, and introduction to differential calculus. Right triangle trigonometry is included in both years in May, in order to accommodate juniors who wish to take the June ACT or SAT.

IB Mathematics I—SL

IB Mathematics I—SL is the first course in a two-year progression. The SL level is designed for students who already possess knowledge of basic mathematical concepts and who are equipped with the skills needed to apply these techniques accurately and efficiently. The core topics of IB Mathematics I—SL are algebra, functions, trigonometry, statistics, and probability.

IB Mathematics I—HL

IB Mathematics I—HL is the first course in a two-year progression. The HL level is designed for students with a strong mathematical background and a proven record of success in a range of technical and analytical skills. Students taking the HL level should be prepared for a rigorous and fast-paced course that requires independent learning. The core topics of IB Mathematics I—HL are Algebra, functions, trigonometry, statistics, probability, and vectors.

IB Mathematics II—SL

IB Mathematics II—SL is the second course in a two-year progression. The SL level is designed for students who already possess knowledge of basic mathematical concepts and who are equipped with the skills needed to apply these techniques accurately and efficiently. The core topics of IB Mathematics II—SL include vectors, as well as differential and integral calculus.

IB Mathematics II—HL

IB Mathematics II—HL is the second course in a two-year progression. The HL level is designed for students with a strong mathematical background and a proven record of success in a range of technical and analytical skills. Students taking the HL level should be prepared for a rigorous and fast-paced course that requires independent learning. The core topics of IB Mathematics II—HL are limits, derivatives, integrals, differential equations, and infinite series.

AP Calculus BC

AP Calculus BC is a full-year course in the calculus of functions of a single variable. This course will build off of students’ prior knowledge of differential and integral calculus that was developed in IB Mathematics II—HL. Students will study vector functions, parametrically defined functions, the area bounded by polar curves, logistic growth functions, and Taylor polynomials. The course is designed to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam at year’s end, but also to expand upon and connect the various areas of mathematics that students have studied in previous years.