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Mathematics

Curriculum Overview

The AAW Math Department prepares students for all possibilities through the reinforcement of foundational knowledge and the teaching of conceptual/logical thinking via arts integration.

Class Topics

Algebra I

This course will discuss linear functions, systems of equations, inequalities, exponents and exponential functions, quadratic functions, radical and rational functions, and probability. Critical thinking and problems solving skills will be emphasized throughout the course. This course fulfills the high school Algebra 1 requirement for Michigan high schools.

Geometry

This course is a study of the basic relationships of parallelism, perpendicularity, similarity and congruence of figures with emphasis on triangles, parallelograms and circles. Logical reasoning and higher level critical thinking skills will be developed through a study of simple deductive proofs. This course fulfills the MME requirement for Geometry.

Honors Geometry

This course will discuss proof writing, logical reasoning, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangle relationships, quadrilaterals, similarity between figures, right triangle trigonometry, transformations, circles, area, perimeter, surface area, and volume. Critical thinking and problems solving skills will be emphasized throughout the course. This course fulfills the high school Geometry requirement for Michigan high schools.

Algebra II

This course will discuss Solving Equations and Inequalities; Writing and Graphing Relations and Functions; Parent Functions and Transformations of Parent Functions; Solving Quadratic Equations including ones with Complex answers; Performing Operations on Polynomials; Graphing Polynomial Functions; Working with Rational and Radical Expressions; Graphing Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Working with Conic Sections; Geometric Sequences and Series; Right Triangle Trigonometry; and Law of Sines and Cosines. Critical thinking and problems solving skills will be emphasized throughout the course. This course fulfills the high school Algebra 2 requirement for Michigan high schools.

 

ALGEBRA II OVER 2 YEARS

 

We also offer a two year version of Algebra 2 for students who may need additional time to process this course. The first year covers Solving Equations and Inequalities; Writing and Graphing Relations and Functions; Parent Functions and Transformations of Parent Functions; Solving Quadratic Equations including ones with Complex answers; Performing Operations on Polynomials; Graphing Polynomial Functions; Working with Rational and Radical Expressions. The second year covers Graphing Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Working with Conic Sections; Geometric Sequences and Series; Right Triangle Trigonometry; Law of Sins and Cosines; and Trigonometric Identities. Critical thinking and problem solving skills will be emphasized throughout both years of the course. Completion of both years is required to fulfill the MMC high school Algebra 2 requirement for Michigan high schools

Honors Algebra II

This course will discuss Solving Equations and Inequalities; Writing and Graphing Relations and Functions; Parent Functions and Transformations of Parent Functions; Solving Quadratic Equations including ones with Complex answers; Performing Operations on Polynomials; Graphing Polynomial Functions; Working with Rational and Radical Expressions; Graphing Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Working with Conic Sections; Geometric Sequences and Series; The Binomial Theorem; Circular Trigonometry; and Trigonometric Identities. Critical thinking and problems solving skills will be emphasized throughout the course. This course fulfills the high school Algebra 2 requirement for Michigan high schools.

Trigonometry/College Algebra

This course will discuss Circular Trigonometry and Trigonometric Identities; Right Triangle Trigonometry; Operations and Inverses of Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Matrices; Ellipses and Circles; Complex Numbers and De Moivre’s Theorem; the Central Limit Theorem; and Statistical Graphing and Analyzation. Critical thinking and problems solving skills will be emphasized throughout the course. This course fulfills the fourth year of mathematics high school requirement for Michigan high school Seniors.

Pre-Calculus

This course will discuss Circular Trigonometry and Trigonometric Identities; Right Triangle Trigonometry; Operations and Inverses of Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Matrices; Ellipses and Circles; Vectors and Vector Operations; The Central Limit Theorem; and Introductory Calculus including Limits and the definition of the derivative. Critical thinking and problems solving skills will be emphasized throughout the course. This course fulfills the fourth year of mathematics high school requirement for Michigan high school Seniors. High School Juniors who complete this course have the opportunity to dual enroll the following year at the community college for the first semester and Calculus credit. These courses are paid for by the school provided the student passes the courses.