# Math Courses

## Math for High School Completion

Math is the study of numbers and how they interact. It’s in everything we do, from architecture to engineering and even sports.

The math classes below are offered through High School Transfer Credit. Some are only offered in one semester, so check the table to see when the class you want is offered and what format you can take it in. Below the chart, you’ll find course descriptions for each.

Course (Semesters offered) Online Correspondence
Pre-Algebra X
Algebra I Common Core (S-1 & 2) X X
Algebra II (S-1 & 2) X
Consumer Math (S-1 & 2) X
Mathematics of Personal Finance
(Consumer Math) (S-1 & 2)
X
Math Foundations I (S-1 & 2) X
Math Foundations II (S-1 & 2) X
Fundamental Math (S-1 & 2) X
Geometry Common Core (S-1 & 2) X X
Introductory Algebra (S-1 & 2) X
Precalculus (S-1 & 2) X
Probability & Statistics (S-1) X

## Course Descriptions

Correspondence

Students enrolled in Pre-Algebra semesters 1 & 2, use the book Pre-Algebra by Siegried Haenisch, ©2004 AGS Publishing.  The first semester consists of the first six chapters of the books and covers algebra and whole numbers, decimal places, number theory, rational numbers and fractions, basic operations and rational expressions, and rations, proportions, and percent.  The second semester includes six chapters focusing on integers, exponents, square roots, the Pythagorean Theorem, equations from geometry, graphing, geometry, data, statistics, and probability.

Online

The content of Algebra I S-1 & S-2 in the online format is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards. This course is aligned with Common Core State Standards, which can be seen at Apex Learning. Students will work toward mastery of computational skills in an algebraic setting. Topics include an introductory algebra (pre-algebra) review, measurement, an introduction to functions, problem solving with functions, polynomials and factoring, and data analysis and probability. (Audio is available; Disponible en español.)

Correspondence

The content of the Algebra I S-1 & S-2 in the correspondence format uses the "Basic Algebra," textbook by Brown, Smith and Dolciani. In the first semester of Algebra I, students learn about working with variables, solving equations, positive and negative numbers, formulas, working with polynomials and factoring. In the second semester of Algebra I, students learn about graphing, equations with two variables, working with fractions, decimals and percentages, squares and square roots, and quadratic equations. In both semesters, students study the material, do the odd numbered problems and take six chapter tests.

Online

The content of Algebra II S-1 & S-2 in the online format is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards. This course is aligned with Common Core State Standards, which can be seen at Apex Learning. Students will continue to build on the algebraic skills mastered in Algebra I and will also cover conic sections, functions, relations, graphing, quadratic functions, inverse functions, advanced polynomial functions, logarithmic functions, and data analysis and probability. (Audio is available.)

Online

See Mathematics of Personal Finance.

Correspondence

Students use "Consumer Mathematics," by Kathleen M. Harmeyer, M.S., published by AGS ©2003, to complete both semesters of this course. Students need to have an understanding of rounding prior to starting this course and calculator use is permitted. In the first semester, students will have an introduction to earning money, net pay, personal banking, budgeting, sales tax, credit cards, shopping, postal rates, buying/renting/leasing cars, and public transportation. In the second semester, students will have instruction in renting an apartment, buying a home, paying taxes, making investments, buying insurance, and using leisure time.

Online

This online course is for students that have completed Algebra I and Geometry successfully. Students will apply what they’ve learned in Algebra I and Geometry to cover topics including personal income, taxes, checking and savings accounts, credit, loans and payments, car leasing and purchasing, home mortgages, stocks, insurance, and retirement planning. This course is aligned with the Common Core standards and the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and can be viewed at Apex Learning. (Audio is available; Disponible en español.)

Online

Students who need remediation in third to fifth grade math will benefit from this course. The course is aligned to the National Council for teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Curricular Focal Points and is appropriate for students in grades six-12 needing remediation. Students are guided through carefully paced instruction that is engaging and accessible. Early in the course, students are also taught general strategies to hone their problem solving skills. For more information, visit Apex Learning.

Online

Based on the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Curricular Focal Points, this course is designed for students needing remediation in sixth to eighth grade math. This course prepares students both computationally and conceptually for high school-level math. For more information, visit Apex Learning.

Online

This course is for students who need to master basic mathematical skills. They will develop an understanding of basic number concepts, such as whole numbers, counting and place value; advanced number concepts, such as rounding, negative numbers, and exponents; addition and subtraction; and multiplication and division. Other topics include fractions, operations with fractions, decimals, percent, ratios, basic geometry concepts, and measuring shapes. For more information, visit Apex Learning. (Audio is available; Disponible en español.)

Online

This course focuses on the mastery of critical skills and key understanding of geometric concepts based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards. Course topics include reasoning, proof, and the creation of a sound mathematical argument; points, lines, and angles; triangles; quadrilaterals and other polygons; circles; coordinate geometry; and three-dimensional solids. In addition, students will look at special topics in geometry, such as constructions, symmetry, tessellations, fractals, and non-Eclidean geometry. (Audio is available; *Disponible en español.)

Correspondence

Using "AGS Geometry," by Siegfried Haenisch, ©2005 by American Guidance Services, Inc., students independently learn about angles, proofs, triangles, congruent triangles, polygons, and area in semester one. In the second semester, students will independently learn about ratios and proportions, similar polygons, circles, area and volumes of solids, right triangles, and coordinate geometry.

Online

This course is an introduction to algebra helping prepare students for success in Algebra I. Based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards, students will study integers; the language of algebra; solving equations with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; fractions and decimals; measurement; exponents; solving equations with roots and powers; multi-step equations; and linear equations. For more information, visit Apex Learning. (Audio is available; Disponible en español.)

Online

Students, who have successfully completed two years of algebra and one year of geometry and wish to continue in higher math, will find this course a step in the right direction. Students will acquire skills that help them in subsequent math courses, such as Calculus. The first semester of this course covers linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, radical, polynomial, and rational functions; systems of equations; and conic sections. The second semester covers trigonometric ratios and functions; inverse trigonometric functions; applications of trigonometry, including vectors and laws of cosine and sine; polar functions and notations; and arithmetic of complex numbers. For more information, visit Apex Learning.

Online

Based on the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and Common Core standards, students will learn about types of data; common methods used to collect data; and the various representations of data, including histograms, bar graphs, box plots, and scatter plots. Students will learn about methods of prediction, distributions, summary statistics, regression analysis, transformations, simulations, and inference.  Probability ideas that the students will learn about include sample space, empirical and theoretical probability, expected value, and independent and compound events. For more information, visit Apex Learning