# Math

All Math courses are offered at the basic, intermediate, and honors levels.

**Math**

- Algebra I
- Geometry
- Algebra II
- Algebra II with Trigonometry
- Pre-Calculus
- Introduction to Calculus

**Course Descriptions**

**Algebra I
**This full-year Algebra I course is in accordance with the Massachusetts Frameworks. The course focuses on the standard topics of algebra: signed numbers, exponents and roots, linear equations/inequalities, polynomials and scientific notation. It also develops strategies for problem-solving and checking answers. Practice with multiple choice, short-answer, and open-response questions reinforce and maintain standardized test-talking skills. Basic statistics and probability will be introduced.

**Algebra II
**This full-year Algebra II course is in accordance with the Massachusetts Frameworks and is a continuation of the algebraic concepts covered in Algebra I. The course focuses on the standard topics of algebra II: linear equations and functions, systems of linear equations, inequalities and absolute value, quadratic functions and factoring, imaginary numbers, polynomials expressions, and rational expressions. It also develops strategies for problem-solving, and checking answers. Practice with multiple choice, short-answer, and open-response questions reinforce and maintain standardized test-talking skills.

**Algebra II with Trigonometry
**This full-year course is a continuation of the algebraic concepts from Algebra I and Algebra II. It will emphasize the connection between algebra and geometry and introduce trigonometry. The focus of this course is polynomials, exponential/logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and trigonometric identities.

**Geometry
**This full year geometry course is in accordance with the Massachusetts Frameworks. It includes topics such as formal proofs, measurements of angles, congruence of triangles, and parallelism. Other topics covered are polygons, ratio and proportion, and area. Students will learn to recognize when to apply theorems and postulates while problem solving.

**Pre-Calculus
**This full-year Pre-Calculus course is in accordance with the Massachusetts Frameworks. The course focuses on the standard topics of pre-calculus: basics of functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, and sequences and series. It also develops strategies for problem-solving and checking answers. Practice with multiple choice, short-answer, and open-response questions reinforce and maintain standardized test-talking skills.

**Introduction to Calculus
**This full year Introductory Calculus course is in accordance with the Massachusetts Frameworks. The course focuses on the standard topics of the preliminary topics of calculus: “basics of trigonometry”, “functions, limits, and the derivative”, “differentiation”, “logarithmic functions”, and “integration”. It also develops strategies for problem solving and checking answers. Practice with multiple choice, short answer, and open response questions reinforce and maintain standardized test talking skills.

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