## Available courses

In this course you will

- work with functions represented in a variety of ways: graphical, numerical, analytical, or verbal. They should understand the connections among these representations.
- understand the meaning of the derivative in terms of a rate of change and local linear approximation and they should be able to use derivatives to solve a variety of problems.
- communicate mathematics both orally and in well-written sentences and should be able to explain solutions to problems.
- model a written description of a physical situation with a function or a differential equation.
- use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and verify conclusions.
- determine the reasonableness of solutions, including sign, size, relative accuracy, and units of measurement.
- develop an appreciation of calculus as a coherent body of knowledge and as a human accomplishment.

Pre-Calculus, in preparation for calculus, provides students an honors-level study of

- trigonometry,
- advanced functions (inverse, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometic),
- analytic geometry,
- data analysis
- sequences and series

Applications and modeling will be included throughout the course of study. Appropriate technology, from manipulatives to calculators and application software, will be used regularly for instruction and assessment.

Honors Mathematics courses are intended to be more challenging than standard courses and provide multiple opportunities for students to take greater responsibility for their learning. Honors Algebra 2 continues students’ study of advanced algebraic concepts including functions, polynomials, rational expressions, systems of functions and inequalities, and matrices. Students will be expected to describe and translate among graphic, algebraic, numeric, tabular, and verbal representations of relations and use those representations to solve problems. Emphasis should be placed on practical applications and modeling.

Algebra 2 continues students’ study of advanced algebraic concepts including functions, polynomials, rational expressions, systems of functions and inequalities, and matrices. Students will be expected to describe and translate among graphic, algebraic, numeric, tabular, and verbal representations of relations and use those representations to solve problems. Emphasis should be placed on practical applications and modeling.