Mathematics Department
Math Department Mission Statement:
The JHS Math Department facilitates learning and improves
critical thinking skills by utilizing best practices that engage
students and develop their confidence in math.
Course #

Description

Required or Elective

Other Information

306

Algebra I

Fulfills Requirement

CoTaught Option

Prerequisite:
Entry Level

Year

Algebra I course includes the study of properties and operations
of the real number system, evaluating rational algebraic
expressions, solving and graphing first, second, and third degree
equations, solving and grapihing first and second degree
inequalities, translating word problems into equations, and
calculating operations with and factoring of polynomials.
316

Geometry

Fulfills Requirement

CoTaught Option

Prerequisite: Successful
completion of 306

Year

This course presents the concepts of plane and solid geometry
through deductive and inductive reasoning. Topics include
constructions, angle relationships, parallel lines, congruent
triangles, similar polygons, right angle trigonometry, circles,
coordinate geometry, surface area, volume, and basic
proof.
318

Honors Geometry

Fulfills Requirement

Honors Credit

Prerequisite: Successful
completion of 306

Year

Honors Geometry covers the same topics as Geometry 316 with the
addition of: probability, indirect proof, formal proofs, a heavy
emphasis on analytic methods, and a focus on the development of a
postulatetheorem based logical system.
326

Algebra II

Fulfills Requirement

CoTaught Option

Prerequisite: Successful
completion of 316/318

Year

This course is designed to meet the Advanced Algebra II
requirement of many colleges and as a prerequisite for precalculus
courses. Topics include various parent functions and their
transformations, solving equations, and applications. Owning
a personal graphing calculator is recommended.
328

Honors Algebra II

Fulfills Requirement

Honors Credit

Prerequisite: Successful
completion of 316/318

Year

Topics covered are those of Algebra II 326 with deeper analysis
of the underlying mathematics and frequent extensions and
applications. Owning a personal graphing calculator is
recommended.
336

PreCalculus

Elective


Prerequisite: Successful
completion of 326/328

Year

This course continues the study of advanced algebra from Algebra
II 326. Topics include sequences, series, logarithms, higher degree
function analysis, inverse functions, and foundations of limits.
Owning a personal graphing calculator is recommended.
338

Honors PreCalculus

Elective

Honors Credit

Prerequisite: Successful
completion of 326/328

Year

This course continues the study of advanced algebra from Algebra
II 328.This course contains trigonometric functions, their
inverses, and graphs of trigonometric functions; trigonometric
identities, solution of right and oblique triangles, complex
numbers, polar coordinates, graphing of higher order functions, and
composition of advanced functions. Theorems are proven in this
class. This year long class serves as a prerequisite for calculus.
Owning a personal graphing calculator is recommended.
Prerequisite: Successful
completion of 336 or 338

Year

This course includes the study of limits, differentiation, and
integration. The course requires a solid basis in algebra. Most
work is done in class with an emphasis on application rather than
formal analysis. This course provides a good introduction to the
basic concepts and procedures of calculus and would be useful to
the student wishing to take calculus in college or to maintain
his/her math skills. Owning a personal graphing calculator is
recommended.
348

AP Calculus

Elective

AP Credit

Prerequisite: Successful
completion of 336 or 338

Year

"AP courses in calculus consist of a full high school academic
year of work and are comparable to calculus courses in colleges and
universities. It is expected that students who take an AP course in
calculus will seek college credit, college placement, or both from
institutions of higher learning" (AP Calculus AB Course
Description, p. 4). Limits, continuity, derivatives, and
integration are included with their associated applications. "The
courses emphasize a multirepresentational approach to calculus,
with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically,
numerically, analytically, and verbally. The connections among
these representations also are important" (AP Calculus AB Course
Description, p. 5). Students are prepared to successfully take the
AP Calculus AB exam in April or May of the course, which can earn
them college credit or placement into higher college math courses
if certain scores are earned.
366

Computer Programming
II

Elective

Semester

Prerequisite: Successful
completion of 356

Semester

Computer Programming I is a beginning course in writing Visual
Basic, a language that is used to write programs for use in the
Windows environment. Students will learn how to create form layouts
including command buttons, labels, textboxes, picture buttons,
timer objects, OLE objects, drive/directory boxes, check boxes,
combo boxes, option buttons, and scroll bars. Students will learn
decision making, work with data structures, create menus, and learn
error handling and how to debug code. Code that is learned in
Computer Programming I will be used to turn the forms into working
programs. This course is only recommended for those students who
have a strong interest in computers. This course is an elective
credit and does not count towards the threeyear JHS math
graduation requirement.
376

Computer Programming
III

Elective

Semester

Prerequisite: Successful
completion of 376

Semester

Students will learn how to write, compile, and link source code
into executable files in C#. Basic input/output operations will be
studied along with function structures, parameter passing and
pointers. Students will use different data types and create their
own types. Strings will be studied in depth and DO, WHILE, and FOR
loops will be mastered. Arrays will be used routinely in most of
the applications. This course is only recommended for those
students who have a strong interest in computers. It is recommended
that students take this course during the semester immediately
following the semester in which they were enrolled in Computer
Programming I. This course does not count towards the twoyear JHS
math graduation requirement.
378

Computer Programming
IV

Elective

Semester

Prerequisite: Successful
completion of 376

Semester

This course is designed primarily for those students who have an
aboveaverage aptitude for computers and who intend to increase
their knowledge base or pursue a degree in computer science. The
programming language taught in this course is JAVA. Students will
learn how to write, compile and link source code into executable
files. Basic input/output operations will be studied along with
function structures, parameter passing, and pointers. Students will
use different data types and create their own types. Strings will
be studied in depth and DO, WHILE, and FOR loops will be mastered.
Arrays will be used routinely in most of the applications. This
course is an elective credit and does not count towards the
threeyear JHS math graduation requirement.
386

Probability and
Statistics

Elective

Year

Prerequisite: Successful
completion of 326/328 or concurrent enrollment in 336/338 or
346/348

Year

Course topics include basic probability and statistics, discrete
probability theory, odds and probabilities, populations and
samples, frequency tables, measures of central tendency and
variability, random variables, and data presentation, and the
normal distribution. This course introduces students to the
concepts of statistics, preparing them for a subsequent class in
college as well as maintaining math skill during the senior year.
Owning a personal graphing calculator is recommended.
388

AP Statistics

Elective

Year

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 326/328 or
concurrent enrollment of 336/338 or 346/348 
Year 
AP Statistics introduces students to the main concepts and tools
for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. The
four general conceptual themes which students are given to work
with are: Exploring Data, Sampling and Experimentation,
Anticipating Patterns, and Statistical Inference. Incoming students
to this course are expected, according to the College Board, to
have mathematical maturity and quantitative reasoning ability.
Students use a TI83/84 graphing calculator, Fathom, and Minitab
statistical software, and Webbased java applets to investigate
statistical concepts. To develop effective statistical
communication skills, students are required to prepare frequent
written and oral analyses of real data. Students are prepared to
successfully take the AP Statistics exam in April or May of the
course, which can earn them college credit or placement into higher
college math courses if certain scores are earned.