# Mathematics

## Pre-Algebra

Maintaining skills in fundamental operations
Principles of mathematics
English and metric measures
Basic algebraic concepts
Signed numbers
Powers and roots
Like and unlike terms
Multiplying and dividing monomials
Problem-solving strategies
Word problems solved algebraically
Graphical scale drawings
Statistics and probability
Earning income
Banking
Stocks and bonds
Insurance
Basic plane and solid geometric concepts
Properties of geometric figures
Constructing geometric figures
Perimeter, area, surface area, and volume
Pythagorean rule
Sine, cosine, and tangent
Scientific notation

## Algebra I

Linear equations in one variable
Algebraic numbers
Graphs
Formulas
Positive and negative numbers
Fundamental operations
Special products and factoring
Fractions
Ratio, proportion, and variation
Linear systems of equations
Powers and roots
Numerical trigonometry
Mathematics in an Age of Science

## Geometry

Basics of Geometry
Reasoning and Proof
Perpendicular and Parallel Lines
Congruent Triangles
Properties of Triangles
Transformations
Similarity
Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Circles
Area of Polygons and Circles
Surface Area and Volume

## Algebra II

Algebra II is the bridge between Algebra I and higher level mathematics such as Trigonometry and Calculus. Students will be studying concepts mastered in Algebra I in more depth, as well as focusing on new concepts necessary in upper level mathematics courses. For the Christian student, studying Algebra II and all mathematics can easily demonstrate the existence of a Creator with purpose, design, and order. Specifically, over the course of a year, students will study equations, functions, inequalities, and their graphs, matrices, conic sections, sequences and series, probability and statistics, and basic trigonometry.

## Pre-Calculus:

Pre-Calculus is a year-long, academically rigorous course, with one semester a continuation of the Algebra curriculum, and the other semester covering trigonometry. The fundamental objectives are to help students truly understand the fundamental concepts of algebra, trigonometry, and analytical geometry, and to foreshadow important ideas of calculus. The use of technology will be strongly emphasized, as will standard analytical techniques. The course will use graphical, numerical, and algebraic modeling of functions.