Mathematics

Algebra I

Grades 9-12                                                                                                   1 credit                                     

This course builds upon a number of key concepts developed in the middle grades, such as patterns of change and linear relationships with multiple representations.  Units will cover basic linear equations, symbolic forms of equations, analyzing rates of change, quadratic, exponential and polynomial functions, rules of exponentiation, and problem solving applications.

LC Algebra I

Grades 9-12                                                                                                   1 credit

Prerequisite:  IEP placement

Meets the requirements of Algebra I.

 

Geometry                  

Grades 9-12                                                                                                   1 credit

Prerequisite:  Algebra I

This course explores the definitions and properties of lines, angles, 2-dimensional, and 3-dimensional figures.  Students will develop and apply such concepts as congruence and similarity, transformations, perimeter, area, volume, trigonometry, and parallel and intersecting lines. 

LC Geometry

Grades 9-12                                                                                                   1 credit

Prerequisite:  IEP placement

Meets the requirements of Geometry.

Algebra II                 

Grades 9-12                                                                                                   1 credit

Prerequisite:  Algebra I

Concepts studied include: applications of linear equations, quadratics, exponential and logarithmic functions, probability, and polynomial functions.  Use of graphing calculator is taught and emphasized throughout the year. It is strongly recommended that students entering Algebra II have earned at least a C+ in Algebra I.

LC Algebra II

Grades 9-12                                                                                                   1 credit

Prerequisite:  IEP Placement

Meets the requirements of Algebra II.

Pre-Calculus 

Grades 10-12                                                                                                 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Algebra II

An excellent preparation for any advanced math study, this course is an important class for the college prep or technical career curriculum.  The student will learn and expand many advanced math concepts such as polar coordinates, conics, complex numbers, sequences and series, function behavior and trigonometry.  Students will learn about the circular functions and apply them to science and practical situations.  Additional topics include polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and vectors.  Students will also use graphing calculators extensively.

A.P. Calculus

Grades 11-12                                                                                                 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Pre-Calculus   

Emphasis is placed on the study of limits, rates of change, differential and integral calculus and their applications.  Students will be encouraged to take the A.P. Test and may earn up to 5 college credits based on the test score and school of their choice.  Upon successful completion, students receive high school credit by semester, but depending on the college or university, credit may be awarded for completion of coursework and/or scores from Advanced Placement standardized national tests. Students must check with individual colleges or universities for credit standards.  The cost of the national test is the responsibility of the student.     

A.P. Statistics

Grades 11-12                                                                                                 1 credit

Prerequisite:  Algebra II 

This course is a project-oriented course designed around the exploration of statistical methods, and inference. Students will learn to design experiments and surveys, collect and analyze data, and draw conclusions based on statistical methods.  This course may be taken concurrently with another math course.  Credit may be awarded for completion of coursework and/or scores from Advanced Placement standardized national tests. Students must check with individual colleges or universities for credit standards.  The cost of the national test is the responsibility of the student. 

Financial Management                                                                                 1 credit

Grade 12

This course will cover personal financial planning and money management strategies.  Discussion topics and projects will include paying for college, investment strategies, understanding the stock market, probability, data analysis, expected value, games of chance, establishing credit, credit cards, budgeting, insurances, mortgages and consumer loans, understanding your paycheck, taxes, budgeting, and saving for that awesome vacation.  This course meets the Michigan standards for a required senior math credit.

 

LC Financial Management

Grade 12                                                                                                        1 credit

Prerequisite:  IEP placement

This course meets the Michigan standards for a required senior math credit.