Mathematics Course Offerings and Descriptions

SUMMER SCHOOL

Summer School offerings include courses to help students accelerate their academic progress. Please review the current summer school catalog or visit the OPRFHS website at www.oprfhs.org for a full description of math courses offered during the summer session.

S200 Pre-Algebra 8

Open to incoming freshmen only
Summer School Only; 1 credit (Pass/Fail)
The intention of Pre-Algebra 8 is to review the beginning concepts upon which algebra is based. Students solidify their basic skills related to fractions, decimals, and percents and learn to think in the more abstract terms necessary for drawing algebraic conclusions. Students may take this course to better prepare for Algebra. This course is for students recommended for Algebra or students recommended for Pre-Algebra who wish to move up to Algebra (211).

S201 Pre-plane geometry A

Open to incoming freshmen only
Summer School Only; 1 credit (Pass/Fail)
This course is intended for good mathematics students who have covered algebra in 8th grade. It begins with the basic concept of signed numbers and works its way through algebraic expressions, equation solving, polynomials, etc. The purpose of this course is to prepare good math students for Intermediate Algebra A. This course is for students recommended for Intermediate Algebra A or students recommended for Algebra who wish to move up to Intermediate Algebra A.

S202 Pre-geometry a

Open to incoming freshmen only
Summer School Only; 1 credit (Pass/Fail)
This course reviews the full year of algebra that advanced students took in 8th grade with the intention of better preparing these students for Geometry A. Included in the review are the studies of integers, rational numbers, irrationals, number properties, expressions, equations, inequalities, polynomials, factoring, graphing, systems, functions, and quadratics. Students should not take this course unless they have studied all of the topics in the preceding list. This course must review the entire year of freshman algebra. This course is for students recommended for Geometry A or students recommended for Plane Geometry A who wish to move up to Geometry A.

FALL/SPRING SEMESTER

200 Pre-Algebra

Open to freshmen
Prerequisite: None
2 semesters; 2 credits
This traditional pre-algebra course is designed to get students ready for 211 Algebra.  Topics include number sense and operations, solving simple equations, ratios and proportions, and relating to the real world in terms of data and graphs.  Students entering this course are expected to take college prep Algebra their sophomore year.

201 extended pre-algebra

Open to freshmen
2 semesters; 2 credits
Taught concurrently with Pre-Algebra, this course is intended for students who are entering high school who will benefit from an additional class period of support each day that focuses on foundational mathematics concepts. The course will support both new and previously learned topics from middle school mathematics.

211, 2118, 2114/2116 Algebra

Completion of the Summer Packet is strongly suggested.
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra 8
2 semesters; 2 credits
Traditional first-year course in beginning algebra. Topics include data analysis, number patterns and properties, functions, equation solving, systems of linear equations, lines and slope, distance, polynomials, and quadratic equations.  A TI Nspire Touchpad or TI Nspire CX calculator is required.

210 ALGEBRA 10 block

Open to sophomores per teacher recommendation
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra
2 semesters double block; 2 math credits and 2 elective credits
Traditional first-year course in beginning algebra which includes fundamental mathematic topics such as numeracy, problem solving, and critical thinking. Math topics include data analysis, number patterns and properties, functions, equation solving, systems of linear equations, lines and slope, distance, polynomials, and quadratic equations. A TI Nspire or TI 85 calculator is required.

213, 2137 Intermediate Algebra A

Completion of the Summer Packet is required.
Open to sophomores and juniors
Prerequisite: Plane Geometry and teacher recommendation
2 semesters; 2 credits
A course in second-year algebra that includes, but is not limited to functions, systems of equations, radicals and rational expressions, log functions, and complex numbers.  A graphing calculator is required. 

215 Advanced Algebra A

Completion of the Summer Packet is required.
Open to freshmen and sophomores
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: First-year Algebra and qualifying score on math placement test; or teacher recommendation
2 semesters; 2 credits
A full course in second-year algebra. Topics include functions, systems of equations, conic sections, logarithms, radicals and rational expressions, sequences and series, and complex numbers. Challenging word problems covering these topics are included. A graphing calculator is required.

221 Extended Algebra

Open to freshmen and sophomores
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or Pre-Algebra 8
2 semesters; 2 credits
This course will be taught concurrently with 211 Algebra and will cover the same topics.  This course is intended for students who are ready for high school with an additional class period of support each day.  This course is intended to support the new topics taught in 211 Algebra, while embedding necessary prerequisite skills previously missed by the learner.

222 project based geometry (pb&g)

Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra
2 semesters; 2 credits
The course is a blended curriculum of both algebra and geometry and infuses real world applications from the fields of design and technology while continually supporting the development of core mathematical concepts. 

223 Plane Geometry

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Prerequisite: Algebra
2 semesters; 2 credits
Exploration of inductive and deductive reasoning through the study of traditional relationships from Euclidian geometry including points, lines, planes, triangles, polygons, circles, areas, and volumes.  Problem solving skills and proof writing are emphasized.

225 Plane Geometry A

Completion of the Summer Packet is required.
Open to freshmen and sophomores
Prerequisite: First year of algebra and either a qualifying score on math placement exam or teacher
2 semesters; 2 credits
This honors level course covers all traditional topics of both plane and solid geometry.  Topics include proofs, congruence, parallel lines and planes, similarity, circles, locus, quadrilaterals, area, volume, and constructions. 

227 Geometry A

Completion of the Summer Packet is required.
Open to freshman and sophomores
Prerequisite: First yer of algebra and either a qualifying score on math placement exam or teacher recommendation
2 semesters; 2 credits
This advanced course in geometry covers topics from plane, solid, and coordinate geometry. Topics include  proofs, congruence, parallel lines and planes, similarity, circles, locus, quadrilaterals, area, volume, and construction.  Emphasis is on the development of proofs and the application of geometric principles to problem solving. 

229, 2298, 2294/2296 Algebra Two

Open to juniors  and seniors only
Prerequisite: Concepts in Algebra 3-4 or the equivalent or teacher recommendation
2 semesters; 2 credits
A second-year algebra course that starts with a review of first-year algebra topics, then introduces polynomials, rational expressions, inequalities powers and roots, complex numbers, quadratic functions, and test preparation. A graphing calculator is required.

231 Mat 102 and TRIGONOMETRY 

Open to juniors and seniors
Prerequisite: Algebra Two or the equivalent or teacher recommendation
2 semesters; 2 credits
The first semester is equivalent to the Triton College course MAT 102. Topics covered include sets, logic, consumer mathematics, number systems, geometry in nature and in daily life, statistics, and probability. The second semester is a course in trigonometry. Topics include right triangle trigonometry, trigonometric functions, and applications involving trigonometry. Dual credit through Triton College may be available.

233 Advanced Algebra

Open to juniors, seniors, and qualified sophomores
Prerequisite: Plane Geometry or the equivalent
2 semesters; 2 credits
Standard second-year algebra course. Topics include systems of equations, quadratic equations and functions, rational expressions, polynomial functions, logarithms, complex numbers, sequences and series, exponential functions, introduction to trigonometry, statistics, conic sections, and mathematical patterns. A graphing calculator is required.

235 College Algebra/Trigonometry A

Completion of the Summer Packet is required.
Open to juniors and seniors
Prerequisite: Above average success in Intermediate Algebra F (A) or Intermediate Algebra A or Advanced Algebra
2 semesters; 2 credits
This advanced course covers topics in college algebra and trigonometry. Topics include problem solving, graphs of functions, rational and polynomial functions, complex numbers, logarithms, exponential functions, trigonometric functions, identities, trigonometric applications, vectors, sequences, series, and conic sections. Heavy emphasis on advanced graphing techniques and pre-calculus skills.  Intended to prepare students for AP Calculus AB, Calculus Concepts A, or AP Statistics.  A graphing calculator is required. 

241 Pre-Calculus A

Open to juniors and qualified freshmen and sophomores
Completion of the Summer Packet is required.
Prerequisite: Geometry A or the equivalent or teacher recommendation
2 semesters; 2 credits
This course approaches topics from college algebra and trigonometry with college-level sophistication.  Topics include polynomial and trigonometric functions and their graphs, inverse trigonometric functions, applications of trigonometry, identities and equations, inequalities, parametric equations, and linear programming.  A graphing calculator is required

242 Calculus Concepts A

Prerequisite: College Algebra/Trigonometry or College Algebra/Trigonometry A or the equivalent
2 semesters; 2 credits
This course is designed for students who wish to continue on a calculus pathway.  First semester focuses on topics leading to the larger calculus concepts with an emphasis on the library of functions from a calculus point of view.  Limits are addressed comprehensively.  Second semester focuses on the derivative, one of the key concepts in calculus.  Introduction of the integral is also covered.  Conceptual understanding of the major ideas of calculus is coupled with symbolic understanding.  A graphing calculator is required

245 College Algebra/Trigonometry

Completion of the Summer Packet is required.
Open to juniors and seniors
Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra
2 semesters; 2 credits
Integrates traditional topics from college algebra with topics from trigonometry. Topics include problem solving, graphs of functions, rational functions, complex numbers, logarithms, trigonometric functions, identities, and vectors. Heavy emphasis on advanced graphing techniques and pre-calculus skills.  Intended to prepare students for Calculus Concepts A or AP Statistics.  A graphing calculator is required. 

247 AP Statistics

Open to juniors and seniors
Prerequisite: College Algebra/Trigonometry A or College Algebra/Trigonometry or an “A” in Advanced Algebra
2 semesters; 2 credits
The “AP” notation included in this course title indicates “Advanced Placement.”  The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Four broad conceptual themes covered are exploring data, planning a study, probability models, and statistical inference.  A graphing calculator that handles lists of data and includes built-in statistical functions such as confidence intervals, tests of significance, and probability distributions is required.  Triton College dual credit may be available.

2501 Introduction to Computer Science

Prerequisite: First year of Algebra and teacher recommendation or Plane Geometry and teacher recommendation or Plane Geometry A
Semester 1 only;  1 credit
This course provides an introduction to computer science programming.  Students will discover the theory and power of computers by learning to write computer programs to conduct experiments and solve practical problems.  The course will focus on several programming languages to facilitate students’ learning of computer programming solutions.  Languages include Scratch, Android App Inventor, and Python.  The course prepares students for the more rigorous AP Computer Science or Honors Computer Science courses.  Most of the work for the class will be done during class-time in a computer-lab setting under the supervision of the teacher.  Some laboratory time outside of class may be required; a home computer with Internet access can serve this purpose.  

2502 exploring android app development

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Science or 1 semester of AP Computer Science or 1 semester of AP Computer Science Principles
Semester 2 only;  1 credit
The student will learn to develop his/her own apps for an Android device. The course introduces the student to Android app programming by providing a solid foundation for imagining, designing, creating, and deploying one’s own apps onto the Google Play Store. This course covers the major Android topics such as views, activities, intents, broadcast receivers, and content providers. It also covers location-based services, sensors, and app deployment

253 AP Computer Science

Prerequisite: Algebra 2
2 semesters; 2 credits
The “AP” notation included in this course title indicates “Advanced Placement.” This  advanced placement course is similar to an introductory college course in computer science. Many career disciplines, such as computer programming, mathematics, engineering, business, and the natural sciences, require fundamental computer programming skills.  Students will learn to write object-oriented programs using the Java language to solve a variety of problems using common algorithms and data structures.  The class will be conducted in a computer lab setting.  Additional laboratory time outside of class may be required.  The class will prepare students to take the College Board Advanced Placement exam in May.  Students are expected to take the exam.  Triton College dual credit may be available.

254 Computer Science A

Prerequisite: Algebra 2
2 semesters; 2 credits
This course is similar to an introductory college course in computer science.  Many career disciplines, such as computer programming, mathematics, engineering, business, and the natural sciences, require fundamental computer programming skills.  Students will learn to write object-oriented programs using the Java language to solve a variety of problems using common algorithms and data structures.  The class will be conducted in a computer lab setting.  Additional laboratory time outside of class may be required. 

255/2 Advanced Topics in Computer Science A

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
1 semester; 1 credit
This course addresses topics in computer science that are beyond the scope of the AP and Honors computer science curricula.  Topics include Event Driven programming, Graphical User Interface design and programming, Client/Server and Web programming, Database Connectivity, and Multi-Threaded programming.  These topics will enable students to design and develop software solutions that are more comprehensive and real-world based compared to the AP and Honors courses.

256 Ap COMPUTER SCIENCE principles

Prerequisite: AP Computer Science or Computer Science A
2 semester; 2 credits
This course introduces students to the essential ideas of computer science and shows how computing and technology can influence the world around us. Students will creatively address real-world issues and concerns to bring ideas to life by using the same processes and tools as those used by artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers. Designed by the AP Program with the goal of creating leaders in computer science fields, topics include digital information, the internet, programming, data, and performance tasks. Successful completion of this course fulfills the computer proficiency graduation requirement.                                                                                                                              [updated 10/13/16]

261 AP Calculus AB

Completion of the Summer Packet is required.
Open to juniors and seniors
Prerequisite: College Algebra/Trigonometry A and teacher recommendation
2 semesters; 2 credits
The “AP” notation included in this course title indicates “Advanced Placement.”  This college level course includes the study of functions, limits, derivatives, and integrals. This course is the equivalent of one and one-half semesters of college calculus.  Students are expected to take the College Board Advanced Placement exam in May.  A graphing calculator is required.  Triton College dual credit may be available.

263 AP Calculus BC

Completion of the Summer Packet is required.
Open to juniors and seniors
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus A and teacher recommendation
2 semesters; 2 credits
The “AP” notation included in this course title indicates “Advanced Placement.”  This college level course includes the study of functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, Taylor polynomials; advanced methods of integration, polar coordinates, vectors and parametric equations, and infinite series.  This course is the equivalent of two full semesters of college calculus.  Students are expected to take the College Board AP exam in May.  A graphing calculator is required.  Triton College dual credit may be available. 

2641/2 linear algebra a/Calculus III A

Open to juniors and seniors
Prerequisite: AP Calculus BC
1 semester;  1 credit
Calculus III A is the third of 3 courses in the basic calculus sequence.  This course has been partnered with the study of linear algebra, vital in multiple areas of science and computer science. Calculus III topics include vector functions, functions of 2 or more variables, practical derivatives, quadratic surfaces, multiple interpretation, surface integrals, Green's theorem, and Stroke's theorem.  Linear Algebra topics include linear equations, matrix theory, linear transformations of vectors, vector spaces, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors.