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Algebra 1 2201/2202

  • Full Year - .50 Credit per Semester (Math Credit)
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math 7 & Math 8 or Math 7/8
  • Materials Needed: $10 lab fee

This is a one-year course designed to teach the fundamentals of elementary algebra. This course lays the foundation of knowledge and skills to meet the Nevada Academic Content Standards in Mathematics (NVACS) for high school students. A strong foundation in algebra is needed for subsequent mathematics courses. The NVACS studied include all 5 Domains: Relationships between Quantities and Reasoning with Equations, Linear and Exponential Relationships, Descriptive Statistics, Expressions and Equations and Quadratic Functions and Modeling. Throughout the year, students will be expected to develop the ability to reason and communicate mathematically, apply learned concepts to new problem-solving situations and exhibit increased confidence in their ability to solve mathematical problems.

Upon completion of this course students will take a Nevada State End Of Course Exam for Math I (Algebra 1) required for graduation.

Geometry 2211/2212

  • Full Year - .50 Credit per Semester (Math Credit)
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 in both semesters.
  • Materials Needed: $10 lab fee

This is a one-year course that will cover the following topics with an emphasis of axioms, postulates and theorems introduced through student exploration activities: plane geometric figures; right triangles; constructions; congruence and similarity; geometric formulas; three-dimensional geometry; converting between metric and customary systems; circles; coordinate and transformational geometry; inductive and deductive reasoning; precision and error; and probability applied to geometry. Development of deductive reasoning skills will be emphasized. Students will also review algebraic techniques, work on realistic problems, and use technology as much as possible. Students planning careers in any occupation will benefit from this class.

Upon completion of this course students will take a Nevada State End Of Course Exam for Math II (Geometry) required for graduation.

Formal Geometry (H) 2215/2216

  • Full Year - .50 Credit per Semester (Math Credit)
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 with a grade of an “A” or “B” in both semesters.
  • Materials Needed: $10 lab fee

This is a one-year course that will cover the following topics with an emphasis of axioms, postulates and theorems introduced through student exploration activities: plane geometric figures; right triangles; constructions; congruence and similarity; geometric formulas; three-dimensional geometry; converting between metric and customary systems; circles; coordinate and transformational geometry; inductive and deductive reasoning; precision and error; and probability applied to geometry. Development of deductive reasoning skills will be emphasized. Students will also review algebraic techniques, work on realistic problems, and use technology as much as possible. Students planning careers in any occupation will benefit from this class.

Upon completion of this course students will take a Nevada State End Of Course Exam for Math II (Geometry) required for graduation.

Algebra 2 2221/2222

  • Full Year - .50 Credit per Semester (Math Credit)
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry or Formal Geometry in both semesters.
  • Materials Needed: A graphing calculator is required along with a $10 lab fee.

This is a one-year course, which strengthens and expands the techniques and concepts learned in Algebra 1. This course will strengthen the student's problem solving and algebraic skills in preparation for advanced mathematics courses. The major topics of study are: relations and functions; domain and range of parent functions; systems of nonlinear equations; polynomials and polynomial functions; Complex numbers; quadratic equations; rational and radical functions, exponential and logarithmic functions; and probability and statistics. Throughout the year, students will be expected to continue to develop the ability to reason and communicate mathematically, apply learned concepts to new problem-solving situations, and exhibit increased confidence in their ability to solve mathematical problems.

Algebra 2 (H) 2227/2228

  • Full Year - .50 Credit per Semester (Math Credit)
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Formal Geometry with a grade of an “A” or “B” in both semesters.
  • Materials Needed: A graphing calculator is required along with a $10 lab fee.

This is a one-year course, which strengthens and expands the techniques and concepts learned in Algebra 1. This course will strengthen the student's problem solving and algebraic skills in preparation for advanced mathematics courses. The major topics of study are: relations and functions; domain and range of parent functions; systems of nonlinear equations; polynomials and polynomial functions; complex numbers; quadratic equations; rational and radical functions, exponential and logarithmic functions; probability and statistics and the trigonometric functions with the use of the unit circle. Throughout the year, students will be expected to continue to develop the ability to reason and communicate mathematically, apply learned concepts to new problem-solving situations, and exhibit increased confidence in their ability to solve mathematical problems.

Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus (H) 2231/2232

  • Full Year - .50 Credit per Semester (Math Credit)
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 with a grade of “B” or better in both semesters or successful completion of Algebra 2 (Honors) with a grade of “C” or better in both semesters.
  • Materials Needed: A graphing calculator is required as well as a $15 lab fee.

This is a one-year course designed to teach the basic fundamentals of trigonometry and to teach a variety of additional pre-calculus concepts. The major topics of study are: exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric and circular functions; Cartesian and polar forms of equations; and complex numbers: powers and roots; vectors; sequences and series; domain and range of advanced functions; notation: set, interval and inequality; composition of functions; and polynomial equations. Throughout the year, students will continue to develop the ability to reason and communicate mathematically, apply learned concepts to new problem-solving situations, and exhibit increased confidence in their ability to solve mathematical problems.

Advanced Algebra 3 2241/2242

  • Full Year - .50 Credit per Semester (Math Credit)
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2
  • Materials Needed: A graphing calculator is required as well as a $10 lab fee.

This is a one-year course designed to build upon the concepts presented in Algebra 2. Students will apply Algebra 2 concepts in real-life contexts to strengthen and expand problem solving, numerical literacy and application skills in preparation for post-secondary choices including the world of work, college, technical training or the military. Mathematics topics that will be imbedded into the four modules include: Functions (Linear, Quadratics, Exponentials, Logarithms, Rational, and Polynomial), Geometry and Measurement (including Conics); Financial Literacy; Math in Medicine; and Computer Applications or Math in Arts, Music, Theater.

Probability, Statistics & Discrete Math 2243/2243

  • Full Year - .50 Credit per Semester (Math Credit)
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2
  • Materials Needed: A graphing calculator is required as well as a $10 lab fee.

This is a one-year course is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore concrete concepts, probability, statistics and discrete mathematics. The first semester is spent studying set theory, probability, statistics; experimental design, sampling techniques, distributions, measures of center, spread and position. Students will be provided with opportunities to collect and analyze data relevant to students and draw conclusions based on this analysis. The second semester will involve hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, correlation, and linear regression, finance, and number representations. Throughout the course, emphasis will be given to providing students with numerous opportunities to model problem situations using hands-on materials, graphing calculators, and computers.

Students need to have completed the first semester of Probability, Statistics and Discrete Mathematics in order to continue into the second semester.

AP Statistics 2271/2272

  • Full Year - .50 Credit per Semester (Math Credit)
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 (Honors) or Trig/Pre-Calc with a grade of “C” or better in both semesters.
  • Materials Needed: Students are required to take the AP exam in May. The approximate cost will be $94. A graphing calculator is required as well as a $10 lab fee.

This is a one-year course designed to offer Statistics to those students wishing to study the topic at or on par with the university level. The major topics of study are Inferential and Descriptive Statistics, Data Collection and Analysis, Data Distributions, Probability, and Experimental Design.

AP Calculus AB 2255/2256

  • Full Year - .50 Credit per Semester (Math Credit)
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus with a grade of “B” or better in both semesters.
  • Materials Needed: Students are required to take the AP exam in May. The approximate cost will be $94. A graphing calculator is required as well as a $10 lab fee.

Advanced Placement Calculus AB is a one-year course designed for those students wishing to study mathematics on the collegiate level. The major topics of study are: functions; limits and continuity; derivatives and applications of the derivative; integrals, techniques of integration, and applications of the integral; and inverse functions. This is for students who have completed the equivalent of four years of college preparatory mathematics. Students apply skills and information acquired in previous math courses.

AP Calculus BC 2257/2258

  • Full Year - .50 Credit per Semester (Math Credit)
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus with a grade of “B” or better in both semesters.
  • Materials Needed: Students are required to take the AP exam in May. The approximate cost will be $94. A graphing calculator is required as well as a $10 lab fee.

Advanced Placement Calculus BC is a one-year course designed for those students who have completed the equivalent of four years of college preparatory mathematics and have working knowledge of functions: linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric and piecewise-defined. The major topics of study are: functions, graphs and limits including parametric, polar and vectors; derivatives and applications of derivatives; integrals, applications of integrals, and fundamental Theorem of Calculus; anti-differentiation and applications of anti-differentiation; and polynomial approximations and series.

Pre-College Math 2229/2230

  • Full Year - .50 Credit per Semester (Math Credit)

This is a one-year mathematics course designed for juniors or seniors that wish to take more mathematics before taking Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry or for seniors that do not qualify for Math 096. Topics covered include the fundamental operations on real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, systems, linear programming, rational exponents, polynomials, rational expressions, roots and radicals, and quadratics. Students will be enrolled in MathXLforSchool and must have access to a computer to participate in this class. At this time this course is not endorsed by the NCAA, if you have questions about this please contact your school counselor.

Early College Math 096* 2011

  • Fall Semester for Full Year Course - .50 Credit (Math Credit)
  • Materials Needed: Seniors with successful completion of Algebra 2 in both semesters and criteria set by UNR in the Memorandum of Understanding and/or successful completion of Math 095 (not offered at RHS)
  • *MUST BE TAKEN WITH ALGEBRAIC PRE-CALCULUS

This is a one-semester mathematics course designed to help students place into a credit bearing math course in college. Topics covered include: graphing linear equations, solving systems of linear equations in two variables and linear inequalities, solving quadratic, rational and radical equations, factoring, simplifying rational and radical expressions and complex numbers, determining the equations of lines and solving application problems. Students will be enrolled in MyMathLab and must have access to a computer to participate in this class. At this time this course is not endorsed by the NCAA, if you have questions about this please contact your school counselor.

Algebraic Pre-Calculus 2008*

  • Spring Semester for Full Year Course - .50 Credit (Math Credit)
  • Prerequisite: Seniors with successful completion of Algebra 2 in both semesters and criteria set by UNR in the Memorandum of Understanding.
  • *MUST BE TAKEN WITH EARLY COLLEGE MATH 096

This is a one-semester course designed to follow Math 096 to help students place into a credit bearing math course in college. The major topics of this semester of study are: exponential and logarithmic functions; and complex numbers: powers and roots; sequences and series; domain and range of advanced functions; notation: set, interval and inequality; composition of functions; polynomial equations and inequalities; rational equations and inequalities; matrix operations and applications; and system of linear equations in three variables. At this time this course is not endorsed by the NCAA, if you have questions about this please contact your school counselor.