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Upper School Mathematics Curriculum

Geometry

In Geometry, students are actively engaged in guided and open-ended math investigation. This course covers the recognition, understanding, and use of geometric properties and relationships among points, lines, planes, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, and other polygons of Euclidean geometry. Students complete algebraic, coordinate, and deductive proofs of these relationships and study measurements of both two and three-dimensional figures.

Algebra II

In Algebra II, students build on algebraic and geometric concepts. The course extends topics from Algebra I and provides advanced skills in algebraic operations. Matrices, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphing, trigonometric functions, and sequences and series are explored.

Pre-Calculus

In Pre-Calculus, students build on Algebra II curriculum as a preparation for Calculus. Specific units of study include the advanced study of functions (polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential), sequences, series, and probability.

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus AB is a rigorous math course designed for advanced students. The course studies both the theoretical and practical applications of calculus. Specific units of study include properties of analytic geometry, transcendental functions, limits, derivatives, and definite integrals. Students in this course are expected to take the AP Calculus AB exam offered each spring.

AP Calculus BC

AP Calculus BC is a capstone course that builds on Calculus AB curriculum. Specific units of study include advanced integration techniques, polar and parametric equations, sequences and series, and a more in-depth study of differential equations and slope fields. Students in this course are expected to take the AP Calculus BC exam offered each spring.

Faculty

  • Adrianna Vargas »

    Middle and Upper School Mathematics: Geometry, Pre-Algebra, Math 6, Algebra 1

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    • Appointed: 2013
    • B.S., Mount Mercy University
    • Academic Fair Coordinator, National Honor Society Advisor
     
  • Andrew Scott »

    Middle and Upper School Mathematics: Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and Senior Projects

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    • Appointed: 2014
    • B.A., University of Northern Iowa