St. Joseph-Ogden High School
Math Department

Teachers

Mr. Mike Behrens
Mr. Dick Duval
Mr. Bob Glazier
Mrs. Lianne Rash
Mr. Kiel Duval

Courses

Algebra I-A
Algebra I-B
Algebra I
Geometry
Accelerated Geometry
Conceptual Geometry
Algebra II
Accelerated Algebra II
Trig/Pre-Calculus
Accel. Trig/Pre-Calc.
Statistics
Calculus

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Course Descriptions

Algebra I-A  1 Credit

This course begins with the study of high school algebra. Algebra I-A covers Chapters 1-7 in the Algebra book. Students who complete Algebra I-A and Algebra I-B will have completed a traditional Algebra 1 course. Topics included are: operations with real numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities, and graphing solutions to equations and inequalities.

Prerequisite: Placement Test and Teacher Recommendation. .

Algebra-I B   1 Credit

Algebra 1-B covers Chapters 7-13 in the Algebra I book. The completion of this course indicates that students have completed a traditional Algebra I course.

Prerequisite: Algebra I-A or Teacher Recommendation

Algebra I-1 Credit

A basic study of mathematics for any student who will continue his/her education in a math or science related field. Most colleges require Algebra and Geometry for admission. The course studies the language of algebra, operations with real numbers, equation solving, inequalities, factoring, and more.

Prerequisite: Placement Test and Teacher Recommendation

Geometry-1 Credit

This course is designed to aid the students in critical and analytical thinking, inductive and deductive reasoning, and problem-solving techniques. The course consists of discovering fundamental principles of geometric figures in two and three dimensions and the applications of these properties.  Most colleges require students to have credits in Algebra I and Geometry.  This course is a prerequisite for Algebra II.

Prerequisite:  Algebra I w/C or higher, or Teacher Recommendation.

Accelerated Geometry-1 Credit

Topics covered are the same as in Geometry but at a much quicker pace and more in depth. *Denotes computer related activities are also required in this course.

Prerequisite:  Acc Algebra I w/C or higher, or Teacher Recommendation.

Conceptual Geometry-1 Credit

This course will provide an investigative approach to geometric topics. Students will study plane geometric figures and some selected solids.  Discovering and applying geometric concepts will be the main emphasis of this course.  Students will be encouraged to use careful, logical thinking while developing their problem solving skills.  Topics include, but are not limited to, geometric reasoning, triangles, polygons, circles, transformations, area, volume, and similarity.

Prerequisite:  Algebra I Credit

Algebra II-1 Credit

This is a continuation of Algebra I with more advanced problems and techniques.  Students planning college work in business, economics, statistics, architecture or science should take Algebra II.  This is a prerequisite for Trig/Pre-Calculus.  Prerequisite:  Geometry Credit w/C or higher, or Teacher Recommendation

Accelerated Algebra II-1 Credit

Topics covered are the same as in Algebra II but at a much quicker pace.  Additional topics include discrete math, trig, more matrices, etc.

Prerequisite:  Acc Geometry w/C or higher, or Teacher Recommendation

Trig/Pre-Calculus-1 Credit

This course is essential for the study of Calculus. Topics studied include: trigonometric functions and identities, angles and their measure, inverse trig functions and graphs, advanced algebra topics, introduction into calculus. Students planning to attend college specializing in medicine, biology, engineering, physical science, mathematics, and business are encouraged to take this course as preparation for college.

Prerequisite: Algebra II w/C or higher, or Teacher Recommendation

Accelerated Trig/Pre-Calculus -1 Credit

This course is designed to cover the same topics as the Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus class at a faster pace and in more depth.

Prerequisite: Accelerated Algebra II w/C or higher, or Teacher Recommendation.

Statistical and Logical Analysis-1 Credit

This is a class open to seniors who want to enhance their mathematic skills. The topics covered will include mathematical reasoning and solving real-life problems using logic and set theory, mathematics of finance, probability, and basic statistical principles, graphic presentation, descriptive measures of central tendency, dispersion, and location, inferential statistics and hypotheses testing, analysis and inference of linear correlation coefficient and slope of regression line.

Prerequisite: Geometry Credit and senior status

Calculus-1 Credit

This course is designed for the most mathematically talented students.  Topics include a discussion of polynomial, rational, algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic and hyperbolic functions, maxima, minima, Rolle's Theorem, curve sketching, area, the trapezoidal rule and volumes of solids of revolution.  Prerequisite:  Accelerated Trig Pre-Calc w/C or higher, or Teacher Recommendation