A student is assigned to a Mathematics program that best fits his/her ability level and considers previous Mathematics experiences and future needs. Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus are offered.
AP Calculus AB
This course covers the normal content of a first year college course in calculus, stressing both traditional techniques and technology intensive problem solving methods. After a review of functions, graphing, and analytic geometry, the student studies limits, slope of a curve, and the formal definition of derivative. First semester topics include differentiation formulas, implicit differentiation, applications of the derivative including related rates and optimization problems, curve sketching, and the indefinite integral. Practical applications to physics, biology and economics are included. The second semester covers the definite and indefinite integral, applications of integration, differentiation and integration of trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, hyperbolic functions, infinite sequences, and series.