Mathematics

The content of the 2007 Mississippi Framework is centered on the five content strands of number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis & probability. The five process standards (problem solving, communication, reasoning, and proof, connections, and representations) permeate all instructional practices. The five interrelated content strands along with the five process strands combine to provide continuity to the teaching of K-12 mathematics and assure that appropriate processes are used and important concepts are learned throughout each grade level and secondary course.

Mathematics
COURSE SEQUENCE - math course sequence begins in 7th grade

  Accelerated Sequence
Grade 7 Pre-Algebra
Grade 8 Algebra I
Grade 9 Alegebra II
Grade10 Geometry
Grade 11 Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus
Grade 12 Calculus or Statistics

 


Traditional Sequence
Grade 7 Grade 7 Math
Grade 8 Pre-Algebra

Grade 9

Algebra I
Grade 10 Algebra II
Grade 11 Geometry
Grade 12 Trigonometry/Adv. Algebra

 

AP Advanced Placement Calculus
Description:
A college level course that studies mathematics of change. There is a major focus on differential and integral calculus.
Credit Unit:
1 credit
Prerequisite:
Pre-Algebra, Algebra I., Geometry, Algebra II., Trigonometry, Advanced Algebra or Pre-calculus
Length of Class:
2 semesters

 

Advanced Algebra
Description:
Advanced algebra requires skills developed in earlier courses to investigate advance topics such as conic sections higher polynomials, matrices, functions, and probability.
Credit Unit:
1/2
Prerequisite:
Pre-Algebra, and Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
Length of Class:
1 semester


Honors Pre-Calculus
Description:
Pre-Calculus covers those skills and objectives necessary for success in calculus. Topics of study include sequences and series, functions, and higher order polynomials. These topics are addressed from a numeric, graphical, and analytical perspective.
Credit Unit:
1/2 credit
Prerequisite:
Pre-Algebra, ALgebra I., Geometry, Algebra II.
Length of Class:
1 semester


Honors Trigonometry
Description:
An extension of Trigonometry. A study of trigonometric functions with emphasis on applications. The course extends algebraic concepts to the exploration of circular and triangular functions with properties and graphs.
Credit Unit:
1/2 credit
Prerequisite:
Pre-Algebra, Algebra I., Geometry, Algebra II.
Length of Class:
1 semester


Trigonometry
Description:
Trigonometry is a comprehensive study of trigonometric functions with emphasis on applications. This course extends algebraic concepts to the exploration of circular and triangular functions with their properties and graphs. This course is recommended for college bound students.
Credit Unit:
1/2
Prerequisite:
Pre-Algebra, and Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
Length of Class:
1 semester


Honors Algebra II
Description:
Honors Algebra II is an extension of Algebra II. All competencies listed under Algebra II are discussed in greater detail with a stronger emphasis placed on application. Additional topics covered include matrices and an introduction to trigonometry. A comprehensive test is administered to ninth grade Geometry students. The results of this test, in addition to teacher recommendations, previous scores in math and standardized test scores in mathematics, determine selection of students for Honors Algebra II.
Credit Unit:
1
Prerequisite:
Pre-Algebra, and Algebra I, Geometry
Length of Class:
2 semesters


Algebra II
Description:
Serves as an extension of Algebra I with a variety of topics explored in greater depth. It will continue to provide opportunities for students to become mathematical problem solvers, to gain confidence in their ability to
use mathematics, to learn to communicate and reason mathematically, to generalize when appropriate, and to make mathematical connections.
Credit Unit:
1
Prerequisite:
Pre-Algebra, and Algebra I, and Geometry
Length of Class:
2 semesters


Survey of Mathematical Topics
Description:
Designed to provide students with the skills necessary in making wise financial decisions. The basic concepts of algebra will be reviewed and extended as students solve real-life problems that affect them and their families. This course will provide skills in probability and statistics, logic, linear programming, and regression analysis.
Credit Unit:
1
Prerequisite:
Pre-Algebra, and Algebra I
Length of Class:
2 semesters


Geometry
Description:
Geometry is the study of two and three-dimensional figures. This course will provide the opportunity for students to develop spatial sense and reasoning skills. Students will use the language of geometry to communicate an
understanding of properties and characteristics that encompass geometry.
Credit Unit:
1
Prerequisite:
Pre-Algebra and Algebra I
Length of Class:
2 semesters


Algebra I
Description:
Provides opportunities to develop and communicate an understanding of algebraic representation. Concepts covered include real numbers and their properties, functions, algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities,
analysis and probability.
Credit Unit:
1
Prerequisite:
76 or better in Pre-Algebra or Transition to Algebra.
Length of Class:
2 semesters


Transition to Algebra
Description:
A course intended to be a bridge between the concrete concepts of Pre-Algebra and the abstract concepts of Algebra I and Geometry. This course will build a stronger foundation of basic skills. It is designed for those students who have completed Pre-Algebra but haven't yet mastered the skills needed for success in Algebra I.
Credit Unit:
1
Prerequisite:
Pre-Algebra
Length of Class:
2 semesters


Honors Calculus
Description:
An extended intensive high school level calculus course that covers all of Calculus with additional topics.
Credit Unit:
1 credit
Prerequisite:
Pre-Algebra, Algebra I., Geometry, Algebra II., Trigonometry, Advanced Algebra or Pre-calculus
Length of Class:
2 semesters
 

Pre-Algebra
Description:
Pre-Algebra serves as a bridge between elementary mathematics and Algebra. Concepts include algebraic expression, linear equation, polynomials, factoring, inequalities, geometry, statistics, and graphing.
Credit Unit:
1 credit
Length of Class:
2 semesters


Statistics
Description:
Statistics introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Four major areas of concentration include data exploration, design of experiments, production of models using probability and simulation and statistical inference.
Credit Unit:
1/2 credit
Prerequisite: (senior course)
Pre-Algebra, Algebra I., Geometry, Algebra II., Trigonometry, Advanced
Algebra or Pre-calculus
Length of Class:
1 semester