Jones College Prep Math Department Course Descriptions

# Math 1

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to mathematical problem solving, the use of variables, the meaning and use of functions and graphs, and basic principles for working with exponents. Various concepts from geometry, probability, and statistics will also be covered as students focus on identifying algebraic and geometric patterns. These ideas will be presented in varied contexts such as the settlement of the American West, Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", and Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum.” A TI‐83+ or TI‐84+ calculator is

required.

1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Prerequisites: None _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

# Math 2

Students work with powerful mathematical ideas, including the Pythagorean Theorem, linear programming, coordinate geometry, quadratic functions, solving systems of two equations/inequalities algebraically and graphically, and developing proofs. Problem contexts include the geometry of the honeycomb, determination of shadow length via similar triangles, the motion of a firework, and linear programming to help a bakery maximize their profits. A TI‐83+ or

TI‐84+ calculator is required.

Prerequisite: Math 1 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

# Math 3

The purpose of the course is to expand on the topics covered in the previous two courses. Students will study Algebra II concepts, which shall include exponential and circular functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, derivatives and rate of change. Students will expand on some geometric concepts including circles, coordinate geometry, and geometric proof. Finally, students will analyze data and study various probability tools including permutations, combinations, as well as develop the binomial theorem. These mathematical concepts will be explored using various real world applications, such as plotting out the land use in a city for various developments, and analyzing

data on world population models. A TI‐83+ or TI‐84+ calculator is required.

Prerequisite: Math 2 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

# Math 4

The purpose of the course is to help students understand the fundamental concepts of advanced algebra, trigonometry, and functions, to show how these concepts can be used to model real‐life situations, and to foreshadow the important ideas of Calculus. Students will extensively investigate topics in polynomial, power and rational functions, as well as exponential and logarithmic functions, using algebraic, numerical, graphical, and verbal methods for representing problems. Students will also study the trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, parametric equations, and finish with an introduction to Calculus. Students use advanced functions of graphing calculators and computer software. A TI‐83+ or TI‐84+ calculator is required.

Prerequisite: Math 3 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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