Unlike virtually every other academic study in history, plane Geometry has remained largely unchanged for nearly 2500 years. In fact, it has changed so little that it is still commonly named for the Greek mathematician who organized its rules. Based on logical argument and organized reasoning, Euclidean Geometry is also one of the mathematical studies most commonly used outside of the classroom, out in the real world. In this course, students will utilize and develop problem-solving techniques while exploring ways to relate math to real life situations. Coordinate geometry and spatial relationships will be explored, and basic formulas and relationships will be used and practiced.
This course is offered after Algebra 1 and Geometry. In Algebra 2, students will utilize and further develop problem-solving techniques while uncovering ways to relate math to career situations and community enhancement. Students have the opportunity to master advanced topics including statistics, complex and imaginary numbers, multivariable systems of equations, function transformations, quadratic functions, radical functions, rational functions, trigonometric functions, exponential functions and logarithmic functions. We will explore links between these concepts their CTE classes and other content areas.
This course will prepare advanced mathematics students for collegiate math courses in calculus and statistics. Students will analyze and apply complex numbers, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and will explore the concepts of radian and analytic trigonometry, the laws of sines and cosines and planar vectors. Finally, students will learn to analyze and manipulate probabilities and sequences and explore topics in analytic geometry, including limits, conics and polar equations. This class includes advanced mathematics concepts, and requires permission from the instructor prior to enrollment.
This course introduces students to the basics of money management and financial skills necessary to meet real-world challenges. The course is interactive and will cover concepts and decision making through illustrations and real-life problems. Topics covered include budgeting, managing money, borrowing money, taxes, finding scholarships, and planning for the future.
Are you prepared for “Adulting”? Sadly, many grown-ups are not! Making daily decisions about money and life choices can often be a treacherous road, and without the proper tools you can get, well, stranded. In this class we learn about apartment hunting, buying furniture and supplies for your first home, how banks work, shopping for a car, the traps of payday loans and title loans, planning a vacation, paying taxes, resume writing, and making a budget! We also learn spreadsheet skills such as calculating mortgage and interest rates, and Google editing, in order to turn your assignments into truly professional slide presentations. You can enroll in CNM’s Personal Finance class while taking this course, to earn Dual College Credit while fulfilling your high school math requirement at the same time.
This course is an in-depth study in derivatives and integrals. The first semester will start with a review of limits followed by the definition of the derivative, differentiation properties and techniques and culminating with applications of derivatives. The second semester consists of a review of summation followed by the definition of the integral, integration properties and techniques and ending with applications of integrals. During the second semester, students will have the opportunity to register for and take the AP Calculus Exam to earn college credit.