High School Math

Preparation for high school math begins in sixth grade and builds on what was learned in the middle grades. Through Ohio's Learning Standards, math is more rigorous than in the past. This allows students to experience math as a comprehensive, useful and logical subject that makes use of their ability to solve problems.

Although each student’s path will vary, the typical progressions through the APS standards-based curriculum are as follows:

Traditional sequence

Mathematics 6

Mathematics 7

Pre-Algebra

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Pre-Calculus (Elective)

Honors sequence

Mathematics 6

Pre-Algebra 7

Algebra I

Honors Geometry

Honors Algebra II

Pre-Calculus (Elective)

AP Calculus (Elective)

Required high school courses

Algebra I
Algebra I focuses on the development of fundamental skills and reasoning. Students use patterns, relations and functions to model, represent and analyze problems that involve variable quantities.
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Geometry
Prerequisite: Algebra I
Geometry develops the concepts of Euclidean geometry for understanding relationships in a plane or in space and determining logical geometric proofs through reasoning.
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Honors Geometry
Prerequisite: Algebra I
Honors geometry provides all the elements of the geometry course with an additional presentation of trigonometry.
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Algebra II/Trigonometry
Prerequisite: Geometry
Algebra II/Trigonometry is a higher-level algebra course that continues the development of algebraic skills and reasoning with advanced topics in trigonometry and geometry.
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Elective high school courses

Pre-Calculus
Prerequisite: Algebra II/Trigonometry
Pre-calculus prepares students for the study of calculus or the first year of college math. Students study advanced topics in algebraic, logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions and will explore series, sequences and limits.
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Introductory Analysis
Prerequisite: Algebra II/Trigonometry
Introductory analysis prepares students for the first year of college math. Students study advanced topics in algebraic, logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions and will explore series, sequences and limits.
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Applied Statistics
Prerequisites: Senior status and Algebra II/Trigonometry
In applied statistics, students will learn more advanced methods of collecting and analyzing data and will draw conclusions from that data so they may begin to make informed decisions and answer questions about situations in everyday life and in the workplace through critical thinking, problem solving, use of appropriate technology, information, and media literacy and communication.
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AP Calculus
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus
AP calculus is a college-level course covering all topics included in the Advanced Placement examination of the College Entrance Examination Board.
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AP Statistics
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus
AP Statistics is a college-level course covering all topics included in the Advanced Placement examination of the College Entrance Examination Board.
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Financial Decision Making in Mathematics
Prerequisite: Senior status
Students learn the ways in which individuals or families obtain, budget, save and spend money over time, taking into account various financial risks and future life events. Topics may include checking and savings accounts, credit cards and consumer loans, investments, Social Security benefits, insurance policies and income tax management.
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  • This course is not approved by the NCAA for eligibility certification.
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