Lovejoy High offers a full range of courses ranging from Algebra 1 to 2 levels of AP Calculus.

Prerequisites: Pre-Algebra (middle school)

Tier 2...........................1.0 credit...................Grade(s): 9

Pre-AP Algebra I builds on the basic mathematical understandings developed in grades K-8, focusing on linear and quadratic functions, and introducing/exploring some nonlinear functions. Students use symbols to study various relationships among quantities, particularly those with a systematic dependence of one quantity on another. Situations are provided in which such functional relationships may be established and equations are written and solved. 37

Prerequisites: Pre-AP Algebra I

Tier 2..........................1.0 credit..............Grade(s): 9-10

Geometry is the study of zero-, one-, two- and three-dimensional geometric figures and applying their properties and/or relationships (relating to size, shape, location, direction, and orientation). Students develop spatial reasoning as they use figures to represent mathematical real-world situations. Students derive generalizations algebraically both on and off the coordinate graph. Primary topics include mathematical reasoning, properties of polygons & circles, and planar and solid figures, with a heavy emphasis on justifications/proofs, multi-step problem solving, and calculations of area and volume.

Prerequisites: Pre-AP Algebra I, Pre-AP Geometry

Tier 2..............................1.0 credit..................Grade(s): 9-11

In Algebra 2, students will build on the mathematics knowledge and skills they have acquired in Kindergarten -Grade 8, Algebra I and Geometry. Students will broaden their knowledge of quadratic functions, exponential functions, and systems of equations. Students will study logarithmic, square root, cubic, cube root, absolute value, rational functions, and their related equations. Students will connect functions to their inverses and associated equations and solutions in both mathematical and real world situations. In addition, students will extend their knowledge of data analysis and numeric and algebraic methods.

Prerequisites: Identified GT, Algebra I, Geometry

Tier 2..............................1.0 credit.......................Grade(s): 9

Pre-AP/GT Algebra 2 meets all course goals of Pre-AP Algebra 2 with increased depth and complexity appropriate to GT student needs. Students in Pre-AP/GT Algebra 2 classes are graded on the same standard as students in Pre-AP Algebra 2 classes.

Prerequisites: Pre-AP Geometry, Pre-AP Algebra II

Tier 2..............................1.0 credit................Grade(s): 10-12

Pre-AP pre-calculus is an advanced study of functions (including polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric) from an analytical, graphical, and tabular viewpoint. Students learn foundations for solving problems using all these various functions; investigate physics-based problems using parametric equations and vectors; and analyze problem situations by graphical and tabular means. Students should be prepared to study 5-6 hrs/wk. 38

Prerequisites: Identified GT, Geometry, Algebra II

Tier 2.............................1.0 credit.....................Grade(s): 10

Pre-AP/GT Pre-Calculus meets all course goals of Pre-AP Pre-Calculus. This course is compacted, with an increased pace/depth/complexity appropriate to GT student needs. Students should be prepared to study 5-6 hrs/wk.

Prerequisites: Pre-AP Pre-Calculus

Tier 1.............................1.0 credit................Grade(s): 11-12

AP Calculus covers advanced mathematical topics including elementary differential and integral calculus. AP Calculus is approximately equivalent to a one-semester Calculus course at the college level, covering the AP Calculus AB curriculum determined by the College Board. This course is designed to prepare students for the AP exam and will require 5-6 hours per week of preparation time.

Prerequisites: Pre-AP Pre-Calculus

Tier 1.............................1.0 credit................Grade(s): 11-12

AP Calculus BC covers advanced mathematical topics including elementary differential and integral calculus and their applications with polar, parametric and vector functions. Additionally, applications of integral functions, logistic models, polynomial approximations, and advanced sequences and series will be studied. AP Calculus BC is approximately equivalent to a two-semester calculus course at the college level. This course is designed to prepare students for the AP exam and will require 5-6 hours per week of preparation time.

Tier 1..............................1.0 credit................Grade(s): 11-12

AP Calculus BC/GT covers advanced mathematical topics including elementary differential and integral calculus and their applications with polar, parametric and vector functions. Additionally, applications of integral functions, logistic models, polynomial approximations, and advanced sequences and series will be studied. AP Calculus BC/GT is approximately equivalent to a two-semester calculus course at the college level. This course is designed to prepare students for the AP exam and will require 5-6 hours per week of preparation time.

Tier 1..............................1.0 credit................Grade(s): 11-12

AP Statistics is approximately equivalent to a one-semester college statistics course. It introduces students to the major concepts/tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data, and explores the four conceptual themes: exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. This course prepares students for the AP exam and requires 5-6 hrs/wk preparation time. It may be taken concurrently with AP Calculus, with counselor approval.

Prerequisites: Algebra II, Admin Recommendation

Tier 2……………….1.0 credit……………….Grade(s): 12

This course addresses a variety of mathematical topics needed to develop students’ quantitative and algebraic reasoning abilities and to prepare students for success in collegelevel mathematics. Mathematics topics include: numeracy with an emphasis on estimation and fluency with large numbers; manipulating and evaluating expressions and formulas, to include perimeter, area, and volume; rates, ratios, and proportions; percentages; solving equations; quadratics, linear equations and inequalities; linear systems; exponential models; data interpretations including graphs and tables; verbal, algebraic, and graphical interpretations of functions. Note: Because this course was developed in partnership with higher education as part of HB5, seniors may NOT be exempt from this final. The final exam is required by the partnership agreement.

Prerequisites: Principal Approval

Tier N/A

0.5 LHS credit/3 hrs Collin College credit .....Grade(s): 12

Prerequisites: Principal Approval

Tier N/A

0.5 LHS credit/3 hrs Collin College credit .....Grade(s): 12

This course can fulfill the 4th year math requirement.