Math Course Descriptions

Algebra 1
This course lays the foundation needed for the study of all later mathematics courses. Some topics studied are the following; solving equations and inequalities, working with polynomials and rational expressions, graphing of simple functions, the quadratic formula and radical expressions. Interspersed throughout are many and varied word problems that provide opportunities to apply the material studied.

This is the first mathematics course in which the student sees a mathematical system, developed from simple definitions and fundamental axioms grow into a full and useful body of knowledge. This logical development is a prime reason for the study of geometry. Topics studied include proofs of theorems about circles, triangles and quadrilaterals, as well as areas and volumes. An introduction to practical trigonometry is also included.

Algebra 2
This course is an extension of first-year algebra. Additional topics studied are 3-dimensional graphs, sequences and series, complex numbers, polynomial functions, quadratic systems, conic sections, logarithms, etc.

This course is an introductory, non-calculus based college statistics course that emphasizes understanding and analyzing statistical studies. Participants develop skills in sampling procedures, analyzing data, designing and analyzing surveys and experiments, as well as hypothesis testing. The course emphasizes the development of an intuitive understanding of statistics and probability. Students gain a sense of the importance/relevance of statistics in the real world and are able to evaluate the use and misuse of statistics.