Math

Algebra I

In this course, students use the language of algebra, its terms, symbols, and logic to solve problems, describe relationships and patterns, and apply this language to real-life situations. Students will use algebraic, numerical, and graphical representations to solve realistic problems and to acquire the mathematics skills necessary for Geometry and Algebra II. A graphing calculator is required for this course.

Grade(s): 9
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)

Algebra II

In this course, students will build upon the concepts and skills learned in previous mathematics courses. Students will study functions and relations, with an emphasis placed on conceptual understanding, graphical representation, and modeling. Trigonometry concepts are introduced and developed. Using the knowledge they acquire in this course, students will perform data analysis and solve real problems. This course is designed to prepare students for college-level mathematics. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required for this course.

Grade(s): 9-12
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)

Algebra II Honors

In this course, students will build upon the concepts and skills learned in previous mathematics courses at a more extensive breadth, depth, and pace than in Algebra 2. Students will study functions and relations, with an emphasis placed on conceptual understanding, graphical representation, and applications through the creation of mathematical models. Trigonometry concepts are introduced, developed, and extended. This rigorous course is designed to prepare students who excel in mathematics for future Honors and AP courses. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required for this course.

Grade(s): 9-12
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)

AP Calculus AB

In this course, students will build an enduring mathematical understanding of the why and how of mathematics through mastery of the concepts of calculus. Students will apply strategies of limits, differentiation, and integration, and connect topics throughout mathematics to solve diverse real-world problems. This rigorous course emphasizes graphical, numerical, and algebraic methods, is comparable to the first semester of calculus taught at colleges and universities, and will prepare students to take the AP Calculus AB exam. Students must have earned an A or B in Honors Pre-calculus to be considered for this course. Students must maintain a C or better to remain in the course at the end of semester one. *Two other courses will be added next year, Mathematical Modeling and AP Statistics

Grade(s): 9-12
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)

Additional Requirements

The TI-84 graphing calculator is required for this course and is used extensively.

Course Fees

Course fee required. See Course Fee Chart.

Prerequisites

Pre-Calculus

College Algebra – MAT 151

In this course, students will build upon fundamental algebraic concepts and develop the necessary skills needed to formulate and solve algebraic problems. Students will develop logical thinking and problem solving skills, apply prior knowledge, and make connections of algebraic concepts to real-life applications. Using the knowledge they acquire in this course, students will establish the skills needed to meet the mathematical demands of a technological society, and communicate mathematical ideas using symbolic and written forms. This course is designed to prepare students for the next college-level mathematics course. Credit for only one course will be awarded to students completing MAT 151 and MAT 188 (not offered 2020-21). See an advisor to choose your best option. No more than 7 credits may be applied toward Pima College graduation from the following list of courses: MAT 151, 182, 187, 188, and 189. Gen Ed: Meets AGEC – MATH; Meets CTE – M&S

Grade(s): 10-11
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)

Prerequisites

Within the last three years: MAT 095 or 097 or 122 or 122Z or 123 with a C or better, or required score on the Mathematics assessment test.

Geometry

In this course, students use the language of geometry, its vocabulary, symbols, and logic, in order to make and prove conjectures and develop an understanding of geometric principles and relationships. Using the properties of geometric figures, students will write formal proofs, solve problems involving algebra and real-life situations, and visualize and draw geometric figures. A TI 84 graphing calculator, compass, and protractor are required for this course.

Grade(s): 9-10
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)

Geometry Honors

In this course, students use the language of geometry, its vocabulary, symbols, and logic, in order to make and prove conjectures and develop an understanding of geometric principles and relationships. Using the properties of geometric figures, students will write formal proofs, solve problems involving algebra and real-life situations, and visualize and draw geometric figures. A TI 84 graphing calculator, compass, and protractor are required for this course.

Grade(s): 9-10
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)

Pre-Calculus Honors

In this course, students will build upon previous knowledge of algebra, geometry, and functions and extend advanced algebraic and trigonometric concepts into a preparatory course for calculus. This course emphasizes clear communication of mathematical ideas and problem solving through independent reasoning, real- world application, technology, and collaboration. Students will study and tackle problems that are more challenging and explore advanced topics. This rigorous course is designed to prepare motivated students who excel in mathematics for AP Calculus AB and/or AP Statistics. Students must have earned an A or B in Algebra II to be considered for this course. Students must maintain a C or better to remain in the course at the end of semester one.

Grade(s): 9-12
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)

Prerequisites

Algebra II