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Diana Aguayo
Brian Andersen
Steve Bulette
Jim Cipriano
Emily Conrique
Cherie Douma
Sylvia Ibrahim
Garrett Ince
Tiffany Jokerst
Sheila Medin
Chamane Shellstrom
Eric Thomas

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Valhalla High School Requirement - 30 Credits

Algebra I
This is a two-semester course for the college bound student. This is a rigorous elementary algebra course. Course content includes the vocabulary of the algebra sets, and set operations, basic properties of the real number system, positive and negative numbers, polynomials, rational expressions, exponents and radicals, simple functions and relations, graphing, solving linear equations and inequalities, linear systems and quadratic equations. Prerequisite for this course is an above average proficiency in mathematics. This course meets the University of California “c” mathematics requirement.

Integrated Math
This two-semester course is designed to incorporate algebraic and geometric studies from the Common Core Math I and II as well as the Integrated mathematics 1 blueprint from the California Standards Test (CST). Designed for non-freshman students who need to spend additional time mastering Algebra 1 and begin Geometry. Content includes the arithmetic properties of subsets of integers and rational, irrational, and real numbers including closure properties for the four arithmetic operations where applicable. Students use properties of the number system to judge the alidity of results, to justify each step of a procedure and to prove or disprove statements. Students will follow the math practices from the Common Core as well as prepare to pass the California High School Exit Exam (if needed), Prerequisite: Algebra 1-2C (Completion of Algebra 1 and the passing of this course will meet the M2 graduation requirement.)

Geometry
This is a two-semester course for the college-bound student. This is a rigorous, traditional Euclidean geometry course. Course content includes inductive and deductive reasoning, and the nature of proof, the relationships and properties of angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruence and similarity of triangles, polygons and circles, constructions, coordinate geometry, areas of polygons, circles and solids, and volumes of solids. This course meets the University of California “c” mathematics requirement.

Intermediate Algebra
This course includes all topics in Algebra IIC excluding trigonometry. Students intending to prepare for college should take Algebra IIC.

Algebra II
This is a two-semester course for the college-bound student. This is a rigorous intermediate algebra course. Course content includes sets and set operations, the properties of the real number system, linear functions and relations, graphing, systems of linear and quadratic equations, polynomials, rational expressions, fractional equations, exponents and radicals, quadratic functions and relations, exponential functions and logarithms. This course meets the University of California “c” mathematics requirement.

Consumer Math
This one-semester course that emphasizes the mathematical knowledge and skills needed to function in today’s society. This course provides the student who has mastered general math skills with the methods of mathematics to solve real-life problems. This course can be taken concurrently with Consumer Mathematics 1. Course content includes units on buying, transportation, personal and property insurance, Federal and State income tax, savings and investments, and financial planning.

Pre-Calculus
This is a two-semester advanced mathematics course for students who are college bound. This course is designed primarily to extend the student’s knowledge and skills in advanced algebra prior to taking more advanced work in calculus and modern algebra. Course content includes polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and circular and trigonometric functions, sequences and series, limits and continuity, induction, the binomial theorem, matrices and logic. This course meets the University of California “c” mathematics and “g” elective requirements.

AP Calculus
This is a two-semester introductory course in calculus and elementary functions, equivalent to one semester of college-level calculus. This course meets the University of California “c” mathematics and “g” elective requirements.

AP Statistics
The Advanced Placement Program offers a course description and examination in statistics to students who wish to complete studies in secondary school equivalent to one-semester in, introductory, non calculus-based, college course in statistics. In colleges and universities, the number of students who take a statistics course is almost as large as the number of students who take a calculus course. At least one statistics course is typically required for majors such as engineering, psychology, sociology, health science, and business. Every semester about 20,000 students take their first statistics course from the mathematics or statistics department at their college or university. The vast majority of these students take a non-calculus based introductory course that is equivalent to the AP Statistics course. A large number of other students take a similar introductory course from other departments who teach their own statistics course. AP Statistics will be effective preparation for Science, engineering, business, and mathematics majors who usually take an upper division calculus-based course in statistics. This course meets the University of California “c” mathematics and “g” elective requirements.

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