# Courses

## Algebra 1A

### Description

This course is the first in a two-course sequence. In the course, students will learn about algebraic concepts such as integers, linear equations, inequalities and factoring. As students work through each interactive lesson, they will have the opportunity to complete several self-check activities and journal entries. Ultimately, this course will assist students in developing fundamental algebraic skills that will allow them to use problem-solving strategies in real-world situations as well as using graphing technology to interpret, represent and communicate mathematical concepts.

## Algebra 1B

### Description

This course is the second in a two-course sequence. In the course, students will learn about algebraic concepts such as integers, linear equations, inequalities and factoring. As students work through each interactive lesson, they will have the opportunity to complete several self-check activities and journal entries. Ultimately, this course will assist students in developing fundamental algebraic skills that will allow them to use problem-solving strategies in real-world situations as well as using graphing technology to interpret, represent and communicate mathematical concepts.

## Algebra 2A

### Description

This course is the first semester of a full year of Algebra 2. This CCSS-aligned course further develops students’ understanding of algebraic functions and their applications. A major theme is the generalization of concepts and techniques from Algebra 1 and Geometry. Polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational and trigonometric functions are studied, and basic properties of complex numbers are introduced. Algebra 2A is the first semester in a two-semester course. In this semester, students will cover functions and polynomials, equations and inequalities, factoring and quadratics, conic sections, and radical and complex numbers.

## Algebra 2B

### Description

This CCSS-aligned course further develops students’ understanding of algebraic functions and their applications. A major theme is the generalization of concepts and techniques from Algebra 1 and Geometry. Polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational and trigonometric functions are studied, and basic properties of complex numbers are introduced. Algebra 2B is the second semester in a two-semester course. In this semester, students will cover dividing and solving polynomials, rational expressions, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series, and trigonometric functions, and probability and statistics.

## Calculus A

### Description

In this course students will learn about calculus principles such as derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, applications and modeling, and sequences and series. Students will gain experience in the use of calculus methods and learn how calculus methods may be applied to practical applications.

## Calculus B

### Description

This course is the second in a two-course sequence. In this course students will learn about calculus principles such as derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, applications and modeling, and sequences and series. Students will gain experience in the use of calculus methods and learn how calculus methods may be applied to practical applications.

## Essentials Algebra 1A

### Description

Algebra I is the foundation—the skills acquired in this course contain the basic knowledge needed for all future high school math courses. The material covered in this course is important, but everyone can do it. Anyone can have a good time solving the hundreds of real-world problems algebra can help answer. Each module in this course is presented in a step-by-step way right on the computer screen. Hands-on labs make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. The content in this course is tied to real world applications like sports, travel, business, and health. This course is designed to give students the skills and strategies to solve all kinds of mathematical problems. Students will also acquire the confidence needed to handle everything high school math has in store for them. Algebra I is a foundation course meant to give students basic knowledge needed for future high school math courses. This course is not NCAA eligible.

## Essentials Algebra 1B

### Description

Algebra I is the foundation—the skills acquired in this course contain the basic knowledge needed for all future high school math courses. The material covered in this course is important, but everyone can do it. Anyone can have a good time solving the hundreds of real-world problems algebra can help answer. Each module in this course is presented in a step-by-step way right on the computer screen. Hands-on labs make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. The content in this course is tied to real world applications like sports, travel, business, and health. This course is designed to give students the skills and strategies to solve all kinds of mathematical problems. Students will also acquire the confidence needed to handle everything high school math has in store for them. Algebra I is a foundation course meant to give students basic knowledge needed for future high school math courses. This course is not NCAA eligible.

## Essentials Algebra 2A

### Description

This course allows students to learn while having fun. Interactive examples help guide students’ journeys through customized feedback and praise. Mathematical concepts are applied to everyday occurrences such as earthquakes, stadium seating, and purchasing movie tickets. Students investigate the effects of an equation on its graph through the use of technology. Students have opportunities to work with their peers on specific lessons. This course is not NCAA eligible.

## Essentials Algebra 2B

### Description

This course allows students to learn while having fun. Interactive examples help guide students’ journeys through customized feedback and praise. Mathematical concepts are applied to everyday occurrences such as earthquakes, stadium seating, and purchasing movie tickets. Students investigate the effects of an equation on its graph through the use of technology. Students have opportunities to work with their peers on specific lessons. This course is not NCAA eligible.

## Essentials Geometry A

### Description

Geometry is everywhere, not just in pyramids. Engineers use geometry to build highways and bridges. Artists use geometry to create perspective in their paintings, and mapmakers help travelers find things using the points located on a geometric grid. Throughout this course, students travel a mathematical highway illuminated by spatial relationships, reasoning, connections, and problem solving. This course is not NCAA eligible.

## Essentials Geometry B

### Description

Geometry is everywhere, not just in pyramids. Engineers use geometry to build highways and bridges. Artists use geometry to create perspective in their paintings, and mapmakers help travelers find things using the points located on a geometric grid. Throughout this course, students travel a mathematical highway illuminated by spatial relationships, reasoning, connections, and problem solving.This course is not NCAA eligible.

## Geometry A

### Description

This course addresses Common Core standards and is designed to cover Semester 1 of High School Geometry for students following the Traditional Pathway of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II in that order. The course is generally taken during the second year of high school. Of the six Common Core units for High School Geometry, this course will cover Common Core Unit 1: Congruence, Proof, and Constructions and from Unit 2: Similarity, Proof and Trigonometry will cover Similarity and Proof.

## Geometry B

### Description

This course addresses Common Core standards and is designed to cover Semester 2 of High School Geometry for students following the Traditional Pathway of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II in that order. The course is generally taken during the second year of high school. Of the six Common Core units for High School Geometry, this course will cover Common Core Unit 3: Extending to Three Dimensions, Unit 4: Connecting Algebra and Geometry through Coordinates, and Unit 5: Circles With and Without Coordinates. Application of geometric concepts in modeling situations will be presented throughout the course.

## Mathematics in the Workplace

### Description

This applied math skills course is designed to introduce students to the basic math skills required for employment in Michigan’s 6 Career Pathways. Students will refresh their basic math skills, such as quantity, money, time, measurement, proportions & percentages, and averages, and apply these skills to solve real-life, mathematical word problems. In addition, students will explore sample careers in each of the six Michigan Career Pathways and complete scenario-based, workplace problems. Students will also research required workplace math skills for careers they are interested in and present their findings to their classmates.

## Mathematics of Baseball

### Description

In this course, students will learn about the mathematics found in baseball using Google Sheets as well as other tools and software. Topics will include a study in statistics, analyzing measures of central tendency as well as two-way frequencies tables. Students will work as a scout, analyzing rates and speeds as found in the sport and as general managers, analyzing trends and making math-based decisions. Students will also work as team managers, looking at probabilities of independent events and trends in data. Finally, students will research the history of baseball, and complete a culminating final project.

## Mathematics of Personal Finance

### Description

In this course, students will explore the mathematics concepts and processes associated with personal finance and improve their basic math skills.

## Pre-Calculus A

### Description

This course is the first in a two-course sequence and builds on student understanding of functions and mathematical models of real-world phenomena. Course material is presented in four ways: graphically, algebraically, numerically and verbally. The course contains units on functions and math models, periodic functions and right triangles, applications of trigonometric and circular functions, trigonometric function properties, identities, and parametric functions, properties of combined sinusoids, and properties of elementary functions. Students enrolled in Pre-Calculus A should not enroll in Trigonometry.

## Pre-Calculus B

### Description

This course is the second in a two-course sequence and builds on student understanding of functions and mathematical models of real-world phenomena. Course material is presented in four ways: graphically, algebraically, numerically and verbally.

## PreCalculus A: Algebra Review & Trigonometry

### Description

This course is the first in a two-course sequence that broadens student understanding of functions and mathematical models of real-world phenomena. This course will build on student understanding of geometry and algebra, extending their knowledge in the field of trigonometry. The course contains units on functions and their properties, geometric foundations and right triangle trigonometry, applications of trigonometric and circular functions and their graphs, as well as trigonometric function properties, identities, and equations. The majority of the course is asynchronous with a few synchronous elements.