Jr & Sr High mathematics 
ACADEMIC SCHEDULE

Jr/Sr High mathematics classes meet on Mondays for 7075 minutes and Fridays for 55 minutes.
prealgebra (7TH & 8TH GRADES)PreAlgebra A
Prerequisites: reading and math placement tests demonstrating readiness for prealgebra or successful completion of LV Math Foundations 6 Curriculum: Math in Focus and Math XL Having gained a solid conceptual and problem solving math foundation, students now begin working with all real numbers in preparation for a proficient understanding of arithmetic and algebraic skills. Students continue to develop abstract and critical thinking abilities while 
applying the computational, conceptual, and problem solving skills they learned previously for real world situations. Facility developed at this level prepares students to tackle more difficult math concepts and encourages the ability to use math in the real world. Students are introduced to integer, rational, and irrational operations, and then advance into a thorough introduction of algebra through the use of variables and multistep equations and application problems. Second semester includes a significant exploration of geometry with triangle relationships, geometric constructions and 3D shapes. A final unit on data analysis prepares the student to be able to read, assess and make inferences of real life data. More involved vocabulary, geometry, data analysis, and algebra concepts are incorporated throughout and are connected to applications in the real world. This course, along with PreAlgebra B, will help to ensure a strong conceptual math foundation allowing for advanced problem solving using the many tools discovered in indepth math study, a preparation necessary computation and basic arithmetic for high school algebra study.
PreAlgebra B
Prerequisites: Ability to pass reading and math placement tests demonstrating readiness for prealgebra B and successful completion of a 7th grade level math or successful completion of LV PreAlgebra A
Curriculum: Math in Focus Course 3 and an online Math XL subscription This final algebra preparatory course is designed to ensure competence in operations with real numbers such as integers, rational and irrational, and a solid investigation in beginning algebra concepts, inequalities, and geometry (plane and coordinate). At this level, students continue to advance their skills with algebraic concepts of variable problem solving, linear graphing, and multistep equations. Algebraic problem solving, graphing linear equations and inequalities, use of percents, radicals, exponents, integers, order of operations, and much more are investigated and applied with critical thinking skills throughout the year. The focus on critical thinking and word problems constructs algebraic skills which actually stem from the need to solve problems within a context. Application of these higher level mathematic algebraic and geometric concepts skills and their relevance to the traditional components of algebra will give students the solid foundation necessary to be successful in Algebra I.
PreAlgebra B
Prerequisites: Ability to pass reading and math placement tests demonstrating readiness for prealgebra B and successful completion of a 7th grade level math or successful completion of LV PreAlgebra A
Curriculum: Math in Focus Course 3 and an online Math XL subscription This final algebra preparatory course is designed to ensure competence in operations with real numbers such as integers, rational and irrational, and a solid investigation in beginning algebra concepts, inequalities, and geometry (plane and coordinate). At this level, students continue to advance their skills with algebraic concepts of variable problem solving, linear graphing, and multistep equations. Algebraic problem solving, graphing linear equations and inequalities, use of percents, radicals, exponents, integers, order of operations, and much more are investigated and applied with critical thinking skills throughout the year. The focus on critical thinking and word problems constructs algebraic skills which actually stem from the need to solve problems within a context. Application of these higher level mathematic algebraic and geometric concepts skills and their relevance to the traditional components of algebra will give students the solid foundation necessary to be successful in Algebra I.
algebra 1 (9TH & 10th GRADEs)High School Credit: 1.0 Algebra I (Honors option available)
Prerequisites: Ability to pass math and reading placement test demonstrating high school reading ability, algebra readiness and successful completion of a solid prealgebra course or successful completion of LV PreAlgebra A and B Curriculum: Glencoe Algebra I and Math XL 
This class covers the knowledge, skills, and essential ideas of elementary algebra and sets the foundation for geometry and the introduction of calculus. This class moves at a very fast pace and students should be solid on basic arithmetic as well as some introductory algebra concepts. The following topics will be emphasized: equations and polynomials, algebraic factoring and fractions, mathematical functions, systems of linear equations, algebraic inequalities, rational and irrational numbers, and quadratic equations and functions. Special attention will be given to the practical aspect of algebra as well as the interconnections between algebra and the real world.
geometry (11TH & 12TH GRADES)High School Credit: 1.0 Geometry (Honors option available)
Prerequisites: Ability to pass math and reading placement tests demonstrating high school reading ability and successful completion of an solid Algebra 1 course or successful completion of LV Algebra I Curriculum: Glencoe Geometry and Math XL 
This course is intended to stimulate and cultivate in students an awe of God’s natural universe through the analysis of geometric properties. Students’ cognitive abilities for abstract and logical thought will develop as they learn to troubleshoot both realworld and theoretical problems. Course content includes, but is not limited to, the following: terminology and fundamental properties of geometry (postulates, etc.); segments, lines, angles and their various relationships; exploration of geometric relationships (parallelism, perpendicularity, congruence, etc.); coordinate geometry and transformations on the coordinate plane; deductive and inductive reasoning and their application to proof; formulas pertaining to plane and solid figure measurement (perimeter, volume, area, etc.); properties of circles, geometric constructions, and right triangle trigonometry functions. Projects and simulations are incorporated to connect geometry to the world through real life scenarios and problem solving.
Algebra 2 / precalculus (11TH & 12TH GRADES)High School Credit: 1.0 Algebra 2 or PreCalculus (Honors option available)
Prerequisites: Ability to pass math and reading placement tests demonstrating high school reading ability and successful completion of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II/Trig or successful completion of LV Algebra I, LV Geometry and/or LV Algebra II/Trig Curriculum: TBA, Math XL 
This class is both a continued study of advanced geometry and algebra concepts as well as a solid course in trigonometry with an introduction to calculus. It continues to cultivate an appreciation for the wonders of God’s natural universe through the analysis of mathematical thought and quantitative reasoning. As students polish their mathematical and analytical skills, they learn how to solve more difficult realworld and theoretical problems. The fundamental algebra and trigonometry concepts will be reviewed along with an introduction to the foundational concept of calculus—limits.
Jr / Sr Mathematics Curriculum Goals

