• Math Department

Math Graduation Requirements

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    Four Carnegie Units of Math are required to be earned toward graduation.  Please refer to the Collins Hill Cluster Math Sequence document to see the various courses your student has to choose from based upon their current math placement.

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Math Clubs and Activities

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    Academic Team


    Mu Alpha Theta

Math Department Chairs

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    Trish Lee


    Melissa Medina

Accelerated Math Program

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    There is not an honors math program as there is in other core subjects.   We do offer an accelerated math program.  An Accelerated math class means those students cover 1.5 years’ worth of math in one year.  The pace of the courses is very fast and recommended only for those who can quickly understand new math concepts and who are willing to put in the work to keep up with the pace.  Trying to jump from college prep to accelerated from one school year to the next results in a gap of curriculum that the student will be missing, and also results in students having to adjust to a much faster pace of learning. It is not as simple as it might have been in the past to make this jump.

  • Algebra I

    This course includes a study of: linear, quadratic, and exponential expressions; functions and their graphs; equations and inequalities; statistics; and curve fitting.

  • Geometry

    This course includes the study of transformations in the coordinate plane, similarity, congruence and proof; right triangles and right triangle trigonometry; properties of circles; and applications of probability.

  • Algebra II

    This course includes the study of quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and higher degree polynomial functions; rational and radical relationships; mathematical modeling; and population means, standard deviations, and normal distributions.

  • Pre-Calculus

    This course includes the study of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions; basic trigonometric identities and the laws of sines and cosines; vectors; conics; matrices; and probability.

  • Advanced Mathematical Decision-Making

    This course will give students further experiences with statistical information and summaries, methods of designing and conducting statistical studies, an opportunity to analyze various voting processes, modeling of data, basic financial decisions, and use of network models for making informed decisions.

  • Statistical Reasoning

    This course provides experiences in statistics, offering students opportunities to strengthen their understanding of the statistical method of inquiry and statistical simulations. Students will formulate statistical questions to be answered using data, design and implement a plan to collect the appropriate data, select appropriate graphical and numerical methods for data analysis, and interpret their results to make connections with the intitial question.

  • CP Calculus

    Topics include functions, limits and continuity, derivatives, applications of derivatives, integrals, and applications of the integral. Additional process skills include problem-solving, estimating, analyzing, and reasoning.

  • AP Statistics

    This course includes in-depth experience in statistical concepts and methods, including data collection and exploration, experimental and theoretical probability, probability distributions, and descriptive and inferential statistics. Projects involve planning a study, anticipating patterns, producing models, and confirming models. The objectives for this course follow the College Board syllabus, preparing students for the optional Advanced Placement exam.

  • AP Calculus AB

    Topics include limits, derivatives and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions, continuity, applications of derivatives to related rates, maxima and minima, curve sketching, integration formulas, applications of the definite integral, and methods of integration. The objectives for this course follow the College Board syllabus, preparing students for the optional Advanced Placement exam.

  • AP Calculus BC

    Topics include limits, derivatives and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions, continuity, applications of derivatives to related rates, maxima and minima, curve sketching, integration formulas, applications of the definite integral, methods of integration, graphing, and integrating in polar coordinates, infinite sequences and series, power series, vectors, and differential equations. The objectives for this course follow the College Board syllabus, preparing students for the optional Advanced Placement exam.

  • Advanced Calculus II

    Topics include integral evaluation, limits of sequences, application of function concepts, application of polar coordinates, L’Hospital’s Rule, Pappus’s Theorem on surface area, application of Taylor’s Theorem, MacLaurin series, differentiation and integration of power series, three dimension coordinate geometry, vectors, and vector calculus.

  • Multivariable Calculus

    Topics include three-dimensional coordinate geometry; matrices and determinants; eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrices; limits and continuity of functions with two independent variables; partial differentiation; multiple integration; the gradient; the divergence; the curl; Theorems of Green, Stokes, and Gauss; line integrals; integrals independent of path; and linear first-order differential equations.