Deer Lakes

School District

Mathematics

A total of four (4) Mathematics credits are required for graduation.  Students who score Proficient or Advanced on the Keystone Algebra Exam will only be required to complete 3.00 credits in mathematics.  Personal Finance can be used as a math credit.  Students who elect to take Personal Finance as a math credit will also be required to complete one of the following courses: Gamemaker Programming, Introduction to Computer Programming, AP Computer Programming, AP Computer Programming Principles or STEM Robotics and Engineering 1 or 2.  
 
 

Algebra 1A

 Grade 9-10 1.00 Credit  Level 1 Course # 1311
This course is the first half of Algebra 1 and is designed to introduce the basic elements of algebra with an emphasis on building prerequisite skills.  Solving of equations and inequalities will be covered as well as graphing and writing linear functions.  Students will be exposed to polynomial operations.  Students will be focusing on Module 1 of the Keystone Exam during this course.  Students are expected to take Algebra 1B the following year to complete one year of Algebra over two years. The students taking this course will take the Keystone Exam at the end of the year.

Algebra 1B

 Grades 9-101.00 Credit Level 1 Course # 1312 
This course is designed as the second half of Algebra 1.  Topics covered will be properties of exponents, polynomial operations and factoring.  Students will learn how to solve quadratic and radical equations. Data Analysis and Displays will also be covered.  There will be an extensive amount of time reviewing concepts from Algebra 1A and introduction of concepts on Module 2 of the Keystone Exam. This course is recommended for students who have taken Algebra 1A.  The students taking this course will take the Keystone exam in January and at the end of the year.
 

Algebra 1

 Grades 9-10 1.00 Credit  Level 1  Course # 1321
In this course, students will become acquainted with the functional use and importance of Algebra in higher mathematics and science. This course also emphasizes the importance of Algebra in everyday life and allows students to appreciate the deductive nature of mathematics. Topics to be discussed will include symbols and sets, variable and open sentences, axioms, equations, linear equations dealing with slope and intercepts, negative numbers and inequalities, polynomials, special products and factoring, algebraic fractions, graphs, equations with two variables and the real number system. Concepts from both Module 1 and 2 of the Keystone Exam will be covered.  Students will take the Keystone exam at the end of the year.
 

Algebra 2

 Grades 9-12 1.00 Credit  Level 1  Course # 1331
In this course, students will be provided with an understanding of algebra as a study of the structure of the real number system. Students will also learn how to solve mathematical equations and comprehend the function concept and its importance in mathematics. Students will become proficient in the use of the graphing calculator.  Topics include sets, axioms for real numbers, open sentences in one and two variables, functions, factoring polynomials, rational and irrational numbers, systems of equations, quadratic, cubic and quartic equations, graphing functions and imaginary and complex numbers. This course will also remediate Algebra I skills and help students to become proficient on the Keystone Exam. 
 

Honors Algebra 2

 Grades 9-12 1.00 Credit  Level 2 Course # 1332
In this course, college bound students will be provided with an understanding and applications of algebra as a study of the structure of the real number system. Students will also learn how to solve mathematical equations and comprehend the function concept and its importance in mathematics. Students will become proficient in the use of the graphics calculator.  Topics include sets, axioms for real numbers, open sentences in one and two variables, functions, factoring polynomials, rational and irrational numbers, quadratic equations, rational expressions and equations, and graphing functions.
 

Geometry

 Grades 9-12 1.00 Credit  Level 1  Course # 1341
The student enrolled in this class will gain experience with integrated solids and coordinate geometry. The use of Algebra skills in this class is very vital to the student's success. The student will develop logical thought patterns in relation to real life applications. Topics in this course include elements of geometry and inductive and deductive reasoning. The study of various one and two-dimensional polygons is also an important part of this class. The use of the Pythagorean Theorem, circles arcs, and the study of volume all play an important part in the student's development and enhancement of skills.  Students will be permitted to utilize study guides on assessments.
 

Honors Geometry

 Grades 9-12 1.00 Credit  Level 2 Course # 1342 
The student enrolled in this class will gain experience with integrated solids and coordinate geometry. The use of Algebra skills in this class is very vital to the student's success. The student will develop logical thought patterns in relation to real life applications. Topics in this course include elements of geometry, inductive and deductive reasoning along with proof relationships. The study of various one and two-dimensional polygons is also an important part of this class. The use of the Pythagorean Theorem, circles arcs, constructions, loci and the study of volume all play an important part in the student's development and enhancement of skills.  All topics will be covered in depth with application and enrichment. 
 

Integrated Math 2

 Grade 12 1.00 Credit  Level 1  Course # 1351
This is a level 1 course. Topics covered include, Linear Systems, Quadratic Functions and Graphs, Coordinate Geometry and Quadrilaterals, Counting Strategies and Probability, Similar and Congruent Triangles, and Polynomial Functions.  This should be considered a senior level course that gives a broad review of Geometry and Algebra II Concepts.  The course will also offer a financial literacy component.  Students enrolled in the Oberg Industries Pre-Apprenticeship Program are required to enroll in this course.
 

Honors Pre-Calculus

 Grades 10-12 1.00 Credit  Level 2  Course # 1362 
This course is designed to reinforce and expand students ' knowledge of algebra and introduce them to the field of trigonometry. It is a prerequisite for the study of mathematics at the college level. Students will become proficient in the use of the graphics calculator. They will use polynomial, trigonometric, parametric, exponential, and logarithmic functions to solve problems. They will use the graphs of conic sections, polar coordinates, and complex numbers to solve problems.  In addition, matrices will be studied and used to solve systems of equations.
 

Statistics

 Grades 11-12 1.00 Credit  Level 2  Course # 1371
This course will introduce students to basic concepts that will enable them to continue in fields of statistical studies. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and variability, probability, normal distribution, linear correlation, and regression hypothesis testing.  The exploration of these topics will involve computer based applications.  Students will program spreadsheets and create Visual BASIC applications to organize and analyze data under study. 
 

AP Calculus AB

 Grades 11-12 1.00 Credit  Level 3  Course # 1363 
This course is equivalent to the first calculus course taken in college. It is designed to introduce students to mathematics at the college level. Students will study the concepts of limit, derivative and the integral with algebraic and transcendental functions.  Students will apply these concepts to solve mathematical problems in science, business and other academic areas.  Students are required to take the AP Exam in May.
 

AP Calculus BC

 Grade 12 1.00 Credit  Level 3 Course # 1364 
This course will review all concepts learned in first year calculus and concentrate on the theory and application.  In addition, it will cover slope field, integration by parts, separation of variables and differential equations. Taylor polynomials and series, polar equations, and parametric equations.  Students are required to take the AP Exam in May. 
 

AP Statistics

 Grades 11-12 1.00 Credit  Level 3  Course # 1373 
AP Statistics is the equivalent of a first semester college course in introductory statistics. This course draws connections between all aspects of the statistical process, including: sampling and experimentation, exploring data, probability and random phenomena, and statistical inference. Students learn to use graphing calculators and to read computer output to enhance the development of statistical understanding. Real world examples and lab activities from a variety of disciplines showcase the broad applications of statistics.  Students are required to take the AP Exam in May.
 

Personal Finance

 Grades 9-12.50 CreditsLevel 1 Course # 2611
Personal Finance is a one-semester course designed to prepare students to effectively manage their money and make wise financial decisions as they become independent adults.  This course will be taught through traditional and virtual learning methods.  Students will learn how to effectively manage, earn, and borrow money as well as manage risk, save, invest, and utilize financial services.

**Beginning with the graduating class of 2020-2021 a student who successfully completes a course in Personal Finance during grades nine through twelve shall be permitted to apply the credit earned towards social studies or mathematics.  The course cannot count towards both.