• MATHEMATICS DEPT

     

     

    Graduation Requirements: 

    Ohio law requires all students to earn four credits of mathematics (one of which must be Algebra 2 or its equivalent).  Most students will satisfy this requirement by earning credit in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and then one more credit after Algebra 2.

    Ohio law now allows alternative pathways in mathematics. Students can now meet the Algebra 2 requirement using these pathways. Also, Algebra 2 is not required for students in the Career-Technical Pathway (four math credits are still required). Students should consult with their guidance counselor if they want to pursue these alternatives.

     

    STEM College Prep Recommendations: 

    Students who excel and/or are interested in majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields should complete mathematics through precalculus in high school.  It is also recommended to take as many of the following as possible: AP Precalculus, AP Calculus (AB and/or BC), AP Statistics, and AP Computer Science (A and/or Principles) It is recommended that a STEM student have exposure in all of these STEM areas in preparation for college.  Specifically, students should consider taking an AP course in Calculus, Statistics, and/or Computer Science before taking multiple AP courses in one discipline.  

    College Prep Recommendations: 

    Students planning on attending college should take math all four years in high school and complete at least one credit beyond Algebra 2.  Students who plan to attend competitive universities should also complete a course in precalculus and at least one AP course in math.  



    Honors and AP Courses: 

    Honors and AP courses are recommended for highly motivated students who have demonstrated strong performance or interest in mathematics. Students should expect the courses to be rigorous and challenging.  

     

    Advancing to the Next Course in Honors and AP Courses: 

    A grade of an A or B is highly recommended to move forward in Honors courses. Students earning a D or F in a prerequisite course may not enroll in Honors or AP courses. 

     

    Earning Mathematics Credit with Computer Science: 

    Students may earn up to one math credit by completing the following Computer Science courses: Computer Science 1, AP Computer Science Principles or AP Computer Science A.  

    Technology in Math Courses:  

    Most mathematics courses require a graphing calculator equivalent to the TI-84 calculator. Hudson High School has programs available to obtain a graphing calculator for those families who demonstrate financial need.  Please contact your teacher for assistance in this area. 




    Assistance in Mathematics

    The Math Lab (A113) is open most of the school day. It is also open before school on most days. Please check the schedule outside of room A113 for the daily schedule. The lab is staffed with a math teacher who is prepared to offer assistance in Algebra 1 through Precalculus. After school tutoring is available on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM.  Teachers are available during Explorer Period on Tuesdays to assist students with math.  Student enrolled in AP courses or elective courses should consult with their teachers regarding the availability of assistance outside of class. 





    MATHEMATICS COURSES

    ALGEBRA 1 

     

    (Full year, 1 credit)

    Prerequisite:  Completion of Middle School Math

     

    This course will follow state and national standards for content curriculum.  Students will experience math topics in numeric, symbolic and graphic form.  Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of course material mentally, using paper and pencil techniques, and with technology.  Reasoning and sense-making will be emphasized along with procedural performance.  





    GEOMETRY

     

    (Full year, 1 credit)

    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra I 

    This course will follow state and national standards for content curriculum.  Students will experience math topics in numeric, symbolic and graphic form.  Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of course material mentally, using paper and pencil techniques, and with technology.  Reasoning and sense-making will be emphasized along with procedural performance.  

     

    GEOMETRIC DESIGN

     

    (Full year, 2 credits: 1 Geometry credit and 1 Fine Art credit)

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I   AND Evaluation of student application, Interview.

     

    This course is a project-driven curriculum combining Geometry and Industrial Design.  Students will use various types of software, in conjunction with construction techniques, to design, create and appreciate graphic and visual art projects, while developing and applying Geometric concepts in accordance with state and national standards for content curriculum.  Students will experience math topics in numeric, symbolic, concrete, and graphic form.  Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of course material mentally, using paper & pencil techniques and with technology. Reasoning and sense-making will be emphasized along with procedural performance. Note: This course can also be taken as an Honors Geometry credit 

     

    Course fee: See fee schedule



    HONORS GEOMETRY 

     

    (Full year, 1 honors credit)

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 & Teacher Recommendation 

     

    This course is intended for students who are talented and/or interested in mathematics. It will exceed state and national standards for content curriculum. Students will experience math topics in numeric, symbolic and graphic form. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of course material mentally, using paper and pencil techniques, and with technology. Reasoning and sense-making will be emphasized along with procedural performance.

     

    ALGEBRA 2

     

    (Full year, 1 credit)

    Prerequisite: Successful completions of Algebra 1 and Geometry 

    This course will follow state and national standards for content curriculum.  Students will experience math topics in numeric, symbolic and graphic form.  Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of course material mentally, using paper and pencil techniques, and with technology.  Reasoning and sense-making will be emphasized along with procedural performance.  



    HONORS ALGEBRA 2 (with Trig)

     

    (Full year, 1 honors credit)

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Geometry (recommended: A or B in the course) or teacher recommendation. 

     

    This course is intended for students who are talented and/or interested in mathematics.  It will exceed state and national standards for content curriculum.  Students will experience math topics in numeric, symbolic and graphic form.  Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of course material mentally, using paper and pencil techniques, and with technology.  Reasoning and sense-making will be emphasized along with procedural performance.  

     

    Mathematics Modeling and Reasoning 

     

    (Full year, 1 credit)

    Prerequisite: Algebra 2

     

    This college/career-prep course is designed to promote reasoning, problem solving and modeling with mathematics. Through thematic units focused on the mathematical practices, students will experience mathematics in a way that reinforces and extends content in Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Statistics and Probability and Geometry.




    TRIGONOMETRY  

     

    (Semester, .5 credit)

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra 2

     

    This course will cover advanced trigonometry and algebra topics that are beyond the core Algebra 2 standards. Students will experience math topics in numeric, symbolic and graphic form.  Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of course material mentally, using paper and pencil techniques, and with technology.  Reasoning and sense-making will be emphasized along with procedural performance.  

     

    PRECALCULUS

     

    (Semester, .5 credit)

    Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Trigonometry 

     

    This one-semester course will cover specific topics to prepare students for AP Calculus AB.  Students will experience math topics in numeric, symbolic and graphic form.  Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of course material mentally, using paper and pencil techniques, and with technology.  Reasoning and sense-making will be emphasized along with procedural performance. 




    AP PRECALCULUS 

     

    (Full year, 1 AP credit)

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Algebra 2 (recommended: A or B in the course)

     

    This course is intended for students who are talented and/or interested in mathematics.  It will exceed state and national standards for content curriculum and cover topics traditional to a pre-calculus, trigonometry, analytical geometry, and advanced math courses.  Students will experience math topics in numeric, symbolic and graphic form.  Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of course material mentally, using paper and pencil techniques, and with technology.  Reasoning and sense-making will be emphasized along with procedural performance.

     

    AP Fee: See fee schedule

     

    COLLEGE ALGEBRA 

     

    (Semester, .5 credit)

    Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and entering 11th or 12th grade

     

    This course is designed to reinforce mathematics skills through Algebra 2. Students will also explore topics that are typical in entry college math courses (such as College Algebra or Precalculus). A goal of the course is to help students be fully prepared for a first course in mathematics at the college level.



    DATA ANALYSIS & STATISTICS (DAS)

     

    (Semester, .5 credit)

    Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and entering 11th or 12th grade 

     

    This course will investigate topics in Data Analysis, Statistics, Probability, and Experimental Design. A goal of the course is to help students be fully prepared for a first course in statistics at the college level.

     

    AP STATISTICS

     

    (Full year, 1 AP credit)

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Algebra 2 OR Trig OR DAS (recommended: A or B in the course)

     

    This course will follow the AP Statistics curriculum as defined by the College Board.  It is equivalent to a one-semester college level statistics course.  Students are required to take the AP exam in May.  

     

    AP Fee: See fee schedule





    AP CALCULUS AB

     

    (Full year, 1 AP credit)

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Precalculus or AP Precalculus (recommended: A or B in the course)



    This course will follow the AP Calculus AB curriculum as defined by the College Board.  It is equivalent to a one-semester college level calculus course.  Students are required to take the AP exam in May.  

     

    AP Fee: See fee schedule

     

    AP CALCULUS BC

     

    (Full year, 1 AP credit)

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Precalculus OR AP Calculus AB (recommended: A or B in the course)

     

    This course will follow the AP Calculus BC curriculum as defined by the College Board.  It is equivalent to two semesters (or a full year) of college level calculus.  Students are required to take the AP exam in May.  

     

    AP Fee: See fee schedule

     

    Course for Career Tech Students only:

    MATH FOR AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES 

    (Full year, 1 credit)

    Prerequisite: Enrollment in Career Education Auto Technologies

     

    The course will survey HS level mathematics in a workshop format. Applications to the automotive field and other vocations will be investigated.