There are several reasons students should study math. First of all, math is useful in everyday life. For instance, all students will need to use math in order to do practical activities such as balancing a checkbook, calculating a tip, choosing a cell-phone plan, using a recipe, playing pool, or even building a deck. Secondly, math is important for students so that they can make informed decisions regarding financial decisions within their life. Lastly, research has proven that the higher the level of math that students study the better they are qualified for better paying jobs in the future. Regardless, in response to state graduation Essential Skills standards, ALL students must complete three years of math in high school that equal Algebra 1 or higher. In addition, students must meet the minimum standards on the Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS). Therefore, a variety of math courses are available for students at McMinnville High School. It is recommended that all students plan a math sequence that will meet their present needs and future goals (keeping in mind the Essential Skills requirements and the four-year university minimum requirement of successfully completing at Algebra 2 with a “C” or higher.) Students are originally placed at the math level that is determined by students’ courses completed and grades earned in middle school. Students must successfully meet the requirements of their current level before they are recommended for the next level.

**Essential Skills Assessment **

State graduation requirements state that students must demonstrate proficiency in identified essential skills to receive the Standard, Honors, Basic, or Modified diploma. Students must meet the minimum standards on the OSAS Assessment. Therefore, it is important that students focus on their work.

In order to provide additional support, incoming 9th graders that are below the state standard will be assigned to “Algebra 1 Every Day” in which they will have an ‘Algebra 1 Instruction’ class and an ‘Algebra 1 Study Skills’ class.

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Pre-Algebra

Course ID: 0205140

This course is designed to prepare students with an IEP for high school level mathematics. The topics covered include foundational skills to aide in student understanding of algebra concepts.

Grades: 9

Credits: 1 - Elective

IEP

Algebra 1 P1

Course ID: 0205330

This course is designed for students with an IEP to address the OSAS strands of algebra and functions. The topics covered during the year include: solving equations and inequalities, linear functions and systems of linear equations. Teacher approval required.

Grades: 10-12

Credits: 1 - Math

Algebra 1 P2

Course ID: 0205440

This course is designed for students with an IEP to address the OSAS strands of algebra and functions. The topics covered during the year include: polynomials, factoring, quadratic and exponential functions. Teacher approval required.

Grades: 10-12

Credits: 1 - Math

Algebra 1 Every Day

Course ID: 0205220

This course is designed to address the OSAS strands of algebra and functions. The topics covered are solving equations and inequalities, linear functions, systems of linear equations, polynomials, factoring, quadratic and exponential functions. Course consists of alternating days of instruction (1.0 math credit per year) and study skills (1.0 elective credit per year).

Grades: 9

Credits: 2 - Math, Elective

Teacher Recommendation

Algebra 1

Course ID: 0205210

This course is designed to address the OSAS strands of algebra and functions. The topics covered are solving equations and inequalities, linear functions, systems of linear equations, polynomials, factoring, quadratic and exponential functions.

Grades: 9

Credits: 1 - Math

Geometry 9

Course ID: 0207230

This course focuses on Euclidian geometry (deductive reasoning, properties of two and three-dimensional figures, coordinate geometry, and transformations) with emphasis on student reasoning and problem solving involving geometric concepts.

Grades: 9

Credits: 1 - Math

Geometry 10-12

Course ID: 0207240

This course focuses on Euclidian geometry (deductive reasoning, properties of two and three-dimensional figures, coordinate geometry, and transformations) with emphasis on student reasoning and problem solving involving geometric concepts.

Grades: 10-12

Credits: 1 - Math

Algebra 2 Every Day

Course ID: 0205540

Designed for students who have passed Algebra 1 and Geometry but are not quite prepared for the rigor of Algebra 2. Students will apply Algebra/Geometry/Statistics and Probability content to practical applicable problems. Course consists of alternating days of instruction (1.0 math credit per year) and study skills (1.0 elective credit per year).

Grades: 11-12

Credits: 2 - Math, Elective

Algebra 2

Course ID: 0205640

In this course students will study systems of equations, probability, statistics, and the following functions: polynomial, conic, logarithmic, exponential, rational, and radical. Applications of these topics will be integrated throughout the course. Prerequisite: C or higher in Algebra 1 and Geometry / Teacher Recommendation.

Grades: 9-12

Credits: 1 - Math

Teacher Recommendation

Contemporary Math

Course ID: 0215740

This course surveys the application of mathematics as a problem solving tool in the modern world. Topics include set theory, logic, graph theory, voting theory, consumer math, probability, and statistics. Prerequisite: C or higher in Algebra 2.

Grades: 11-12

Credits: 1 - Math

Honors Diploma

CCN

Pre-Calculus

Course ID: 0211050

Students will learn College Algebra in the first semester and Trigonometry in the second. Covering the algebra of functions, the applications of functions in sequences and series, conic sections, vectors, and parametric equations. Prerequisite: C or higher in Algebra 2 / Teacher Recommendation.

Grades: 11-12

Credits: 1 - Math

Honors Diploma

CCN

AP Calculus

Course ID: 0212140

Prepares students for further study in mathematics, sciences, engineering and other areas. Covers limits, continuity, rates of change, derivatives with applications, definite and indefinite integrals, theorem of calculus, and applications of integrals. Prerequisite: C or higher in Pre-Calculus / Teacher Recommendation.

Grades: 10-12

Credits: 1 - Math

Fee: AP Exam Fee

Honors Diploma

CCN

AP Probability & Statistics

Course ID: 0220350

Covers data analysis, regression and correlation, counting and probability, common probability distributions, sampling, confidence intervals, one-sample hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, linear regression and correlation. Prerequisite: C or higher in Pre-Calculus.

Grades: 11-12

Credits: 1 - Math

Fee: AP Exam Fee

Honors Diploma

CCN

Math in Construction

Course ID: 0215210

This course looks at how math is used in the construction trades. Students will learn the math needed for each step of the building process and then go out and build it.

Financial Algebra

Course ID: 0215540

Financial Algebra focuses on real-world financial literacy, personal finance, and business subjects. Students apply what they learned in Algebra 1 and Geometry to topics including personal income, taxes, checking and savings accounts, credit, loans and payments, car leasing and purchasing, home mortgages, stocks, insurance, and retirement planning. This course is built to state standards as they apply to Financial Algebra and adheres to the Common Core Standards and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) Problem Solving, Communication, Reasoning, and Mathematical Connections Process standards. This class is intended to give junior students another opportunity other than Algebra 2, for their third credit of math. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry.

Grades: 11-12

Credits: 1 - Math