• Columbus East High School

    Course Descriptions
     
    Due to new State School Board mandates, all incoming 9th graders will be required to enroll in Pre-Algebra or Algebra.  Additional support may be provided to qualifying students through Math Lab.

    Math Courses at East
     


    MATHLAB / PREALBEGRA
    (10000 / 11000)

    Mathlab:  2 Semesters, 2 Elective Credits
    Prealgebra : 2 Semesters, 2 Math Credits

    Grade 9
    Approximate Fee:  $7.00 per semester
    Prerequisites:
    Appropriate score on math component of 8th grade ISTEP+ and recommendation of 8th grade math teacher.
    This "double" class offers two periods of math instruction per day to incoming freshmen who have not mastered middle school math proficiencies. The Prealgebra part of these dual classes covers the same content of operations with integers and rational numbers, ratio and proportion, and writing, graphing, and solving linear equations and inequalities as the course Prealgebra (11101). However, these students will have the added support of the Mathlab course in which they will receive remediation in the 8th grade math proficiencies, work on upgrading basic skills, and work on ISTEP proficiencies for the 10th grade GQE (Graduate Qualifying Exam). The Prealgebra course followed by the course Algebra (11102) provides all the content of a first year algebra course. Note that students will receive 2 elective credits for the Mathlab component, but only the 2 credits for the Prealgebra component will count toward the 6 credits of math required for graduation by BCSC.

    PREALGEBRA
    (11101)            

    2 Semesters 2 Credits 
    Grades 9-12

    Approximate Fee:  $7.00 per semester
     
    Prerequisites:
    Successful completion of 8th grade math and appropriate score on the math component of 8th grade ISTEP, and recommendation of 8th grade math teacher.
    This course along with Algebra (11102) is a two year program covering the same standards that the Algebra (11301) course covers in one year. This algebra over two years sequence is for students who would like to take algebra in high school, but whose past performance in math indicates that they would have difficulty in the one year Algebra course. Upon completion of Prealgebra, the students will understand operations with integers and rational numbers; ratio and proportion; and writing, graphing, and solving linear equations and inequalities. This course also includes considerable review of the 10th grade ISTEP/ GQE proficiencies.

    ALGEBRA
    (11102)
    2 Semesters 2 Credits 
    Grades 10-12 
    Approximate Fee:  $7.00 per semester
    A CORE 40 AND NCAA COURSE
    Prerequisites:
    Successful completion of Prealgebra
    This is the continuation of the algebra over two years sequence that was begun with Prealgebra.  Upon completion of both Prealgebra and  Algebra (11102), a student has studied the equivalent of one year of freshman algebra.  Upon successful completion of this course a student will understand operations with real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, relations & functions, pairs of linear equations & inequalities, polynomials, quadratic expressions, rational expressions, and exponents and radicals.

     

    ALGEBRA I
    9TH-GRADE LEARNING COMMUNITY (NLC) ALGEBRA

    (11300)

    2 Semesters, 2 Credits 
    A CORE 40, AHD AND NCAA COURSE

    Prerequisites:
    Successful completion of 8th grade math and appropriate score on the math component of 8th grade ISTEP, and recommendation of 8th grade math teacher.
     

    This class consists of the traditional topics of a freshman algebra course along with review of the10th grade ISTEP / GQE proficiencies. Topics are covered in considerable depth and at a fairly brisk pace. Upon successful completion of this course a student will understand operations with real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, relations & functions, pairs of linear equations & inequalities, polynomials, algebraic fractions, and exponents and radicals.


    ALGEBRA II Honors
    (11515)
        

    2 Semesters, 2 Credits 
    A CORE 40, AHD AND NCAA COURSE

    Prerequisites:
    BCSC criteria for inclusion in Honors Math Program

    This course completes topics from Algebra I that were not covered in the Eighth Grade Honors math course, and then covers the standards of Algebra II.  In this class students are expected to show creativity and self-direction in their learning of mathematics.  Upon successful completion of this course, a student will understand relations and functions, absolute value, quadratic functions, conic sections, polynomials, algebraic fractions, logarithmic and exponential functions, sequences and series, counting principles and probability.  This is an accelerated class that proceeds at a brisk pace.


    ALGEBRA II
    (11303)
        

    2 Semesters, 2 Credits
    A CORE 40, AHD AND NCAA COURSE

    Prerequisites:
    Successful completion of Geometry (11302).
    (This course may be taken concurrently with Geometry (11302).

    This course covers the traditional topics of an advanced algebra course. Course (11303) is intended for students whose primary interest is math and science and is somewhat more abstract and theoretical than Course (11104). Students who took Geometry (11302) are encouraged to take this course. Upon successful completion of this course a student will understand relations & functions, absolute value, quadratic functions, conic sections, polynomials, algebraic fractions, logarithmic & exponential functions, sequences & series, counting principles & probability.


    ALGEBRA II
    (11104)
    2 Semesters, 2 Credits
    A CORE 40, AHD AND NCAA COURSE

    Prerequisites:
    Successful completion of Geometry (11103)

    (Note: Any student who is "doubling up" by taking Geometry and Algebra II the same year should take Geometry course (11302)
     
    This course covers the traditional topics of an advanced algebra course. Course (11104) is intended for students whose primary interest is in the arts and social sciences. This course is a preparation for college or other post secondary education, but is not as abstract as Course (11303). Students who took Geometry (11103) are encouraged to take this course. Upon successful completion of this course a student will understand relations & functions, absolute value, quadratic functions, conic sections, polynomials, algebraic fractions, logarithmic & exponential functions, sequences & series, counting principles & probability.

     

    GEOMETRY
    (11302)

    2 Semesters, 2 Credits
    A CORE 40, AHD AND NCAA COURSE
    Prerequisites: 
    Successful completion of Algebra I (11301)

    This course covers the traditional topics of a sophomore geometry course.  Course (11302) is intended for students whose primary interest is math and science and is somewhat more abstract and theoretical than Course (11103).  Upon successful completion of this course, a student will understand lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, and other geometrical concepts such as congruence, similarity, area, and volume.  Deductive reasoning and the role of proof in mathematics are strongly emphasized in this course.


    GEOMETRY
    (11103)
    2 Semesters, 2 Credits
    A CORE 40, AHD AND NCAA COURSE
    Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of Algebra, or the two year Prealgebra - Algebra sequence.
     

    A less formal approach to Geometry, this course includes the same content as Course (11302).  Algebra skills are reviewed throughout this class.  Proof and deductive reasoning, while a part of the course, are given less emphasis.  This course is recommended for students who took the two year Prealgebra - Algebra sequence.  Upon successful completion of this course a student will understand lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles and other geometrical concepts such as congruence, similarity, area, and volume.


    GEOMETRY HONORS
    (11525)

    2 Semesters, 2 Credits
    Grade 10
    A CORE 40, AHD AND NCAA COURSE
    Prerequisites:
    Successful completion of Algebra
     

    A continuation of the honors program, the content of the course is that of the usual plane geometry course with some additional topics and enrichment activities.  The course is meant to be a teacher directed one, but students will be expected to show some creativity and self-direction toward the learning of math.  Upon successful completion of this course a student will understand lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, and other geometrical concepts such as congruence, similarity, area, and volume.


    TRIGONOMETRY
    (14401)

    1 Semester, 1 Credit
    A CORE 40, AHD AND NCAA COURSE
    Prerequisites:  
    Successful completion of Algebra II (11104)
     
    Trigonometry includes the study of (1) trigonometry in triangles, (2) trigonometric functions, (3) trigonometric identities and equations, and (4) polar coordinates and complex numbers, (5) radian measure and circular functions.  This course is a preparation for college or other post secondary education, but is not as abstract as the Pre-Calculus course.

    DISCRETE MATH
    (11304)
    1 Semester, 1 Credit
    A CORE 40, AHD AND NCAA COURSE
    Prerequisites:
    Successful completion of Algebra II
    Discrete Mathematics is an umbrella of mathematical topics.  It is a course designed for students who will undertake higher-level mathematics in college that may not include Calculus.  Topics include:  (1) counting techniques, (2) matrices, (3) recursion.  Some of these additional topics may be also taught, time permitting:  (4) graph theory, (5) social choice, (6) linear programming, and (7) game theory.  Technology, such as computers and graphing calculators, should be used frequently.

    AP STATISTICS
    (17350) 
     2 Semesters, 2 Credits 
    Grades 11-12  
    A CORE 40, AHD AND NCAA COURSE

    Prerequisites: 

    Successful completion of Algebra II
     
    This course is equivalent to an introductory college statistics course.  Since statistics is a key element of many courses of study in college, any student interested in psychology, sociology, humanities, business, economics, biology/life sciences, medicine, mathematics/statistics, etc. would benefit from this course.  The first semester includes a general introduction to exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference.  The second semester continues this study with some advanced statistical techniques, with the goal of preparing students for the AP Statistics Exam in the Spring. Upon successful completion of this course a student will be able to use descriptive statistics to create, compare, and evaluate data; use counting techniques and probability to solve problems, and will be able to use statistical inference techniques to reach conclusions.
     
    PRECALCULUS
    (11314)
     
    2 Semesters, 2 Credits
    Grade 11-12
    A CORE 40, AHD AND NCAA COURSE
    Prerequisites:
    Successful completion of Algebra II (11303) or Algebra II (11104)
     

    This course covers the traditional topics needed as a preparation for calculus and other higher math classes.  Upon successful completion of this course a student will understand polynomial and rational functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, right triangle trig, the trigonometric functions, trig equations, and trig identities, polar coordinates and complex numbers, sequences and series, and data analysis.


    PRE-CALCULUS Honors
    (11535)  
                    
    2 Semesters, 4 Credits  
    Grades 11-12
    A CORE 40, AHD AND NCAA COURSE
    Prerequisites:  
    Successful completion of Honors Geometry (11525).

    This is the final course in the Honors sequence.  Self-direction toward the learning of math is essential to success in this class.  Upon successful completion of this course a student will understand polynomial and rational functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, right triangle trig, the trigonometric functions, trig equations and trig identities, polar coordinates and complex numbers, sequences and series, and data analysis. 


    AP CALCULUS
    (11315)
        
    2 Semesters, 2 Credits 
    Grade 12
     
    A CORE 40, AHD AND NCAA COURSE
    Prerequisites:
    Successful completion of Pre-calculus or Pre-calculus Honors

    This course covers the topics of the AB form of the Calculus AP Exam.  It is equivalent to a first semester college Calculus course.  Upon successful completion of this course a student will understand the concepts of limit and continuity, differential calculus and its applications, and integral calculus and its applications.  Students may take this course for one semester of Indiana University credit through the Advanced College Project.


    AP COMPUTER PROGRAMMING I
    (16100)
        
    2 Semesters, 2 Credits 
    Grades 10-12  
     
    Prerequisites:
    Successful completion or enrollment in Geometry 11302 or 11525
    Successful completion of Algebra or the two year Prealgebra - Algebra sequence.

    The 1st semester focus of this course is on programming fundamentals.  Students will learn the basics of C++, data structures and algorithms.  Students will learn to subdivide programs into manageable parts and think in a logical, creative way.  While programming in a professional language is challenging, the ability to program is undeniably a valuable skill in today’s world.  Programming in C++ will help one develop the ability to solve problems of all kinds.  In the second semester students will learn advanced topics in programming.  Students will use ready-made classes to simplify work with strings, arrays, and files.  Students will also develop their own object oriented classes.  Additionally, students will design and program robots in the language of NQC to enable them to apply their programming knowledge.


     AP COMPUTER PROGRAMMING II
    (16110)
        
    2 Semesters, 2 Credits 
    Grades 10-12
     
     
    Prerequisites:
    Computer Programming in C++
    Students will study the language of Java.  The course will allow second year programming students the option of studying more object oriented programming options, such as applets.

     

Last Modified on September 11, 2009