Mathematics

 

Algebra 1 – 1 credit (LUOA)

Algebra 1 is a math course that presents the fundamental concepts of algebraic thinking and operations. The course will give students instruction and practice in the areas of equations, functions, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents, polynomials and factoring. The student will also investigate topics related to quadratic functions and equations, exponential and radical functions, and data analysis and probability. As the students progresses through the course he/she will be presented the material through video lecture, daily practice, remediation as needed, and preparation for further math studies.

Algebra 1 Syllabus

Prerequisites: Pre-Algebra

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th

 

Geometry – 1 credit (LUOA)

Geometry combines the skills of algebraic thinking with the abstract concepts of plane geometry to give the student a good foundation in mathematical logical thinking and the skills needed to develop sequential proofs. The material includes the exploration and practice of inductive and deductive reasoning, the Pythagorean Theorem, properties and principles related to polygons, and a more detailed look at trigonometric ratios. As the student is presented material through video lectures and practice, he/she will become more familiar with constructions, the measurement of angles, and relationships such as similarity and congruency.

Geometry Syllabus

Prerequisites: Algebra I

Recommended Grade Levels: 10th-11th

 

Algebra 2 – 1 credit (LUOA)

Algebra 2 is a math course that builds on the material covered in Algebra 1 with more detail and added subject matter. Beyond the basics of Algebra 1 this course develops skills related to linear systems in two and three dimensions, matrices, complex numbers, conic sections-their properties and equations, and a thorough study of trigonometric functions, graphs and identities. The student will be presented the material through video lectures, daily practice and animated examples. Building on the foundation of Algebra 1, the student will expand his/her knowledge of functions including exponential, radical and logarithmic functions.

Algebra 2 Syllabus

Prerequisites: Algebra I

Recommended Grade Levels: 10th-12th

 

Pre-calculus – 1 credit (LUOA)

Pre-Calculus will begin with a review of essential algebraic concepts such as exponents, radicals, polynomials, factoring, and complex numbers. The student will then study material related to trigonometric identities, systems of equations and matrices, and graphing everything from linear and quadratic functions to vectors and polar coordinates. Concepts such as absolute value, synthetic division, and radical expressions will be coupled with real applications of trigonometric functions, combinations and probability. As the material is presented through video lectures and illustrations the student will be given opportunity to practice learned skills and explore topics such as limits, differentiation and integration.

Pre-Calculus Syllabus

Prerequisites: Algebra II & Geometry

Recommended Grade Levels: 10th-12th

 

Consumer Math – 1 credit

Let’s talk about money. This comprehensive review and study of arithmetic skills applies to both personal and vocational business opportunities. Students will explore the principles of personal finance as an opportunity to be stewards of God’s blessings and an instrument to bring Him glory in the world they live in. Topics include whole numbers, fractions, percentages, basic statistics, and graphs. Students experience practical applications in finance, taxes, budgeting, banking and home ownership.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 12th

 

Liberal Arts Math – 1 credit

Mathematics is the tool necessary for full enjoyment of God’s Creation. Liberal Arts Mathematics will enable students to strengthen algebraic and geometric concepts and skills necessary for further study of mathematics. They will learn to be better stewards of God’s Creation while using equations, geometric relationships, and statistical probabilities. This class will give students a grand tour of problems and puzzles that show how things work and how mathematics provides valuable tools for everyday living.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1

Recommended Grade Levels: 11th - 12th

 

Personal Financial Literacy – 1/2 credit (LUOA)

This course will introduce economic and financial principles that exist in the world today. As subjects and concepts are presented the student will examine how these ideas and practices affect daily living and future goals. Emphasis will be placed on practical tools and guidelines that will help the student make informed decisions on everything from daily expenditures and following the guidelines of a budget to fluctuations in the stock market. Projects and course work will help students to be more effective in managing personal resources.

Personal Financial Literacy Syllabus

Prerequisites: none

Recommended Grade Levels: 10th-12th