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Every student is encouraged to take either Probability/Statistics/Discrete Math (PSD) or AP Statistics before graduation. These courses can be taken in conjunction with another math course. The prerequisite for both of these courses is Algebra II. College Algebra and PSD are typically senior level courses.
The Mathematics Department at New Albany High School encourages students to challenge themselves, yet schedule the most appropriate math course for their current skill level. Each year, the math faculty will communicate a recommendation to each student in order to assist him/her in his/her course selection process. The placement of each mathematics student is carefully considered every year. The math teachers in this district are committed to appropriately placing students according to their individual needs and skill level for success.
Mathematics

Mathematics Course Pathway

ALGEBRA 1
Year
1 Math Credit
Text: Core Connections Algebra, College Preparatory Math
Prerequisite: 8th grade math and Recommendation from NAMS Mathematics Faculty
Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
Algebra 1 is the first in a series of courses that prepare students for advanced mathematical concepts. This course is designed to develop an understanding of algebraic concepts, problem solving, and the skill of abstract thinking. Students will explore algebraic expressions, linear and quadratic equations, functions, polynomials, rational numbers, statistics, solve linear equations and inequalities, use proportional reasoning, graph relations and functions, solve systems of linear equations, and factor expressions. Emphasis will also be placed on analyzing graphs of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.
This is an NCAA approved course. 
ALGEBRA 2
Year
1 Math Credit
Text: Core Connections Algebra 2, College Preparatory Math
Prerequisite: Geometry
Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
Algebra 2 reviews, expands, and extends the student’s knowledge of the fundamental facts, concepts, and skills of Algebra 1. Topics include linear and quadratic functions and systems; polynomial, radical, and rational expressions; exponential and logarithmic functions; and the introduction of trigonometry. Topics are considered with the aid of a graphing utility and from an applied, problemsolving approach, when appropriate.
This is an NCAA approved course. 
HONORS ALGEBRA 2
Year
1 Math Credit
1.1 Weighted
Text: Core Connections Algebra 2, College Preparatory Math
Prerequisite: Recommended grade of B or higher in Honors Geometry and/or qualifying score on the Honors Screening Test
Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
Honors Algebra 2 is a course designed for the student preparing to take Honors PreCalculus and AP Calculus AB. All topics in the regular Algebra 2 course are addressed as well as advanced topics in polynomial, exponential, logarithmic functions, sequences and series, and trigonometry.
This is an NCAA approved course. 

COLLEGE ALGEBRA
Year
1 Math Credit
Text: TBD
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2
Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
College Algebra is a course designed to deepen the understanding of the concepts learned in Algebra 2 and further develop problemsolving skills. Technology will be used where appropriate to explore and extend the topics of this course. Topics will include functions, logarithms, sequences and series, binomial theorem, and probability. This course is meant to prepare students for college coursework in physical and life sciences as well as in social sciences.
This is an NCAA approved course. 
PRECALCULUS
Year
1 Math Credit
Text: PreCalculus, College Preparatory Math
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 (Recommended grade of C or higher in Algebra 2)
Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
This course emphasizes the analysis of functions and the application of problemsolving skills. Students will model and analyze linear, quadratic, piecewise, trigonometric, power, rational, polynomial, logarithmic, and exponential functions. Other topics of study will include polar coordinates and equations; trigonometric functions, equations and identities; conic sections, matrices; and sequences and series. The graphing calculator will be utilized to help students further understand the concepts and applications introduced.
This is an NCAA approved course. 
AP PRECALCULUS
Year
1 Math Credit
1.2 Weighted
Text: PreCalculus, College Preparatory Math
Prerequisites: Recommended grade of B or higher in Honors Algebra 2 and/or teacher recommendation
Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
AP PreCalculus is designed to further the student’s comprehension and skills in advanced algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Students enrolling in this course must demonstrate a strong interest in mathematics and science. Topics include graphical analysis of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions set in a problemsolving applied approach; trigonometric applications; polar and parametric equations; sequences and series; vectors, and some aspects of calculus are introduced. All topics are considered with the aid of a graphing utility which is required for the course. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to take the AP PreCalculus examination. Students who earn a satisfactory score on the AP exam may receive college credit for this course.
This is an NCAA approved course. 
CALCULUS
Year
1 Math Credit
Text: Calculus, College Preparatory Math
Prerequisites: Recommended grade B or higher in PreCalculus or AP PreCalculus
Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
Calculus is an introductory course to the mathematics of change. Traditional calculus topics included are limits, derivatives and their applications, and integrals and their applications. Calculus concepts will be represented graphically, numerically, and algebraically in order to lay the basic foundation for further study in calculus at the postsecondary level. Technology will aid the algebraic manipulation process.
This is an NCAA approved course. 
ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS AB
Year
1 Math Credit
1.2 Weighted
Text: Calculus for the AP Course (3rd edition), Sullivan & Miranda
Prerequisites: Recommended grade of B or higher in Honors PreCalculus and/or teacher recommendation
Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
AP Calculus AB is a collegelevel course that introduces students to calculus with elementary functions. This course is designed for the fifthyear mathematics student who has successfully completed Honors PreCalculus. Topics to be considered are functions, limits, derivatives and their applications, techniques of antidifferentiation, and integrals and their applications. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to take the AP Calculus AB examination. Students who earn a satisfactory score on the AP exam may receive college credit for this course.
The AP exam fee is approximately $96 (subject to change).
This is an NCAA approved course. 
ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS BC
Year
1 Math Credit
1.2 Weighted
Text: Calculus of a Single Variable, James Stewart Brooks/Cole 2010 USA
Prerequisites: Recommended grade of B or higher in AP Calculus AB and/or teacher recommendation
Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
AP Calculus BC is an extension of AP Calculus AB; therefore, a review of all topics addressed in AP Calculus AB will form the framework of the AP Calculus BC course. Extensions will include the analysis of planar curves in parametric, polar and/or vector form; numerical solutions of differential equations using Euler’s method; limits and convergence of improper integrals and series using L’Hopital’s Rule; areas of regions bounded by polar curves; the length of a curve; extended techniques of antidifferentiation; improper integrals; logistic differential equations; and polynomial approximations and series. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to take the AP Calculus BC examination. Students who earn a satisfactory score on the AP exam may receive college credit for this course.
The AP exam fee is approximately $96 (subject to change).
This is an NCAA approved course. 
GEOMETRY
Year
1 Math Credit
Text: Core Connections Geometry, College Preparatory Math
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
Geometry is the study of two and threedimensional shapes, reasoning, and relationships. This course develops an awareness of logical and impartial thinking, critical evaluation, and problem solving through informal proofs. Topics include points, lines, angles, planes; parallel and perpendicular lines; polygons and circles; congruence and similarity; area and volume; transformations and locus; vectors; and an introduction to trigonometry.
This is an NCAA approved course. 
HONORS GEOMETRY
Year
1 Math Credit
1.1 Weighted
Text: Core Connections Geometry, College Preparatory Math
Prerequisites: Recommended grade of B or higher in Honors Algebra 1 and/or teacher recommendation Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
Honors Geometry is a course designed for the student preparing to take Honors Algebra 2, Honors PreCalculus and AP Calculus. All topics in the regular Geometry course are addressed, as well as advanced topics in transformation, analytic geometry, nonEuclidean geometry, and deductive reasoning through formal proof. Many topics are considered with the use of a graphing calculator and computer assistance.
This is an NCAA approved course. 
INTERVENTION LEARNING CENTER
Year
.25 Elective credit (Pass/Fail)
Semester or Full Year options available  may be repeated
This course is designed for students who require the teaching of skills identified as weaknesses in core course content and who may need additional support to meet course learning targets. This course will be considered a pass/fail course and will play no role in determining a student's GPA. A student enrolled in the course will earn .25 elective credit per semester and will be able to repeat it throughout his/her high school years if determined appropriate by administration. A student's success in this course will be determined by his/her progress toward specific academic goals and the criteria established for the course. 
INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS  WS
Year
1 Math Credit
1.2 Weighted
4 Wright State University Course Credits
Text: Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications, (2nd edition), Rattan, Klingbeil, and Baudendistel
Text: MATLAB: An Introduction with Applications (6th edition), Amos Gilat
Software: MATLAB
Prerequisite: Credit in AP Calculus AB or concurrent enrollment in AP Calculus AB
Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications is a college course for which students can earn both New Albany High School and Wright State University credit. Students will earn one elective credit for graduation from New Albany High School and will have the opportunity to receive four semester hours of credit through Wright State University upon successful completion of the course. The objective of the course is to increase student retention, motivation, and success in a college engineering program through an applicationoriented, handson introduction to engineering mathematics. This course will provide an overview of the salient math topics most heavily used in the core sophomorelevel engineering courses. These include algebraic manipulation of engineering equations, trigonometry, vectors and complex numbers, sinusoids and harmonic signals, systems of equations and matrices, differentiation, integration and differential equations. All math topics will be presented within the context of an engineering application and reinforced through extensive examples of their use in the core engineering courses.
This is an NCAA approved course. 
PROBABILITY, STATISTICS, AND DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
Year
1 Math Credit
Text: Statistics, College Preparatory Math
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II or taken concurrently with Algebra II with administrator approval
Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
This course is intended for seniors who are either interested in an elective math course in addition to the more traditional math curriculum or for those students not interested in pursuing the more traditional PreCalculus or Calculus curriculum. The course will focus on problemsolving through realworld examples and applications. Graphing calculators and computers will be used to interpret, solve, and simulate problem situations. The course will introduce students to the basic skills needed to pursue an introductory statistics course in college. Statistics topics include the collection and description of data, experimental design, probability, and statistical inference. Probability topics include basic properties, combinations, and permutations. The course will also introduce students to discrete math topics not offered in the traditional math curriculum; including graph theory, social decision making, matrices, and iteration/recursion.
This is an NCAA approved course. 
ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS
Year
1 Math Credit
1.2 Weighted
Text: The Practice of Statistics (4th Edition), Starnes, Yates, and Moore
Prerequisite: Recommended grade of B or higher in Algebra II or taken concurrently with Honors Algebra II
Calculator Required: TI•83 or TI•84
AP Statistics is an introductory collegelevel statistics course in which students will study the collection and description of data, experimental design, probability, and statistical inference. This course can be taken as an elective math course in addition to taking a PreCalculus or Calculus course. At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to take the AP Statistics exam. Students who earn a satisfactory score on the AP exam may receive college credit for this course.
The AP exam fee is approximately $96 (subject to change).
This is an NCAA approved course. 
ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Year
1 Math Credit
Text: TBD
Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and Geometry
Recommended Graphing Calculator: TI84 (any model)
This course is considered by the Ohio Department of Education as an Algebra 2 equivalent (A2E) course. This course is appropriate for students with some of the following characteristics:
Anticipating a career in the arts or behavior sciences;

Anticipating a career that emphasizes utilizing measurements or units;

Pursuing a pathway that does not require calculus; and/or

Enjoys handson, collaborative work within realworld contexts.
The Advanced Quantitative Reasoning course is designed to promote reasoning, problemsolving and modeling through thematic units focused on mathematical practices while reinforcing and extending content in Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Statistics and Probability, and Geometry. Critical thinking and reasoning are the primary objectives and outcomes of this advanced quantitative reasoning course. It includes the application of mathematical skills including algebraic methods to the analysis and interpretation of quantitative information (numbers in context) in realworld situations to make decisions that are relevant to daily life. Additionally, the course emphasizes interpretation, precision, representation, calculation, analysis/synthesis, use of assumptions and communication through student presentations and writing. Students combine problem solving with modeling to analyze reallife situations and devise solution strategies. These habits and skills cut across disciplines, promote perseverance, and provide a gateway into successful postsecondary education and a variety of careers.
This is an NCAA approved course. 

REQUIREMENT FOR ENROLLMENT
Current high school students registering for one or more mathematics courses must follow their current teacher's recommendation. If the student/parent disagrees with the recommendation, a signed course waiver must be submitted to the student's current math teacher. This waiver will be documented and the math teacher will open up the new course to be scheduled by the student, provided credit has been obtained in all prerequisite coursework.
Entering freshman students will be registered on recommendation of the Middle School Mathematics faculty.
Enrollment in Honors or AP Class
Enrollment in an Honors or AP class requires a Grade of B or higher in the preceding Honors class OR teacher recommendation. Students not qualifying for an AP or Honors class may enroll with submission of a parent waiver; provided prerequisites have been met for the course.
Calculator Requirement
All Mathematics classes will require the use of a graphing calculator at various times throughout the year. The faculty instructs using the TI84 Plus graphing calculator, and any TI83 model or TI84 model will be supported in the classrooms. Any calculator that performs symbolic manipulation (such as the TI89 or TInSpire CAS) will not be permitted for use on assessments.