Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Mathematics

East Side Union High School District Graduation Requirement
Students must pass 20 credits of mathematics. 10 Credits must be from Algebra or Integrated Math 1 and 10 Credits must be in Geometry or Integrated Math 2
UC/CSU A-G Subject Requirement: (C Category)
Students must complete three years of college prepatory mathematics, however 4 years is recommended.
Students must complete the three minimum courses of: Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2
Intervention and Support Services for mathematics
Algebra and CAHSEE support classes are available to students as determined by their Academic Counselors. Algebra and Geometry credit recovery is available afterschool and on Saturdays. Algebra 2 make ups may be available during summer school. Tutorial services are available for all levels of math afterschool from 3:00 to 4:45 M-Th

 Math Courses Offered at Yerba Buena High School

Algebra 1 Grades 9 -12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: None
Algebra 1 is the first course in the traditional four-year college preparatory mathematics sequence. In light of California ’s mandated assessment programs, namely the STAR and the High School Exit Exam, the first year program has been divided into six major strands, one for each grading period. The strands are:

Working with Linear Equations Part I (1.5 credits)
Working with Linear Equations Part II (1.5 credits)
Working with Linear Equations in Two Variables (2.0 credits)
Working with Polynomials and Rational Expressions (1.5 credits)
Working with Quadratics (1.5 credits)
Working with Geometry, Probability and Statistics (2.0 credits)
The grading standard for Algebra 1 is as follows: 90-100% A; 80-89% B; 70-79% C; Below 70% F.

Students who do not achieve a C or better on each strand must attend afterschool recovery sessions in order to obtain credit for the class. Students must earn 10 credits in Algebra 1 to continue on to the next course in math.

Geometry Grades 9 -12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Algebra 1 or Integrated Mathematics 1
This course is the second course in the traditional four-year college preparatory mathematics sequence. It is an investigation of the properties and their applications in area, volume, and proportion. It includes an introduction to analytic geometry that is a study of the structure of logical, deductive, inductive, and intuitive reasoning, and the development of proofs and demonstrations.

Algebra 2 Grades 9 -12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: C or better in Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1 & Geometry or Integrated Math 2
This course is the third course in the traditional four-year college preparatory mathematics sequence. The material covered complements and expands the mathematical content and concepts of Integrated Math I and Geometry. Students who master Algebra 2 will gain experience with algebraic solutions of problems in various content areas, including the solution of systems of quadratic equations, logarithmic and exponential functions, the binomial theorem and the complex number system.

Math Analysis Grades 10 -12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: C (B preferred) in Algebra 2
This rigorous and demanding course consists of a study of selected topics of advanced high school mathematics, including trigonometry, and is intended to provide the student with sufficient background to pursue college mathematics or a field related to mathematics. It is recommended for all college preparatory students preparing for a career in science, mathematics, and engineering.

 

*Upon successful completion each of the following 3 courses, the student will take the appropriate AP examination and, with an appropriate score, receive college credit for the course.

*Calculus AP/AB Grades 10 -12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: C (B preferred) in Math Analysis
This is rigorous and demanding course designed to teach college-level curriculum. The student will study from a primarily intuitive, rather than totally abstract approach, the following topics: function relationships, analytic geometry and rectilinear motion, limits and continuity, differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions, maximum and minimum values with applications, and the study of areas using integration. Investigations will help the students examine the usefulness of Calculus in the natural and social sciences. A graphing calculator is needed for both the course and the Advanced Placement test.

*Calculus AP/BC Grades 11-12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: B or better in Calculus AP/AB or a 3 or higher on the AP Exam for Calculus AB
This course is a continuation of Calculus AP/AB. Topics to be covered are advanced integration techniques, improper integrals, infinite series and convergence, power series, Taylor Polynomials, Taylor and Maclaurin's series, conic sections, plane curves, parametric equations, polar coordinates, vectors and the geometry of space, vector valued functions, functions of multiple variables, multiple integrals and vector analysis.

*Statistics (Advanced Placement) Grades 10 – 12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: B or better in Algebra 2, or a C or better in Math Analysis. However, this course could be taken concurrently with Math Analysis or with Calculus AP/AB. Must be at grade level in English.
This course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Students will study four broad conceptual themes: Exploratory Data (observing patterns and departures from patterns), Planning a Study (deciding what and how to measure), Anticipat­ing Patterns (producing models using probability and simulation), and Statistical Inference (confirming models). Topics explored in this course include: distributions of univariate data, exploring bivariate data and categorical data, correlation and linearity, methods of data collection, planning and conducting surveys/experiments, random samples, random variables, mean and standard deviation, probability, sampling distribution, normal distribution, statistical inference, confidence intervals, tests of significance and mathematical modeling.