Course Guide: Mathematics

Math 6

MA3110

✓ SOL test

  • Emphasis placed on foundations of algebra
  • Rational numbers
  • Rational numbers will be used to compare data sets and to represent decimals, fractions, and percentages
  • Single-step and multi-step problems will be solved that include rational numbers
  • Linear equations will be solved and students will use algebraic terminology

Math 7

MA3111

✓ SOL test

  • Understand proportional reasoning and integer computation
  • Solve two-step linear equations
  • Recognize different representations for relationships
  • Apply the properties of real numbers in solving equations, inequalities
  • Use data analysis techniques to make inferences, conjectures, and predictions

Math 8

MA3112

✓ SOL test

  • Solve multi-step equations
  • Perform geometric transformations
  • Graph linear equations
  • Use matrices and interpret data

Math Foundations

MA3110DB (6th), 3111DB (7th), 3112DB (8th)

  • Elective math course (double-block)
  • Provides foundational support for math concepts aligned with required grade-level math courses.

Integrated Math 1 (6th)*

MA3110A
Middle School

✓ SOL test

  • Focus on arithmetic and algebra which should prepare students for Algebra I
  • Solve complex multi-step equations, represent and interpret data, and use problem-solving techniques to examine real-life applications of math concepts.
  • Properly use mathematical language and symbols when problem-solving

Teacher recommendation

Integrated Math 2 (7th)*

MA3111A

✓ SOL test

  • Designed as a “bridge” between arithmetic and algebra to prepare students for Algebra I
  • Solve complex multi-step equations, represent and interpret data, use problem-solving techniques to examine real-life applications of mathematical concepts
  • Properly use mathematical language and symbols when problem-solving

Teacher recommendation

*Students enrolled in Integrated Math 1 (6th grade). Integrated Math 2 (7th grade) Integrated and Algebra 1 (8th grade) in Middle School will follow an integrated curriculum that will also include the Math 8 curriculum over the course of three years.

Algebra 1*

MA3130 (1 credit)
Middle or High School

✓ SOL End of Course test

  • Evaluate and simplify and translate algebraic expressions.
  • Graph and solve linear equations, quadratic functions, inequalities, and systems.
  • Apply algebraic concepts and processes to the real world.

Teacher recommendation (Middle School)
Graphing calculator optional

Geometry

MA3143 (1 credit)
Middle or High School

✓ SOL End of Course test

  • Develop logical, deductive systems from simple statements.
  • Work with postulates and theorems as they relate to points, lines, and planes in space.
  • Study polygons, circles, right triangle trigonometry, and three-dimensional figures.
  • Proofs (formal and informal) and constructions are used in problem-solving.

Graphing calculator optional

Geometry Honors

MA3143W (1 credit)

✓ SOL End of Course test

  • Develop logical, deductive systems from simple statements.
  • Work with postulates and theorems as related to points, lines, and planes in space.
  • Study polygons, circles, right triangle trigonometry, and three-dimensional figures.
  • Use proofs (formal and informal) and constructions in problem-solving.
  • Accelerated pace of learning to begin an exploration of trigonometry.

Graphing calculator optional
Teacher recommendation

Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis

MA3134 (1 credit)

  • Strengthen foundations in Algebra.
  • Study functions and their behaviors, systems of inequalities, probability, experimental design and implementation, and analysis of data within the context of mathematical modeling.
  • Generate data by practical applications arising from science, business, and finance.

Algebra 2

MA3135 (1 credit)

✓ SOL End of Course test

  • Investigate advanced algebraic concepts through the study of functions, families of functions, transformations, equations, inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational and radical equations, complex numbers, and sequences and series.
  • Conduct practical applications and modeling.

Graphing calculator highly recommended

Algebra 2 Honors

MA3135W (1 credit)

✓ SOL End of Course test

  • Investigate advanced algebraic concepts through the study of functions, families of functions, transformations, equations, inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational and radical equations, complex numbers, and sequences and series.
  • Conduct practical applications and modeling.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the topics as well as to draw relationships among the concepts studied.

Graphing calculator highly recommended
Teacher recommendation

Math Analysis

MA3162 (1 credit)

  • Develop understanding of algebraic and transcendental function with a focus on polynomials, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and radical functions, and conic sections.
  • Examine the relationship between algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and their real-world applications including vectors, parametric and polar equations, sequences and series.

Graphing calculator required
Teacher recommendation

Math Analysis Honors

MA3162W (1 credit)
MATH ANALYSIS Dual Enrollment (non-ACA)
DE3162W (1 credit, college credit)

  • Further develop students’ understanding of algebraic and transcendental function with a focus on polynomials, exponential, logarithmic, rational and radical functions, and conic sections as independent learners.
  • Examine the relationship between algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and their real-world applications including vectors, parametric and polar equations, sequences and series.
  • Complete projects throughout the course with a focus on applications and modeling of functions.
  • Justify reasoning both by oral and written communication utilizing the language of mathematics, logic of procedure, and interpretation of results.

Graphing calculator required
Teacher recommendation

Calculus

MA3176 (1 credit)

  • Introduces topics in analytical geometry, the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including the study of limits, derivatives, differentials, and an introduction to integration along with their applications.
  • Provides the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of calculus as well as real-world applications to prepare them for the first year of calculus in college.

Graphing calculator required
Teacher recommendation

AP Calculus A/B

MA3177W (1credit)
AP exam fee

  • Study limits and continuity, derivatives and their applications, integrals and their applications, anti-derivatives and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and an introduction to differential equations using slope fields.
  • Work with functions represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally.
  • Prepare for the AP Calculus AB Exam.

Graphing calculator required
Teacher recommendation

Discrete Mathematics / Probability & Statistics

Discrete Mathematics
MA3154 (1/2 credit)

  • Study mathematical properties of sets and systems that have a countable (discrete) number of elements.
  • Solve problems in a discrete setting.
  • Solve problems by developing a model or analyzing special cases to arrive at a solution.

Probability & Statistics
MA3190 (1/2 credit)

  • Explore concepts and techniques for collecting, displaying and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and making predictions. 
  • Investigate measures of central tendency, probability, combinatorics, and experimental design.

Graphing calculator highly recommended

AP Statistics

MA3192W (1 credit)
AP exam fee

  • Introduce concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.
  • Explore data (describing patterns and departures from patterns).
  • Sample and experimentation (planning and conducting a study).
  • Anticipate patterns (exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation).
  • Use statistical inference (estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses).

Graphing calculator required
Teacher recommendation

Game Design & Development / Introduction to Programming

MA3184 (1 credit)

  • Utilize different gaming programming languages such as Scratch, AppInventor, Construct 2 and GameMaker Studio to develop Video Games.
  • Use programming skills to create computer games that will include graphics, sound, and animation.
  • Explore concepts of the science behind computers.
  • Gain an understanding of how computers, mobile technology, and the internet function.
  • Design and build small scale applications and simple program.