Algebra II, Honors (5 periods, 5 credits)
Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry
This course includes algebraic methods and graphing techniques with a special emphasis on problem solving. It is a course for students with superior mathematical skills.
Precalculus, Honors, (5 periods, 5 credits)Prerequisite: Algebra II, Honors
This course covers a wide array of topics used in calculus, including exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, polar, and parametric equations. Students will be prepared to take the Math Level 2 SAT subject test in June.
AP Calculus BC (5 periods, 5 credits)*Prerequisite: Precalculus, HonorsThis course offers a comprehensive study of all of the objectives outlined in the AP Calculus Course Description. Topics will include functions and limits, derivatives and their applications, integrals and their applications, differential equations and slope fields, sequences, series, polynomial approximation, and analysis of curves given in polar, parametric and vector form. Students will use graphing calculators as an integral part of the instruction. Students will be prepared to take the AP Calculus BC exam in May.* Students who earn a 5 on the AP Calculus BC Exam prior to senior year are encouraged to continue challenging themselves with higher level math courses. They are required to complete at least two of the following courses.
The following is the recommended sequence of courses to follow:
- MAT-233 (Multivariable Calculus) at Middlesex County College
- MAT-234 (Differential Equations) at Middlesex County College
- XM-609 (Modern Algebra) through Stanford Online
- XM-615 (Real Analysis) through Stanford Online
- XM-606 (Complex Analysis) through Stanford Online
- XM-631 (Partial Differential Equations) through Stanford Online
Note: Linear Algebra is a prerequisite for the Stanford courses. It can be taken here as an elective junior year.