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Mathematics

Eanes ISD expects student enrollment in a math course each year of high school.

In all classes, Algebra I and beyond, the graphing calculator is used extensively as a solving tool. It is strongly recommended that students purchase a graphing calculator for daily use. The TI83/84 + is used as the instructional tool in most classes.

ALGEBRA I - MA224 (ALG1)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: None
Note: Graphing Calculator required

This course emphasizes the development of skills, techniques and applications that deal with number relations, linear equations, formulas, polynomials, graphing, systems of equations, factoring, rational expressions, data analysis, quadratic, and exponential functions. Students will learn the skills associated with the mathematical process TEKS: problem-solving, appropriate use of tools, mathematical communication, multiple representations, reasoning, proof, and justification. Successful completion of this sequence will prepare students for entry into a geometry course.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
ALGEBRA I HONORS - MA223 (ALG1)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: In order to be successful in this course it is recommended that you have an 85% or higher in 8th grade honors.
Note: Graphing Calculator required

In addition to the content specified in the Algebra I course description (see above), the honors sequence focuses on application of concepts in a problem-solving environment. Successful completion of this sequence will prepare students for entry into a geometry course.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 9
  • HONORS
  • Prerequisite: None
GEOMETRY - MA235 (GEOM)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-10
Prerequisite: Algebra I
Note: Graphing Calculator required

This course deals with sets of points and related properties. Sets studied include lines, angles, polygons, circles, planes and surfaces of geometric solids such as pyramids, cones, cylinders and spheres. This sequence emphasizes systematic approaches to and processes for proving and applying theorems. Algebra is utilized extensively during the second semester. Students will learn the skills associated with the mathematical process TEKS: problem-solving, appropriate use of tools, mathematical communication, multiple representations, reasoning, proof, and justification. Successful completion of this sequence prepares the students for further work in algebra, usually in Algebra II.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 9
GEOMETRY HONORS - MA230 (GEOM)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-10
Prerequisite: In order to be successful in this course it is recommended that you have an 85% or higher in Algebra One honors
Note: Graphing Calculator required

In addition to the content specified in the Geometry course description (see above), the honors sequence focuses on application of concepts in a problem-solving environment.  Strong Algebra skills are essential in the study of trigonometry second semester.  Successful completion of this sequence will prepare students for entry into an Algebra II course.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 9
  • HONORS
MATHEMATICAL MODELS WITH APPLICATIONS - MA227 (MTHMOD)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11
Prerequisites: Algebra I and Geometry
Note: Graphing Calculator required

In MMA students will develop, refine and strengthen their Algebra 1 skills, including using order of operations to simplify algebraic expressions. This will provide them with a better foundation for success in Algebra 2.  These skills then support good problem solving strategies with equations.  Equations (primarily linear) will be modelled in various ways, including graphing and tables with and without graphing calculators.  From these models, solutions will be found. When appropriate, real-life applied problems will be addressed using Algebra skills to solve and sentences to explain the solution in context of the problem solved.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
ALGEBRA II - MA245 (ALG 2)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-11
Prerequisite: Geometry
Note: Graphing Calculator required

This course emphasizes the skills, concepts, and underlying mathematical foundations of advanced algebra. Students study polynomial, logarithmic, and exponential functions. Additional topics include the complex number system, sequences and series, matrices, systems of equations, rational functions, radical functions, and inverse functions. Students will learn the skills associated with the mathematical process TEKS: problem-solving, appropriate use of tools, mathemati-cal communication, multiple representations, reasoning, proof, and justification. Completion of this course prepares the student for entry into a Precalculus course.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
ALGEBRA II HONORS - MA240 (ALG2)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-11
Prerequisite: In order to be successful in this course it is recommended that you have an 85% or higher in Geometry honors
Note: Graphing Calculator required

In addition to the content specified in the Algebra II course description (see above), the honors sequence focuses on application of concepts in a problem-solving environment.  Strong Algebra skills are essential building blocks for a deeper dive into Algebraic concepts.  Successful completion of this sequence will prepare students for entry into a Pre-Calculus course.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 9
  • HONORS
PRECALCULUS - MA252 (PRECALC)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Algebra II
Note: Graphing Calculator required

This course includes the topics of polynomial, rational and algebraic functions, linear programming, complex numbers, trigonometric equations, identities, inverse trigonometric functions, vectors, polar coordinates, statistics, matrices, logarithms, permutations, combinations, and probability. Students will learn the skills associated with the mathematical process TEKS: problem-solving, appropriate use of tools, mathematical communication, multiple representations, reasoning, proof, and justification. Students completing this sequence will have a strong background for AP Calculus AB.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
PRECALCULUS HONORS - MA260 (PRECALC)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: In order to be successful in this course it is recommended that you have an 85% or higher in Algebra II honors.
Note: Graphing Calculator required

In addition to the content specified in the Pre-Calculus course description (see above), the honors sequence focuses on application of concepts in a problem-solving environment.  New concepts depend on strong Algebra II and Geometry skills.  Successful completion of this sequence will prepare students for entry into a Pre-Calculus course.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • HONORS
STATISTICS - MA261 (STATS)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Algebra II
Note: Graphing Calculator required

Statistics covers topics included in a one-semester college course; data collection and analysis, probability and inference. It moves at a slower pace than AP Statistics and will help prepare students for a college statistics course. The emphasis is on understanding how to use statistics to address real-world problems. The use of technology is integrated throughout the course.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
AP STATISTICS - MA262 (APSTATS)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Algebra II
Note: Graphing Calculator required

AP Statistics covers topics included in a one-semester college course, which adheres to the syllabus of the College Board Advanced Placement program. Topics studied include data collection and analysis, probability and inference. It prepares the college-bound student for possible advanced standing credit in statistics at the college level. The Advanced Placement Exam in statistics may be taken at the end of the course. Because of the level of maturity and life experience necessary to apply the concepts in real world contexts, only students in grades 10-12 may enroll.

  • AP
  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
STATS 2: BEYOND AP STATISTICS - MA270 (INSTMTH2)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: AP Statistics & AP Statistics Exam score of 3 or higher.
 

Stats 2: Beyond AP Statistics has three areas of study. First, students will learn advanced statistical procedures such as ANOVA, multiple regression analysis, non-parametric tests and Bayesian statistics. Topics will be presented in a broad variety of contexts such as biostatistics, political science, business and sport analytics. Second, students will conduct these analyses using the statistical coding platform RStudio. Third, students will plan and execute statistical studies proposed by members of the Westlake Community. Because of the maturity required to serve as statistical consultants, only students in grades 11-12 may enroll.  This course receives the same weight as an AP course.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
CALCULUS - MA251 (INSTUMTH)

Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Precalculus
Note: Graphing Calculator required

Calculus covers topics included in a one-semester college course. The course includes concepts and applications of differential and integral calculus. It moves at a slower pace than AP Calculus and will help prepare students for a college calculus course. It is a good choice for students who want to explore calculus without an emphasis on advanced algebra skills. This course uses Web Assign, an online assignment platform.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 12
AP CALCULUS AB - MA266 (APCALCAB)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Precalculus or Precalculus Pre-AP
Note: Graphing Calculator required

Calculus AB covers topics included in a one-semester college course. This is a college level course which adheres to the syllabus of the College Board Advanced Placement program. The course includes concepts and applications of differential and integral calculus. The use of technology is integrated throughout the course. It prepares the college-bound student for possible advanced standing credit in calculus at the college level. Students enrolled in this course will be prepared for the AP Calculus AB exam in May.

  • AP
  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
AP CALCULUS BC - MA267 (APCALCBC)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Precalculus or Precalculus Pre-AP
Note: Graphing Calculator required

Calculus BC covers topics included in a two-semester college course. This is a college level course which adheres to the syllabus of the College Board Advanced Placement program. This course is designed for the student who has displayed both exceptional mathematical talent and diligence in the study of all high school mathematics courses. It prepares the college-bound student for possible advanced standing credit in calculus at the college level. Students enrolled in this course will be prepared for the AP Calculus BC exam in May and will receive a sub-score for the AB portion of the exam in addition to their BC score.

  • AP
  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS - MA268 (MUTLCAL)

Credit: .5
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: AP Calculus BC AND a minimum AP Calculus BC exam score of 3, 4, or 5
Note: Offered Fall Semester Only
Graphing Calculator required

This course is a one-semester course in vector calculus. Topics include vectors, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, vector fields, line integrals, surface integrals, Green’s Theorem, curl and divergence, and Stoke’s Theorem. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving techniques and applications to other disciplines such as physics, economics and statistics. This course receives the same weight as an AP course.

  • AP
  • Credit: .5
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
LINEAR ALGEBRA - MA269 (LINALG)

Credit: .5
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: AP Calculus BC
Note: Offered Spring Semester Only
Graphing Calculator required

This course provides detailed study of vectors and vector spaces. Topics include solving n by n systems of equations; vector spaces; linear transformations of vector spaces; and eigenvectors and eigenvalues. The content of this course is equivalent to a one-semester college introductory linear algebra course. This course receives the same weight as an AP course.

  • Credit: .5
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12