Mathematics

Graphing calculators are required for all courses.
Sturgis recommends at least a TI-84.
At this time, IB does not allow the use of TI-89 or TI ‘nspire CAS.

Math with Euclid

Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens.[1]

Algebra I, Grade 9, 1 Credit

This course provides a strong foundation for all further mathematical studies. Examples of topics include operations with real numbers, graphing and solving linear and quadratic equations, systems of 2 linear equations, operations with polynomials including factoring, laws of exponents and scientific notation, radical expressions, and basic concepts from geometry. Practical applications, use of data, patterns, estimation and appropriate use of the calculator will be integrated into all units. A graphing calculator is required.

Integrated Math 9, 1 Credit

The course provides students with a solid background of plane and solid geometry, measurement, and a thorough review and extension of Algebra 1 topics. Emphasis will be on classroom and computer activities and investigations, so that students make and communicate their own mathematical discoveries. A graphing calculator is required.

Integrated Math 10, 1 Credit

This course provides students with a strong background for IB Math Studies course and preparation for MCAS. Topics from geometry include congruence, similarity, and properties of figures, right triangles and measurement such as perimeter, area and volume. There is a thorough review of algebraic topics such as equations and functions. Topics related to MCAS are reviewed throughout. Number sense, communication, and computer and calculator skills are taught and reinforced throughout the year. A graphing calculator is required.

Algebra 2, Grade, 1 Credit

This course will extend the skills and knowledge from Algebra I. New topics will include the study of polynomial functions and equations, radical equations, rational expressions, equations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, sequences and series, probability and statistics and triangle trigonometry. Practical applications, patterns, MCAS review and appropriate use of the graphing calculator will be integrated throughout the course. A graphing calculator is required.

Algebra 2 & Trigonometry, Grade 10, 1 Credit

This course is for students who have strong interest and ability in mathematics as well as a solid background in Algebra 1. This course will be similar to Algebra 2 except that the topics will be studied more rigorously and additional topics including matrices and circle trigonometry will be studied. Practical applications, projects, and appropriate use of the graphing calculator will be integrated throughout the course. A graphing calculator is required.

IB Math Studies SL 1, Grade 11, 1 Credit

IB Math Studies 1 is the first course of the two-year IB sequence. This course is designed for students who require a basic college preparatory course in mathematics. Coursework will build on and extend skills and knowledge from Algebra I and Geometry. Specific topics will include linear, quadratic, exponential and trigonometric functions and equations; inequalities; operations with polynomials; sequences and series; operations with functions including inverse and composition of functions; an introduction to probability and statistics; and triangle trigonometry. Practical applications, projects, and appropriate use of the graphing calculator will be integrated throughout the course. A graphing calculator is required

Students may not earn credit in both IB Math Studies 1 and in Algebra 2.

IB Math Studies SL 2, Grade 12, 1 Credit

IB Math Studies 2 will extend the topics studied in Math Studies 1. New topics include trigonometry of three-dimensional shapes, further topics in statistics (correlation, regression formula, and chi-squared test), logic and truth tables, a brief introduction to differential calculus and topics from financial mathematics. An important part of Math Studies 2 is the independent project. Practical applications, projects, and appropriate use of the graphing calculator will be integrated throughout the course. A graphing calculator is required.

Pre-requisite: Algebra 2, Math Studies 1 or Mathematics SL 1.

IB Mathematics SL 1, Grade 11, 1 Credit

This is the first year of the two year sequence. This sequence is designed for students who have both an interest and ability in mathematics. This is the recommended level for students planning to study science, economics, business and/or psychology. This course is comparable to a pre-calculus course and thus reviews and extends the concepts studied in Algebra 2 and Geometry, especially polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, and probability and statistics. New concepts include polynomial functions and their transformations, circle trigonometry, trigonometric equations and functions, trigonometric identities. Practical applications, portfolio projects and appropriate use of the graphing calculator will be integrated throughout the course. A graphing calculator is required

Prerequisite: Algebra 2.

IB Mathematics SL 2, Grade 12, 1 Credit

This course reviews and extends the topics studied in Mathematics SL1. New topics include vectors in two and three dimensions and vector equations of lines as well as further work with statistics including the normal and binomial distributions, differential and integral calculus and the applications such as graphing, optimization, velocity and acceleration, graphical behavior of functions, areas under curves and volumes of revolution. Practical applications, portfolio projects, and appropriate use of the graphing calculator will be integrated throughout the course. A graphing calculator is required.

Prerequisite: IB Mathematics SL 1 or IB Mathematics HL 1

IB Mathematics HL 1, Grade 11, 1 Credit

This is the first year of the two year sequence. This sequence is designed for students who have both a strong interest and ability in mathematics. This course goes into greater depth in all the topics studied in IB Math Standard plus it includes additional topics such as complex numbers, polynomial functions, additional trigonometry, vectors, and additional topics in statistics and probability. Practical applications, portfolio projects and appropriate use of the graphing calculator will be integrated throughout the course. A graphing calculator is required.

Prerequisite: A strong background in Algebra 2

IB Mathematics HL 2, Grade 12, 1 Credit

This course reviews and expands the topics studied in mathematics HL 1. New topics include statistics, differential and integral calculus at greater depth than IB Standard SL2 plus a selected focus topic chosen from statistics, discrete math and differential equations. Practical applications, portfolio projects and appropriate use of technology will be integrated throughout the course. A graphing calculator is required.

Prerequisite: IB Mathematics HL 1


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