This is a class for students who are looking for the most challenging mathematics class, with a view of taking the Higher Level IB mathematics course in their junior and senior year. During the year, students will build on the skills they developed during the Algebra II Honors course, becoming better at analyzing problems, working accurately, and explaining their methods. They deepen their knowledge of trigonometry and algebra and are introduced to the differentiation and integration of simple functions. They also use these calculus skills to solve problems involving slopes of lines and areas under curves, and to solve kinematics problems.
Assessment consists of homework, in-class quizzes and tests, and mathematical portfolio assignments.