Math Department

  • The Math Department at Coatesville High School has a commitment to excellency in teaching and learning, a focused mathematical curriculum, and a positive and supportive classroom environment for all students. We strive to provide a rigorous mathematics education that will help students become successful members of an ever changing society.

  • Math Education Course Selections

    NOTE: Student placement in Mathematics courses will be based upon the high school leveling rubric!

    8343 INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA 1.0 Credit Grade 9
    This course is designed to introduce fundamentals in the use of variables to solve problems. The course will stress the four operations with whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and integers when solving equations and inequalities. This is a two-year course sequence. The next course is 8345 Algebra I.

    8334 ACADEMIC INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA 1.0 Credit Grade 9
    This course is designed to establish the fundamentals of problem solving techniques and the use of variables. The skills to be stressed will include: four operations using integers, solving equations and inequalities, operations with polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, square roots, and graphing on the Cartesian coordinate plane. This is a two-year course sequence. The next course is 8336 Academic Algebra I.

    8345 ALGEBRA I 1.0 Credit Grades 9- 10
    8336 ACADEMIC ALGEBRA I 1.0 Credit Grades 9- 10
    These courses are designed to continue the topics of Algebra I. The fundamental concepts of Algebra I will be reinforced through the topics of linear equations and inequalities, absolute value, rational and radical expressions and equations, and quadratic functions. Both of these courses are the second year of a two-year course sequence.

    8324 ACADEMIC ALGEBRA I 1.0 Credit Grade 9
    The fundamental concepts of Algebra I will be reinforced as the topics of linear equations, inequalities, absolute value, rational and radical expressions and equations, and quadratic functions are covered. This is a one year Algebra course.

    8342 HONORS ALGEBRA II 1.0 Credit Grades 9-11
    8344 ACADEMIC ALGEBRA II 1.0 Credit Grades 9-10
    9344 ACADEMIC ALGEBRA II 1.0 Credit Grade 11
    8348 ALGEBRA II 1.0 Credit Grade 10
    9348 ALGEBRA II 1.0 Credit Grades 11-12
    These courses include the topics of: polynomials, equations, inequalities, graphing, factoring, algebraic fractions, exponents, functions, quadratics, irrational numbers, and their applications to statement problems in real life situations.

    9362 HONORS GEOMETRY 1.0 Credit Grades 9-12
    9364 ACADEMIC GEOMETRY 1.0 Credit Grades 9-12
    9368 GEOMETRY 1.0 Credit Grade 10-12
    The concepts covered in these courses include, but are not limited to: points, lines, angles, triangles, geometric constructions, parallelograms, basic properties of circles, areas of plane figures, and volumes of solid figures. Algebra skills will be integrated throughout these courses. The depth of proof completions will vary depending upon the level of the course.

    ELECTIVE COURSES IN MATHEMATICS

    9340 AP CALCULUS (AB) 1.0 Credit Grades 11-12
    (prerequisites: teacher recommendation and at least 80% in Honors Precalculus, or 95% in Academic Precalculus)
    The course consists of a comprehensive analysis of the theory and application of differential and integral calculus. Graphing calculators will be a necessity in this course (the TI-83+ is recommended). In May, students are strongly urged to take the Advanced Placement Calculus-AB examination and they may receive college credit.

    9360 AP CALCULUS (BC) 1.0 Credit Grade12
    (prerequisites: teacher recommendation and at least 85% in AP Calculus AB)
    This course is comprised of all of the AP Calculus (AB) topics and additional topics including: differential equations, slope fields, parametric and polar functions, and MacLaurin and Taylor Series. ONLY THE STRONGEST MATH STUDENTS SHOULD BE RECOMMENDED FOR THIS COURSE !

    9342 HONORS CALCULUS 1.0 Credit Grades 11-12

    Honors Calculus is an accelerated course which surveys analytic geometry and emphasizes the principles and applications of differential and integral calculus. Graphing calculators will be a necessity in this course (the TI-83+ is recommended).

    9352 HONORS PRECALCULUS** 1.0 Credit Grades 10-11
    9354 ACADEMIC PRECALCULUS 1.0 Credit Grades 11-12
    These courses are in preparation for Honors or AP Calculus. The content will include: complex numbers, polynomials, and exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses. Selected topics from analytic geometry will also be introduced. The use of graphing calculators (TI-83+ is recommended) will be encouraged. NOTE: Any student who has passed Algebra III & Trigonometry may not schedule Precalculus.
    **9352 can be taken for dual credit (pending approval). 

    9366 ALGEBRA III & TRIGONOMETRY 1.0 Credit Grades 11-12
    This course will include more advanced factoring techniques, the study of algebraic fractions, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, and the conic sections. Trigonometry will use the unit circle approach in defining the six trigonometric functions. Trigonometry topics will include: the unit circle, graphs of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, and solving trigonometric equations. NOTE: Any student who has passed Precalculus may not schedule Algebra III & Trigonometry.

    9350 AP STATISTICS 1.0 Credit Grade 12
    (prerequisites: teacher recommendation and at least 85% in Honors Precalculus, or 90% in Academic Precalculus)
    This course consists of a comprehensive study of descriptive and inferential statistics. Concepts covered will include: data analysis, measures of central tendency and spread, regression analysis, experimental design, probability distributions, and hypothesis testing. The graphing calculator ( TI - 84 + ) will be used daily. Students are strongly encouraged to take the AP exam in May. Students who have passed Probability and Statistics may not take this course.

    9349 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 1.0 Credit Grade 12
    (prerequisite: Algebra III & Trigonometry or Precalculus)
    This course is in preparation for college business education, science, and/or social science courses. The course is a study of descriptive and inferential statistics. Concepts covered will include: data analysis, measures of central tendency and spread, probability, distributions, and hypothesis testing. The graphing calculator ( TI – 84+ ) will be used daily.

    9356 ACADEMIC MATH TOPICS 1.0 Credit Grades 11-12
    9358 MATH TOPICS 1.0 Credit Grades 11-12
    Major topics include: advanced graphing techniques, graphing polynomial and rational functions, matrices and determinants, linear programming, sequences and series, the binomial theorem, mathematical induction, probability, and analytical geometry. The graphing calculator (TI-83) will be used regularly in this course.

    9304 SAT PREP/MATH 0.5 Credit Grades 9-11
    (prerequisite: Algebra I)
    SAT Prep/Math provides a review of Algebra and Geometry using problems similar to those included on the SAT. Students may get additional help by using the SAT program on the computer. Students must have completed both Geometry and Algebra I before scheduling this course!

    9388 MATH FOR LIFE 1.0 Credit Grade 12
    This course is designed to help students become more competent in the mathematics required of today’s consumers. Calculators will be used and students will apply the basic skills of mathematics to topics such as: salary, budgeting, investing, credit, income taxes, other taxes, banking, and insurance.

    TEST PREP 0.5 Credits Grade 11
    This course is designed for students who did not score proficient or advanced on the Algebra I Keystone Exam.
    Enrollment in this course is mandatory for any eligible student.

  • Our Teachers

     

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    Mr. Atkins            Email  atkinsj@casdschools.org

    Mrs. Claypoole     Email  claypoolec@casdschools.org

    Mr. Dougherty     Email  doughertyk@casdschools.org

    Mrs. Eaton           Email   eatonj@casdschools.org

    Ms. Keller            Email   kellerm@casdschools.org

    Mr. Sheller           Email  shellerd@casdschools.org

    Ms. Walker          Email   walkern@casdschools.org

     

    Ms. Zizza             Email  zizzas@casdschools.org