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.
Supply Requests for the 2022-23 School Year
General supplies for all students - Notebook, graph paper, pencils, pens, erasers
Geometry students should get a protractor
Students in any type of calculus or statistics class will need to have a graphing calculator
Students in Honors Precalculus or the Accelerated Honors Algebra 2 class will need to have a graphing calculator
Students in Academic Precalculus or Honors Algebra 2 are recommended to have a graphing calculator, but a scientific will be sufficient
Students in Academic Algebra 2, any Geometry, or Financial Literacy should have a scientific calculator
Recommended model of graphing calculator: TI 84 plus or TI Nspire
Recommended model of scientific calculator: TI 30X II S
IXL Mathematics Tool
CASD is pleased to announce student access to IXL, a supplemental mathematics tool. The purpose of the tool is to provide students with an opportunity to stay engaged in mathematics over the summer and to reinforce the necessary skills for the upcoming school year. IXL skill plans can help students prepare for PSAT, SAT, PSSA, and Keystone Exams. CASD students will continue to use IXL during the 2022-23 school year.
Math Education Course Selections
NOTE: Student placement in Mathematics courses will be based upon the high school leveling rubric.
9345 HONORS ALGEBRA II 1.0 Credit Grades 10-12
9344 ACADEMIC ALGEBRA II 1.0 Credit Grades 10-12
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.
9372 HONORS GEOMETRY 1.0 Credit Grades 10-12
9364 ACADEMIC GEOMETRY 1.0 Credit Grades 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.
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.
9388 FINANCIAL LITERACY 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.
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