Students will be instructed and facilitated from a Biblical and historical viewpoint, in which the origins, uses and purposes of mathematical discoveries will be discussed. Our goal is to lead students through a timeline approach in order to allow them to see that mathematics, with its intricate patterns, designs, and universal laws, is a branch of knowledge invented by God. Because mathematicians are only discoverers of a mere fraction of God's creation, students will also be led to discover math ideas for themselves.
The teachers of the Sci Math Division will seek to ensure the important concepts and processes for each course are mastered to a level of proficiency and will encourage students to perform at their fullest potential.
An integral part of each course will be estimation, problem solving strategies, applications and critical thinking. An interdisciplinary approach will also be used, in order that students will see the connections between mathematics and other disciplines.
Students will also be taught the purpose and usefulness of mathematics as a tool, in helping them to understand more about the God of order, His universe and ultimately understand His will.
Algebra I (1 credit)
This course is designed to lay the foundation of all other high school math courses, and include topics like the real number system; sets and their relationships; analyzing equations/inequalities, their functions and graphs; linear and absolute value relationships; systems of linear equations/inequalities and their graphs; ration, proportion and variation; algebraic expressions: linear, exponential and rational; slope and rate of change; customary and metric systems of measurement. (1 year)
Geometry (1 credit)
This is a study of 1 , 2 , and 3 dimensional space figures, their properties and applications. The content area includes proof strategies, inductive and deductive reasoning; introduction to symbolic logic; angle relationships; parallel and perpendicular lines; properties of triangles, circles and polygons/non polygons; ratio, proportion and similarity; and transformational coordinate geometry. (1 year)
Algebra II/Trigonometry (1 credit)
These courses are designed to allow students to advance in Algebra and Trigonometry in preparation for the course in Pre Calculus. The content areas include number theory with emphasis on the complex number system; introduction to matrix algebra and determinants; polynomials/non-polynomials and polynomial factoring techniques; analyzing functions and their graphs; polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic; triangular, circular and analytic trigonometry. (1 year)
Consumer Math (1 credit) (Taught on demand)
Consumer Math is a comprehensive review and study of arithmetic skills that apply to both personal and vocational business opportunities. Consumer Math provides skills needed to survive as an intelligent consumer in today's society. Topics will include the mathematics of personal income, buying a car and related expenses, discounts and mark ups, investments, travel and fitness. Practical applications in finance, taxes, budgeting, banking and home ownership are also provided.
Pre Calculus (1 credit)
This course enhances your preparation to serve God and your fellow men by developing your skills in solving practical real life problems. Pre Calculus is important because it builds the platform for success in college level mathematics by strengthening your understanding of Algebra.
Advanced Math (1 credit)
This advanced course seeks to prepare students for college level math courses. An integral part is modeling of real life problems where students will further develop problem solving skills through algebraic and geometric applications. The content area includes systems of equations/inequalities; matrix algebra and determinants; progressions, sequences and series; counting principles; probability and statistics; analytic geometry, with emphasis on conic sections; and vectors.