|Math You Can Use In College Section MP|
MA NCES Code:
|10, 11, 12|
|Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )|
|Algebra II and Geometry. Students must have access to a spreadsheet program.|
|Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor |
(see additional details below):
No matter what you plan on majoring in once you go off to college, you will have to take at least one math course before you graduate. Statistics is required by just about every major. Business, science, and technology degrees need basic calculus. Even many education and liberal arts programs require a course in graphical analysis and/or trigonometry.
That is why Math You Can Use In College was developed. We will spend time on concepts you could possibly use again and not on the concepts you will probably never see after high school. This course is application-based and focuses on important real-life topics including:
-Using Trigonometry to build structures
-Understanding the mathematics behind financial decisions (calculating mortgage payments, how to calculate future value of an investment, leasing vs. buying a car)
-Using statistics to make predictions about the future
-Using quadratics to determine the distance projectiles will travel
-An introduction to calculus-based applications
A common thread throughout the course is the use of spreadsheets to help evaluate these mathematical explorations. Students should have, at a minimum, a fundamental understanding of how spreadsheets work. All students are required to have access to Microsoft Excel, or an alternative spreadsheet based program. An online graphing calculator will also be used during the course.
**Please Note: This course may not be appropriate for students with specific accessibility limitations as written. Please refer to the VHS Handbook policy on Special Education/Equity for more information on possible modifications. If you need additional assistance, please let us know at service.govhs.org.