Mathematics

  • Jackie Palmquist, Department Chairperson – MVHS
  • Mary Nash, Department Chairperson – NVHS
  • Molly Owles, Department Chairperson – WVHS

The Mathematics curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all students. The curriculum is structured into three distinct sequences based upon student abilities. Any six semesters of mathematics, in the right sequence, will fulfill the three-year requirement for graduation.

Because Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) course work is accelerated and more sophisticated, upper level work of high quality in a compacted time frame is demanded of students. The Math Department has developed recommendations for student success. These criteria are indicators of performance levels or standards for the Honors or AP courses and are available from the Math Department.

For a document showing typical pathways for math course enrollements click here

Mathematics Course Listings

GENERAL COURSES

Course# Title Level prerequisite and/or recommended course work includes
MATH3000 Math Foundations Yr. 9-11 Placement required

COLLEGE PREP COURSES

Course# Title Level prerequisite and/or recommended course work includes
MATH1002B Algebra 1 Block/Algebra 1 Academy (2 periods) Yr. 9, 10
MATH1002 Algebra 1 Yr. 9, 10
MATH2007 Geometry Essentials Yr. 10-12
MATH1003 Geometry Yr. 9-11
MATH1003C Online Geometry Yr. 9-12
MATH1004 Algebra 2 Trigonometry & Statistics Yr. 9-12 Successful Completion of Algebra 1, Completion of Geometry recommended
MATH3006 Algebra 2 Essentials Yr. 10-12 Successful Completion of Algebra 1, Completion of Geometry recommended
MATH3008C Online Algebra 2/Trigonometry Yr. 9-12 Successful Completion of Algebra 1, Completion of Geometry recommended
Transition Math 12 Successful Completion of  an Algebra 2 course
MATH2006 Precalculus Yr. 10-12 Successful Completion of  an Algebra 2 course
MATH3008 Calculus Yr. 11-12 Successful Completion of  Precalculus

ACCELERATED COLLEGE PREP COURSES

Course# Title Level prerequisite and/or recommended course work includes
MATH1006A AP Computer Science A Yr. 9-12 Completion of Geometry
AP Computer Science Principles Yr 9-12 Completion of Algebra 1
MATH1003H Honors Geometry Yr. 9-10 Successful Completion of Algebra 1
MATH1004H Honors Algebra 2/Trig. Yr. 9-11 Successful Completion of a Geometry Course
MATH2002A AP Statistics Yr. 10-12 Successful Completion of an Algebra 2 Course
MATH2006H Honors Precalculus Yr. 10-12 Successful Completion of an Algebra 2 Course
MATH3010A AP Calculus AB Yr. 11-12 Successful Completion of a Precalculus Course
MATH3009A AP Calculus BC Yr. 11-12 Successful Completion of Honors  Precalculus
MATH4000D Calculus 3 Yr. 11-12 Successful Completion of AP Calculus BC (see below for more details)

The University of Illinois offers Dual Credit for Calculus 3.  Students must successfully complete AP Calculus BC and earn a 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus BC exam.  Students must pay the $300 registration fee in advance of the course.  The course is equivalent to Math 241 (4 hours) at University of Illinois.