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Mathematics

Catholic High Schools offers the traditional college preparatory program in math with opportunities 
for advanced students. Students may also attend UAH for additional college-level math courses.

Mathematics Faculty
Name Email Course
Linda Burkavich lburkavich@chsfalcons.org  AP Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Statistics
Susan Poyer spoyer@chsfalcons.org Algebra II, Geometry
Connie McManuels cmcmanuels@chsfalcons.org Algebra I, Geometry

Algebra I
This course introduces and develops the following knowledge areas:  operations of signed numbers and variables; solutions of equations and inequalities; writing and solving equations and inequalities; operations with rational numbers and polynomials; relations, functions and graphs; variation; irrational numbers; radicals; and quadratic equations.

One credit
 

Geometry
This course introduces the basics of plane and solid geometry: parallel lines and planes, triangles, quadrilaterals and other polygons, circles, area, volume, introductory coordinate geometry, and basic transformations.  Deductive reasoning in the form of proofs is applied throughout the course.
Prerequisite: Algebra I or Algebra IA and Algebra IB

One credit

Algebra II with Trigonometry
This course expands concepts in Algebra I, adding the follow areas: applications of linear equations and inequalities; matrix algebra; complex numbers; graphs of linear equations; quadratic functions and inequalities; solutions of polynomial functions; conic sections; functions of trigonometry and probability.
Prerequisite:  Algebra I, Geometry (or current enrollment in Geometry)
                                                                                                                                  One credit

Precalculus
This course is a pre-calculus course for accelerated math students.  Topics include advanced algebra, analysis, analytic geometry, functions, trigonometry, vectors and parametric equations, polar coordinates and complex numbers, conics, exponential and logarithmic functions, and sequences and series.
Prerequisite: Algebra II.
                                                                                                                                  One credit

Calculus
This course consists of a full high school academic year of work that is comparable to a first semester calculus course in colleges and universities.  Topics included are functions, graphs, limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals.  Topics are approached through a combination of numerical, graphical, and theoretical exercises, and real-world activities.
Prerequisite: Precalculus.
                                                                                                                                  One credit

AP Calculus (A/B)
This course is an Advanced Placement course in calculus.  This course consists of a full high school academic year of work that is comparable to a first semester calculus course in colleges and universities.  Topics included are functions, graphs, limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals.  Topics are approached through a combination of numerical, graphical, and theoretical exercises, and real-world activities.
Prerequisite: Precalculus.

One credit

Statistics
This course is a mathematics course that introduces students to the use of statistics in the world around them.  Students learn to identify, set up, and solve all types of word problems and real-life problems pertinent to statistics; to understand the relevancy of the relationship of statistics to real world applications; and to develop and apply critical thinking and logical reasoning skills.
Prerequisite: Algebra II.

One credit

AP Statistics
This course is an Advanced Placement course in statistics.  This course consists of a full high school academic year of work that is comparable to a first semester statistics course in colleges and universities. Topics are examining and sampling distributions; examining relationships; inference for distributions, for proportions, for one-way analysis, for two-way tables, and for regression. 
Prerequisite:  Algebra II/Precalculus 

One credit