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Graduation Requirements & UC/CSU Eligibility HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: There is a threeyear math course requirement for graduation. UC/CSU ELIGIBILITY: Mathematics  3 years required (Course 1, Course 2, Course 3); 4 years recommended. A student must earn 30 credits and a grade of 'C' or higher in approved mathematic courses.
Course 1: Math course 1 is an integrated curriculum modeled on the international math pathway and is the first course in the JUHSD's three year college prep math sequence. It is AG approved and aligned o meet Common Core content standards and mathematical practices. Math course 1 will primarily focus on five main topics: Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics with probability. In the Algebra units, instructional time will focus on (1) Seeing structure in Expression, (2) Creating Equations, and (3) Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities. In the Functions units, this course will be on (1) Congruence and (2) Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations. In the Statistics and Probability units, the concentration will be on Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data.
Grade Level: 9th
Course 2 Bridge: This course is designed as a bridge between Course 1 and Course 2 to address content requirements needed to be successful in Course 2. The outcomes are similar to Course 1 with an emphasis on the underlying skills necessary access Course 1 skills and practices. This content may include working with properties of real numbers, solving and graphing liner equations, inequalities and systems of linear equations. Identifying and interpreting linear and nonlinear functions. The Geometry units will focus on the basic definitions and rigid motion, tools, and construction, geometric relationships and properties. In the Statistics and Probability units, students will represent data with plots on the real number line and understand mean, median, mode and standard deviation. Course 2 bridge is not AG approved
Grade Level: 1012th
Course 2: Math course 2 is an integrated curriculum molded on the international math pathway and is the second course in he JUHSD's three year college prep math sequence. It is AG approved and aligned to meet Common Core content standards and mathematical practices. Math course 2 will primarily focus on three main topics: Quadratic Functions and equations, Geometry and probability. In the quadratic units, instructional time will focus on (1) Modeling with quadratic and (2) Solving Quadratic Equations. The Geometry units will cover (1) coordinate geometry (2) Similarity and (3) geometric modeling. The probability unit will leave students with the ability to (1) describe events as subsets of a sample space (2) Understand how two events A and B are independent, and (3) calculate conditional Probabilities.
Grade Level: 9th12th
Course 3 Bridge: More information to come.
Course 3: Math Course 3 is an integrated curriculum modeled on the international math pathway and is the third course in the JUHSD's three year college prep math sequence. It is AG approved and aligned to meet Common Core content standards and mathematical practices. Math Course 3 will primarily focus on the following three topics: Trigonometry, Functions and Statistics. Trig units include using right triangle geometry to define sine, cosine, and tangent functions and includes graphing/modeling with the resulting functions. Functions units include exploring functions as objects with specific properties as well as the methods of solving Rational, exponential, and transcendental Functions. Also, quadratic functions are used to model the relationship between two values. The statistics unit addresses making inferences from a random sample, recognizing differences among sample surveys, using data to estimate a population or compare two treatments and calculating and using the mean and standard deviation from a data set. Course three also addresses geometric measurement and dimension.
Grade Level: 9th12th
Statistics: This course is an introduction to the study of probability and statistics with a focus on analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. Students will study and understand the relationship of, and difference between coloration and causality. Mastery of this academic content will provide students with a solid foundation in statistical analysis and facility in processing statistical information.
Grade Level: 1112th
AP Statistics: This AP course in statistics is designed to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collection, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. The course focuses on four conceptual themes. (1) Describing patterns and departures from patterns (2) Sampling and experimentation including planning and concluding a study (3) Anticipating patterns, including exploring random phenomena using probability stimulation and (4) Statistical inference including estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses. Students who successfully complete the course and take the AP Exam ma receive credit for onesemester introductory statistics course.
Grade Level: 12th
Trig/PreCalculus: Math analysis with trigonometry is designed to cover the trigonometric functions and their relationships by the circular approach and by the triangular approach. Students will also work with the exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, and series, vectors, parametric and polar coordinates, and limits. This course serves as the prerequisite for AP calculus.
Grade Level: 12th
AP Calculus AB: Math analysis with trigonometry is designed to cover the trigonometric functions and their relationships by the circular approach and by the triangular approach. Students will also work with the exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, and series, vectors, parametric and polar coordinates, and limits. This course serves as the prerequisite for AP calculus.
Grade Level: 12th
AP Calculus BC: The course outline for calculus BC includes all the topics in calculus AB plus polynomial approximations, series of constants, Taylor series, parametric, polar, and vector functions. Students who successfully complete the course and take the AP calculus BC exam may receive credit for the first two semesters of college calculus.
Grade Level: 12th
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