# HS Posts

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## Course Descriptions 2023/24

A graphing calculator - TI-Nspire or TI-84 - is required for all mathematics courses.

Mathematics Pathways at Lincoln

Integrated Mathematics 1
(Grades 9; 1 year; 1.0 credit).

• Prerequisite: Grade 8 Mathematics (or equivalent).
• A graphic display calculator is required for this course.

The fundamental purpose of Integrated Mathematics I is to deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomena, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Mathematics I uses properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge from prior grades. Students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of the mathematics around them.

Integrated Mathematics 2
(Grades 9-10; 1 year; 1.0 credit)

• Prerequisite: Integrated Mathematics 1 (or equivalent).
• A graphic display calculator is required for this course.

This course emphasizes skills necessary for problem-solving and continued growth in mathematics. Students apply concepts of number and operations, algebraic relationships, geometric and spatial relationships, measurement and data analysis. The course covers a range of topics including: exponents, quadratic equations, right-triangle trigonometry and probability, motivating the frequent use of calculators.

Integrated Mathematics 3
(Grade 10; 1 year; 1.0 credit).

• Prerequisite: Integrated Mathematics 2 (or equivalent).
• A graphic display calculator is required for this course.

This course prepares students moving into the IB Diploma Program for IB Mathematics SL and IB Mathematics HL. The course includes the analysis of nonlinear functions such as quadratics, polynomials, trigonometric functions and logarithmic functions. Students will also be introduced to complex numbers.

IB Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations SL
(Grade 11/12, 2 years, 2.0 credits).

• Prerequisite: Integrated Mathematics 2 and Teacher Recommendation.
• A graphic display calculator is required for this course.

This course is appropriate for students who are interested in developing their mathematics for describing our world and solving practical problems. This subject is aimed at students who will go on to study subjects such as social sciences, natural sciences, statistics, business, some economics, psychology, and design, for example. This option emphasizes the applied nature of the subject and also the interpretation of results in context as an important element of the subject.

General topics for this course will include: sequences and series, linear, non-linear, and exponential algebra, approximation and estimation, functions and properties of functions, modelling, geometric trigonometry, statistics (including statistical tests) and probability, and calculus.

IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches SL
(Grade 11/12; 2 years, 2.0 credits).

• Prerequisite: Integrated Mathematics 2 and Teacher Recommendation.
• A graphic display calculator is required for this course.

This course is appropriate for students who enjoy developing their mathematics to become fluent in the construction of mathematical arguments and develop strong skills in mathematical thinking. This subject is aimed at students who will go on to study subjects with substantial mathematics content such as architecture, engineering, physical sciences, or economics, for example. This option reflects the emphasis on calculus and on algebraic, graphical and numerical approaches.

General topics for this course will include: sequences and series, exponents and logarithms, binomial theorem, functions and families & properties of functions, geometric trigonometry, circular trigonometry, statistics and probability, and calculus.

IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches HL
(Grade 11/12; 2 years, 2.0 credits).

• Prerequisite: Level 6 or above in IM3 and Teacher Recommendation.
• A graphic display calculator is required for this course.

This course is appropriate for students who enjoy developing their mathematics to become fluent in the construction of mathematical arguments and develop strong skills in mathematical thinking. This subject is aimed at students who will go on to study subjects with substantial mathematics content such as mathematics itself, engineering, physical sciences, or economics for example. This option reflects the emphasis on calculus and on algebraic, graphical and numerical approaches. The HL option for this course will have 90 additional hours of content over the two years, and will thus require an intense, fast pace.

General topics for this course will include: sequences and series, exponents and logarithms, binomial theorem, permutations and combinations, complex numbers, functions and families & properties of functions, geometric trigonometry, circular trigonometry, vectors, statistics and probability, and calculus, including implicit differentiation and integration by parts.

Mathematics Seminar
(Grade 12; 1 year, 1.0 credits).

• A graphic display calculator is required for this course.

This is a non-IB Course for students to round out their HS Mathematics experience. This course will focus on practical applications of mathematics but students will also have the opportunity to focus on the mathematics that is of most interest and importance to them. This may include preparation for college entrance exams.