### AP Calculus AB

This course teaches topics in calculus, including limits, derivatives and integrals, and their applications. Colleges may grant higher placement or credit to students who score well on the AP exam.

Mathematics Core Courses

A verified unit of credit for graduation is based on a student’s satisfactory completion of a course and a passing score on the end-of-course Standards of Learning (SOL) test for that course. Currently, there are SOL Mathematics tests for Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II.

This course teaches topics in calculus, including limits, derivatives and integrals, and their applications. Colleges may grant higher placement or credit to students who score well on the AP exam.

High School

This AP course provides an intensive study of the calculus of functions of a single variable. Course content includes topics in infinite series and polar and parametric equations, as well as the topics covered in AP Calculus AB. The course represents college-level mathematics for which colleges may grant higher placement or credit to students who score well on the AP exam.

High School

In this course, students design and write sophisticated programs, using Java. Emphasis is placed on program design, methodology, data types and structures, classes, algorithms, computer systems and applications used in the computing field, such as sorting and searching techniques. Students develop many advanced data types, using classes and pointers, and implement those data types in real-world simulations. The course content closely follows that of the Advanced Placement Computer Science curriculum and prepares the student to take the AP Computer Science A Exam.

High School

Students use graphical and numerical techniques to analyze data, determine appropriate methods of data collection and analysis, learn to anticipate what a distribution of data should look like, and use statistical inference to guide the selection of appropriate models. Course content closely follows that of the Advanced Placement Probability and Statistics exam. Students should be aware that knowledge of probability and statistics is becoming increasingly important to greater numbers of college majors. Students use TI-83 or TI-84 calculators in this course.

One year of mathematics beyond Algebra II

High School

Within the context of mathematical modeling and data analysis, students study functions and their behaviors, systems of inequalities, probability and experimental design and implementation. Data are generated by practical applications arising from science, business and finance. Students solve problems that require the formulation of linear, quadratic, exponential or logarithmic equations or a system of equations.

Algebra I and Geometry

High School

The Algebra I course is designed to engage students in the applications of advanced math concepts and processes applied to real-world problem-solving situations. The content of this course includes solutions of equations and inequalities, operations with polynomials, factoring, and the study of linear and quadratic equations. Problem-solving situations are emphasized.

High School

Middle School

A thorough treatment of advanced algebraic concepts is provided through the study of functions, “family of functions,” equations, inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational and radical equations, complex numbers and sequences or series.

High School

This course is the study of mathematical properties of sets and systems that have a countable (discrete) number of elements. Topics in the course include election theory, fair decision, apportionment, graph theory and recursion.

Algebra I or Geometry and either Algebra II or Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis

High School

This is a college semester course that is spread out over the high school year. Students who successfully complete this course will receive 4 college credits. This course continues the study of calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including rectangular, polar, and parametric applications. Instruction features for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs. Students who take this course can take the AP Calculus BC exam. This course may be offered only online, via independent study.

Scoring 4 or better on AP Calculus AB exam and meet all college entrance requirements

High School

This is a two-semester dual enrollment course offered through NOVA. Students who successfully complete this course will receive 7 college credits. The first semester of the course focuses on extending the concepts of function, limit, continuity, derivative, integral, and vector form the plane to the three dimensional space. Topics include: vector functions, multivariate functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals and an introduction to vector calculus. The second semester introduces ordinary differential equations. Topics include: first order differential equations, second and higher order ordinary differential equations with applications and numerical methods. This course may be offered only online, via independent study.

Scoring 4 or better on AP Calculus BC exam and meet all college entrance requirements

High School

This course focuses on integrated plane, solid and coordinate geometry, along with the properties of geometric figures, trigonometric relationships and reasoning to justify conclusions. Methods of justification include paragraph proofs, two-column proofs, indirect proofs, coordinate proofs, algebraic methods and verbal arguments.

High School

Middle School

Students in this class learn basic skills including, but not limited to, math operations, counting money and management. These functional math skills are needed to access public transportation, seek employment opportunities and live independently.

The student has an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

High School

The Math 6 course is a balanced and comprehensive exploration of the 6th grade Virginia Mathematics Standards of Learning core content and process strands that begins to set the foundations for algebraic thinking. This course includes: number and number sense with a focus on the relationships among fractions, decimals and percents; computation and estimation with a focus on operations with rational numbers; measurement with a focus on problem solving with area, perimeter, volume and surface area; geometry with a focus on properties and relationships; probability and statistics with a focus on practical application of statistics; and patterns, functions and algebra with a focus on variables, equations and properties.

Middle School

The Math 7 course is a balanced and comprehensive exploration of the 7th grade Virginia Mathematics Standards of Learning core content and process strands in mathematics that further prepares students to study algebra. The course includes: number and number sense with a focus on proportional reasoning; computation and estimation with a focus on integer operations and proportional reasoning; measurement with a focus on proportional reasoning; geometry with a focus on relationships between figures; probability and statistics with a focus on their applications; and patterns, functions and algebra with a focus on linear equations.

Middle School

This course is for students working at grade level. While continuing to develop students’ number sense and proportional reasoning, this course will focus on the foundations of Algebra, including: (1) investigating functions and their behavior; (2) graphing equations in two variables; (3) solving multistep linear equations using rational numbers; and (4) making inferences and predictions about real-life data. Students take the eighth-grade SOL test. The goal for this course is to have a maximum number of students prepared for success in Algebra 1 in grade 9.

Middle School

The Math Honors 6 course is a rigorous exploration of the 6th grade Virginia Mathematics standards of learning core content and process strands in mathematics. The course is taught at an accelerated pace to allow for deeper enrichment within the content area. Math Honors 6 emphasizes enhancements via problem solving and deeply enriched conversations and simulations. Focus is distributed across all context in number and number sense; computation and estimation; measurement and geometry; probability and statistics; and patterns, functions and algebra.

Middle School

The Math Honors 7 course is a rigorous exploration of the 7th grade Virginia mathematics standards of learning core content and process strands in mathematics. The course is taught at an accelerated pace to allow for deeper enrichment within the content area. Study includes authentic application and deeper problem solving of the Math 7 standards of learning with the intent to prepare the learner for the more abstract concepts of algebra and geometry.

Middle School

Through the use of manipulatives, models, sketches and diagrams, students develop an understanding of mathematical concepts and processes that help them retain and recall information. In so doing, students have the opportunity to experience mathematics in a rich and meaningful way while creating a conceptual basis for future study in algebra and geometry. Students may register for this course or be recommended for enrollment.

Middle School

A study of functions, analytic geometry and trigonometry precedes a formal study of Calculus.

Geometry and Algebra II

High School

This introductory statistics and probability course focuses on collecting and analyzing data, making predictions and organizing and graphing data in meaningful ways. Topics include counting rules permutations and combinations analysis of univariate and bivariate data, normal distribution and survey analysis.

Geometry and either Algebra II or Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis

High School