Students work toward becoming more independent, learning to make notes and complete exercises to master math skills. Students also work on online adaptive learning programs that differentiate, reinforce, and enrich their current math course. Most ninth grade students are enrolled in Geometry, where students deepen their understanding of two and three-dimensional objects and their properties. They use both deductive and inductive reasoning to draw conclusions about the properties and relationships of geometric objects. Students further develop an understanding of proof and logic.
Most students are enrolled in Algebra II, where they conceptualize, analyze, and identify relationships among many classes of functions, learn to solve associated equations and inequalities, and create and analyze mathematical models that are applicable to real life situations. Students continue developing their independence, practicing skills on their own and seeking help in tutorials when needed. They continue to use the online adaptive learning programs for additional support within their current math course.
Students enter International Baccalaureate Year 1 math courses. In these courses, students learn a variety of topics, including Algebra, Functions, Trigonometry, and Vectors. Communication of mathematics in a logical and organized manner is emphasized. Students are challenged by longer, multi-step questions that can encompass multiple topics, and learn to use the graphing calculator to solve complex equations and to graph unknown functions.
Students continue their study of their chosen International Baccalaureate math course. Topics include Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Probability, and Statistics. Students engage in a mathematical exploration on a topic of their own choosing.