# BHS Mathematics Curriculum

The mathematics program leads students through mastering mathematical concepts and abstract reasoning as critical components in learning higher math and science courses. Our full range of courses is designed to accommodate the varied levels of our students, and give students the ability to approach and solve mathematical problems with understanding and confidence. College-level courses are offered as an option for students who are interested in higher level math courses, while real-world mathematics courses are available for students interested in business-related careers and consumer applications.

Geometry

Geometry is the study of space, shape, and measurement. It is more visual and tactile than other mathematics subjects. Students will learn about constructing logical arguments based on basic definitions and assumptions. Skills taught in this course include logical reasoning and proofs, congruent and right triangles, parallel lines and their properties, similar polygons, circles, area, perimeter and volume, transformations, elementary trigonometry, Pythagorean  Theorem, slope and y-intercept, and different types of angles and their unique properties.

Algebra II

This course offers an overview of basic properties of numbers as well as mathematical functions that include polynomials with degree greater than 1, rational functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, inverse functions, absolute value functions, inequalities, and a basic overview of trigonometry.  In all types of functions, students learn how to simplify, solve equations/inequalities of that type, graph, find important points (which include y-intercepts, x-intercepts, asymptotes, vertices, maximums, minimums, intersection points, and turning points), graph inequalities of various types, develop rules relating a function’s algebraic expression to its graphical expression, and basic applications to word problems.

Pre-Calculus

This course is the last in the high school sequence before calculus. It includes all basic topics that were introduced during Algebra I and Algebra II, but in greater depth and difficulty.  Trigonometry and Statistics are also a large part of the curriculum in this course. General topics covered include linear functions, sequences, solving equations graphically and algebraically, quadratic equations, polynomial equations, absolute value equations, square root equations, functions, graphs of functions, inverse functions, graphs of polynomial equations, complex numbers, exponential equations, logarithmic equations, trigonometric functions, trigonometric graphs, trigonometric identities, and basic statistics.