 Hood River County School District
 Mathematics

Mathematics
All students should take as much math at the highest level possible regardless of post high school plans. A placement test will be administered to all incoming students, and COMPASS and state test scores may be used in placement decisions. Oregon Universities require a C or better in all core classes up to and including Algebra 2. Math courses must be taken in sequence. The key to success in any math course is practice. Students should expect to spend time outside of class in order to become proficient in mathematical concepts. 3ring binder (1.5 to 2 inches) containing looseleaf paper, dividers, and multiuse pocket for 3ring binder which contains: pencils, protractor, compass, ruler, scissors, and a scientific calculator (TI83 and TI84 calculators are preferred). TI89 calculators are not permitted during testing.
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Oregon State Standards (all PDF files)
Scoring Guides
A scoring guide is an assessment tool used to judge the quality of student performance in relation to content standards. As an assessment tool, scoring guides provide specific criteria to describe a range of possible student responses and a consistent set of guidelines to rate student work. The following are links directly to the Oregon Department of Education: Mathemetics Problem Solving Scoring Guide  English, Spanish
 Mathematics Work Sample Feedback Form
Algebra A  English and Spanish
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Length of course: 1 Year (2year sequence with Alg. B)
The content will be the same as that taught in semester 1 of Algebra 1. The slower pace and extra time will allow for indepth consideration of topics in which students tend to struggle. The major course units will include fundamentals of Algebra, solving linear equations and inequalities, linear functions, and systems equations and inequalities.Note: The following teacher resources are links pertaining directly to the subject matter.
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Algebra B
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Length of course: 1 Year (2year sequence with Alg. A) Prereq: C or above in Algebra A
The content will be the same as that taught in semester 2 of Algebra 1. The slower pace and extra time will allow for indepth consideration of topics in which students tend to struggle. The major course units will include exponential functions, polynomials, quadratics, and statistics.Note: The following teacher resources are links pertaining directly to the subject matter.
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Algebra 1
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Length of course: Year (may be repeated for elective credit to enhance skills)
Content of this course includes the study of properties and operations of the real number system, solving and graphing first degree equations and inequalities, translating word problems into equations, operations with and factoring polynomials, solving simple quadratic equations, operations with exponents and simple exponential functions, and evaluating algebraic expressions.Note: The following teacher resources are links pertaining directly to the subject matter.
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Geometry
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Length of course: Year (may be repeated for elective credit to enhance skills) Prereq: C or better in Algebra 1
Content in this course will include properties of plane and solid figures, deductive methods of reasoning and use of logic, geometry as an axiomatic system inducing the study of postulates, theorems, and formal proofs, rules of congruence, similarity, parallelism, perpendicularity, rules of angle measurement in triangles, including trigonometry, coordinate geometry, and transformational geometry, probability and statistics.Note: The following teacher resources are links pertaining directly to the subject matter.
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Algebra 2
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Length of course: Year (may be repeated for elective credit to enhance skills) Prereq: C or better in Algebra 1 and Geometry Fees: Graphing calculator is required Alignment: Required for university admission
Content of this course includes linear functions and inequalities, quadratic functions and inequalities, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, rational functions, irrational functions, matrices, sequences and series. Assessment is based on student performance on tests, quizzes, tasks, and homework. Students should plan to spend at least 30 minutes of homework every day.Note: The following teacher resources are links pertaining directly to the subject matter.
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Adv. Algebra/Trigonometry
Grades: 10,11,12
Length of course: Year (may be repeated for credit) Prereq: C or better in Algebra 2 Fees: Graphing calculator is required
This course is designed to prepare students for College Algebra. The content from Algebra 2 will be expanded upon and the course includes an introduction to topics in trigonometry. Emphasis in this course will be placed on quadratic functions, rational functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and their applications.Note: The following teacher resources are links pertaining directly to the subject matter.
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Honors PreCalculus
Grades: 10,11,12
Length of course: Year (may be repeated for elective credit to enhance skills) Prereq: C or better in Advanced Algebra/Trig. or B or better in Algebra 2 and a COMPASS score of 41 or greater on the College Algebra section of the COMPASS. Fees: Graphing calculator is required
This college level class prepares students to take Calculus 1 upon completion. Relations and functions are investigated graphically, numerically and symbolically. Exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, power, rational functions, trigonometry, vectors, polar coordinates, parametric equations and complex numbers are some of the topics explored. Applications are investigated from science and engineering perspectives.Note: The following teacher resources are links pertaining directly to the subject matter.
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AP Calculus
Grade: 11,12
Length of course: Year Prereq: B or better in PreCalculus Fees: Graphing calculator is required. AP Exam $**.
This course is designed for those students who have demonstrated mastery of algebra, axiomatic geometry, and analytic geometry. Topics include functions, limits, differential calculus, and integral calculus. Students will be able to comprehend, apply, and interpret these concepts graphically, numerically, and algebraically. A considerable amount of homework is required (at least one hour per night). Assessment is based on tests, quizzes, homework and participation. Calculus is an entry level course for many colleges and is the basis for various fields such as engineering, sciences, social sciences, business and economics.Note: The following teacher resources are links pertaining directly to the subject matter.
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AP Statistics
Grades: 11,12
Length of course: Year Prereq: C or better in Algebra 2 Fees: Graphing calculator is required. AP Exam $88.
This course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: Exploring data, Sampling and Experimentation, Anticipating Patterns, and Statistical Inference. Topics of probability will also be included such as distributions, sampling, and event probability. This math course is an excellent choice for many career fields. Assessment is based on tests, quizzes, projects, and class work.Note: The following teacher resources are links pertaining directly to the subject matter.
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Contemporary Topics in Math
Grade: 11,12
Length of course: Year Prereq: Teacher placement, Algebra 1 Alignment: Does not meet college entrance requirements
This course is offered to juniors and seniors who would like to take a math course that is different from the traditional math series. It is an introduction to concepts and applications of mathematics, including topics in election theory, apportionment, consumer finance, symmetry, and number theory. Students will see how mathematics can be applied to every day livesNote: The following teacher resources are links pertaining directly to the subject matter.
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Geometry, Algebra, Probability Support
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Length of course: Semester (0.25 Elective Credit  may be repeated for credit)
Students placed into this math intervention course will spend half of our already existing 90minute block period, getting extra time and support in mathematics during the regular school day. The other half of the period students will be enrolled in a study hall. Students will see a math instructor every day, as they will be enrolled in a regular math course in addition to a math intervention course. The additional time for more review and practice, along with a smaller class size, will help these students master the important skills needed to meet the essential skill requirement in mathematics, as established by the State of Oregon Department of Education. This class is a Pass/No Pass class.Note: The following teacher resources are links pertaining directly to the subject matter.
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