Mr. Karl Agar

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Algebra II:
This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts.  It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, and includes the study of trigonometric functions.  It also introduces matrices and their properties.  The content of this course is important for students’ success on both the ACT and PAARC exams.  Students who complete Algebra II should take Pre-Calculus next. 

Geometry:
This course is designed to emphasize the study of the properties and applications of common geometric figures in two and three dimensions.  It includes the study of transformations and right triangle trigonometry.  Inductive and deductive thinking skills are used in problem solving situations, and applications to the real world are stressed.  It also emphasizes writing proofs to solve (prove) properties of geometric figures.  Students who complete Geometry should take Algebra II next.

Pre-Calculus:
This course is designed to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections.  Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced.  Students will then begin analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals.  This class is important for any student planning to take a college algebra or college pre-calculus class.

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Physics:
This course is designed to provide a conceptually-based exposure to the fundamental principles and processes of the physical world. Topics include basic concepts of motion, forces, energy, heat, electrici

ty, magnetism, and the structure of matter and the universe. Upon completion, students should be able to describe examples and applications of the principles studied. Laboratory experiments and computer-based exercises enhance and consolidate the understanding of basic physical principles and applications.

 

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