Grammar Math

Math 5, Math 6

Math in Focus employs a “visual approach”methodology using bar model drawing and other pictorial strategies that progressively lead a student from a concrete understanding of a particular math concept to an eventual abstract understanding of that same idea. Students are taught the“why of something works” before the“how something works.”  When a student grasps that numbers […]

Section: Math   |   School: Grammar School

Pre-Algebra

Math 7, Pre-Algebra

WHA offers two “pre-algebra” options for students in the School of Logic.  More advanced students may choose to take Pre-Algebra in 7th grade before enrolling in Algebra 1 in 8th grade.  Other students may prefer to begin with Math 7, a continuation of the WHA Singapore Math series, before moving on to Pre-Algebra in 8th […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Logic

Algebra 1 & 2

Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Algebra 1 This course provides the foundation for secondary mathematics study. Topics covered include algebraic expressions including polynomials and rational expressions, solving linear and quadratic equations, inequalities and systems of equations, and radicals and exponents. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and graphing. Prerequisites:  Pre-Algebra is recommended; this course may not be developmentally appropriate for […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Geometry

This proof-based course covers the required concepts of Euclidean geometry including definitions, postulates, and theorems.  Areas of study include angles, parallel lines, congruent and similar triangles, polygons, circles and arcs, and area and volume.  Special topics covered include coordinate geometry, introductory trigonometry, and constructions. The goal of this course is to present students with Comprehensive […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Pre-Calculus / Trigonometry

Pre-calculus/Trigonometry is a college preparatory course which builds on the foundations of Algebra 1 and 2. Topics covered include linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions, inequalities, trigonometric functions and triangle trigonometry, polar coordinates and complex numbers, and curve fitting and models. This course carries an honors designation. Prerequisites:  Algebra 2 Textbook:  Precalculus with Limits: A […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Statistics

AP® Statistics is intended to provide a college level foundation in introductory statistics. Topics covered include: explore, model, and describe data, designing studies, probability, random variables, sampling distributions, estimating with confidence, significance testing, comparing populations, and inferences for distributions of categorical data. The course endeavors to give students a deeper understanding of how data is […]

Section: AP Courses, Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Calculus AB

This Advanced Placement® course will cover differential and integral calculus.  Topics covered include  functions and graphs, limits, continuity, derivatives and differentiability, applications of the derivative, curve sketching, related rates, implicit differentiation, parametric equations, Riemann sums, indefinite and definite integrals, techniques of integration, applications of integration, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and numerical approximations to definite […]

Section: AP Courses, Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Summer Math Readiness/Refresher Courses

Math 6 Readiness, Algebra Refresher, Pre-Calculus Readiness

Algebra Refresher This is a summer Algebra 1 refresher course intended for students who need to improve or refresh their Algebra 1 skills before entering Geometry or Algebra 2 in the fall. The course will generally follow the concepts taught in Algebra 1, but will involve material developed by the teacher for this specific application. […]

Section: Math, Summer