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Math

Department Chair: Randy Garrett´╗┐
 

Curricular Philosophy

The mathematics curriculum at Pacific Collegiate School prepares students for AP Calculus BC by the 12th grade, if they enter in 7th grade ready for Pre-Algebra. Many students will learn Calculus in 11th grade, some in 10th. At all levels of instruction, there is attention to: judicious use of the graphing calculator, including elementary programming; familiarity with a library of elementary functions; obtaining solutions analytically, numerically, and graphically; the development of rigorous mathematical exposition and argument; and applications in other courses, especially in science.
 
The course sequence includes: Pre-Algebra; Algebra 1; Algebra 2; Geometry, Pre-Calculus including Trigonometry; and AP Calculus BC. The content of each course follows the recommendations of UC and CSU for academic preparation in mathematics, and the most current California State Content Standards.
 

Math Curriculum

Pre-Algebra
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Pre-Calculus
AP Statistics
AP Calculus
AP Computer Science A
Advanced Computer Science
Introduction to Engineering