Course Description:      This course integrates advanced algebra and geometry concepts. Students are taught methods to analyze, solve, and interpret real-world applications associated with health sciences. Modeling of health-science data and problems are used in the discussion of polynomial, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The course provides students with a variety of analytical tools designed to make them more effective quantitative problem-solvers while strengthening their preparation for college-level pre-calculus and calculus. 

General Information:

  • Mathematics is not a spectator sport!  A large portion of what we will do in this class will take place in the classroom and you will be expected to participate.
  • The overriding expectation in the class is respect: respect for you, respect for other students, respect for the teacher, respect for the school, and respect for any guests we may have in our class.
  •   In our class we use graphing calculators daily to explore, discover, and reinforce the concepts.
  • Complete all work in pencil.  Use a pen to correct your homework when we go over it in class.
  • Pay attention, take notes and complete all assignments on time.
  • You will be required to keep a notebook containing your class notes, handouts, tests, quizzes, and project reviews.


  • Notebook ... notes, homework, assessments, and handouts    
  •  Pencils & Pens    
  •  TI-83/84 Graphing Calculator    
  • Internet Assess 

Topics of study include:

  • Trigonometric Review 
  • Functions 
  • Limits & Continuity 
  • Derivatives 
  • Applications of Derivatives 
  •   Statistics --- Data! 

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: 

  • Analyze, solve, and interpret real-world applications utilizing functions … polynomial, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic 
  • Investigated ideas analytically, graphically, numerically and verbally and relate the various representations to each other.  
  • Communicate mathematically.  
  • Build tools for computing and solving innumerable problems. 
  • Solve optimization and related rate problems, find area and volume, and other applications of derivatives & integrals. 
  • Understand how to read graphs and tables and make justify their answer using an analytical argument.


  • 40% -- Summative Assessments (Pre-Test, Tests, Midterm)
  • 45% -- Formative Assessments . . . Quizzes, Class work, Projects, Group Work, Homework
  • 15% --Post-TEST