Mathematics Department

Teachers

Teacher - Mathematics
Mr. Michael Bryson
Teacher - Mathematics, Department Chair, Asst. Girls Basketball Coach
Ms. Maureen Deviney
Teacher - Mathematics
Sister Regina Kovalik IHM
Teacher - Mathematics
Mr. Jean-Claude Petit-Homme
Teacher - Mathematics
Mr. Walter Walsh
Teacher - Mathematics
Ms. Aliesa Weatherly | 2011

Grade 9

wc3111 – Algebra 1 (H)
wc3121 – Algebra 1

1 credit
1 credit

Honors
College Prep

Grade 9Grade 9

Based on the Common Core Standards, students enrolled in Algebra I will examine structure in equations, and will create equations that describe numbers or relationships. Students will reason with equations and inequalities abstractly and quantitatively, will solve systems of equations and will represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically. Students will construct viable arguments for their reasoning and critique the reasoning of others.

Grade 10

wc3211 – Geometry (H)
wc3221 – Geometry

1 credit
1 credit

HonorsCollege Prep

Grade 10,11Grade 10

Based on the Common Core Standards, students enrolled in Geometry will experiment with transformations in the plane, will prove geometric theorems and will make geometric constructions. Students will understand similarity, right triangles and trigonometric ratios. Students will understand and apply theorems about circles, will express geometric properties with equations, and will use geometric measurement and dimension to solve problems. Students will reason abstractly and quantitatively and will construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

Prerequisites for 3211: Honors Algebra I and/or teacher recommendation.
Prerequisites for 3221: Algebra 1 or Honors Algebra 1 and teacher recommendation.

Grade 11

wc3201 – Algebra 2 (H)
wc3321 – Algebra 2

1 credit1 credit

HonorsCollege Prep

Grade 10, 11Grade 11

Based on the Common Core Standards, students enrolled in Algebra II will interpret and build functions, will perform arithmetic with polynomials and rational functions, will analyze functions using various representations and will construct and compare linear and exponential models and solve problems. Students will reason abstractly and quantitatively, will construct viable arguments and critique reasoning of others and will use appropriate tools of mathematics strategically.

Prerequisites for 3201: Honors Algebra I and/or teacher recommendation.
Prerequisites for 3321: Geometry and teacher recommendation

wc3311 – Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus (H)

1 credit

Honors

Grade 11

This course consists of trigonometry, both triangular and circular, analytic geometry with an in-depth study of the algebra of functions, and an introduction to the basic concepts of differential and integral calculus. Appropriate technology is applied.

Prerequisites: Honors Algebra 2 and Honors Geometry and teacher recommendation.

Grade 12

wc3401 – AP Calculus AB

1 credit

AP

Grade 12

This course completes the Math sequence for the West Catholic scholar. This course is an official Advanced Placement course that utilizes the course of study developed by the Advanced Placement of the College Board and that culminates in the Advanced Placement Examination. Appropriate technology is applied. ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE AP EXAM IN MAY.

Prerequisites: Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus and a strong teacher recommendation. Students who qualify and choose to take this course must sign a contract.

wc3411 – Calculus (H)

1 credit

Honors

Grade 12

This course combines one semester of differential calculus and one semester of integral calculus. The course consists of the delta method, limits, functions, continuity, differential approximations, applications to velocity and acceleration, curve sketching, maximum and minimum problems, mean value and Rolle’s theorems, antiderivatives, definite integrals, transcendental functions, trapezoidal rule, applications to area and volume, and integration by parts. Appropriate technology is applied.

Prerequisites: H. Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus or H. Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus concurrently and strong teacher recommendation.

wc3421 – Trigonometry/Pre. Calculus

1 credit

College Prep

Grade 12

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have good mathematical skills and intend to attend college. The course consists of trigonomic functions, circular functions, triangle trigonometry, trigonometric equations and applications, and graphing functions with calculators/computers, as well as sequences and series. Appropriate technology is applied.

Prerequisites: H. Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 and teacher recommendation.

wc3711 – Statistics (H.)

1 credit

College Prep

Grade 11,12

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have good mathematical skills and intend to attend college. The course is an introduction into statistics.