Mathematics

The Mathematics program at Wayland provides an opportunity for all students to extend their study of mathematics to whatever level they choose after first fulfilling graduation requirements. The underlying idea of the curriculum is to provide a strong preparation for college, while also providing each student with tools to become an intelligent consumer and a contributing member of society.

Mathematics Courses


Algebra 1 CP and H

This course is intended to build a foundation for all higher math classes. This course will review algebraic expressions, integers, and mathematical properties that will lead into working with variables and linear equations. There will be an in-depth study of graphing, polynomials, quadratic equations, data analysis and systems of equations through direct class instruction. There is an honors Algebra 1 option and is by invitation of the instructor.

Algebra 2 CP

This course builds on the Algebra 1 course but focuses on the algebra pillar more exclusively. Students develop their equation solving skills as well as their inventory of basic functions and graphs. Algebra 1 is a prerequisite for this course.

Algebra 2 H

This course builds on the Algebra 1 course. Students cover the same material as in Algebra 2 CP but extend through pre-calculus, including most rational functions, trigonometry, and limits. The course is designed to allow students to take calculus in the following year. Consent of instructor is a prerequisite for this course.

Geometry, Logic and Proofs CP

This course is Euclidean in nature, exposing students to the basic principles and logic of geometry. The course is comprehensive of SAT topics. Area, volume, polygons, and linear relationships are covered extensively.

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry CP

This course reviews the ideas taught in Algebra 2 then extends in to rational functions, trigonometry, and limits. Students are prepared to take calculus in the following year. Algebra 2 is a prerequisite for this course.

Pre-Calculus CP

This course builds on the Algebra 2 course including most rational functions, trigonometry, and limits. The course is designed to allow students to take calculus in the following year. Consent of instructor is a prerequisite for this course.

Advanced Placement Calculus AB

This course is designed to prepare students for success on the AP Calculus AB exam. Topics include the limits of functions, the computation and applications of first and second derivatives as well as integrals. Consent of the instructor is a prerequisite for this course.

Advanced Placement Calculus BC

This course is designed to prepare students for success on the AP Calculus BC exam. The content extends upon the AB course to include parametric and polar functions, L’Hopital’s rule, Riemann sums, and the additional topic of series. AP Calculus AB is a prerequisite for this course.

Advanced Placement Statistics

This course is designed to prepare students for success on the AP Statistics exam. Students will learn how to visually represent, analyze, and come to conclusions about data. As often as possible, real-world data and scenarios will be used. Consent of the instructor is a prerequisite for this course.
Jerry Lauff teaches math at Wayland Academy