Math

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. 
  • Accounting and Business Math - College Prep

    Spring semester: Accounting and Business Math is a one semester, full-credit math course for upperclass students.  Students master the process of recording, classifying, summarizing, analyzing, and communicating accounting information. Knowledge is applied by formulating and interpreting financial information for use in management decision making. Students also learn common business math terminology and concepts. This course includes topics in leadership and personal finance. For students who will pursue entrepreneurial ventures and business ownership, this course develops the skills necessary to solve business problems and make financial decisions.  For those students who plan to pursue a degree in Accounting or a business related field, Accounting provides students a foundation to support future advanced coursework.
  • Accounting and Business Math - College Prep

    Accounting and Business Math is for upperclass students.  Students master the process of recording, classifying, summarizing, analyzing, and communicating accounting information. Knowledge is applied by formulating and interpreting financial information for use in management decision making. Students also learn common business math terminology and concepts. This course includes topics in leadership and personal finance. For students who will pursue entrepreneurial ventures and business ownership, this course develops the skills necessary to solve business problems and make financial decisions.  For those students who plan to pursue a degree in Accounting or a business related field, Accounting provides students a foundation to support future advanced coursework.
  • Algebra 1 - College Prep

    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 to working with variables and linear equations. There will be an in-depth study of graphing, polynomials, quadratic equations, and systems of equations through direct class instruction. There is an honors Algebra 1 option by invitation of the instructor. 
  • Algebra 1 - Honors

    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 to working with variables and linear equations. There will be an in-depth study of graphing, polynomials, quadratic equations, and systems of equations through direct class instruction.  By invitation of the instructor.
  • Algebra 2 - College Prep

    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 - Honors

    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. This course is designed for students who are planning to take calculus in the future, therefore the focus of the course will be developing conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning. The graphing calculator use will be limited in this course to allow students to develop fluency with algebraic skills. 
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and consent of an instructor.  
     
  • Algebra 3 - College Prep

    This course is designed for the student who has successfully completed Algebra 2, but is not ready for the academic rigor of Honors Precalculus. The course will review solving equations and inequalities, graphing, factoring, and systems of equations. Course content includes the study of many types of functions: linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational, radical, and trigonometric. Students completing this course are prepared for Precalculus or College Algebra. This course requires the use of a graphing calculator.  TI-84 graphing calculators will be used on a regular basis in this class. Prerequisites: Algebra 2 and consent of an instructor.
  • Calculus AB - Advanced Placement

    This course is modeled after a first semester college course in calculus. It is designed to prepare students for success on the AP Calculus AB exam. Topics include limits of functions, computation, and applications of first and second derivatives, and integration. These topics will be studied using tables, graphs, functions, and words with a major emphasis on conceptual learning. Prerequisite: Algebra 2 H or Pre-Calculus and consent of the instructor.
  • Calculus BC - Advanced Placement

    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. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and Academic Dean.
  • Geometry - Honors

    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. Prerequisite: Consent of the instrctor.
     
  • Geometry, Logic and Proofs - College Prep

    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. There is an honors Geometry option by invitation of the instructor. 
     
  • Pre-calculus - College Prep

    This course builds on Algebra 2 course. Topics include fundamental skills, functions and their graphs, power, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, identities, and equations. The course is designed to allow students to take calculus in the following year. Prerequisite: Algebra 2.
  • Pre-calculus - Honors

    This course builds on the Algebra 2 course. Topics include fundamental skills, functions and their graphs, power, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, identities, and equations. The course is designed to allow students to take calculus in the following year, therefore the focus of the course will be on strengthening conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning when solving application problems. Students will systematically work with functions and their multiple representations. The limited calculator use will deepen students’ mathematical understanding and fluency with algebra and trigonometry and will extend their ability to make connections and apply concepts and procedures at higher levels. 
    Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and consent of an instructor.  
  • Statistics - Advanced Placement

    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. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

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