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 CP

    Accounting and Business Math is a one-year math course for seniors.  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 combines topics from a standard Algebra 2 course as well as a standard Pre-Calculus course. The intent of this course is to allow students who show advanced skills in Geometry to challenge themselves by learning two year-long courses at an accelerated rate. If a student demonstrates proficiency with this course, they may be eligible to take AP Calculus AB the following year. This is up to the discretion of the Algebra 2 H and AP Calculus AB instructors. Prerequisite: Geometry, Logic and Proofs 
     
  • 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. 
     
  • Multivariable Calculus - Honors

    This course is taken through the Hybrid Learning Consortium (HLC), HLC brings together independent schools, teachers and students from around the world to provide innovative, in-depth online and blended learning. 
     
    This course covers differential, integral and vector calculus for functions of more than one variable. The focus is to expand the ideas of Calculus to three dimensions and beyond.  This course covers material that is roughly equivalent to a college Calculus 3 course. Though the pace is not as fast as a college course, it maintains approximate rigor to what is expected at a college level. These mathematical tools and methods discussed in this course are used extensively in the physical sciences, engineering, economics and computer graphics.  They also lay the groundwork for more advanced studies of mathematics. Prerequisites: AP Calculus BC and teacher recommendation.
  • 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.
  • 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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