# Math Course Selection Students WILL NOT be able

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Math Course Selection Students WILL NOT be able to make schedule changes after May 22 nd. For next school year, only level changes will be accepted at 3 wk, 6 wk, & semester.

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Currently in Algebra 1: Next year your Course is Geometry: Level ● Will solve equations ● Simplify radical ● Write Equations of Lines ● Simplified Proofs (some steps given) ● 3 Trigonometric Functions No schedule changes after May 22 nd. Pre-AP • Recommend an A in Alg 1 • Must have Strong Algebra Skills • Be able to solve equations • In depth proofs • 6 Trigonometric Functions • Must have working knowledge of definitions be able to apply • Moves at a faster pace

Currently in Geometry: Next year your choices are Math Models, Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Pre-AP: Math Models Algebra 2 Weak in Math • In Algebra 1, you scored below an 80 for the course. • You did not pass the Algebra 1 EOC. • Your next course: Algebra 2 • • Strong in Math • 80 or above in Algebra 1 • You passed the Algebra 1 EOC. Algebra 2 Pre-AP • Super Strong in Math • 95 or higher in Alg 1 & Geom No schedule changes after May 22 nd.

Currently in Algebra 2: Next Year Following Year ● Algebra 3 → College Algebra/Stat Reasoning ● College Algebra/ → Pre-Calculus AB Statistical Reasoning ● Pre-Calculus AB (Dual )→ Calculus AB AP or Dual (4 college hrs) ● Pre-Calculus BC (AP test for 8 college hrs) → ● AP Statistics– This can be taken in any order after Alg 2 Students WILL NOT be able to make schedule changes after May 22 nd.

Currently in Algebra 2: Algebra 3 ● barely made it through Alg 2. ● prepares you to take the college entrance test for math ● If ready, students can switch to College Algebra at Semester College Algebra/Statistical Reasoning ● Made an 80 or higher in Alg 2 ● College plan does not include math/science direction AP Statistics ● Made an 85 or higher in Alg 2 ● Most college degree plans require a type of Stats No schedule changes after May 22 nd.

Currently in Algebra 2: Pre-Calculus AB ● Made an 80 or higher in Alg 2 ● College plan includes math/science focus ● Prepares you for Calculus AB ● UT On. Ramps - students can get 3 hours of college credit through UT. Seven units of exploratory style learning, not your regular ‘drill & kill’ math class Pre-Calculus BC ● Made a 90 or higher in Alg 2 Level , 80 in Alg 2 Pre-AP ● College plan includes math/science focus ● Prepares you for Calculus BC No schedule changes after May 22 nd.

AP versus Dual Credit ● Advanced Placement Course (AP) means you take the course at Kingwood High School. At the end of the school year students take a national standards based test, your score determines if credits are earned. AP credits are accepted at colleges across the nation. ● Dual Credit is taken like a regular course with a teacher at Kingwood High School. At the end of the course, students take a semester final to complete the college aspect of the course. The course is on your Lone Star College transcript. You need to verify that your 4 year college will accept the course for your degree plan. Compare your future school to Lone Star: http: //tccns. org/search/compare. Institutions

Math at KHS that Dual Credit Currently offered Dual ○ ○ Statistical Reasoning - Lone. Star Course Math 1342 College Algebra – Lone Star Course MATH 1314 Pre Calculus AB – UT On. Ramps M 305 G Calculus AB – Lone Star Course MATH 2413 Currently not offered Dual ○ Pre Calculus BC Compare your future school to Lone Star: http: //tccns. org/search/compare. Institutions ○

Currently in Pre-Calculus -> Calculus: Why the names AB and BC? Originally, the AP Calculus AB course covered Pre-Calculus (the A part of the name) and Calculus I (the B part of the name). AP Calculus BC covered Calculus I (the B part) and Calculus II (the C part). Over time, the Pre-Calculus concepts were dropped from AP Calculus AB, but the name remained the same. What are the differences and similarities between AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC? ● ● ● AB covers university-level Calculus I – the first semester of college calculus. BC covers university-level Calculus I and II – the first two semesters of college calculus. Both courses use curriculums approved by College Board. Both AB and BC earn the same honors grade points. Both have a single AP exam in May. Students cannot take both exams in the same year. Students who switch from Pre-Cal AB to Calculus BC will need to study topics covered in Pre-Cal BC. Chapters 1 , 2, 3, and 4 of Calculus. See Mr. Conley or Mrs. Murray for more information. Students WILL NOT be able to make schedule changes after May 22 nd.

Which Calculus? Reasons to take AP Calculus AB instead of AP Calculus BC ● You do not need Calculus II for your major in college. ● You can get credit for college Calculus I through the AP exam. (This is a possible 4 -5 college credits, depending on your university. ) ● AB moves slower than BC. ● AB covers less material than BC. ● You get the same possible grade points as BC, but with less difficulty. Some students who are very concerned about their GPA might choose AB because of this fact.

Which Calculus? Reasons to take AP Calculus BC instead of AP Calculus AB ● You need Calculus II for your major in college. Even if you do not take the AP exam, having exposure to the material now will make it easier to understand the second time you see it. ● You can get credit for college Calculus I AND Calculus II through the AP exam. (This is a possible 8 -10 college credits, depending on your university, potentially saving you thousands of dollars. ) ● BC covers twice the material as AB. ● The assignments require about the same amount of time as those in AB – They just cover a wider range of problems. ● BC is the toughest, most rigorous math course offered at KHS. This is a source of pride in the students who choose BC. BC students wear the “Varsity Calculus” t-shirts.

CTE possibilities Not necessarily math credits, but did you know our school district offered classes in the following areas?

Accounting Why take Accounting I? • Learn financial accounting by learning how to keep track of a company’s money • If you major or minor in business in college you will be required to take Accounting I • Also learn how to budget your own finances • Learn skills working in excel • Bonus: You receive an Honors credit! Questions? See or email: Laura. [email protected] net or Kristin. [email protected] net If you find you like Accounting I, then you have the opportunity to take Accounting II! Accounting I covers financial accounting. Accounting II covers managerial accounting. There is an opportunity to take a Business Practicum after you complete Accounting II.

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