Mrs. Laurie Rasmussen
Math and Science Teacher
205 Clark Street
Newell, Iowa 50568
Newell-Fonda School District
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prerequisite: Algebra 1
Algebra II completes the automation of the fundamental skills of algebra including field properties and theorems, set theory, operations with rational and irrational expressions, factoring of rational expressions, graphing and solving linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, properties of higher degree equations, and operations with rational and irrational exponents. Uniform motion problems, boat-in-the-river problems and chemical mixture problems appear in problem sets. Simultaneous equations in two and three variables, nonlinear equations,right triangle trigonometry, conversion from rectangular to polar and polar to rectangular coordinates, addition of vectors are also emphasized. Also studied are similar triangles, complex numbers, completing the square and the quadratic formula.
This is a college credit course, so see me for the prerequisites. (4 credits)
Calculus I is the first course in integrated calculus and analytic geometry. The concepts of analytic geometry are studied as they apply to calculus. The calculus concepts covered include the rate of change of a function, limits, derivatives of algebraic, logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, applications of the derivative and an introduction to integration.
Calculus II is the second course of the calculus sequence. It includes the study of techniques and applications of integration, infinite series, conics and parametric equations, polar equations and graphs, and vectors in two and three dimension.
Chemistry describes the nature of the world around us. The student will learn how atomic theory and chemical laws can explain why things act and have the properties they do. chemistry involves the study of composition, properties, and reactions of substances. This course explores such concepts as the behaviors of solids, liquids, and gases, solutions, and the nature of atoms and molecules, acid/base and oxidation/reduction reactions and atomic structure. Chemical formulas and equations are also studied.
Geometry is a thorough and comprehensive treatment of pre-calculus mathematics. Specific topics covered in this text include permutations and combinations; trigonometric identities; inverse trigonometric functions; conic sections; graphs of sinusoids; rectangular and polar representation of complex numbers; matrices and determinants; sequences and series; polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, and rational functions and their graphs; vectors; the binomial theorem and the rational root theorem. Additionally, a rigorous treatment of Euclidian geometry is presented. Students are afforded extensive practice formulating and writing proofs of various geometric theorems throughout the text.
Physics courses involve the study of the forces and laws of nature affecting matter, such as equilibrium, motion, momentum, and the relationships between matter and energy. Included are the study of waves, light, electricity and thermodynamics. Problem solving skills are taught to help analyze and evaluate data so that logical decisions will be employed. Labs and other activities are provided to obtain experience with the concepts discussed.
This is a college credit course, so see me for the prerequisites. (3 credits)
Statistics I is the first course in basic probability and statistics which includes the study of frequency distributions measures of central tendency and dispersion, elements of statistical inference, regression and correlation.
Statistics II is the second course in the statistics sequence. It includes the study of additional topics in probability, correlation, regression and statistical inference. The course also includes the topics of Chi-square procedures, analysis of variance, non-parametric methods and statistical quality control.