STEM Mathematics (5 Credits)
These are the courses that you would need to complete before graduation to achieve this endorsement. Many of these courses have different sections: NonPAP, PAP, Dual Language, Dual Language PAP, OnRamps, AP, and Dual Credit. Please refer to our Advanced Multidisciplinary Core Concentration endorsement to see the differences between these sections.
1st Math Course: Typically Algebra 1 (Regular or PAP)

In Algebra I, students will build on the knowledge and skills for mathematics in Grades 68, which provide a foundation in linear relationships, number and operations, and proportionality. Students will study linear, quadratic, and exponential functions and their related transformations, equations, and associated solutions. Students will connect functions and their associated solutions in both mathematical and realworld situations. Students will use technology to collect and explore data and analyze statistical relationships. In addition, students will study polynomials of degree one and two, radical expressions, sequences, and laws of exponents. Students will generate and solve linear systems with two equations and two variables and will create new functions through transformations. This content is studied in greater depth and may include additional topics.

2nd Math Course: Typically Geometry (Regular, PAP, or DL)

In Geometry, students will build on the knowledge and skills for mathematics in KindergartenGrade 8 and Algebra I to strengthen their mathematical reasoning skills in geometric contexts. Within the course, students will begin to focus on more precise terminology, symbolic representations, and the development of proofs. Students will explore concepts covering coordinate and transformational geometry; logical argument and constructions; proof and congruence; similarity, proof, and trigonometry; two and threedimensional figures; circles; and probability. Students will connect previous knowledge from Algebra I to Geometry through the coordinate and transformational geometry strand. In the logical arguments and constructions strand, students are expected to create formal constructions using a straight edge and compass. Though this course is primarily Euclidean geometry, students should complete the course with an understanding that nonEuclidean geometries exist...

3rd Math course: Typically Algebra 2 (Regular, PAP, DL, and OnRamps)

In Algebra II, students will build on the knowledge and skills for mathematics in KindergartenGrade 8 and Algebra I. Students will broaden their knowledge of quadratic functions, exponential functions, and systems of equations. Students will study logarithmic, square root, cubic, cube root, absolute value, rational functions, and their related equations. Students will connect functions to their inverses and associated equations and solutions in both mathematical and realworld situations. In addition, students will extend their knowledge of data analysis and numeric and algebraic methods. The content is studied in greater depth and may include additional content.

4th Math Class: Typically PreCal (Regular, Dual Credit, and OnRamps)

Precalculus is the preparation for calculus. The course approaches topics from a function point of view, where appropriate, and is designed to strengthen and enhance conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning used when modeling and solving mathematical and realworld problems. Students systematically work with functions and their multiple representations. The study of Precalculus deepens students' mathematical understanding and fluency with algebra and trigonometry and extends their ability to make connections and apply concepts and procedures at higher levels. Students investigate and explore mathematical ideas, develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations, and use technology to build understanding, make connections between representations, and provide support in solving problems. The content is studied in greater depth and may include additional topics.

5th Math Course: Can be AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus AB/BC

5th Math Course: Can be Stats (Regular or AP)

In Statistics, students will build on the knowledge and skills for mathematics in KindergartenGrade 8 and Algebra I. Students will broaden their knowledge of variability and statistical processes. Students will study sampling and experimentation, categorical and quantitative data, probability and random variables, inference, and bivariate data. Students will connect data and statistical processes to realworld situations. In addition, students will extend their knowledge of data analysis.
