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Course Descriptions

ADVANCED MATH                2 Credits                    Full Year Course

This class is for students who would like to take a fourth year of math but do not wish to take Calculus.  This class is designed to be similar to a College Algebra course.  The student will cover topics in Trigonometry, Discrete math, Analytic Geometry, and Algebraic functions.  The book uses numerous examples, real-world examples, graphs, diagrams and other illustrations that will help students visualize the concepts.  


ALGEBRA I                           2 Credits                    Full Year Course

This is a course extending basic mathematical concepts to the use of variables.  Solving problems with an unknown will also be presented.  Students assigned to this class must have a sound math background and will improve their logical thinking.  This course provides the fundamentals of a standard algebra course: simplifying variable expressions, solving equations, graphing linear and quadratic equations, and problem solving.


BASIC GEOMETRY             2 Credits                     Full Year Course

Pre-requisite: Pre-algebra or Algebra I - Elective Course

This course is a basic study of geometry.  We will cover many of the same topics that we cover in Geometry, but not as in-depth.  We also do not do proofs in this class.


CONSUMER/BUSINESS MATH       2 Credits        Full Year Course

Juniors and Seniors Only

This course explores the ways in which math is intertwined in business and the lives of everyday consumers.  You will learn the math behind such topics as:  interest, credit, mortgages, taxes, insurance, and investments.  The emphasis will be on the real-world usefulness of mathematics as a businessperson and/or consumer.  

GENERAL MATH                2 Credits                    Full Year Course                

General Math is available to freshmen with below average mathematical skills.  Through instruction of this course the students will:
                    *    improve their mathematical skills
                    *    understand the need of mathematics in the world of work
                    *    obtain a feeling of success in performing mathematics
                    *    be expected to work realistic problems focusing on real world application of mathematics


GEOMETRY                           2 Credits                    Full Year Course

Pre-requisite: Algebra I - Elective Course

In this geometry course, the students will:
1)  Work with points, lines and planes
2)  Use reasoning and proof
3)  Work with parallel and perpendicular lines

4)  Solve problems with congruent triangles
5)  Study relationships within triangles
6)  Solve problems involving quadrilaterals
7)  Find area, surface area & volume of geometric figures
8)  Solve problems using trigonometry


PRE-ALGEBRA                        2 Credits                   Full Year Course

This class is designed for a transition into the Algebra I course.  Students must have successfully completed eighth grade math or one year of General Math.  Students will cover topics such as: algebraic expressions, working with factors, fractions, and exponents, solving equations and inequalities, solving linear functions, finding area and volume, and also working with right triangles.

The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.