
Mathematics 
The mission of the Somerset High School Math Department is to engage, support, and challenge all learners in the study of mathematics.
We envision a community where all learners approach math with curiosity and confidence, see the beauty, functionality, and value of mathematics, and are empowered by the opportunities that mathematics affords.
Mathematics Course Offerings 20172018
Course # 
Course Name 
Grades 
Prereq. # 
Prereq. Name 
Credits 
Course Description 
H1405 / H2405 
Algebra I Concepts 
9 

Data Recommendation 
1 
This course offers students the opportunity to study Algebraic concepts at a slower pace in order to attain an increased mastery of the material. Topics covered include all Algebra 1 concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of real numbers, solving one and twostep equations in one and two variables, the laws of exponents, polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, graphing, problem solving, and rational numbers. Students' skills continue to be developed through structured practice and consideration of concepts from a variety of perspectives. Study skills and increased student responsibility are developed as well as a deeper sense of mathematics and critical thinking. 
H1414 / H2414 
Algebra I A/B 
910 


1 
Algebra I continues the study of the basic concepts of Algebra. In this course, students learn how the properties of the real number system are used to find and graph solution sets of equations and inequalities in one and two variables. This course also builds on the students prior knowledge of linear functions and introduces them to exponential and quadratic functions emphasizing how these different functions can be used to model real world situations. Students will also begin to see how we can use statistics to analyze data and the functions used to model this data. 
H1412 / H2412 
Honors Algebra I A/B * 
910 


1 
Honors Algebra I is a selfselected course that emphasizes a more detailed, intensive understanding of the concepts covered in Algebra I. Students can expect to move at a more rapid pace. A high emphasis will be placed on active student involvement. Students will cover the same standards as those in Algebra I. 
H1425 / H2425 
Geometry Concepts A/B 



1 
In this course, students learn basic Geometry concepts. Students engage in activities and learning experiences from a variety of perspectives which require them to identify, analyze, and solve problems, and write proofs involving the following topics: segments, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polyhedral, circles, spheres, and cones. All Geometrical concepts as well as formal proofs are emphasized and Algebra 1 skills are reviewed. The course is taught with a less rigorous approach with more emphasis on the concrete and less on the abstract. 
H1420 / H2420 
Geometry A/B 
1011 
H2414 
Algebra I B 
1 
Students in this course will develop an awareness of the importance of geometry in everyday life. Students will be exposed to five broad topics: (1) Congruence, Proof, and Constructions, (2) Similarity, Proof, and Trigonometry (3) Volume (4) Connecting Algebra and Geometry (5) Circles. Appropriate algebraic skills will be used to solve problems involving plane and solid figures, similar triangles and right triangles. A scientific calculator is recommended. 
H1422 / H2422 
Honors Geometry A/B * 
1011 


1 
Honors Geometry is a selfselected course that emphasizes a more detailed, intensive understanding of the concepts covered in Geometry. Students can expect to move at a more rapid pace. A high emphasis will be placed on active student involvement. Students will cover the same standards as those in Geometry. 
H1415 / H2415 
Algebra II Concepts A/B (20182019) 
11 


1 
This course offers students the opportunity to study advanced algebraic concepts at a slower pace while further developing the student's understanding of algebraic & geometric methods. All concepts of Algebra 2 are emphasized including quadratic equations, polynomials, logarithms, exponential functions, analytical geometry and its graphs, and the complex number system. Problem solving skills, study skills, and student responsibility are also emphasized throughout the course. 
H1416 / H2416 
Algebra II A/B 
1112 
H2420 
Geometry B (unless taking concurrently) 
1 
Algebra II continues the study of the concepts and skills of Algebra I and Geometry. The course continues to work with quadratic equations by further analyzing their graphs and expanding their solution sets to include irrational and complex numbers. These concepts are then used to examine higher order polynomial equations and their graphs. In this course, students will continue their work with exponential functions and will begin to examine logarithmic functions. The course also continues the study of trigonometric functions that was started in Geometry. It is recommended that students take Algebra II after Geometry, however, these courses may be taken concurrently with instructor approval. 
H1418 / H2418 
Honors Algebra II A/B * (20182019) 
1112 


1 
Honors Algebra II is a selfselected course that emphasizes a more detailed, intensive understanding of the concepts covered in Algebra II. Students can expect to move at a more rapid pace. A high emphasis will be placed on active student involvement. Students will cover the same standards as those in Algebra II. 
H1430 / H2430 
College / Career Math A/B (20192020) 
12 


1 
This senior only course will focus on strands of the state standards and additional math topics to support the students transition to college/career. 
H1445 / H2445 
PreCalculus A/B 
1112 
H2416 
Algebra II B 
1 
This course reviews the concepts of algebra, while covering new topics in algebra and trigonometry, emphasizing those topics needed for the study of calculus. It is designed for students who intend to take calculus in high school or college. The course includes a study of polynomial, exponential, and trigonometric functions and their graphs, vectors in 2 and 3 dimensional space, solutions to multivariable linear systems using matrices and determinants, transformation of coordinate systems, and introduction of limits. A graphing calculator is TI86 or below is allowed. 
H1450 / H2450 
CIS Calculus A/B * (U of Mn.) 
1112 
H2445 
PreCalculus B 
1 
This course provides an introduction to differential calculus, including functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, the meanvalue theorem, and implicit differentiation, as well as applications to graphing and problems of maximumminima and related rates. This course concludes with an introduction of integral calculus, including antderivatives, and definite integrals. Graphing calculators TI86 or below may be used.
This course is a University of Minnesota (U of M) course being offered at Somerset High School. The students will become a U of M students, get a U of M transcript, and earn 4 U of M credits. The curriculum and exams are developed by the U of M professors and graded per U of M criteria. The students will get both U of M and Somerset High School grades and credits 
H1480 / 2480 
AP Statistics A/B * 
1112 
H2416 
Algebra II B 
1 

* Weighted Courses and Weighted Grading 


Last Updated: 2/6/17 

