• Math 10

    Math Department Requirements: 6 credits of math in grades 9-12 minimally to include Algebra II. College preparatory courses should include Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II.

    Math - REQUIRED (Choose at least one)

    Geometry - 2 credits (full year)
    Prerequisite: Algebra I
    There are two themes explored in geometry first semester: thinking visually and thinking logically about two-dimensional shapes. Students will develop visual skills while applying properties of triangles, quadrilaterals and other two-dimensional figures. Logical thought will be developed as students investigate and prove conjectures about triangles, quadrilaterals, and other two-dimensional figures. Second semester involves the themes of measurement and similarity. Students will complete their study of two-dimensional figures as they explore measurements of circles and polygons. This will be followed by a study of measurements of three-dimensional figures. An understanding of similar polygons will be developed which will lead into the study of trigonometry.

    Algebra II - 2 credits (full year)
    Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry (Graphing Calculator Required)
    This course is a continuation of Algebra I. Many topics of elementary algebra will be reviewed and studied in more depth. Some of the topics include types of functions such as linear, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric. Other topics include inequalities, factoring, solving equations, and simplifying expressions. The use of a graphing calculator in Algebra II is considered an integral part of the course. Students will be using technology on a regular basis so they become adept in using their graphing calculators. Some of the math topics that will extensively use graphing calculator technological concepts will include but are not limited to quadratic equations, linear equations, matrices, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic, conic sections, and trigonometry. Students will also have the experience of basic pencil and paper techniques of Algebra II and will be able to apply then when technological tools are unavailable or inappropriate.

    Honors Algebra II - 2 credits (full year)
    Prerequisite: Algebra I and Geometry (Graphing Calculator Required)
    *Recommended for students planning to take Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus
    This course is a continuation of Algebra I. Many topics of elementary algebra will be reviewed and studied in more depth. Some of the topics include types of functions such as linear, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric. Other topics include inequalities, factoring, solving equations, and simplifying expressions. The use of a graphing calculator in Algebra II is considered an integral part of the course. Students will be using technology on a regular basis so they become adept in using their graphing calculators. Some of the math topics that will extensively use graphing calculator technological concepts will include but are not limited to quadratic equations, linear equations, matrices, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic, conic sections, and trigonometry. Students will also have the experience of basic pencil and paper techniques of Algebra II and will be able to apply then when technological tools are unavailable or inappropriate.

    Applied Math - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I
    A course in A course in elementary mathematical skills for technicians is a requirement for several vocational technical programs at DMACC including, but not limited to, Automotive Technology, Information Technology Network Administrator (ITNA) and Integrated Manufacturing Technology. Topics covered include fundamental operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and signed numbers; percents; geometric figures and basic constructions; area and volume formulas; English/Metric systems; measurements; and the interpretation of graphs and charts. During this course students will enroll in the aligned 3 credit DMACC course MAT772 Applied Math.

    Mathematics of Financial Literacy - 1 credit (one semester)
    Prerequisite: Algebra II
    This is a one semester course that is offered to students that have passed Algebra 2. It will allow the students who wish to continue to learn and apply mathematical concepts that are used on a daily basis in the real world. It will focus on an understanding of how the math is used in everyday situations that include investments, insurance, annuities, mortgages, and many others. The students will acquire the knowledge base and confidence that they will need when encountering decisions like financing college education, purchasing a car or home. An additional goal would be for the students to learn how a strong mathematical sense can allow you to understand how debt works and can accumulate and hopefully enable them to learn to live a debt free life.

    Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus - 2 credits (full year)
    Prerequisite: Geometry and Algebra II (graphing calculator required)
    There are two themes explored throughout this course. During the first semester we will be studying Trigonometry. Topics include: periodic functions and right triangle problems, applications of trigonometric and circular functions, trigonometric functions properties, identities, parametric functions, and the exploration of vectors. Upon successful completion of first semester Trigonometry, students will take Pre-Calculus. The goal of this semester is to review and enhance many of the topics students learned in Algebra II and to apply them more conceptually. Some of these topics include: rational functions, sequences and series, math induction, concept of a limit, and differential calculus. The first semester of this course serves as a prerequisite to the second semester. During the second semester of this course, students will enroll in the aligned 5 credit DMACC course MAT129 Pre-Calculus.

    AP Statistics - 2 credits (full year)
    Prerequisite: Algebra II (graphing calculator required
    AP Statistics is a college freshman level course offered as part of the Honors Program at Ankeny Centennial High School. To be successful, it is recommended that a student has previously earned at least a C in Algebra II.

    The purpose of the AP Statistics course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Students will be exposed to four broad conceptual themes:

    1. Exploring Data: Describing patterns in data and departures from the pattern 
    2. Sampling and Experimentation: Planning, designing, and conducting a study or experiment 
    3. Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation 
    4. Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses

    The first semester of this course serves as a prerequisite to the second semester. During the second semester of this course, students will enroll in the aligned 4 credit DMACC course, MAT157 Statistics. At the conclusion of this course students will be prepared and encouraged to take the corresponding AP exam as a summative assessment of their achievement.