Mathematics
US MATH CALCULATOR/TECHNOLOGY USAGE POLICY
U nderstanding that a comprehensive mathematics curriculum should help students learn to use calculators, computers, and other tools of technology as a part of learning mathematics, the US Mathematics Department promotes the use of technology as an integral part of our mathematics program. This position is supported by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) that states: “…instructional programs should use technology to help all students understand mathematics and should prepare them to use mathematics in an increasingly technological world.” “…Technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics, it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students’ learning.” The NCTM makes it clear that such tools do not replace the need to learn basic math skills, to compute mentally, or to do reasonable paper and pencil computation. In fact, the NCTM Standards suggest that when used appropriately, calculators and computers enable students to explore new areas of mathematics and to tackle challenging mathematical problems that would not be possible without the help of such tools. In line with this philosophy, we offer the following policy on the use of technology.
We require the appropriate use of technology in the classroom. Games are not to be played during class. Students need to consider when use of mental mathematics, paper & pencil, or a calculator is appropriate. Calculator dependency, as evidenced by the use of a calculator for multiplying single or double digit numbers, often should be avoided. (Keep in mind that over onehalf of the AP Calculus exam does not allow calculator use. Also note that a portion of the SAT test does not allow calculator use as well.)
We require that students purchase their own calculator. Since demonstrations will be done using the TI84 Plus CE calculator, this is the model we require students to have. The TI84 Plus CE model is acceptable for all TAS math classes. Students should not purchase other models. Some other models have a Computer Algebra System (CAS) and IB does not allow CAS calculators to be used. Please do not purchase other TI models (or other brands), as they are not appropriate for our classes and may not have similar capabilities as the models we use. The SAT, ACT, AP, and IB will allow use of the TI84 Plus CE model on its exams. Calculators are available in the Tiger Shop and may also be purchased through online retail sites.
We recognize that calculators left unattended may be targets for theft. To help combat theft, the US Mathematics Department has purchased an engraver that students may use at any time that classes are not in session for engraving their name on their calculator. We strongly encourage students to engrave their calculators! Engraving can be done in the math office before school, during breaks, and after school.
Course Offerings 20212022
 INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA (UMAT01)
 ALGEBRA 1 (UMAT02)
 GEOMETRY (UMAT03)
 HONORS GEOMETRY (UMAT041)
 HONORS ADVANCED GEOMETRY (UMAT042)
 ALGEBRA 2 (UMAT06)
 HONORS ALGEBRA 2 (UMAT070)
 HONORS ADVANCED ALGEBRA 2 (UMAT071)
 PRECALCULUS (UMAT08)
 HONORS PRECALCULUS (UMAT12)
 HONORS PRECALCULUS & DIFFERENTIAL CALC (UMAT123)
 CALCULUS (UMAT121)
 AP CALCULUS AB (UMAT13)
 AP CALCULUS BC (UMAT14)
 AP STATISTICS (UMAT09)
 HONORS DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (UMAT16)
 HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA (UMAT17)
 HONORS ADVANCED TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS (UMAT18)
 HONORS MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS (UMAT19)

IBSL MATH: APPLICATIONS & INTERPRETATION 1 (UMAT31)
IBSL MATH: APPLICATIONS & INTERPRETATION 2 (UMAT32) 
IBHL MATH: APPLICATIONS & INTERPRETATION 1 (UMAT33)
IBHL MATH: APPLICATIONS & INTERPRETATION 2 (UMAT34) 
IBSL MATH: ANALYSIS & APPROACHES 1 (UMAT41)
IBSL MATH: ANALYSIS & APPROACHES 2 (UMAT42) 
IBHL MATH: ANALYSIS & APPROACHES 1 (UMAT43)
IBHL MATH: ANALYSIS & APPROACHES 2 (UMAT44)
INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA (UMAT01)
Duration: 1 year
Credit: 1
Homework: Moderate
This course is for students who need additional work solidifying basic concepts before they can be successful in Algebra I. It is a bridge course that reviews prealgebra topics while introducing algebraic concepts. Application problems are emphasized throughout the course.
Text: Algebra (McDougal/Littell)
ALGEBRA 1 (UMAT02)
GEOMETRY (UMAT03)
HONORS GEOMETRY (UMAT041)
HONORS ADVANCED GEOMETRY (UMAT042)
ALGEBRA 2 (UMAT06)
HONORS ALGEBRA 2 (UMAT070)
HONORS ADVANCED ALGEBRA 2 (UMAT071)
PRECALCULUS (UMAT08)
HONORS PRECALCULUS (UMAT12)
HONORS PRECALCULUS & DIFFERENTIAL CALC (UMAT123)
CALCULUS (UMAT121)
AP CALCULUS AB (UMAT13)
AP CALCULUS BC (UMAT14)
AP STATISTICS (UMAT09)
HONORS DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (UMAT16)
HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA (UMAT17)
HONORS ADVANCED TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS (UMAT18)
HONORS MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS (UMAT19)
IBSL MATH: APPLICATIONS & INTERPRETATION 1 (UMAT31)
IBSL MATH: APPLICATIONS & INTERPRETATION 2 (UMAT32)
IBHL MATH: APPLICATIONS & INTERPRETATION 1 (UMAT33)
IBHL MATH: APPLICATIONS & INTERPRETATION 2 (UMAT34)
IBSL MATH: ANALYSIS & APPROACHES 1 (UMAT41)
IBSL MATH: ANALYSIS & APPROACHES 2 (UMAT42)
IBHL MATH: ANALYSIS & APPROACHES 1 (UMAT43)
IBHL MATH: ANALYSIS & APPROACHES 2 (UMAT44)
Course Offerings 20172018
 INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA (UMAT01)
 ALGEBRA 1 (UMAT02)
 GEOMETRY (UMAT03)
 GEOMETRY WITH PROOF (UMAT04)
 HONORS GEOMETRY WITH PROOF (UMAT04H)
 ALGEBRA 2 (UMAT06)
 ALGEBRA 2A (UMAT06A) ALGEBRA 2B (UMAT06B)
 HONORS ALGEBRA 2 (UMAT07)
 PRECALCULUS (UMAT08)
 AP STATISTICS (UMAT09)
 IBSL MATH STUDIES (UMAT10)
 IBSL MATHEMATICS YEAR 1 (UMAT111) IBSL MATHEMATICS YEAR 2 (UMAT112)
 HONORS PRECALCULUS (UMAT12)
 CALCULUS (UMAT121)
 HONORS CALCULUS A (UMAT12N)
 AP CALCULUS AB (UMAT13)
 AP CALCULUS BC (UMAT14)

IBHL MATHEMATICS YEAR 1 (UMAT15A)
IBHL MATHEMATICS YEAR 2 (UMAT15B)  HONORS DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (UMAT16)
 HONORS LINEAR ALGEBRA (UMAT17)
 HONORS ADVANCED TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS (UMAT18)
 HONORS MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS (UMAT 19 )
 MATHEMATHEMATICAL MODELING AND APPLICATIONS (UMAT 122)