Guest Deb Posted February 1, 2016 Share Posted February 1, 2016 I am in the process of completing high school course descriptions. I must say I am a bit aggravated. I am having difficulty finding, or coming up with course descriptions for Alg. 1, Alg2, Geometry, Pre-calculus for Teaching Textbooks curriculum. Can anyone help me? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

EKS Posted February 1, 2016 Share Posted February 1, 2016 (edited) You could write your own. I just looked at the table of contents for the book we used and went from there. Here is an example: Algebra I: This course covered material typically studied in a first year algebra course and included the following topics: fundamental operations, functions and graphs, integers and rational numbers, equations in one and two variables, simultaneous equations, exponents, polynomials and factoring, algebraic fractions, square roots and radical equations, quadratic equations, real numbers, fractional equations, inequalities, and number sequences. The text used was Elementary Algebra by Harold R. Jacobs. (1 credit) Edited February 1, 2016 by EKS 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

sheryl Posted February 1, 2016 Share Posted February 1, 2016 Huh, course descriptions? I thought the transcript was enough. Explain.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

MomsintheGarden Posted February 1, 2016 Share Posted February 1, 2016 You could write your own. I just looked at the table of contents for the book we used and went from there. Here is an example: Algebra I: This course covered material typically studied in a first year algebra course and included the following topics: fundamental operations, functions and graphs, integers and rational numbers, equations in one and two variables, simultaneous equations, exponents, polynomials and factoring, algebraic fractions, square roots and radical equations, quadratic equations, real numbers, fractional equations, inequalities, and number sequences. The text used was Elementary Algebra by Harold R. Jacobs. (1 credit) This is what I did. High school math is pretty standardized, so make sure you use the usual terms so the admissions folks see something familiar unless your child has done something amazingly unusual that you want to hilight. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Kareni Posted February 1, 2016 Share Posted February 1, 2016 Huh, course descriptions? I thought the transcript was enough. Explain.... Some colleges (often the more selective ones) request or require course descriptions from homeschooled applicants. Regards, Kareni 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Kareni Posted February 1, 2016 Share Posted February 1, 2016 Here are the course description I wrote in case you or others might find it helpful. Often when writing course descriptions, I found similar ones on line and then reworked them to suit my needs. I did not include text book names in my descriptions instead I included a separate list of text books used throughout high school. We used Jacobs' Geometry, 2nd edition, when my daughter did Geometry. For Algebra 2, we used Lial's Intermediate Algebra. College Algebra and Trigonometry both used Sullivan's PreCalculus.MTH 112 - TrigonometryTrigonometry has wide applications in the world around us. It is a vital tool in construction, physics, and engineering. Trigonometry is preparatory for Calculus 1. The major topics covered include radian measure, circular functions and their graphs, right triangle ratios and related trigonometric functions, identities, solving trigonometric equations, law of sines, law of cosines, and applications. Other topics include polar coordinates, parametric equations, vectors, and conic sections. A graphing calculator is required.4.000 Credit Hours (Class taken at ZCC in 11th grade.) Awarded 0.50 credits.MTH 111 - College AlgebraCollege Algebra is the study of basic functions and their applications. This includes polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their inverses. Other topics include an introduction to sequences and non-linear systems of equations. In accordance with national recommendations, this course emphasizes skill building, problem solving, modeling, reasoning, communication, connections with other disciplines, and the appropriate use of technology. A graphing calculator is required.5.000 Credit Hours (Class taken at ZCC in 11th grade.) Awarded 0.50 credits.Algebra 2A comprehensive course covering: linear equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions, rational equations and functions, radicals, complex numbers, linear models, the conic sections, systems of equations including matrix methods, and exponential and logarithmic functions.(Class taken at home in 10th grade.) Awarded 1.00 credits. GeometryThis classical geometry course is heavily dependent on deductive reasoning and the proof writing process and also relies on compass-and-straight-edge constructions. Topics include points, lines, planes; rays and angles; congruent triangles; geometric inequalities, parallel lines; quadrilaterals; transformations; area; similarity; right triangles; circles, concurrence theorems; regular polygons and the circle; geometric solids, non-Euclidean geometry and coordinate geometry.(Class taken at home in 9^{th} grade.) Awarded 1.00 credits.Regards,Kareni Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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