Mathematical Models and Applications is offered to those seniors who have completed Statistics, Trigonometry, and Functions and those students who have completed Pre-Calculus and are not going on to Calculus. In rare cases, students who have only completed Algebra II may petition to enter the course. Some students may take this course concurrently with Calculus.
There are two major goals to the course. The first is to provide students with the opportunity to apply the mathematical concepts that they have learned in the past three years to a variety of “real world” situations, including an extensive study of financial literacy and investing. The second goal of the course is to provide the students with a strong enough mathematical background so that, at the end of this course, they are prepared for college calculus. There is an emphasis on problem solving, group work, and sharing of ideas.