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The Mathematics Department at Covina High School strives to provide a high quality mathematics education that enables all students to increase their mathematical literacy, understand mathematical principles, cultivate analytical ways of thinking, and develop fluency with numbers, symbolic representation, geometry, and data.
The goal of the Mathematics Department is to provide an educational experience that reflects the vision of Covina High School and the CovinaValley Unified School District. Teachers will use various teaching strategies, such as effective first instruction, to deliver effective standardsbased lessons designed to help close the achievement gap, and promote a collegegoing culture.
Courses Offered
3072 Algebra I (P)  Grades 9, 10, 11, 12—UC, CSU Year
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation, satisfactory score on placement test, and satisfactory grade in previous math course. Students will be able to demonstrate the use of symbolic reasoning and calculation with symbols; develop an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics and the sciences; develop algebraic skills and concepts and use them in a variety of problem solving situations. This course is a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students who will take a geometry course and other advanced college preparatory courses.
3989 High School Exit Exam Math Prep 1  Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Semester/Year
Prerequisite: Counselor Recommendation.
The course will give students instruction in Essentials of Algebra, Prealgebra, and Algebra I level mathematics. The course will utilize traditional mathematic instruction as well as computers and selfpaced, studentsguided instruction.3080 Algebra II (P)  Grades 10, 11, 12  UC, CSU Year
Prerequisite: A "C" grade or better in Algebra I and Geometry.
Students will further develop and expand their understanding of the mathematical concepts of Algebra I and Geometry. They will demonstrate the ability to work with algebraic solutions of problems in various content areas, including the solution of systems of quadratic equations, logarithmic and exponential functions, the binomial theorem, and the complex number system. This course will be beneficial for students who will take trigonometry and/or college level courses.3085 Algebra II Honors (H)  Grade 10, 11 (Grade 11 by instructor approval only)  UC, CSU Year
Prerequisite: "B" or better in Geometry (H) or "A" in Geometry with instructor approval.
This course promotes an indepth study of all of the course objectives of Algebra II and extends all investigations to the highest realistic level possible. Problemsolving, investigations and critical thinking will be emphasized to develop mathematical power and increase the level of preparedness for calculus.3090 Geometry (P)  Grades 9, 10, 11, 12  UC, CSU Year
Prerequisite: "C" or better in Algebra 1, or “B” or better in Algebra I in 8th grade
This course is a formal development of the geometric skills and concepts necessary for students who will take Algebra II and/or other advanced college preparatory courses.3095 Geometry (H)  Grades 9, 10, 11, 12  UC, CSU Year
Prerequisite: "B" or better in Algebra 1and with teacher recommendation
This course promotes an indepth study of geometry with additional emphasis on critical thinking skills and their application to proofs. The course will include considerable work with threedimensional objects and spaces of 1, 2, and 3 dimensions. Symbolic and graphical representations will be used to investigate abstract situations and problems. Manipulatives and group explorations will be utilized to enhance critical thinking in the learning process.3100 Trigonometry and PreCalculus (P)  Grades 11, 12  UC, CSU Year
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II and Geometry with a grade of "C" or better.
Trigonometry and PreCalculus is an intensive course that blends together the techniques, concepts, and skills of both Algebra and Geometry that students have previously learned. Facility with these functions as well as being able to prove basic identities regarding them is especially important for students intending to study Calculus, more advanced mathematics, Physics and other sciences, and engineering in college. A functional approach integrating as many concepts as possible is used throughout the course.3140 Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB (H)  Grade 12  UC, CSU Year
Prerequisite: Trigonometry and PreCalculus, instructor approval.
This course consists of a full academic year of work in calculus and related topics comparable to courses in college and universities. Completion of this course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement Test in calculus for possible college work. (Fee for AP Exam TBA)3145 Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC (H)  Grade 12  UC, CSU Year
Prerequisite: "C" or better in Calculus AB and instructor approval.
This course consists of a full academic year of work in calculus and related topics comparable to courses in college and universities. Completion of this course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement Test in calculus for possible college credit. (Fee for AP Exam TBA.)
The following courses are designed for students identified through the I.E.P. process:
Courses bearing the 01, 02, or 03 designation in the course title will be held to the same content and standards of excellence as courses without this designation. Students enrolled in these courses may receive instructional and testing accommodations and/or ASL to meet special needs as defined in Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
3076 01 Algebra I (P)  Grades 9, 10, 11 Year
Prerequisite: Teacher placement.
Students will be able to demonstrate the use of symbolic reasoning and calculation with symbols; develop an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics and the sciences; develop algebraic skills and concepts and use them in a variety of problem solving situations. This course is a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students who will complete Algebra Fundamentals C/D by taking it the following year.3005 Algebra Essentials  Grades 9, 10, 11 Year
Prerequisite: Successful completion of DHH Algebra Fundamentals A/B; Teacher placement.
Students will be able to demonstrate the use of symbolic reasoning and calculation with symbols; develop an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics and the sciences; develop algebraic skills and concepts and use them in a variety of problem solving situations. This course is a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students who passed the Algebra Fundamentals A/B course.3003 Algebra Readiness Essentials  Grades 9, 10, 11 Year
Prerequisite: Teacher placement.
Students will be able to demonstrate the use of symbolic reasoning and calculation with symbols; develop an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics and the sciences; develop algebraic skills and concepts and use them in a variety of problem solving situations. This course is a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students who will complete Algebra 1b by taking it the following year.3093 01 Geometry (P)  Grades 9, 10, 11 Year
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra Experience A/B; teacher placement
Students will be able to demonstrate the use of symbolic reasoning and calculation with symbols; develop an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics and the sciences; develop algebraic skills and concepts and use them in a variety of problem solving situations. This course is a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students who passed the Algebra Experience A/B course.3895 Applied Math  Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 Year
(Core requirement for students enrolled in the Life Management and Transition Program, semester course, can be repeated for credit.) Prerequisite: Identified SDC students enrolled in the Life Management and Transition Program as per the recommendations of the IEP team.
This course is designed to help students develop mathematical skills and gain knowledge in the seven strands of mathematics: number theory, measurement, geometry, patterns and functions, statistics and probability, logic, and algebra. It emphasizes exploration, investigation, reasoning and communication, orally, in writing, and in cooperative groups. Each student will have access to the core curriculum as designed in the District’s K12 math Curriculum Guide based on individual ability and need. The course includes application of consumer and vocational skills.
Faculty

David Garcia
Email: dgarcia@cvusd.org

Maria Archuleta
Email: marchuleta@cvusd.org

Sheri Prado
Email: sprado@cvusd.org

George Munoz
Email: gmunoz@cvusd.org

Gary Hinkley
Email: ghinkley@cvusd.org