• Mathematics

     
    For the 2023-2024 School Year, Forsyth County Schools will transition from Georgia Standards of Excellence to Georgia's K-12 Mathematics Standards. In order to meet graduation requirements, students must complete at least four credits of mathematics, including Algebra: Concepts and Connections, Geometry: Concepts and Connections, Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections, and a fourth course above Advanced Algebra.
     
     
    Typical Math Course Sequences

    Course Name

    Immediate Prerequisite

    State/National Assessment

    Algebra: Concepts and Connections

    If taken in grade 8: 7th grade advanced math (based on data sheet)

    If taken in grade 9: 8th grade math

    End-of-Course Test is 20% of final grade

    Geometry: Concepts and Connections

    Algebra: Concepts and Connections

     

    Honors Geometry: Concepts and Connections

    Algebra: Concepts and Connections (placement in Honors Geometry is based on students’ first-semester grade in Algebra course)

     

    Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections

    Geometry: Concepts and Connections

     

    Honors Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections

    Honors Geometry: Concepts and Connections

     

    Precalculus

    Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections

     

    Accelerated Algebra/Geometry A: Concepts and Connections

    Available in grade 8: 7th grade accelerated math and teacher recommendation (based on data sheet)

    End-of-Course Test is 20% of final grade

    Accelerated Geometry B/ Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections

    Accelerated Algebra/Geometry A: Concepts and Connections (placement in this course in grade 9 is based on data sheet), or completion of Algebra I at a high level and completion of Geometry A at a high level

     

    AP Precalculus

    Accelerated Geometry B/Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections, or Honors Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections

     

    Advanced Mathematical Decision Making

    Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections

     

    Statistical Reasoning

    Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections

     

    College Readiness Mathematics (Mathematics Capstone Course)

    Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections

    CLEP Exam for College Algebra (optional)

    AP Statistics

    Accelerated Geometry B/Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections, Honors Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections, or Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections and teacher recommendation

    AP Exam (optional)

    IB Math Studies SL

    Accelerated Geometry B/Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections, or Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections and teacher recommendation

    IB Exam

    IB Math HL

    AP Calculus AB/BC and teacher recommendation

    IB Exam

    AP Precalculus

    Accelerated Geometry B/Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections, Honors Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections, or Advanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections and teacher recommendation

    AP Exam (optional)

    AP Calculus AB

    AP Precalculus and teacher recommendation

    AP Exam

    (optional)

    AP Calculus AB/BC

    AP Precalculus and teacher recommendation

    AP Exam

    (optional)

    Calculus

    AP Precalculus or Precalculus and teacher recommendation

     

    Dual Enrollment

    Determined by post-secondary institution

     

    Algebra Support

    Teacher recommendation, scheduled concurrently with Algebra: Concepts and Connections

     

    Geometry Support

    Teacher recommendation, scheduled concurrently with Geometry: Concepts and Connections

     

    Foundations of Algebra

    Teacher recommendation

     

    Technical College Readiness Mathematics

    Full-time Forsyth Academy enrollment, teacher recommendation, parent meeting

     

    Calculator Usage: Calculator usage varies from one mathematics course to another, depending upon the course objectives and content. A substantial portion of the mathematics curriculum encourages and promotes the use of calculators to enhance understanding of concepts. A scientific calculator is required in all math classes (TI-30XIIS Multiview recommended); a graphing calculator and a scientific calculator are required to be used in all classes above Geometry. The department recommends a TI-84 or T1-NSpire if the student is purchasing a graphing calculator.