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Mathematics

The mission of the Owings Mills High School Mathematics Department is to provide 21st century hands-on learning to help prepare our students to become college and career ready.  This is accomplished through our commitment to teaching, incorporating technology into our lessons, and aligning our teaching and curriculum to the Common Core State Standards.  Students will be challenged to develop critical thinking strategies by having an active part in their mathematics education through hands-on, real-world activities. 

Our goal is to build strong teacher-student relationships through our teaching to promote an environment where all students can learn.  As a result, our students will be able to apply their knowledge mathematics to post-secondary education and the work force.

BCPS Course Sequence for Mathematics

Course Offerings

Algebra I

  • Understand and compare the properties of functions including, linear, quadratic, and exponential. 
  • Identify functions as liner or non-linear and contrast their properties from tables, graphs, and equations.
  • Analyze functions in one variable by investigating rate of change, intercepts, slope, domain, range, and their general behavior. 

Geometry

  • Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems
  • Make and test conjectures
  • Understand relationships between angles, sides, perimeters, areas, and volumes of similar objects
  • Use trigonometric relationships to determine lengths and angle measures.

Algebra II

  • Understand and compare the properties of functions including, linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, radical, logarithmic, and trigonometric.
  • Solve multi variable systems of linear and non-linear equations
  • Analyze functions in one variable by investigating rate of change, intercepts, slope, asymptotes, and end behavior.

Trigonometry

  • Graph trigonometric functions and understand their properties
  • Use fundamental trigonometric identities to solve equations
  • Solve for missing sides and angles in triangles
  • Solve real world application problems using trigonometric ratios

College Algebra

  • Extend knowledge of the relationships of linear, quadratic, exponential, radical, rational, and logarithmic functions. 
  • Solve real world application problems involving Algebra
  • Sketch polynomial functions and determine their key characteristics
  • Know and use equations to solve real world problems involving simple and compound interest

Pre-Calculus

  • Extend knowledge of visual and algebraic functions
  • Apply knowledge of prior content to advanced functions and their applications
  • Introduction to the fundamentals of trigonometry
  • Application of trigonometry to advanced functions and their applications
  • Application of all pre-calculus curricula to solving real-world based applications and understanding of deeper mathematical connections

Calculus (AB and BC)

  • Understanding of limits, continuity and transcendental functions
  • Introduction to derivatives and their applications
  • Introduction to integrals and their applications
  • Gain knowledge of nonlinear sequences and series

Statistics

  • Calculate and use the measures of central tendency
  • Design and conduct statistical experiments
  • Determine standard deviation of distributions from real world statistical data
  • Define and apply definitions used in hypothesis testing

​College Readiness

  • Develop an understanding of the number system and number quantity.
  • Deepen understanding of linear and non-linear functions and their properties
  • Apply problem solving skills deemed necessary for college entry level exams and courses