Mathematics Curriculum

This is the first course of a two-year mathematics sequence designed specifically for Oxnard Middle College students. Students that successfully complete both courses should be able to take a transferable mathematics course at Oxnard College. This course is designed to give students the skills needed to develop and apply the ability to think algebraically. This type of thinking will allow students to become better problem solvers as it enhances their ability to decontextualize, model, and solve problems using math.

This course is a continuation of Middle College Mathematics I. This Course is designed to deepen the algebraic skills discovered in Course I and develop the creative and critical thinking required for higher level mathematics. The content of the course is an integration of algebra, basic geometry, trigonometry, number theory, discrete mathematics, math reasoning and technology via the graphing calculator and other mathematics software programs.

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This course covers operations with functions, inequalities and absolute
value, rational exponents, radical expressions and equations, complex
numbers, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic
sections, and sequences and series.

This course covers descriptive and inferential statistics for students of
social sciences, science, education, business, and engineering. Included
are discussions of graphing and interpreting graphs, measures of the
center and variation, probability, normal curves, binomial tests, hypothesis
testing, correlation and regression, chi-square tests, t-tests, and analysis
of variance. This course uses technology to analyze data sets.

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An advanced course in algebra, this course focuses on the study of
functions and their graphs. Students will analyze and graph functions
(absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic).
Topics also include inequalities, conic sections, systems of equations
and inequalities, matrices, sequences, and series.

This course is designed to give Calculus-bound students a solid foundation
in trigonometric functions. Emphasis will be placed on trigonometric
functions, their inverses and their graphs, identities and proofs related to
trigonometric expressions, trigonometric equations, solving right triangles,
solving triangles using the Law of Cosines and the Law of Sines, polar
coordinates, and introduction to vectors.

This is a first course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable.
Topics include functions; limits and continuity; techniques and applications
of differentiation and integration; and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.