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Math

Welcome to the ALHS Math Department!

We are dedicated to preparing all ALHS students for career and college readiness.

Math Resources

Metro State University provides FREE tutoring after school Mondays-Thursdays in the library. Please take advantage of this excellent resource!

Below are some online math resources student can explore to help with their coursework.

Below are some general resources for juniors and seniors.

College and Career Readiness

Abraham Lincoln High School is dedicated to career and college readiness for ALL of our students. Below are the math course we offer that students can take to earn college credit.

  • MTH 050
  • MTH 055
  • MTH 121
  • AP Calculus AB

Please encourage your student to take advantage of these great opportunities. Students, be sure to talk to your counselors about how you can get enrolled in these courses.

We also offer an ACT Prep course to juniors. This course is designed to prepare students for the ACT test, which is often used in college applications. All juniors will take the ACT in the spring. Students are also encouraged to sign up for a free ACT test each year. Please see the counselors in room 120 for details.

Math Courses Offered

Below are the courses offered by the ALHS Math Department. All courses marked with an * are also offer in an honors version of the course. Honors sections dive more deeply into the content and sometimes work at an accelerated pace.

Algebra 1
Credits: 5 per semester     Grade Level:9 Recommended Prerequisites: none 
This course focuses on using variables to solve equations. Students are also expected to use multiple representations of linear and quadratic functions to solve real-world problems. ALHS offers an extra lab class to help support students in this course.

*Geometry
Credits: 5 per semester     Grade Level:9,10     Recommended Prerequisites:Algebra 1
This course focuses on properties of geometric figures such as triangles, quadrilaterals, and other polygons. This is the first course where students are exposed to mathematical proofs.

*Algebra 2
Credits: 5 per semester     Grade Level:10,11    Recommended Prerequisites: Geometry
This course takes concepts learned in Algebra 1 and explores them at a deeper level. Students are also introduced to additional function types including polynomials, exponential functions, and trigonometric functions.

*Pre-Calculus
Credits: 5 per semester    Grade Level:9 Recommended Prerequisites: Algebra 2
This course dives deeper into the new topics introduced in Algebra 2 in order to prepare students for calculus. The problems are more complex and often involve using skills and properties from previous courses in new ways.

Probability/Statistics
Credits: 5 per semester    Grade Level:11,12     Recommended Prerequisites: Algebra 2 

Financial Algebra
Credits: 5 per semester Grade Level:11, 12 Recommended Prerequisites: none 
This course focuses on applying the concepts learned in previous math courses to personal finances and other monetary applications. Students will explore concepts related to the stock market, business finance, mortgages, and other real-life scenarios.

MTH 050
Credits: 5 (one semester) Grade Level:9 Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER Test
This course reviews concepts from basic math concepts including order of operations, percentages, fractions, unit rates, and basic equations. This course is a concurrent enrollment course through Community College of Denver.

MTH 055
Credits: 5 (one semester) Grade Level:9 Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER Test
This course uses concepts from basic math concepts and teaches students how to apply them to the real world. This course is a concurrent enrollment course through Community College of Denver.

MTH 121
Credits: 5 per semester Grade Level:9 Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER Test
MTH 121 is a college algebra class offered through Metro State University. Students can earn college credit by passing this course with a C or higher.

AP Calculus AB
Credits: 5 per semester     Grade Level:9 Recommended Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus
This Advanced Placement course teaches the basic of calculus which includes derivatives, integrals, and their applications. Students can earn college credit for Calculus I by passing the end of year AP exam with a 3 or higher, depending upon the student’s post-secondary plans.

* denotes honors section offered