The Math Department at the Goldendale High School consists of 5 certified teachers. These teachers provide many different math opportunities for students. Math classes offered here at GHS:
ALGEBRA I: all year - This is a required course follows that the national and state math standards.
FINANCIAL ALGEBRA: all year (11th-12th grade ELECTIVE or MATH). The purpose of this class is to learn how to responsibly manage personal finances using applied and business math concepts and techniques. To learn more about the free enterprise system and how it relates to the global economy. To learn how to invest wisely in several different venues including the Stock Market and real estate.
INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING: all year (9th-12th grade) Designed for 9th or 10th grade students, the major focus of IED is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students, apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. Can be used as an Algebra credit.
GEOMETRY: all year - This is the second of the required math sequence which follows the national and state math standards.
ALGEBRA II/TRIGONOMETRY: all year - (10th-12th grade) This is the third year of the math sequence which follows the national and state math standards. Completion of this course is required for admission to 4 year university.
BRIDGE TO COLLEGE: all year (11th-12th grade) The Bridge to College course for Mathematics is a course designed for students scoring a Level 2 on the Smarter Balanced high school assessment. Students who earn a “B” or better in the Bridge Course are eligible to enter credit-bearing coursework in any of the State of Washington Community and Technical Colleges. The course is grounded in essential career and college readiness expectations as reflected in the Washington State K-12 Learning Standards for Mathematics to ensure that students passing the course are fully prepared for college-level coursework. Bridge to College can be taken either in place of Algebra 2 or after Algebra 2. You will be placed.
SBAC Math: all year (12th grade) This math course is for students needing additional instruction and work on math skills necessary to pass the Smarter Balanced Math Assessment.. You will be placed.
PRE-CALCULUS: all year (11th-12th grade) Course acts as a bridge between the Algebra math series and upper level Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM). First semester covers functions, polynomial and rational equations, and exponential and logarithmic equations. Second semester is mostly trigonometry with some treatment of conic sections.
CALCULUS: all year (12 grade) High School Calculus is a first year calculus course. Some of the topics covered include limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of derivatives (related rates, curve-sketching, optimization), integrals, applications of integrals (volumes, accumulation of change, differential equations), and techniques of integration.
NOTE: The prerequisite to take a higher math course is a grade of "C" or above in the previous course, or teacher permission.