Mathematics

  • All freshmen in High School District 211 enroll in a mathematics course. Placement at the freshman level is determined by entrance test scores and junior high school performance. A second year of mathematics is taken during the sophomore year and additional mathematics courses are required until the student successfully completes a 300-level course. Freshmen who have successfully completed junior high school algebra may be placed in M217 Plane and Solid Geometry or M218 Accelerated Plane and Solid Geometry. Other freshmen may be placed in M117 Algebra 1, M114 Algebra 1, M113 Algebra I, M111 Introduction to Secondary Mathematics, M120 Essential Mathematics, or M100 Applied Mathematics 1. A student who fails to meet the grade prerequisite for any course must repeat the requisite course to improve the grade in order to proceed to the next sequential course. College-bound students are encouraged to complete four years of mathematics, including trigonometry. The Mathematics Departments of High School District 211 provide honors and accelerated programs which allow students to complete up to three semesters of calculus leading to Advanced Placement examinations. Advanced Placement testing in computer science (AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A) and statistics also are available. District 211 also partners with Harper College for dual credit courses M435 Quantitative Literacy, M436 Statistics and College Algebra, and M437 Calculus for Business and Social Scientists.  Students must qualify via Harper standards for dual credit courses.

    Typical curriculum paths at Conant are as follows (AP or Dual Credit in bold):

    M113 Algebra 1 - M312 Foundations of Math - M214 Geometry or M296 Geometry in Construction - M434 Data Modeling with Algebra or M435 Quantitative Literacy

    M117 Algebra 1 - M317 Algebra II - M217 Geometry - M436 Statistics and College Algebra

    or

    M117 Algebra 1 - M314 Algebra II - M214 Geometry or M296 Geometry in Construction - M434 Data Modeling with Algebra or M435 Quantitative Literacy

    M147 Advanced Algebra 1 - M248 Honors Geometry/Trigonometry - M348 Algebra II/PreCalc - M449 AP Calculus AB

    M217 Geometry - M317 Algebra II - M436 Statistics and College Algebra - M437 Calculus for Business and Social Scientists

    M218 Honors Geometry - M328 Advanced Algebra II/PreCalc - M438 Honors Trig/Calc A - M479 AP Calculus BC

    or

    M218 Honors Geometry - M308 Advanced Algebra II - M408 Advanced Trigonometry/PreCalc - M449 AP Calculus AB

    M308 Advanced Algebra II - M408 Advanced Trigonometry/PreCalc - M449 AP Calculus AB - M419 AP Statistics or M479 AP Calculus BC

    M328 Advanced Algebra II/PreCalc - M438 Honors Trig/Calc A - M479 AP Calculus BC - M419 AP Statistics or M578 Multivariable Calculus 

     

  • Math Department 2018

  • Mathematics Office: Room 246
    Department Phone: 847-755-3741
    Department Chair Phone: 224-653-3316

Mathematics Faculty

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