Math notes


Math courses at the Career Center include college-prep material taught with an emphasis on technical applications.  Courses are aligned to the Ohio Content Standards.  We have integrated several technology components in our classes.  These include the Texas Instruments Navigator System, graphing calculators, and Smart Board technologies.  Please contact us with any questions.


Courses Offered


Algebra I

Algebra I is a study of the language, concepts, and techniques of mathematics that will prepare students to approach and solve problems following a logical succession of steps.  Skills taught in the course prepare students for upper level math and science courses and have practical uses.


Algebra II

Algebra II is a course which reviews the concepts taught in Algebra I and begins an investigation of advanced algebraic concepts, including; systems of linear equations, quadratic equations, complex numbers, conic sections, exponential functions and matrices and determinants, and trigonometric functions and vectors.

Career Tech Math

This is a Career Based Algebra Course.  This course will help students think and reason in an organized manner, as well as gain insights into mathematical abstraction and structure.  It includes using properties and number systems, solving one and multi-step equations/inequalities, applying ratios and solving proportions, graphing relations/functions, graphing and writing linear/exponential/quadratic equations, solving systems of equations/inequalities, factoring polynomials, solving radical equations, and solving rational functions.

College Algebra - College Credit

Application-based course on functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, 3x3 determinants, factoring, quadratic equations and inequalities, exponents and radicals, and logarithms.

Financial Algebra

This is a “Senior -Only” course for students who have successfully completed Algebra 2, and will count as one of the three mathematics credits required for graduation in the State of Ohio. This course will help students think and reason in an organized manner, as well as gain insights into everyday mathematical problem solving. It includes “real life” topics, such as taxes, personal finance, purchasing, finance, housing, insurance, transportation and investment. This course features examples in a problem-solving format that allows students to use mathematical skills in consumer situations.


Geometry is a mathematical course that will focus on ideas and applications concerning shapes, visualizations, diagrams, and other items and how they can be analyzed and manipulated using mathematical skills of reasoning and numerical operations.  We will draw on other topics addressed in other math classes, including Algebra, such as measurement and equations.  Topics include reasoning, right triangle trigonometry, plane Geometry, similarity, and three-dimensional geometry.

Principles of Statistics – College Credit

Introduction to the vocabulary, concepts, formulas, and presentation of statistics as applied to business and the sciences. This course focuses on measures of central tendencies and dispersion; probability; sampling practices and theory, and probability distributions with emphasis on binomial and normal distributions. Calculator usage will be incorporated into this course.

Program Instructors


Vince Elder

Ben Schenkel

Evan Schaad