# Math Department

Mathematics is a universal language used to describe and model the world around us. Not only is it used in many other fields, it is a way of thinking, analyzing, organizing, and synthesizing information that can be used in everyday life.

The math department's mission is to develop responsible, enthusiastic, and dynamic learners who strive for lifelong learning. We promote not just mastery of content, but nurture the ability to problem-solve, reason abstractly, communicate appropriately, and apply knowledge inside and outside of the mathematics classroom.

## Initial Mathematics Placement

Incoming ninth graders are placed in appropriate mathematics courses (typically Algebra I, Algebra I Essentials, Geometry or Honors Geometry) based on prior coursework, eighth grade mathematics grades, teacher recommendations and MAP placement test scores.

## Math Courses

- Algebra 1 E
- Algebra 1
- Geometry E
- Geometry
- Honors Geometry
- Algebra 2 E
- Algebra 2
- Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry
- Pre-Calculus
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- Multivariable Vector Calculus
- Linear Algebra
- Statistics
- AP Statistics

## Algebra 1 E

## Algebra 1

## Geometry E

## Geometry

## Honors Geometry

## Algebra 2 E

## Algebra 2

## Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry

## Pre-Calculus

## AP Calculus AB

## AP Calculus BC

## Multivariable Vector Calculus

## Linear Algebra

## Statistics

## AP Statistics

**How to Earn College Math Credit**

La Salle offers an opportunity to earn transferable college credits for students enrolled in AP Calculus AB, through the Advanced College Credit program at Clackamas Community College.