Finite Math & Statistics

  • Finite Math and Statistics

    Grade level:

    11 to 12

    Course units:

    10 Credits – Year Course

    Graduation requirement:


    University of California/California State University a-g requirement:



    Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2

    Suggested Course Preparation/Critical Skills:  Enrolling students should have successful completion of prerequisite courses with a “C” or better in each course.   Additionally, students should exhibit solid algebraic and reasoning skills.

    Course Description:  This course is designed primarily as a “senior year experience” in mathematics for the California State University’s Early Assessment Program.  Finite Math also qualifies as “advanced math” under the University of California and California State University systems for entrance requirements.  A variety of topics will be covered.  Review topics may include graphing, linear modeling, conic sections, probability and logs.  New topics may include apportionment, voting methods, graph theory, statistics, linear programming, finite differences, matrices, and consumer mathematics.  It is a challenging course with high expectations.  Juniors who successfully complete Finite Math are encouraged to take pre-calculus or AP Statistics as a senior to fulfill the Early Assessment Program Conditionally Exempt Requirement.

    Major Projects/Assignments: Varies by instructor but you can expect to have at least one major project.

    Approximate homework assigned daily: 45 to 60 minutes, 4 to 5 days per week