"Mathematics is the queen of sciences,
and arithmetic is the queen of mathematics."
--Gauss

Course description from the Alabama Course of Study for Mathematics: Discrete Mathematics is a course designed for students who have successfully completed the Algebra II with Trigonometry course and who choose not to continue mathematics study in the Precalculus or Probability and Statistics courses. This course may be offered as an elective for students who have completed the four mathematics requirements for graduation.

Discrete Mathematics expands upon the topics of matrices, combinational reasoning, counting techniques, algorithms, sequences, series, and their applications. Students are expected to work in both individual and group settings to apply problem-solving strategies and to incorporate technological tools that extend beyond traditional instructional practices. The prerequisites for this course are Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II with Trigonometry.