# Mathematics

Ninth grade students take Common Core Algebra I, the first course
of the new state curriculum. It places emphasis on understanding the
concepts of and becoming proficient with the skills of mathematics,
communicating and reasoning mathematically and becoming efficient
problem solvers by using appropriate tools and strategies.

Tenth
grade students take Common Core Geometry, the second year of the New
York State curriculum. Topics covered include formal proofs involving
Euclidean and solid geometry. Greater emphasis will be placed
transformational geometry through constructions.

Eleventh
grade students will take Common Core Algebra II, the third year of the
New York State Curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on a deeper
understanding of functions.

The offerings in the
Department include the regular Regents program and an Honors/Advanced
Placement program. For students whose skills need reinforcement and who
are having difficulty there is a slower paced curriculum with a
workshop.

The Regents program follows three years of
state curriculum which develop a strong background in mathematics. In
the senior year a student can choose either Pre Calculus or Elementary
Statistics.

The Honors/Advanced Placement program is
designed for talented students interested in mathematics and related
fields. The program finishes an enriched form of the three year Regents
curriculum by the end of the sophomore year. The junior year is devoted
to a Pre-Calculus Honors class that serves as direct preparation for
Advanced Placement Calculus AB in the senior year.

### Course Descriptions

**Algebra I w/ Workshop**

**Prerequisite — Math 8 and/or Teacher Recommendation**This
course is based on the first year of the Common Core State Standards
Mathematics curriculum. Students will meet for their regular class as
well as a lab every other day to complete the curriculum. They will take
the Algebra I Regents in June.

**Grade 9**

1 ½ Units

**Algebra I**

**Prerequisite — Math 8**This
course is based on the first year of the Common Core State Standards
Mathematics curriculum. Students will take the Common Core Algebra
Regents in June. Work will emphasize the content strands which include
number sense and operations, algebra, measurement, probability and
statistics.

**Grade 9**

1 Unit

**Geometry Honors**

**Prerequisite — Algebra I Accelerated**This
course is based on the second year of the Common Core State Standards
Mathematics curriculum. Students will study Geometry as well as
additional material and a deeper study of the required topics. Topics
taught include Euclidean and solid geometry, coordinate and
transformational geometry as well as constructions and locus. Students
will take the Common Core Geometry Regents at the conclusion of the
course.

**Grade 9**

1 Unit

**Geometry w/ Workshop**

**Prerequisite — Algebra I w/ Workshop and/or Teacher Recommendation**This
course is based on the second year of the Common Core State Standards
Mathematics curriculum. Students will work at a slower pace with
additional practice and will take the Common Core Geometry Regents in
June

**Grade 10**

1 ½ Units

**Geometry**

**Prerequisite — Algebra I**This
course is based on the second year of the Common Core State Standards
Mathematics curriculum. Topics taught include Euclidean and solid
geometry as well as coordinate and transformational geometry. Students
will take the Integrated Geometry Regents in June 2009.

**Grade 10**

1 Unit

**Algebra II Honors**

**Prerequisite — Geometry Honors**This
course is partially based on the third year of the Common Core State
Standards Mathematics curriculum. Students will take the Algebra II
Regents in June. This is also a pre-calculus course in functions:
polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, circular and
trigonometric. Vectors in the plane are presented as applications of
geometry and trigonometry. Complex numbers topics in analytic geometry,
mathematical induction and sequences are included.

**Grade 10**

1 Unit

**Algebra II**

**Prerequisite — Geometry**This
course is based on the third year of the Common Core State Standards
Mathematics curriculum. Students will take the Algebra II Regents in
June. Topics include relations and functions: exponential, trigonometric
and logarithmic, complex numbers and transformational geometry.

**Grade 11**

1 Unit

**Pre - Calculus Honors**(College credit through Molloy College)

**Suggested Prerequisite —85 or higher in Algebra II Honors and/or Teacher Recommendation**This
course studies advanced functional analysis, especially as it applies
to Calculus. Thus, it serves as an excellent preparation for students
who plan to take A.P. Calculus as seniors. The use of the TI 89 graphing
calculator is strongly emphasized. Topics include “natural” logarithms,
limits, continuity, introduction to derivatives and to integration and
their applications.

**Grade 11**

1 Unit

**Business Math**

**This course is not recommended for students who have completed Statistics, Algebra II or higher**This
course offers students the opportunity to extend their mathematical
background and explore real world applications. Topics for study include
material from algebra, probability, statistics and business and
consumer math. Students will use both calculators and the computer to
complete extended projects. This course can be used to fulfill the
required third unit of math or one credit toward.

**Grade 11 or 12**

1 Unit

**Elementary Statistics**(College credit through Molloy College)

**Prerequisite - 85 or higher in Algebra II or 80 or higher in Algebra II H and/or teacher recommendation**This
course is an introductory statistics curriculum designed to prepare
students for first year statistics classes in college. The curriculum
covers probability, distributions, and data analysis through project
based learning.

**Grade 11 or 12**

1 Unit

**Pre Calculus**(College credit through Molloy College)

**Prerequisite - Math 11 and/or Teacher Recommendation**This
course provides a foundation in mathematics in preparation for
calculus. The topics include algebraic and trigonometric functions and
their graphs; exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs,
conic sections and

systems of equations. (College credit through Molloy College).

**Grade 11-12**

1 Unit

**AP Calculus AB/ Analytic Geometry and Calculus I**

**Prerequisites — 90 or higher recommended in Calculus Honors and Teacher Recommendation**This
course follows the AB syllabus of the Advanced Placement Calculus
course. Students will take the AP exam for college credit in May. Topics
include all the material from Differential and Integral Calculus that
would be covered in a one-semester college Calculus course.

**Grade 12**

1 Unit

#### Staff

**Roberta Silver
Interim Director of Mathematics
Melissa Benson
Math Teacher
Sandra Kurzban
Math Teacher
Harry Loizides
Math Teacher
Pamela Marder
Math Teacher
Cathieann Rowland
Math Teacher
Christopher Senia
Math Teacher
Catherine Klein
Math Teacher**