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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