MATHEMATICS
Below are the typical Math course selections at each grade level. Check course descriptions for course details and prerequisites. Please contact the department chairperson if you have any questions.
Chairperson: Laurie Abbate
Grade 8 | Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 11 | Grade 12 |
Integrated Algebra R | Integrated Algebra R Geometry R Accelerated Geometry | Geometry R Algebra 2/Trig R Accelerated Algebra 2/Trig | Algebra 2/Trig R College Algebra with Trigonometry Pre-Calculus | Applied Math College Algebra Statistics Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus H Calculus AP Calculus AB |
INTEGRATED ALGEBRA R - 1 year, 1 credit
Integrated Algebra is the first course in mathematics to satisfy the diploma requirements for the NYS High School Regents curriculum. In this course students will develop their problem solving skills in a wide variety of disciplines with emphasis on algebraic skills as outlined by the NYS Math Standards. Students enrolled in Integrated Algebra will prepare to take the integrated Algebra Regents exam in June of the current school year. In some cases, concepts taught in Integrated Algebra will be reinforced in Integrated Algebra Lab, which meets every other day and taught by the student’s Algebra tecaher.
GEOMETRY – 1 year, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra
Geometry is the second course in mathematics to satisfy the diploma requirements in the NYS High School Advanced Regents curriculum. In geometry, it is expected that students will identify and justify geometric relationships both formally and informally. Students will also be expected to list the assumptions that are needed in order to justify each conjectured property and to present their findings in an organized manner. The intent of this course is to provide a variety of means for students to acquire and demonstrate mathematical reasoning ability when solving problems. Students enrolled in geometry will prepare to take the Geometry Regents Examination in June of the current school year. A passing score of 65 is required on this examination for an Advanced Regents Diploma.
ACCELERATED GEOMETRY – 1 year, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra
The content of this course includes all of the content taught in Geometry R, but additionally, students are expected to demonstrate advanced analytical skills. Students will therefore be expected to engage in critical analysis regarding advanced topics in geometry. Additional assignments will be given that will require the students to demonstrate deep conceptual knowledge and understanding. Due to these additional expectations, Geometry H is intended for students who have consistently demonstrated a high level of
achievement, interest, and aptitude in mathematics.
ALGEBRA 2/TRIGONOMETRY R – 1 year, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Geometry*
This is the third mathematics course in the NYS High School Advanced Regents curriculum. Topics studied include algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; as well as applications of geometry, trigonometry, probability, and statistics. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving and algebraic skills at an advanced level. Students enrolled in this course will take the Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents Examination in June of the current school year. A passing score of 65 is required on this examination for an Advanced Regents diploma. [*upon consultation with the math chairperson, Algebra 2/Trigonometry may be taken without the Geometry pre-requisite provide the student has received credit for Integrated Algebra]
ACCELERATED ALGEBRA 2/TRIGONOMETRY – 1 year, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Geometry
The content of this course includes all of the content taught in Algebra 2/Trigonometry R, but in addition to mastering this body of content, students are expected to demonstrate advanced skills in mathematical reasoning. Students will be expected to engage in higher-order thinking with regard to advanced topics in Algebra and Trigonometry. Additional assignments will require students to demonstrate deep conceptual knowledge and understanding. Due to these additional expectations, Algebra 2/Trigonometry H is intended for students who have consistently demonstrated a high level of achievement, interest, and aptitude in mathematics. [*upon consultation with the math chairperson, Algebra 2/Trigonometry may be taken without the Geometry pre-requisite provided the student has received credit for Integrated Algebra]
APPLIED MATHEMATICS - 1 year, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra & Geometry
In Applied Mathematics, students will learn applications in finance, investing, geometry, and marketing. This is a project based course in which students will be expected to engage in both individual and group projects and assignments to demonstrate their learning.
COLLEGE ALGEBRA WITH TRIGONOMETRY (CAT) - 1 year, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Algebra II Trigonometry
College Algebra consists of topics that would normally be found in a freshman college algebra math course. Topics may include equations and inequalities; functions and their graphical representations; polynomial functions; rational functions and conics; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometry; and systems of equations and inequalities.
PRE-CALCULUS - 1 year, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Algebra II Trigonometry R or H
Pre-Calculus includes topics such as properties of real numbers, plane loci, functions and relations (including second-degree relations), polynomial and transcendental functions, sequences and series, and limits of sequences and functions.
COLLEGE STATISTICS – 1 year, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Algebra II Trigonometry
Statistics consists of topics that would normally be found in a freshman college statistics math course. Topics include elements of statistic; measure of central tendency; measures of dispersion; correlation; probability; normal distribution and the normal curve; testing hypotheses; and the chi-square test
AP CALCULUS AB - 1 year, 1 credit
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus H
Topics focus on applications of the derivative and integral, limits, techniques of differentiation, curve sketching, related rates, techniques of integration, area between two curves, and the volume of solids of revolution.
AP courses in Calculus consist of a full high school academic year of work and are comparable to calculus courses in colleges and universities. Success in AP Calculus is closely tied to the preparation students have had in courses leading up to their AP courses. Students should have demonstrated mastery of material from courses covering the equivalent of four full years of high school mathematics before attempting calculus. The required summer assignment will review and reinforce past material and will prepare students to undertake the rigor of a course at this level.
Calculus AB is primarily concerned with developing the students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. These courses emphasize a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. Therefore, the connections among these representations are also stressed throughout the year