Mathematics

The Math Department offers the following courses: Transition to Algebra; Algebra I: Common Core; Geometry: Common Core; Algebra II/Trigonometry; AP Calculus; and Project-Based Math.

TRANSITION TO ALGEBRA

This course focuses on functions, beginning with the various types of parent functions studied in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 and introducing more complicated functions involving rational expressions. The course ends with an introduction to limits, which prepares students for Calculus. The year-end assessment is a final exam created by the instructor.

Algebra I: Common Core

This course is designed to prepare students for the June Common Core Assessment. Students will use algebraic, graphical and geometric reasoning to recognize patterns and structure through rich problem solving tasks. Students will also use mathematical methods to model and solve real-life applied problems involving money, data, chance, patterns, art, design and science. Within every unit, students will rely on their ability to reason and communicate effectively. The goal is for every student to receive an 70% or higher on the Regents in order to be successful in college.

Geometry: Common Core

This course applies numerical and algebraic concepts learned and reinforced in Integrated Algebra to geometric theorems and concepts. Students will learn to use visual and computational methods to solve concepts within the geometry curriculum. Geometry prepares students for the rigors of Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. The course culminates with the Geometry Regents Exam.

 


Algebra II/Trigonometry

This course explores and offers students a deeper look into concepts taught in integrated algebra and geometry. Students who enter into algebra 2/trigonometry need to have a strong base in algebra to be successful. The course culminates with the Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents Exam. For students aiming to graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma they will need to take and pass this course and regents exam.

AP Calculus

This course focuses on functions, beginning with the various types of parent functions studied in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 and introducing more complicated functions involving rational expressions. The course ends with an introduction to limits, which prepares students for Calculus. The year-end assessment is a final exam created by the instructor.

Project-Based Math

This course allows students to learn how math impacts their daily lives. The course offers students a chance to practice basic math skills that they will need when handling daily activities. Students will also learn basic math of finance including simple interest, compound interest, basic banking, and tax preparation. The grading in the class is broken into projects, quizzes, and class work.