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9th Grade

This one-year course counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma or Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. This course, aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards, is intended to be the first of a three-year sequence. Students will study linear equations and inequalities, linear regression models, quadratic and exponential expressions (including rational exponents), quadratic functions, and formalize and extend the concept of functions (including function notation, domain and range, and exploration of many types of functions).  Students are required to take the Common Core Algebra Regents exam in June.  

Prerequisites: None

The honors course runs at an accelerated pace to allow for an in-depth study of topics. This one-year course counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma or Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Students will study linear equations and inequalities, linear regression models, quadratic and exponential expressions (including rational exponents), quadratic functions, and formalize and extend the concept of functions (including function notation, domain and range, and exploration of many types of functions). Students are required to take the Common Core Algebra Regents exam in June.

Prerequisites: Placement is based on the Entrance Exam and T.A.C.H.S. Exam scores.

10th Grade

This one-year course counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma or a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. It is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards and is intended to be the second year of a three-year sequence. This course employs an integrated approach to the study of connecting algebra to geometric relationships and proofs. Properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles will receive particular attention. Congruence and similarity of triangles will be established using appropriate theorems; transformations including rotations, reflections, translations, and glide reflections and coordinate geometry will be used to establish and verify geometric relationships; and topics in trigonometry extending to three-dimensional geometry will be explored. Students are required to take the Common Core Geometry Regents exam in June.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors.

The honors course runs at an accelerated pace to allow for an in-depth study of topics. This one-year course counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma or a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. It is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards and is intended to be the second year of a three-year sequence. This course employs an integrated approach to the study of connecting algebra to geometric relationships and proofs. Properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles will receive particular attention. Congruence and similarity of triangles will be established using appropriate theorems; transformations including rotations, reflections, translations, and glide reflections and coordinate geometry will be used to establish and verify geometric relationships; and topics in trigonometry extending to three-dimensional geometry will be explored. Students are required to take the Common Core Geometry Regents exam in June.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors. Students must have passed the Algebra 1 Common Core Regents. Departmental approval is also required.

11th Grade

This is a one-year course intended to be the third course in mathematics for high school, and meets the requirements for an Advanced Regents Diploma. It builds on students' work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions. Students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. Students have the option of taking the Algebra 2 Common Core Regents in June.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors and Geometry or Geometry Honors.

The honors level Algebra 2 course runs at an accelerated pace for an in-depth study of topics. This is a one-year course intended to be the third course in mathematics for high school, and meets the requirements for an Advanced Regents Diploma.  It builds on students' work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions. Students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Algebra 2 Common Core Regents exam is required at the completion of this course.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors and Geometry or Geometry Honors.  Students must have passed the Algebra 1 and Geometry Common Core exams.  Departmental approval is also required.

12th Grade

Topics of study include: fundamental concepts of algebra, solving equations and inequalities, solving three by three systems, functions and graphs, polynomial functions, rational functions and functions involving radicals, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and conic sections. Additional topics such as matrices, sequences, series, introduction to limits and derivatives may also be covered. Students in this course will be required to sit for the Algebra 2 Common Core Regents in January.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors, Geometry or Geometry Honors, and Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Honors. Students must have passed the Algebra 1 Common Core Regents. Departmental approval is also required.

 

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra 2 Honors and do not wish to take AP Calculus. This is basically a first semester college calculus course that begins with an in-depth review of functions and their algebra, and continues through to the introduction of basic concepts in differential and integral calculus. Students enrolled in this course will not receive college credit.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors, Geometry or Geometry Honors, and Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Honors. Students must have passed the Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 Common Core Regents exams. Departmental approval is also required.

 

This is a course designed for students wishing to explore practical business problems and real-world personal financial issues. Topics such as investments, the stock market, business start-ups, banking, credit cards, insurance, income taxes, business planning, home buying, and budgeting are the framework in which students will explore and master mathematical concepts and skills such as data analysis (scatter plots, averages, frequency distributions); fitting data to equations; linear, quadratic, exponential, and piece-wise models; interest formulas (simple, compound, and continuous); and present and future value. Problem solving and communicating mathematically will be emphasized. Graphing calculators and/or computers will be used throughout the year.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors, Geometry or Geometry Honors, and Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Honors. Students must have passed the Algebra 1 Common Core Regents.

AP Calculus is a course in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program developed by the College Board. The course content follows the curriculum necessary for successful performance on the Advanced Placement Examination given by College Board. Topics included in this course include elementary functions, limits and continuity, and differential and integral calculus. As different colleges/universities have different criteria for placement and for calculus credit, we suggest that the student make inquiries at their colleges/university of interest, to determine the score necessary for credit and for placement. Students enrolled in this course are expected to take the Advanced Placement examination in AP Calculus AB in May.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors, Geometry or Geometry Honors, and Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Honors. Students must have passed the Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 Common Core Regents exams. Departmental approval required.

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