Mathematics

INTEGRATED ALGEBRA I AND II (MES21 & MES22)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 9
Length of Course: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: None
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

This course introduces variables, constants, and expression of equations with an emphasis on problem solving. Topics covered include: algebraic concepts of signed numbers, polynomials, equations and inequalities, introduction to geometry, real numbers, factoring, quadratic equations, systems of equations, graphs of both linear and non-linear, and data analysis. Students will take the Integrated Algebra Regents exam in June.


GEOMETRY I AND II (MGS21 & MGS22)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11
Length of Course: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra I and II
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

In this course, students will identify and justify geometric relationships. Students will be expected to develop a list of conjectured properties of the figure and to justify each conjecture informally or with formal proof. In addition, students will also be expected to list the assumptions that are needed in order to justify each conjectured property and present their findings in an organized manner. Students will take the Geometry Regents exam in June.


ALGEBRA II AND TRIGONOMETRY (MRS21 & MRS22)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Length of Course: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Geometry I and II
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

This third-year course in mathematics includes number systems and their properties, rational expressions and quadratic equations, irrational numbers, complex numbers, relations and functions. In second semester, topics include: trigonometric functions, identities, trigonometric equations and their graphs, trigonometric applications, trigonometric formulas and inverse functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions, series, sequences and a continuation of probability and statistics. Success in this course is an indicator of college readiness. Students will take the Algebra II/Trigonometry Regents exam in June.


PRECALCULUS (MPS21 & MPS22)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Length of Course: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Algebra II and Trigonometry
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

This one year course is designed to include various advanced mathematical Concepts. Topics covered are: theory of equations, relations & functions, sequences & series, conic sections, matrices & vectors, polar coordinates, and complex numbers. The course culminates with an introduction to calculus through basic theory of limits, derivatives, and integrals.


CALCULUS I AND II (MCS21 & MCS22)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 11, 12
Length of Course: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Precalculus
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

This one year course is offered to students who are ready for a college-level learning experience. The topics are challenging and thought-provoking, and the course meets one period each day. Topics covered include: Limits, Differential Calculus, and Integral Calculus.


AP Courses

AP CALCULUS AB (MCS21XPA & MCS22XPA)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 11, 12
Length of Course: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Department Supervisor's Permission
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

This one year course is offered to students who are ready for a college-level learning experience. The topics are challenging and thought-provoking, and the course meets for a double period each day. Topics covered include: Limits, Differential Calculus, and Integral Calculus. Students will take the Advanced Placement test in May and may receive up to one semester of college credit.


AP CALCULUS BC (MCS21XPB & MCS22XPB)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 11, 12
Length of Course: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Department Supervisor's Permission
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

This one year course is offered to students who are ready for a college-level learning experience. The topics are challenging and thought-provoking, and the course meets for a double period each day. Topics covered include: Limits, Differential Calculus, and Integral Calculus. Students will take the Advanced Placement test in May and may receive up to two semesters of college credit.


AP STATISTICS (MSS21X & MSS22X)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 12
Length of Course: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Department Supervisor's Permission
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

This is a one-year course introducing students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students who successfully complete the course and the Advanced Placement test may receive credit for a one-semester introductory college statistics course. At least one statistics course is typically required for majors such as psychology, sociology, health science, and business.


Elective Courses

FINANCIAL ALGEBRA (MQS11QPF)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 12
Length of Course: 1 semester
Prerequisite: Department Supervisor's Permission
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

By combining algebraic and graphical approaches with practical business and personal finance, this course explores algebraic thinking patterns and functions in a financial context. An applications-based learning approach will be used incorporating Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry and PreCalculus. Topics connect math to the real world situations. Students are encouraged to be actively involved in applying mathematical ideas to their everyday lives.


MATH LAB (MELAB)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 9(Fall Semester)
Length of Course: 1 semester
Prerequisite: Department Supervisor's Permission
Requirement Satisfied: Elective

This one semester course is taken in conjunction with Integrated Algebra 1. It reinforces the essential pre-algebra and algebra concepts and skills necessary to function in authentic problem-solving situations. Calculators and computers are used in problem-solving situations and in the development of number, algebra, geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics concepts and skills.


INTEGRATED ALGEBRA 2 AND 3 (ME32 & ME33)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 9, 10
Length of Course: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Department Supervisor's Permission
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

This course introduces variables, constants, and expression of equations with a strong emphasis on problem solving. Topics covered include: algebraic concepts of signed numbers, polynomials, equations and inequalities, introduction to geometry, real numbers, factoring, quadratic equations, systems of equations, graphs of both linear and non-linear, and data analysis. This course terminates in the Integrated Algebra Regents exam.


INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA (ME31)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 9(Fall Semester)
Length of Course: 1 semester
Prerequisite: Department Supervisor's Permission
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

The course is designed to strengthen basic math skills and to establish a foundation in algebraic concepts and problem solving. Topics include signed numbers, exponents, order of operations, simplifying expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing, formulas, polynomials, factoring, and elements of geometry.


INTEGRATED GEOMETRY 1 (MG31)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 9(Spring Semester)
Length of Course: 1 semester
Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra I and II
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

This is the first part of the 3 term Integrated Geometry sequence. Students will have the opportunity to use the Geometer Sketchpad to interact with the concepts they learned in class.


INTEGRATED GEOMETRY 2 AND 3 (MG32 & MG33)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 10
Length of Course: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: MG31
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

This one year course follows Integrated Geometry 1. Students will be expected to develop a list of conjectured properties of the figure and to justify each conjecture informally or with formal proof. In addition, students will also be expected to list the assumptions that are needed in order to justify each conjectured property and present their findings in an organized manner. This course terminates with the Geometry Regents.


ALGEBRA 2 (MRS31 & MRS32)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12
Length of Course: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Department Supervisor's Permission
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

This course covers number systems and their properties, rational expressions and quadratic equations, irrational numbers. In second semester topics include: complex numbers, relations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, series, sequences and a continuation of probability and statistics.


TRIGONOMETRY / COLLEGE ALGEBRA (MRS33 & MECA)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 11, 12
Length of Course: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: MT31 and MT32
Requirement Satisfied: Required Math

This course covers trigonometric functions identities, trigonometric equations and their graphs, trigonometric applications, trigonometric formulas and inverse functions. Students will take the Regents in January. In the second semester, topics include conic sections, matrices & vectors, polar coordinates, complex numbers and polar coordinates.


PRECOLLEGE MATH GEOMETRY (MQS11)
Credits: 1 credit/semester
Grade(s): 10
Length of Course: 1 semester
Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra I and II
Requirement Satisfied: Elective

This is a tenth grade math elective course which supplements the Geometry curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to sharpen their test taking techniques for the PSAT/ SAT I