
Course Descriptions
YEAR ONE
Geometry R Honors (5% weight) – 1 credit
Through this course, students will acquire a mastery of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and problem solving abilities in the areas of geometric relationships, constructions, locus, formal and informal proofs, transformational geometry and coordinate geometry. In June, the final examination will be the New York State Regents examination. Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra (R) in Grade 8 and teacher recommendation.
Integrated Algebra (R) – 1 credit
Through this oneyear course, students will master algebraic concepts and skills that will enable them to solve problems related to geometry, statistics and probability. With increased development of mathematical processes and content knowledge, students will acquire and demonstrate mathematical reasoning abilities when solving problems. The mandated New York State Regents examination in June will be the final examination. Upon completion of Integrated Algebra, students will advance to Geometry and then to Algebra II / Trigonometry.
Integrated Algebra A – 1 credit
This is the first year of a twoyear Integrated Algebra program (see description above). At the end of the second year of study, Integrated Algebra B (R), students must take the New York States Regents examination.
ENL Sheltered Integrated Algebra A –1 credit
This course, taught by a math teacher working with an ENL / SIOP coach is the first year of a twoyear course especially designed for ELL students in the Beginning 2 and Intermediate levels of English proficiency. It is the first half of the Integrated Algebra course and during this year, algebra topics including equations and inequalities will be taught.
Algebra Enrichment – 1 credit
This course is offered for recommended students concurrently enrolled in Algebra I. The curriculum reinforces the skills and knowledge taught in Algebra I and emphasizes indepth instruction in the improvement of foundations necessary for high school math courses.
YEAR TWO
Geometry (R) – 1 credit
This oneyear course in geometry will develop concepts involving geometric relationships, locus, constructions, transformational geometry, informal and formal proofs and coordinate geometry. The mandated New York State Geometry Regents will be the final examination in June. Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra (R) or Integrated Algebra B (R) with Teacher Recommendation.
Geometry A – 1 credit
This course will focus on the development of ideas involving geometric relationships, constructions, locus, transformational geometry and coordinate geometry. Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra (R) or Integrated Algebra B (R).
Integrated Algebra B (R) – 1 credit
This course is a continuation of Integrated Algebra A and will focus on the remaining topics of the State mandated Integrated Algebra course. In June, the mandated New York State Regents examination will be the final examination. Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra A
ENL Sheltered Integrated Algebra B (R) – 1 credit
This course, taught by a math teacher working with an ENL/SIOP coach is the second year of a twoyear course especially designed for ELL students in the Beginning and Intermediate levels of English proficiency. This course will focus on the remaining topics in the state mandated Integrated Algebra curriculum. It is designed to prepare students to pass Integrated Algebra Regents Examination in June. Prerequisite: Collaborative Integrated Algebra A
Algebra II / Trigonometry R Honors – 1 credit
This Honors course combines the development of algebra with a focus on number sense and operations, measurement, probability and statistics, and trigonometry. The mandated New York State Algebra II / Trigonometry Regents will be the final examination in June. Prerequisite: Geometry Honors Regents or Geometry Regents with a grade of 85% or above with teacher recommendation.
YEAR THREE
Geometry B (R) – 1 credit
This course continues the development of geometry, geometric relationships, constructions, locus, transformation and coordinates with a focus on informal and formal proofs. The New York State Geometry Regents will be the final examination in June. Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra (R) or Integrated Algebra B (R) Geometry A
Algebra II / Trigonometry R – 1 credit
This course continues the development of algebra with a focus on number sense and operations, measurement, probability and statistics, and trigonometry. The New York State Algebra II / Trigonometry Regents Examination will be the final in June. Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra Accelerated (R) or Integrated Algebra (R) and Geometry Honors (R) or Geometry (R)
Algebra II / Trigonometry A – 1 credit
This course continues the development of algebra with a focus on number sense and operations, measurement, probability and statistics, and trigonometry. It is designed as the third or fourth year of mathematics for students who are not seeking an Advanced Regents Diploma. The final in this course will be local examination. Prerequisite: Integrated Algebra (R) or Integrated Algebra B (R) Geometry A
Algebra II / Trigonometry B (R)
This course continues the development of algebra II and trigonometry with a focus on number sense and operations, measurement, probability and statistics, sequences and series, and trigonometry. The New York State Algebra II / Trigonometry Regents Examination will be the final in June. Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II / Trigonometry A
ELECTIVES
Advanced Algebra – ½ credit
This course has as its objective the review of the study of algebra, functions, equations, and other topics completed in the first three years of required high school mathematics along with the extension of these to more complex levels. The final in this course will be a local examination. This course can be linked with Introduction to Statistics. Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II and Trigonometry R or Algebra II / Trigonometry A.
PreCalculus – 1 credit
The purpose of this course is to introduce mathematical concepts not covered in previous courses and to expand and reinforce material necessary for additional mathematical studies. Prerequisite: Algebra II / Trigonometry (R), Algebra II / Trigonometry H or teacher recommendation.
PreCalculus Honors (5% weight) – 1 credit
This honors course is designed for students of high mathematical ability and interest who would benefit from an enriched program. The final in this course is a local examination. Prerequisite: Algebra II / Trigonometry H and / or teacher recommendation.
Advanced Placement Calculus AB (10% weight) – 1 credit
This advanced placement course requires advanced mathematical skills. Topics include differential calculus of algebraic functions, integral calculus of algebraic functions, geometric and physical applications of integration and the calculus of elementary transcendental functions. (Success on the Advanced Placement examination may result in advanced college placement and/or college credit.) The class has a lab that meets every other day for extended practice of various concepts. Students use the graphing calculator, which is a requirement on the AP examination. The College Board’s AP examination is required. Prerequisite: PreCalculus, or PreCalculus H, and / or teacher recommendation.
Advanced Placement Calculus BC (10% weight) – 1 credit
This advanced placement course requires advanced mathematical skills. Topics include differentiation, applications of the derivatives, the definite integral, transcendental functions, techniques of integration applications of the definite integral, sequences and series and elementary differential equations. (Success on the Advanced Placement examination may result in advanced college placement and/or college credit.) The class has a lab that meets every other day for extended practice of various concepts. Students use the graphing calculator, which is a requirement on the AP examination. The College Board’s AP examination is required. Prerequisite: PreCalculus or PreCalculus H and / or teacher recommendation.
Introduction to College Calculus Honors (5% weight) – 1 credit
Topics include analytic geometry with introduction to differentiation and integration. This course is designed to give a careful introduction to calculus for those who are considering taking calculus in college as well as for those who would simply like an introduction to calculus. Students are not expected to take the AP Calculus examination. Corequisite or Prerequisite: PreCalculus or PreCalculus H.
Introduction to Statistics – ½ credit
This course, designed for students with average or better than average ability in mathematics, investigates the techniques used in collecting, organizing and analyzing information. It includes topics such as frequency distributions, techniques for calculating means, variances and standard deviation, sampling procedures, and types of distribution. Students interested in mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, political science, economics, and business will profit from the course. Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II / Trigonometry (R) or Algebra II / Trigonometry A
Advanced Placement Statistics (10% weight) – 1 credit
This course covers topics found in a first year collegelevel statistics course, such as exploratory analysis, sampling, probability, and statistical inference. The course will include the use of statistical computer software. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement Examinations in Statistics. Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II / Trigonometry (R) or (H)
SAT Mathematics Prep – ½ credit
This course, offered jointly by the English and Mathematics Departments, utilizes a variety of approaches including a computerassisted program to improve problem solving and PSAT and SAT preparation. Problems similar to those found on the PSAT and SAT examination are emphasized. Prerequisite: Completion of any form of Math A or completion of Geometry (A), (R) or (H) or 11th and 12th grade students.