• MATH

MATH 7

This course covers an introduction to problem solving, number concepts, algebra, geometric terms and measurement, scientific notation, number theory, the metric and customary system, coordinate graphing, ratio and proportions, and probability and statistics. Emphasis in this course is placed on: ratios and proportional relationships, the number system, and expressions and equations.

MATH 7/8

This course combines all the material from Math 7 and Math 8. This course is designed for those students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in mathematics at the elementary level. It is a fast-paced course since it covers 2 courses in one year. The completion of this course results in a student being accelerated a full year in the mathematics program. It is required that students maintain an average of 80 or above in this course.

MATH 8-AIS

This course will cover the Math 8 topics, but will provide more time for the completion of the material. An additional AIS period will be included every other day.

MATH 8

This course consists of the following topics: number system and properties, algebra, coordinate graphing, geometric applications, trigonometry, transformation, direct and indirect measurement, and probability and statistics.  Emphasis in this course is placed on:  algebraic expressions and equations, functions, and geometry concepts

ALGEBRA PREP  (1 Unit of Credit)

This course is for those students who have successfully completed Math 8 with AIS.  The course will cover in a less rigorous manner many of the topics from Algebra 1.  More time will be devoted to student activities with a view to deepening student understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics.  A local examination is administered at the end of the course.

ALGEBRA 1 (1 Unit of Credit)

This course will assist students in developing skills and processes to be applied using a variety of techniques to successfully solve problems in a variety of settings.  Emphasis in this course is placed on the study of functions.  Topics include all types of linear equations in one variable, quadratic functions with integral coefficients and roots as well as polynomial, rational, absolute value, and exponential functions.  Coordinate geometry will be integrated into the investigation of these functions allowing students to make connections between their analytical and geometrical representations.  Other topics include data analysis, including measures of central tendency and visual representations of data, correlation and lines of best fit, sequences, and elementary probability theory.

Students will take the Common Core Exam in June at the end of this course.

GEOMETRY (1 Unit of Credit)

Geometry is the second course in mathematics for high school students.  Within this course, students will have the opportunity to make conjectures about geometric situations and prove in a variety of ways, both formal and informal, that their conclusions follows logically from their hypothesis.  This course is meant to employ an integrated approach to the study of geometric relationships.  Some of the topics will include congruence and similarity of triangles using appropriate theorems, transformations including rotations, reflections, translations and glide reflections along with coordinate geometry to help establish and verify coordinate relationships.  A major emphasis of the course is to allow students to investigate properties of triangles, quadrilaterals and circles.  Students will also use the traditional tools of compass and straightedge as well as dynamic software that models these tools more efficiently and accurately, to assist in these investigations.  Students will take the Geometry Regents Exam at the end of the course.

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Algebra 1 and the Common Core Exam in AlgebraRecommended for those students passing Algebra 1 with an 80 or above.