Mathematics


The mathematics department strives to help our students meet the requirements of mathematics knowledge for life, not just for the diploma they receive at graduation. Even though we only require three years, we believe that every student should take four years of rigorous mathematics courses that best meets her needs. We believe that every student can achieve success in each of the math classes they take, and we provide the tools to help them.

Mathematics knowledge, like technology, arts and language skills, is crucial to students' development of critical and analytical thinking. The abilities to solve problems, use logic and be creative are enhanced by the study of mathematics practices and theories.

Math 9

Topics include integers, rational numbers, algebra, inequalities, exponential and radical applications, ratios, polynomials and quadratic equations, coordinate geometry, and graphing statistics. The use of the graphing calculator is introduced. TI-84 graphing calculator is required. This course is required for all incoming freshmen unless they have permission to enter Math 10. 1 year, level 1.

Math 10

Topics include Euclidean and coordinate geometry proofs, arithmetic and algebraic applications to geometry, coordinate geometry applications, quadratic equations, constructions, transformations, circle geometry and trigonometry applications. TI-84 graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: Completion of Math 9. 1 year, level 1.

Math 10 (H)

Topics are similar to Math 10 with an accelerated pace and a more in-depth look at mathematical concepts. . For incoming freshmen - credit for Math 9, and a 90% on Algebra Common Core exam required. TI-84 graphing calculator is required. 1 year, level 3.

Foundations in Math

This is an intermediate-level algebra course that focuses on functions, fractions, exponents, trigonometry, probability and statistics. Students will further develop their understanding of algebra by applying mathematical models to real world problems. Assessments will include homework, graded assignments, group work and quizzes/tests. This course culminates in a comprehensive exam where the students will demonstrate what they have learned throughout the course. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required for this course. Prerequisite: Algebra 1/Geometry.

Math 11

Topics include intermediate and advanced algebra, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, probability and statistics. Emphasis is placed on real-world applications. Prerequisite: completion of Math 10. TI-84 graphing calculator required. Students will take the Algebra 2 Common Core exam in June. 1 year, level 1.

Math 11 (H)

Honors level course including topics similar to Math 11 with an accelerated pace a more rigorous approach and a quarterly project. Suggested 95% average in Math 10 or 90% in Math 10H. TI-84 graphing calculator required. Students will take the Algebra 2 Common Core exam in June. 1 year, level 3.

Introduction to Calculus (Honors)

In the first semester, students will cover topics to prepare them for calculus. This includes a rigorous look at domain, e/ln and trig functions, and asymptotic behavior. The second semester, students begin the calculus syllabus: limits, continuity, derivatives and their applications. The process of integration may also be introduced. TI-84 graphing calculator required. 85% in Math 11 suggested. 1 year, level 3.

AP Calculus (AB)

This course is offered to students who have successfully completed Intro to Calculus. The topics covered are determined by the national AP Calculus (AB) syllabus which is set by the College Board and represents what is covered during the first semester of college calculus. Every student is required to take the AP Calculus AB exam in May. 93% or above on all Math Regents exams & Intro to Calculus midterm exam suggested. TI-84 graphing calculator required. $93.00 AP exam fee required. 1 year, level 4.

AP Calculus (BC)

This course is offered to seniors who are advanced in mathematics and have successfully completed Introduction to Calculus at a high level (95% overall average without weighting). Every student will need a graphing calculator, TI-84. The topics covered are determined by the College Board and represents what is typically covered during the first two semesters of college calculus. All students are required to take the AP exam in May. $93.00AP exam fee required. Admission to this class requires approval. 1 Year, level 4.

Math 12 with Stats

A senior level math course, which encompasses statistical methods and probability. Students learn how to compile data, prepare graphs and calculate mean, median, mode and standard deviation. Microsoft Excel will be used for some topics. Data is compared using the normal curve and binomial distribution. Probabilities will be calculated. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required for statistical calculations and graphing. Computers will be used to demonstrate statistical graphs. Other topics are SAT review, pre-calculus, history and intro to matrices and graphing. Students must have successfully completed Math 11. 1 year, level 1.

AP Statistics

A detailed study of data exploration, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Topics will involve intense use of the TI-84 graphing calculator and interpretation of statistical software output. AP exam required. $93.00 exam fee required. 1 year, level 4.