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 passed an Algebra course and its final exam. 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 or Nardin placement exam required. TI-84 graphing calculator is required. 1 Year. Level 3.


Foundations in Algebra II

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. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required for this course. Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry. 1 Year. Level 1.


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. 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. 1 Year. Level 3.

Pre-Calculus

Students will cover topics that will prepare them for calculus. Topics include rigorous algebraic techniques involving exponents and radicals and solving equations and inequalities. We will study several types of functions including piecewise, exponential, logarithmic, trig, rational and asymptotic behavior. Towards the end of the year we will begin the calculus syllabus with limits and the introduction of derivatives. TI-84 graphing calculator is required, but rarely used. 80% in Math 11 suggested. 1 Year. Level 1.

Introduction to Calculus (Honors)

In the first semester, students will cover topics to prepare them for AP 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, but rarely used. 90% in Math 11 suggested. 1 Year. Level 3.


Calculus (Honors)

This class gives the opportunity to learn calculus concepts at a more relaxed pace. The topics of limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration are studied in depth, as well as some applications of each. These applications include: approximations, related rates, optimization, motion, total distance/displacement, area and volume of solids. A graphing TI-84 calculator is required. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus or Introduction to Calculus H. 1 Year. Level 3. .

AP Calculus (AB)

This course is offered to students who have successfully completed Intro to Calculus H. 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. 93% or above on all math exams & Intro to Calculus suggested. TI-84 graphing calculator required. 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. AP Exam fee required. 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. Google Sheets 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 ACT/SAT review, pre-calculus, history, 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. Students must have successfully completed Math 11. AP Exam fee required. 1 Year. Level 4.