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Mathematics

The Mathematics Department provides students with an education in mathematics that will serve as a foundation for higher education as well as prepare them to be lifelong learners.

AVAILABLE COURSES

ALGEBRA I WITH LAB
One Credit One Year
This course integrates topics in problem solving from algebra, probability statistics, graphing, and functions. Students will take the Algebra I Regents in June. Graphing calculator required.

INTERMEDIATE GEOMETRY
One Credit One Year
Prerequisite: Algebra I and a grade on the Regents Exam below 65
This course is designed for students who may have had some difficulty in Algebra. Students who successfully complete this course will then continue to the Geometry Course. A school final exam is given in June. Graphing calculator required.

GEOMETRY HONORS
One Credit One Year
Prerequisite: Algebra I or Algebra I Honors
This course presents Geometry topics. In this course it is expected students will identify and justify geometric relationships, formally and informally. Students will take the Geometry Regents in June. Graphing calculator required.

GEOMETRY WITH LAB
One Credit One Year
Prerequisite: Algebra I and passing Regents Exam grade or Intermediate Geometry
This course presents Geometry topics at a more deliberate pace. A lab period is attached to the class every other day. In this course it is expected that students will identify and justify geometric relationships, formally and informally. Students will take the Geometry Regents Exam in June. Graphing calculator required.

ALGEBRA II HONORS
One credit One Year
Prerequisite: Geometry or Geometry Honors
This accelerated course for 10^{th} grade students is the third Regents Course in the NYS Math Curriculum. Students will study indepth the topics from advanced algebra. Enrichment activities will be integrated into the curriculum. Students will take the Algebra II Regents in June. Graphing calculator required.

ALGEBRA II WITH LAB
One Credit One Year
Prerequisite: Geometry, Geometry Honors, or Advanced Algebra
This is the third Regents course in the NYS Math Curriculum. Students will study the topics in depth in advanced algebra. Students will take the Algebra II Regents in June. A graphing calculator is required.

ADVANCED ALGEBRA
One Credit One Year
Prerequisite: Geometry or Geometry H and a grade on the Regents Exam below 65
This course encompasses the first year of Algebra II and will prepare students for collegelevel algebra courses. Emphasis will be on Algebra skills and problemsolving techniques. This course is designed for students who may have had some difficulty in Geometry. Students who successfully complete this course will then continue to Algebra II, which culminates in the Regents examination. A school final exam is given in June. Graphing calculator required.

INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (MOLLOY COLLEGE)
One Credit One Year
Prerequisite: Algebra II or Advanced Algebra (Seniors Only)
Each theme will be covered for approximately one marking period. The four themes will include The Mathematics of Analyzing Data, The Mathematics of Finance and Economics, The Mathematics of Industry, and The Mathematics of the Physical Sciences. Students will practice for the Accuplacer Exam in this course.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PRECALCULUS
One credit One Year
Prerequisite: Algebra II or Algebra II H
Students will engage with the mathematical practices of procedural and symbolic fluency, multiple representations, and communication and reasoning in the learning of advanced placement precalculus. Major units of study include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and polar functions. Additional topics will also be learned including parameters, vectors, and matrices. The advanced placement exam will be administered in May.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS AB
One Credit One Year
Prerequisite: College PreCalculus H or AP PreCalculus
The traditional study of differential and integral calculus beginning with the study of functions and limits. This course prepares the students for the AB level Advanced Placement Exam. A minimum of 1 hour per night of studying is necessary. Students will take a schoolbased final examination in June and the Advanced Placement Exam in May. Graphing calculator required.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS BC
One Credit One Year
Prerequisite: College PreCalculus H or AP PreCalculus
Completion of topics from Analytic Geometry and the requirements for the BC level of the Advanced Placement Calculus. A minimum of 1 hour per night of studying is necessary. Students will take a schoolbased final examination in June and the Advanced Placement Exam in May. Graphing calculator required.

COLLEGE STATISTICS (MOLLOY COLLEGE)
One Credit One Year
This course, given under the aegis of Molloy College, will provide students with the skills and knowledge in the field of introductory Statistics and is equivalent to a one semester college course. The course will cover an array of topics which include organization of data using tables and graphs, normal distribution, regression of linear and nonlinear relationships, probability models, discrete and continuous random variables, binomial distribution, tests of significance and the Chisquare procedure. There is a fee made payable directly to Molloy College. Upon successful completion, students can earn 3 college credits for this full year course.

APPLIED CODING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES
Onehalf Credit OnehalfYear
This course will focus on Java programming language. Students will learn this popular and fastgrowing programming language. This course follows a student centered, projectbased approach to software engineering with Java. This course will end in a Microsoft certificate exam (Exam 98388 Introduction to programming using Java) so students can become certified in Java. Ultimately, students will come away with not only the technical skills to grow in the field of computer science, but the problemsolving ability and creativity that companies are increasingly looking for.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE A
One Credit One Year
APCS is a fullyear course of study for 1 Math credit with Honors/AP track weighting. APCS covers topics that would normally comprise one semester of a college level Computer Science major. College credit may be granted based on the student’s performance on the May AP Exam. We will use the Java for Linux programming language as a vehicle to examine structured programming, methods, modular design, special algorithms, and data structures. Students will take a schoolbased final examination in June and the Advanced Placement Exam in May.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS
One Credit One Year
Prerequisite: This course must be taken in conjunction with Algebra II, Algebra II Honors, PreCalculus Honors, Calculus AB, or Calculus BC.
AP Statistics is the high school equivalent of a one semester, introductory college statistics course. In this course, students develop strategies for collecting, organizing, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students design, administer, and tabulate results from surveys and experiments. Probability and simulations aid students in constructing models for chance phenomena. Sampling distributions provide the logical structure for confidence intervals and hypothesis tests.
Students use a TI83/84 graphing calculator and webbased java applets to investigate statistical concepts. To develop effective statistical communications skills, students are required to prepare frequent written and oral analyses of real data. A minimum of 1 hour of studying per night is necessary. Students will take a schoolbased final examination in June and the Advanced Placement Exam in May. Graphing calculator required.

COLLEGE ALGEBRA (MOLLOY COLLEGE)
One Credit One Year
Prerequisite: Algebra II
This course, given under the aegis of Molloy College, is intended for the nonmathematics student who needs an enhanced foundation in Algebra2. The topics include algebraic and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Also covered are exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, systems of equations and inequalities. There is a fee made payable directly to Molloy College. Upon successful completion, students can earn 3 college credits for this full year course.

EXPLORATIONS IN DATA SCIENCE
One Credit One Year
Prerequisite: Geometry
This data science course uses various digital platforms including Excel, Google Sheets, Codap, and Kaggle with Python coding language to work through real world applications combining aspects of statistics, computer science, technical writing, and data mining. The course will provide students with opportunities to understand the data science process of asking questions, gathering, and organizing data, modeling, analyzing, and synthesizing, and communicating. Students will work through this process in a variety of contexts. Students learn through making sense of complex problems, then through an iterative process of formulation and reformulation coming to a reasoned argument for the choices they will make. In this course students will learn to understand, ask questions of, and represent data through projectbased units. The units will give students opportunities to be data explorers through active engagement, developing their understanding of data analysis, sampling, correlation/causation, bias and uncertainty, modeling with data, making and evaluating databased arguments, and the importance of data in society. At the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of their data science work to showcase their newly developed knowledge and understanding. This course is ideal for a wide variety of students, particularly those looking to continue in the fields of Business, Medicine, Applied Math, or Computer Science.

COLLEGE CALCULUS (MOLLOY COLLEGE)
One Credit One Year
Prerequisite: College PreCalculus H or AP PreCalculus
This course is a nonAP college level Calculus course that explores the same topics as AP Calculus AB but has the entire school year and does not take the AP exam in May. There is a fee made payable directly to Molloy College. Upon successful completion, students can earn 3 college credits for this full year course.

SAT/ACT PREP (English and Mathematics)
¼ Credit Math and ¼ Credit English Onehalf Year
Students in grades 1012 will be presented with instruction, strategies, and practice exams as preparation for the SAT/ACT exams for English and Mathematics on an alternate day schedule meeting with a teacher from both departments. This course is graded, and a graphing calculator is required. Students must take the SAT/ACT exam prior to completion of this course.