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    Math (accelerated) AP Calculus AB
Algebra I Honors Geometry Honors Algebra 2/Trig Honors SJU College Math
Algebra I Regents Geometry Regents
Algebra 2/Trig Regents
Pre-Calculus Regents
   
 
 

Course Catalog

1305 Algebra Honors
This course is offered to students whose elementary school records, NYS 8th grade Assessment Exam, TACHS scores, and Math Placement Test indicate a strong aptitude for mathematics. It offers a more in-depth view of the standard Algebra course. Topics covered in this course include expressions, equations, functions, rational and irrational numbers, proportions, graphing on the coordinate plane, inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, quadratics and exponential functions. There is an emphasis on writing and solving word problems. A graphing calculator (TI-84+) is required for all mathematics courses. Students enrolled in this course will take the New York State Regents in Integrated Algebra I in June. The text for this course is Prentice Hall Algebra I.

1310 Algebra Regents
Topics covered in this course include expressions, equations, functions, rational numbers, proportions, graphing on the coordinate plane, inequalities, systems of equations, systems of inequalities, polynomials, factoring, quadratic and exponential functions, and operations with radicals. The text for this course is Prentice Hall Algebra I. A graphing calculator (TI-84+) is required for all courses. Students enrolled in this course will take the Integrated Algebra I Regents exam in June. Those students whose elementary school records, NYS 8th grade assessment exam, Co-op scores and Math placement exam indicate a weakness in mathematics skills may be required to attend summer school to remediate skills.

2300 Geometry Honors
This course offers a more in-depth view of the standard Geometry course. It will cover the following topics: points, lines, planes, angles, integration of algebraic and geometric topics, logic, formal proof, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent and similar triangles, quadrilaterals, proportions, trigonometry, circles, polygons, perimeter, area, surface area, volume, coordinate geometry, loci, transformations, and constructions. There will be an emphasis on proofs, analytical and graphic. The text for this course is Prentice Hall Geometry. A graphing calculator (TI- 84+) is required for all courses. Those students enrolled in this course will take the Geometry Regents in June.

2305 Geometry Regents
Topics included in this course are: points, lines, planes, angles, integration of algebraic and geometric topics, logic, formal proof, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent and similar triangles, quadrilaterals, proportions, trigonometry, circles, polygons, perimeter, area, surface area, volume, coordinate geometry, loci, transformations, constructions. The text for this course is Prentice Hall Geometry.. A graphing calculator (TI-84+) is required for all courses. Those students enrolled in this class will take the Geometry Regents, depending on their skills as demonstrated by a qualifying test.

3305 Algebra 2/Trigonometry Honors
This course will cover major areas in Algebra II, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus. Topics include polynomials, rational and irrational numbers and expressions, complex numbers, Trigonometry of the right and oblique triangles, exponential, logarithmic, and circular functions, trigonometric identities, conic sections, algebraic manipulations required for calculus, inequalities, relations, functions, graphs of polynomial and rational functions, matrices, and determinants. Extensive use of the graphing calculator will be required. The text for this course is Pearson Algebra 2 Common Core. A graphing calculator (TI-84+) is required for all courses. Students will be required to take the Regents exam in June and will be prepared to take AP Calculus in their senior year.

3315 Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents
This course will cover the major areas of Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. Topics include a review of Algebra 9 and extension to include polynomials, rational and irrational numbers, Trigonometry of right and oblique triangles, exponential, logarithmic, and circular functions, use of trigonometric identities, conic sections, inequalities, relations, functions, graphs of polynomial and rational functions, probability and statistics. Extensive use of the graphing calculator (TI-84+) will be required. Text for this course is Glencoe Algebra II. This course will prepare students for Pre-Calculus. Students may take the Algebra 2/Trig Regents in June or January of their senior year.

4300 Advanced Placement Calculus AB
This course offers the study of the Calculus AB curriculum, as set forth by the College Board, to students who have a thorough knowledge of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra, axiomatic geometry, trigonometry, and analytic geometry, rectangular and polar coordinates, equations and graphs, line, and conics. Calculus AB is a course in introductory calculus with elementary functions. The scope of the course includes topics relating to functions and graphs, limits and continuity, differential calculus, and integral calculus. Students taking this course are expected to put in many hours of active reading of the textbook and solving problems outside of the classroom meeting. The purchase of a TI-84 Graphing Calculator is a requirement for this course. Students enrolled in this course will take the AP examination in May. Prerequisite: To enroll in this course, students must have successfully completed Pre-Calculus or have completed Algebra 2 Honors with distinction.

4315 SJU College Math Honors
This course is designed for students who have successfully completed both Geometry and Algebra 2. Semester 1 covers Pre-Calculus, including trigonometry. Students will use symbolic reasoning and analytical methods to represent mathematical situations, to express generalizations, and to study mathematical concepts and the relationships among them. The course emphasizes a study of trigonometric functions and identities as well as applications of right triangle trigonometry and circular functions. The course is paired with College Calculus 1 in Semester 2. Topics covered include differential calculus of functions of a single variable—limits of functions, continuity; derivative of a function, Mean Value Theorem; applications of the derivative, etc. Qualified students may earn 3 college credits from St. John’s University for each semester (6 credits total) of these introductory-level college courses. Teacher approval required for enrollment.

4310 Pre-Calculus Regents
This course will include topics such as algebraic manipulations required for calculus, inequalities, relations, functions, graphs of polynomial and rational functions, matrices, determinants, sequences, series, limits, probability and statistics. The course will also include extensive use of the graphing calculator (TI-84+). The text for this course is Glencoe Advanced Mathematical Concepts.