Mathematics

Course Titles

AIS MathMath 7Math 8Math 7 HonorsAdvanced AlgebraAlgebra IICalculus CIHS (AMAT 112 – SUNY Albany)Algebra IGeometryConcepts of MathFoundations of MathPre-CalculusPrinciples of EngineeringStatistics CIHS (MATH 125 – SUNY Cobleskill)

Course Descriptions

AIS Math

Grades: 7-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: N/A – full-year class
Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation or standardized test results
Weight for Ranking: N/A

Description: This is a non-credit bearing class offered for students in grades 7-12.  Students are placed in the class based on their performance on NYS math assessments.  The AIS class provides the students with additional practice and assistance with the material currently being taught. Assistance is also provided in the learning standard areas which students have been identified as deficient. Homework assistance may also be provided, though this is not the focus of the class. Students may also hone organizational skills, practice academic content, and prepare for classroom exams and/or prepare for Regents exams for those who have not been successful in the past.

Requirements this course fulfills: The AIS class provides the students with additional practice and assistance.

Math 7

Grades: 7 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: N/A – full-year class
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: N/A

Description: The 7th grade math curriculum is in alignment with the NYS Mathematics Core Curriculum.  The topics include content from the following strands: number sense and operations; Algebra; Geometry; measurement; and statistics and probability.  Visit the website EngageNY for more in-depth information.  The material will be presented in different ways to promote conceptual understanding, fluency, and problem solving.  Students will take the 7th Grade State Assessment in May.

Requirements this course fulfills: New York State’s Mathematics Core Curriculum for 7th grade.

Math 8

Grades: 8 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: N/A – full-year class
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: N/A

Description: The 8th grade math curriculum is in alignment with the NYS Mathematics Core Curriculum. The topics include content from the following strands: number sense and operations; Algebra; Geometry; measurement; and statistics and probability.  Visit the website EngageNY for more in-depth information. The material will be presented in different ways to promote conceptual understanding, fluency, and problem solving. Students will take the 8th Grade State Assessment in May.

Requirements this course fulfills: New York State’s Mathematics Core Curriculum for 8th grade.

Math 7 Honors

Grades: 7 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: N/A – full-year class
Prerequisite: Math 6 with teacher recommendation
Weight for Ranking: N/A

Description: Students are selected for the Math 7 Honors program at the end of 6th grade. The selection criterion includes (but is not limited to): standardized test results, 6th grade math academic performance, overall academic performance and teacher recommendation. The Math 7 Honors program is a rigorous, challenging and demanding course of study that is best suited for those who meet all the entry criteria. This course begins the accelerated sequence of the NYS Regents CCLS curriculum: Algebra I; Geometry; and Algebra II. Solving linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations and systems, operations with polynomials and algebraic fractions, linear and quadratic graphs, factoring and Pythagorean Theorem are among the major algebraic topics that will be covered. Students will take the Math 7 State Assessment in May.

Requirements this course fulfills: New York State’s Mathematics Core Curriculum for 7th grade and portions of 8th grade.

Advanced Algebra

Grades: 10-11 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: Geometry
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: This is a one-year credit-bearing course that counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma. This class is designed for students who need a stronger foundation in algebra. The emphasis of the class is to master advanced algebraic topics. It is expected that students will identify and justify mathematical relationships, both formally and informally.The students will be exposed to a number of techniques in solving problems, including graphical solutions. Successful completion of this class will give students the option of taking Algebra II the following year with the goal of obtaining an Advanced Regents Diploma, The TI-84 graphing calculator will be used throughout the year. There is no Regents exam for this course, but a local final exam will be given.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma.

Algebra II

Grades: 10-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: Geometry and/or Advanced Algebra
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: The purpose of this course is to satisfy the Algebra II requirement of the Common Core Learning Standards.  This upper-level course fits into an overall program of mathematics studies with a rigorous academic core by extending what students have learned in the introductory level mathematics courses as well as introducing more advanced topics. The course culminates with the NYS Regents Examination, which a student must receive a passing score to obtain an Advanced Regents Diploma. These advanced topics based on the modules include: polynomial, rational, and radical relationships; the story of trigonometry and its contexts; real numbers, logarithms, exponential and logarithmic functions and graphs; sequence and series; probability; model data distributions; drawing conclusions and using data. The TI-84 graphing calculator will be used throughout the year. Students will take the Algebra II Regents exam upon completion of this course in June.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course is to satisfy the Algebra II requirement of the Common Core Mathematics Standards.  The course culminates with the NYS Regents Examination, which a student must receive a passing score to obtain an Advanced Regents Diploma.

Calculus CIHS (AMAT 112 – SUNY Albany)

Grades: 12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class (4 college credits)
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus or Algebra II (with teacher recommendation) 
Weight for Ranking: 1.05

Description: This course is a college level course in Calculus, sponsored by SUNY Albany. The objectives are to prepare students for college Calculus and to broaden the student’s appreciation for the foundations of mathematics and the rationale behind its procedures.  Topics covered include functions, limit theory, differential calculus, integral Calculus, and applications. The TI-84 graphing calculator will be used throughout the year. All students will take a SUNY Albany college final exam in June.

Requirements this course fulfills: Four college credits

Algebra I

Grades: 8-10 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: None (exception – 8th graders who have successfully completed Accelerated Math 7)
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: This is a one-year credit-bearing course that counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma or Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. This course is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards, intended to be the first of a three-year sequence. Students will study linear equations and inequalities, linear regression models, quadratic and exponential expressions (including rational exponents), quadratic functions, and formalize and extend the concept of functions (including function notation, domain and range, and exploration of many types of functions). The TI-84 graphing calculator will be introduced and used throughout the year.  Students enrolled in this course will sit for the Algebra I Regents in June.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirement and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma or Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.

Geometry

Grades: 9-11 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: Algebra I
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: This is a one-year credit-bearing course that counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma or a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. It is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards and is intended to be the second year of a three-year sequence. This course employs an integrated approach to the study of connecting Algebra to geometric relationships and proofs. Properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles will receive particular attention. Congruence and similarity of triangles will be established using appropriate theorems; transformations including rotations, reflections, translations, and glide reflections and coordinate geometry will be used to establish and verify geometric relationships; and topics in trigonometry extending to three-dimensional geometry will be explored. The TI-84 graphing calculator will be introduced and used throughout the year. Students enrolled in this course will sit for the Geometry Regents in June.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma or a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.

Concepts of Math

Grades: 10-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: Two mathematics courses
Weight for Ranking: 1.00

Description: This is a third-year math elective. Once a student has completed two Regents level courses they may fulfill their graduation requirements in math by passing this course. This course covers a wide range of topics.  The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend important concepts and skills related to high school mathematics. The focus is to review and deepen understanding of a variety of Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry topics. The use of the CORD Mathematics program will be integrated into the class and used to assist in the illustration of real-world mathematics. Financial literacy and the use of technology will be implemented into the course. All students will complete a cumulative final project that is given in June.

Requirements this course fulfills: Once a student has completed two Regents level courses they may fulfill their graduation requirements in math by passing this course.

Foundations of Math

Grades: 9 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: None
Weight for Ranking: 1.00

Description: This is a one-year credit-bearing course that counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma. This course is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards for Algebra I, but is intended for students who need additional math preparation by extending Algebra I over two years. This course must be followed by Algebra I where students will take the Algebra I Regents Exam at the end of this second year. This course emphasizes developing skills and processes to successfully solve problems and become more mathematically confident through the study of elementary algebra. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe for students to experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. The TI-84 graphing calculator will be introduced and used throughout the year. There is no Regents exam for this course, but a local final exam will be given.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma.

Pre-Calculus

Grades: 11-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: Algebra II
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: This course is designed to prepare students for college level math courses, including Calculus. Topics include: a review of Algebra II materials as well as functions and their graphs; trigonometry with applications; matrix algebra; polar graphing; limit theory; and conic sections. Emphasis is placed on graphing polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. TI-84 graphing calculators are used throughout the year. All students will take a teacher prepared final exam in June.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course will fulfill a fourth-year math credit preparing students to be college and career ready.

Principles of Engineering

Grades: 11-12 (this course will be offered based on availability)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class
Prerequisite: CAD/CAM
Weight for Ranking: 1.03

Description: Open to grades 11-12.  The prerequisite for this course is a successful completion of CAD/CAM. Principles of Engineering is a one credit 40-week advanced course, intended for the student interested in the engineering field. This course will provide the student with the basic knowledge about the field of engineering and will be presented through the use of case studies. These case studies will concentrate on the following five areas: automobiles; structures; robotics; communications and computer control. The case study approach will allow the student to solve problems using the same techniques used by engineering firms. The skills that will be developed through the completion of assigned tasks and projects are: communication skills; technical writing; uses of technical tools; uses of computer drawing and machining equipment; and the measurement and application of both mathematics and science.

Requirements this course fulfills: This course can be used as an elective towards the graduation requirement and can be used for a technology sequence OR students may use as a third unit of math to meet the graduation requirement.

Statistics CIHS (MATH 125 – SUNY Cobleskill)

Grades: 11-12 (this course will be offered every year)
Credits: 1 credit – full-year class (3 college credits)
Prerequisite: Algebra II
Weight for Ranking: 1.05

Description: Sponsored by SUNY Cobleskill, Statistics is equivalent to a first semester college course in Elementary Statistics. This course is designed to be comparable to a typical non-calculus-based technology introductory statistics course taught in a college/university. The course emphasizes:

  1. exploring data;
  2. planning a study;
  3. anticipating patterns and;
  4. statistical inference.

The graphing calculator will be the chief tool for data analysis. Statistics includes; data types, standard deviation, z-scores, t-scores, distribution frequencies, sampling error, survey/polling projects, nonparametric statistics, and related topics. The TI-84 graphing calculator will be used throughout the course. There is no Regents exam for this course, but a local final exam will be given. 

Requirements this course fulfills: This course will fulfill a fourth-year math credit preparing students to be college and career ready.  Upon successful completion, students may earn three college credits.