Mathematics

New York State Standards

  • Students use mathematical reasoning to analyze mathematical situations, make conjectures, gather evidence, and construct an argument.
  • Students use number sense and numeration to develop an understanding of the multiple uses of numbers in the real world.
  • Students use mathematical operations and relationships among them to understand mathematics.
  • Students use mathematical modeling/multiple representation to provide a means of presenting, interpreting, communicating, and connecting mathematical information and relationships.
  • Students use measurement in both metric and English measure to provide a major link between the abstractions of mathematics and the real world in order to describe and compare objects and data.
  • Students use ideas of uncertainty to illustrate that mathematics involves more than exactness when dealing with everyday situations.
  • Students use patterns and functions to develop mathematical power, appreciate the true beauty of mathematics, and construct generalizations that describe patterns simply and efficiently.

All students must earn three credits in mathematics. All students must pass a Common Core Math exam.

Course Offerings

INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA 1

1 Credit – Full Year Course

This course is designed to provide a general understanding of algebra with extra time given to building a solid mathematical foundation in algebraic concepts. Additional daily support will further enhance the students’ algebraic skills as well. By utilizing these enhanced skills and integrating them with the new curriculum, students will build a solid knowledge base in Algebra. A local final exam is given at the end of the course.

ALGEBRA I

1 Credit – Full Year Course

This course is designed to provide a foundational understanding of the fundamental principles of algebra. The curriculum will also introduce students to a variety of additional mathematical topics such as functions and statistics. The Common Core Algebra 1 Regents exam is the final examination for this course.

INTRODUCTION TO GEOMETRY

1 Credit – Full Year Course

This course is designed to provide a general understanding of geometry with extra time given to building a solid mathematical foundation in geometric concepts. Additional daily support will further enhance the students’ algebraic skills as well. By utilizing these enhanced skills and integrating them with the new curriculum, students will build a solid knowledge base in Geometry. A local final exam is given at the end of the course.

GEOMETRY

1 Credit – Full Year Course

This course combines many of the algebraic concepts the student has previously learned with the study of geometry. Students will be taught to justify, both formally, informally, and often from a transformational view, theorems associated with Geometry. The Common Core Geometry Regents exam is the final examination for this course.

INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA 2

1 Credit – Full Year Course

This course is designed to strengthen and then expand algebraic skills. Additional daily support will further enhance the student’s understanding of functions and variable manipulation. A local final exam is given at the end of the course.

ALGEBRA 2

1 Credit – Full Year Course

This course is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of advanced algebra. Integration of geometry, algebra, statistics, and other branches of mathematics begun in previous courses is continued and further expanded. Concepts are carefully developed using appropriate language and symbols.  The graphing calculator is integrated throughout this course.  The Common Core Algebra II Regents exam is the final examination for this course.

HONORS PRE-CALCULUS

1 Credit – Full Year Course College Credit: FMCC (Math 140)

This course is designed to prepare students for Calculus by integrating, expanding, and analyzing a majority of the algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric topics to which students have been previously exposed. In addition, the curriculum includes an in-depth study of functions as well as work with linear programming and conics. A number of concepts from Calculus are introduced and the use of the graphing calculator is further expanded. A local final exam is given at the end of the course.

This course is the same as Math 140 at FMCC. Students in this course are expected to register for four (4) credit hours from FMCC.  Financial aid is available.

SUPA CALCULUS (Syracuse University Project Advance Calculus)

1 Credit – Full Year Course
College Credit: SUPA (MATH 295)

The mathematical content of this program is typical of most traditional first-year calculus courses. The concepts of limit, continuity, derivative, and anti-derivative and definite integral are developed in the usual way, and are then applied to the traditional collection of functions: polynomial, rational, trigonometric, and exponential, together with their inverses, compositions, and algebraic combinations. The results are then applied to a wide variety of problems from geometry, physics, and other sciences. These include maximum and minimum problems, related rates, areas, volumes and surfaces of revolution, arc length, work, fluid pressure, velocity and acceleration, and exponential growth and decay. Curve sketching is introduced at the very beginning and emphasized throughout, as it is strongly believed that this is an important skill for any calculus student to acquire.

This course is the same as Math 295 at Syracuse University. Students in this course are expected to register for four (4) credit hours from Syracuse University. Financial aid is available.

SUPA STATISTICS (Syracuse University Project Advance Statistics)

1 Credit – Full Year Course
College Credit:  SUPA (MATH 221)

MAT 221 is the first in a two-year course sequence in statistics for students in academic majors that emphasize quantitative methods. The primary objective of this course is to provide students with knowledge of elementary probability and statistics. Students will learn basic concepts of descriptive statistics, data collection, probability, and random variables in preparation for learning how to use statistics inferences, which will be covered in MAT 222.

This course is the same as Math 221 at Syracuse University. Students in this course are expected to register for four (4) credit hours from Syracuse University. Financial aid is available.

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