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The philosophy of the Mathematics Department is that all students should complete four years of mathematics at the high school level. While the courses presented below appeal to the broadest spectrum of students, Honors and Advanced Placement courses deal with math on a more abstract level. Special Education core courses (700 series) are listed in that section of this catalog. This is the first year of a three-year sequence in the New York State Learning Standards sequence. The main focus of this course is Algebra in the many applications that will extend into functions, favorable quadratic equations, graphing linear and quadratic equations, and statistics. Students will take the Algebra 1 Regents Exam in June.

307 Algebra 1 - 1 credit      Grade 9     40 weeks
This is the first year of a three-year sequence in the New York State Learning Standards sequence.  The main focus of this course is Algebra and its many applications that can be found in functions, quadratic expressions/equations, graphing linear and quadratic equations, and statistics.  Students will take the Algebra 1 Regents Exam in June.
308 Algebra 1A/1B Extended - 1 credit      Grade 9      40 weeks
This is the first year of a three-year sequence in the New York State Learning Standards sequence.  This course is designed for students who will benefit from extended instruction in the Algebra 1 program.  While the content of this course matches that of Algebra 1 (0307), the additional instructional time afforded through this course allows for different pacing and skill development opportunities through this foundational math curriculum.  Students will take the Algebra 1 Regents Exam in June.
312 Geometry  - 1 credit     Grades 9-11      40 weeks
This is the second year of a three-year sequence in the New York State Learning Standards sequence.  The main focus of this course is a variety of applications in Geometry, including congruence, proof, constructions, similarity, basic Trigonometry, extending to three-dimensions, connecting Algebra and Geometry through coordinates, and circles.  This course will prepare students for a local final exam in June.
313 Geometry Honors - 1 credit     Grades 9-11      40 weeks
This is a rigorous course comprised of the New York State Learning Standards designed for students who are able to thrive in an environment of challenging work and higher level problem solving. This course is part of a four-year math experience which will afford students the opportunity to take a college bearing course in A.P. Calculus in their senior year. The main focus of this course is congruence, similarity, geometry of two and three-dimensions, transformations, constructions, trigonometry and geometry of the circle. The course will culminate in a final exam.
320 Algebra 2 - 1 credit     Grades 11-12      40 weeks
This is the third year of a three-year sequence comprised of the New York State Learning Standards.  The first half of this course includes topics such as rational expressions, exponents, logarithms, irrational and imaginary numbers, functions, advanced quadratic equations, sequences and series, and statistics. The second half of this course focuses on trigonometric functions, graphs, equations and applications. This course will culminate with a local final exam in June.
321 Topics in Geometry and Algebra - 1 credit     Grades 10-11     40 weeks
This course is designed for students who have completed Course 307 (Algebra 1), but who found the course challenging.  This one-year course is designed to provide a course of study to students seeking a second-year offering in mathematics.  Intended for the college-bound student, this course includes topics that will further develop skills in Geometry and Algebra.  These may include congruency, proof, constructions, similarity, Trigonometry, extending to three dimensions, connecting Algebra and Geometry through coordinates, circles, and polynomial and rational relationships.
335 Advanced Algebra - 1 credit     Grades 11-12      40 weeks
This course builds on algebra skills as well as appropriate sections of statistics, geometry, and trigonometry, representing a solid mathematics course for students in their third year of math.  The course is designed to hone further the mathematical skills of students.  It also serves to extend and improve critical thinking skills in a manner compatible with the Common Core State Standards at the Commencement Level.  This course will culminate with a local final exam in June. After successful completion of this course, students have the opportunity to enroll in Course 320 or Course 341 for a fourth year of mathematics.
341 College Algebra: Functions and Models - 1 credit      Grade 12     40 weeks
Designed to be a fourth year offering to follow Course 335, this course is for the college-bound senior.  The curriculum focuses on a variety of different functions, with a blend of algebraic and graphic approaches to their development.  Three college credits may be earned through completion of this course, which is offered through the Westchester Community College ECE program.  Credits transfer to SUNY schools and many other colleges as well.  There is a cost per credit of approximately $60.  This course will culminate with a local final exam in June.
717 Topics in Geometry and Algebra 2 - 1 credit     Grades 10-12     40 weeks
Designed for students who have completed Course 716, this one-year course is designed to provide an appropriate course of study for students seeking a third-year offering in mathematics.  Intended for the college-bound student, this course includes topics that will further develop skills in Geometry and Algebra.  These may include properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, three-dimensional figures, coordinate geometry, transformations, rational expressions, operations, and equations, quadratic equations, exponents, probability, statistics, and an introduction to Trigonometry.  A departmental examination is administered in June.  After successful completion of this course, students have the opportunity to enroll in Course 718 or Course 335.
342 Pre-Calculus - 1 credit       Grades 11-1 2     40 weeks
This is the fourth course in the integrated mathematics sequence.  The course prepares students for calculus by extending algebraic, trigonometric, and analytical geometry skills.  The course also introduces students to matrices.  This course culminates with elements of foundational Calculus.
346 Pre-Calculus Honors - 1 credit      Grades 11-12       40 weeks
This course follows Course 323 and is the fourth course in the integrated mathematics sequence.  The course prepares juniors for A.P. Calculus by extending algebraic, trigonometric, and analytical geometry skills.  The course introduces students to matrices and the theory of limits necessary for the introduction to the derivative.  A graphing calculator is required.  Students who master this course may also consider taking the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test in June.
321 Topics in Geometry and Algebra - 1 credit      Grades 10-11      40 weeks
This course is designed for students who have completed Course 307 (Algebra 1), but who found the course challenging.  This one-year course is designed to provide a course of study to students seeking a second-year offering in mathematics.  Intended for the college-bound student, this course includes topics that will further develop skills in Geometry and Algebra.  These may include congruency, proof, constructions, similarity, Trigonometry, extending to three dimensions, connecting Algebra and Geometry through coordinates, circles, and polynomial and rational relationships.
335 Advanced Algebra - 1 credit     Grades 11-12      40 weeks
This course builds on algebra skills as well as appropriate sections of statistics, geometry, and trigonometry, representing a solid mathematics course for students in their third year of math.  The course is designed to hone further the mathematical skills of students.  It also serves to extend and improve critical thinking skills in a manner compatible with the Common Core State Standards at the Commencement Level.  This course will culminate with a local final exam in June. After successful completion of this course, students have the opportunity to enroll in Course 320 or Course 341 for a fourth year of mathematics.
341 College Algebra: Functions and Models - 1 credit       Grade 12      40 weeks
Designed to be a fourth year offering to follow Course 335, this course is for the college-bound senior.  The curriculum focuses on a variety of different functions, with a blend of algebraic and graphic approaches to their development.  Three college credits may be earned through completion of this course, which is offered through the Westchester Community College ECE program.  Credits transfer to SUNY schools and many other colleges as well.  There is a cost per credit of approximately $60.  This course will culminate with a local final exam in June.
717 Topics in Geometry and Algebra 2 - 1 credit     Grades 10-12     40 weeks
Designed for students who have completed Course 716, this one-year course is designed to provide an appropriate course of study for students seeking a third-year offering in mathematics.  Intended for the college-bound student, this course includes topics that will further develop skills in Geometry and Algebra.  These may include properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, and three-dimensional figures, coordinate geometry, transformations, rational expressions, operations, and equations, quadratic equations, exponents, probability, statistics, and an introduction to Trigonometry.  A departmental examination is administered in June.  After successful completion of this course, students have the opportunity to enroll in Course 718 or Course 335.
342 Pre-Calculus - 1 credit      Grades 11-12      40 weeks
This is the fourth course in the integrated mathematics sequence.  The course prepares students for calculus by extending algebraic, trigonometric, and analytical geometry skills.  The course also introduces students to matrices.  This course culminates with elements of foundational Calculus.
346 Pre-Calculus Honors - 1 credit        Grades 11-12      40 weeks

This course follows Course 323 and is the fourth course in the integrated mathematics sequence.  The course prepares juniors for A.P. Calculus by extending algebraic, trigonometric, and analytical geometry skills.  The course introduces students to matrices and the theory of limits necessary for the introduction to the derivative.  A graphing calculator is required.  Students who master this course may also consider taking the Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test in June.
351 Calculus - 1 credit     Grade 12      40 weeks
A one-year introduction to college calculus, this course is recommended for students wishing to use mathematics in their career or for further study in college. Course topics include elements of differential and integral calculus, limit theory and analytic geometry. The intent of this course is to provide a foundation for seniors who intend to enroll in calculus in college.
352 Advanced Placement Calculus AB - 1 credit Grade 12 40 weeks

This course is comparable to college calculus. Derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, applications and modeling are some of the themes that will be studied extensively. The course follows the curriculum established by the College Board and prepares the student to take the Advanced Placement exam in May. A graphing calculator is required.
Recommendation: It is recommended that students complete Math 342 or Math 346 before enrolling in this course.
354 Advanced Placement Statistics - 1 credit Grades 11-12 40 weeks
Statistical analysis is used in a broad range of fields including business, psychology, medicine, and engineering. Students will learn about observational and experimental study design. They will learn methods for data analysis and interpret their results. The syllabus is College Board approved and students must take the A.P. exam in May. A graphing calculator is required.
Recommendation: It is recommended that students complete Math 320 or Math 327 before enrolling in this course.
061 Learning Center (Math) - No credit
This is a non-credit course for students who require remediation as a function of their performance on the grade 8 math assessment, or who have scored below 65% on the Algebra 1 Regents examination.
523 Math and Financial Applications - 1 credit Grades 11-12 40 weeks
This course is for students who have successfully completed two full years of high school math. It fulfills one of the three units of mathematics required for a Regents diploma and was designed to meet commencement level math standards. It will prepare students for college-level business programs, and it will help them understand the complex financial world they will encounter after graduation.
L-507 Introduction to C++ Computer Programming - 1 credit Grades 9-12 40 weeks
This course is designed for the student with little or no computer programming background. The programming language used is Turbo C++. It is strongly recommended that this course be completed satisfactorily before taking A.P. Programming. College credits are offered through Westchester Community College and are transferable to all SUNY schools as well as many other colleges.
L-509 A.P. Computer Science - 1 credit Grades 11-12 40 weeks
The A.P. Computer Science course emphasizes procedural and data abstraction, object-based programming methodology, algorithms, and data structures. The A.P. Computer Science Examination requires knowledge of the programming language Java. The exam will continue to cover the fundamentals of computer science taught in first-year college courses.