## Sequence of Study

Students must complete three credits of math courses in order to earn their high school diploma. Students must complete Algebra II / Trigonometry as one of the three credits in order to earn their Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.

### 8th grade course

- Algebra CC

### 9th grade courses

- Algebra IA CC (two year Algebra class)
- Algebra CC
- Geometry (completed Algebra)

### 10th grade courses

- Algebra II/Trig CC (completed Geometry)
- Algebra II/Trig (non-Regents)
- Algebra IB CC
- Geometry CC
- Introduction to Geometry

### 11th grade courses

- Applied Math/Construction
- Algebra II/Trig CC
- Algebra II/Trig (non-Regents)
- Geometry CC
- Financial Math
- Financial Skills
- Pre-Calculus
- Statistics

### 12th grade courses

- Applied Math/Construction
- Algebra II/Trig CC
- Algebra II/Trig (non-Regents)
- AP Calculus **
- Geometry CC
- Financial Math
- Financial Skills
- Pre-Calculus
- Statistics

*** University in the high school credit*

## Course Descriptions

### Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus

** Grade:** 12

**midterm, final exam, AP exam (May)**

*Exam*:** Prerequisite:** Final average of 80 in Pre-Calculus and teacher recommendation strongly encouraged to help ensure student success.

**College Credit:** Course has a fee for the AP exam. Students **may** earn college credit based on the AP exam grade and individual college policies for earning college credits. Course has a fee for the college credit through the University at Albany, which may transfer to other colleges based on individual college policies for transfer of credit.

This high-level math course will serve as the fifth course in a five- year sequence in mathematics. The course develops the basic concepts of function; plan analytic geometry, limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration of algebraic

### Algebra IA Common Core

** Grade:** 9

**midterm, final exam**

*Exam:*This course is the first course of a two-year sequence in Algebra. Students will strengthen their foundational Algebra skills and focus on linear and quadratic functions. This course does not culminate in an Algebra Regents Exam.

### Algebra IB Common Core

** Grades:** 10

**midterm, final exam, Algebra Regents (June)**

*Exam:*This course directly follows Algebra IA and is a continuation of the study of Algebra Common Core and includes further exploration of functions. This course will review material covered in Algebra IA and will include Regents exam preparation.

### Algebra Common Core

** Grades:** 9

**midterm, final exam, Algebra Regents (June)**

*Exam:*This is a one-year course that will culminate in a Regents exam in June. This course focuses on solving and graphing linear, quadratic, and exponential functions as statistics.

### Algebra II / Trig Common Core

** Grades:** 10-12

**midterm, final exam, Algebra II / Trig Common Core Regents**

*Exam:**Prerequisite***:** Final average of 75 in Geometry and teacher recommendation strongly encouraged to help ensure student success.

This course will focus on polynomials, absolute value, radical, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Students will solve equations algebraically and graphically. Right triangle trigonometry will be expanded to include the investigation of circular functions. Problem situations requiring the use of trigonometric equations and identities will also be investigated as well as the areas of statistics, probability, and sequences.

### Algebra II / Trig Non-Regents

** Grades:** 11-12

**mid term and final exam**

*Exam:**Prerequisite***: **Final average of 65 in Geometry

This course will focus on linear, polynomial, radical, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Students will solve equations algebraically and graphically. Right triangle trigonometry will be expanded to include the investigation of circular functions. Problem situations requiring the use of trigonometric equations and identities will also be investigated as well as the areas of statistics and probability.

### Applied Mathematics and Construction

** Grades:** 11 – 12

**midterm, and final exam**

*Exam:*** Prerequisite:** Algebra Common Core or Algebra IB, Design and Drawing and completion of Construction Systems

This one year, non–Regents course is designed for the student planning to attend a two year or technical school or directly entering the workforce. Projects will combine planning and constructing with the related math skills involved in the task. The units covered will include locating a building on site, foundations, structural systems, floor and wall framing, sheathing, roof framing, trim and finish work.

### Financial Math

** Grades:** 11-12

**midterm, final exam**

*Exam:*** Prerequisite:** None

This course uses skills and fundamentals previously learned in core classes to examine financial concepts. This includes best practices pertaining to saving for retirement, responsible use of credit, and long-term financial stability as well as other topics that are key to financial responsibility.

### Financial Skills

** Grades:** 11-12

**midterm, final exam**

*Exam:*** Prerequisite:** None

This course uses basic algebraic concepts to approach real world, every day financial applications. Students will explore money management and budgeting strategies as well as proper long term planning strategies.

### Geometry Common Core

** Grades:** 10- 12

**midterm, final exam, Geometry Common Core Regents**

*Exam:*** Prerequisite:** Algebra Common Core or Algebra IB

This course is designed for the student planning to attend a four year college and is likely to take Algebra II in the future. The main focus will include properties of geometric figures, transformation, congruence, and similarity, coordinate geometry and proof.

### Introduction to Geometry Common Core

** Grades:** 10 – 11

**midterm, final exam**

*Exam:**Prerequisite**:* Algebra Common Core or Algebra IB

This non-Regents course is designed for the student who is planning to attend a two-year college, technical school or directly enter the work force. A student who had difficulty with Algebra can take this course and continue on to Geometry. Topics include properties of geometric figures, transformations, graphing, and combining Algebra and Geometry.

### Pre-Calculus

** Grades:** 11-12

**midterm, final exam**

*Exam:*** Prerequisite:** Final average of 80 in Algebra 2/Trig and teacher recommendation strongly encouraged to help ensure student success.

This course is designed for college bound students who intend to continue their study of mathematics and/or natural and physical science. Its purpose is to review and expand such topics as analytic geometry, vectors, probability, matrix algebra, and limits with an overall goal of preparing students for calculus.

### Statistics

** Grades:** 11-12

**midterm, final exam**

*Exam:**Prerequisite***:** Final average of 80 in Algebra 2/ Trigonometry and teacher recommendation strongly encouraged to help ensure student success.

Statistics is a course designed to cover topics in relation to the collection and analyzing of data. This course will cover topics that are normally covered in the college level statistics course and will thoroughly prepare students for the level of mathematics that is required in the majority of college majors. The course begins with an emphasis on the collection and organization of data through the construction of graphs and histograms. The conclusion of the course will cover topics in probability as it relates to how the data is distributed.