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The math program at Mohonasen offers preparation in the concepts and skills necessary for competence in mathematics, as well as preparation for further study. Students will learn problem-solving techniques, gain a deeper knowledge of our number system, acquire experience with quantitative reasoning, and develop critical-thinking skills.

Course Offerings

Common Core Regents Algebra I

This course will reinforce topics covered in Algebra and introduce logic, right–triangle geometry, area and volume of geometric shapes, transformations and properties of quadrilaterals and triangles. This course enables students to take the Common Core Geometry Regents Exam in June.

Credit: 1
Grades: 9
Prerequisite: successful completion of Math 8.
Final: Common Core Algebra Regents Exam.

Common Core Regents Algebra I AIS Part I and Part II

The primary focus of this class is on the skills of algebra, the processes of problem-solving, writing mathematically and learning real-life applications. During this two-year course, students’ individual needs will be addressed, with the ultimate goal of achieving success on the CC Regents Algebra I exam, a requirement for graduation.

Credit: 1 for Part I and 1 for Part II
Grades: 9,10
Prerequisite: Math 8 and Grade 8 Team recommendation
Final exam: Local Final(part I); CC Algebra Regents Exam (part II)

Common Core Regents Geometry

This course will reinforce topics covered in Algebra and introduce logic, right–triangle geometry, area and volume of geometric shapes, transformations and properties of quadrilaterals and triangles. This course enables students to take the Common Core Geometry Regents Exam in June.

Credit: 1
Grades: 9, 10, 11

Prerequisite: CC Regents Algebra I  (75 or better) or Common Core Geometry and a score of 65 or better on the Common Core Algebra I Regents Exam.
Final: Common Core Geometry Regents Exam

Common Core Regents Geometry w/ Lab

This course will cover the same material as CC Regents Geometry but will give students an additional 40 min support lab.  It will reinforce topics covered in Algebra and introduce logic, right–triangle geometry, area and volume of geometric shapes, transformations and properties of quadrilaterals and triangles. This course enables students to take the Common Core Geometry Regents Exam in June.

Credit: 1
Grades: 9, 10, 11

Prerequisite: CC Regents Algebra I (65 or better), Regents Algebra AIS II (with teacher recommendation) or Common Core Geometry and a score of 65 or better on the Common Core Algebra I Regents Exam.
Final: Common Core Geometry Regents Exam

Common Core Geometry

This course covers primarily Euclidean geometry, congruence, similarity, and transformation including rigid motions. It also includes the study of triangles with emphasis on real-world and theoretical situations including triangle congruence. Points, lines, planes, circles and other figures in 2-dimensional space are studied along with the primary 3-dimensional figures.

Credit: 1
Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Regents Algebra I AIS Part II.
Final: Local Final Exam

Common Core Regents Algebra II

This course is designed for the strong Regents Geometry student who will gain a greater depth of understanding mathematical concepts and how they relate to the world using real-life applications. The scope and content include polynomial and rational expressions, real and complex numbers, relations and functions, transformational geometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, circles, trigonometric graphs, equations and identities, and probability and statistics.

Credit: 1
Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Algebra II Part I with at least an 80 average, or CC Regents Geometry average of 85 or higher
Final: Algebra 2 Regents Exam or Common Core Algebra 2 Regents Exam

Common Core Regents Algebra II w/ Lab

This course covers the same material as Regents Algebra II with an additional 40 min lab time provided every other day.  The course is designed for the student who needs additional support and instruction to be successful on the Algebra 2 Regents Exam.

Credit: 1
Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II Part I or  CC Regents Geometry (average 75 or better).
Final: Common Core Algebra 2 Regents Exam

Common Core Algebra II (Part 1)

This course is intended for students who have successfully completed both an algebra and a geometry course. Topics covered will include functions, rational expressions, radicals, exponents, logarithms, and trigonometry. While this course does not cover all the concepts required for the Common Core Algebra II regents exam, it provides students a foundation in many of the mathematical concepts preparing them for the Common Core Algebra II course (which culminates in the Algebra 2 Regents exam) the following year. A local final exam will be given in June.

Credit: 1
Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Common Core Geometry with at least a 65 average, or successful completion of CC Regents Geometry.
Final: Local Exam

Intermediate Algebra

This course is designed to fulfill the third year graduation requirement for math. The scope and content include polynomial and rational expressions, equations, and inequalities, real and complex numbers and algebraic and mathematical concepts.

Credit: 1
Grades: 12
Prerequisite: Geometry
Final: Local Final

Statistics

This college-level course is intended for students looking for a fourth credit in mathematics. Statistics is one of the most widely used applications of mathematics and this course is intended to teach students how to use statistics to interpret the world around them. Students will learn about collecting data and sampling techniques, organizing data for presenting information, and analyzing data to make good decisions. A local final exam will be given in June. This course is offered with College in the High School credits. Students may opt to challenge the AP exam with an additional course of study

Credit: 1
Grades: 11,12
Prerequisite: 2 years of high school math and completion of
College Credit: 3 CHS credits through SCCC
Final: Local Final exam

Pre-Calculus

This course is designed to prepare students for college-level mathematics. It includes a very thorough study of all algebraic and trigonometric functions, polynomial equations, functional notations, sequence and series, conic matrices, rectors and rational functions. This course is highly recommended for those planning to attend college.

Credit: 1
Grades: 11 12

Prerequisite: CC Algebra II  w/ or w/o Lab with at least an 85 average and a score of 65 or higher on the Algebra 2 Regents Exam.
Final: Local Final Exam
College Credit: 4 CHS credits through SCCC

Advanced Placement Calculus (AB)

This course will cover topics such as functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, and integrals and their applications. It is the final course in the accelerated math sequence.

Credit: 1
Grades: 12
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus (80+average recommended)
Final: Local Final Exam
College Credit: CHS credits through SCCC
*AP exam is offered in May, college credit possible based on test results

Computer Science

This course is designed as an introduction to a range of topics in computer science. Through a series of engaging, hands-on projects, students will begin their study of web design and computer programming. The application and limits of computing will be explored through current topics in computing that are also relevant to high school students. An emphasis will be placed on developing problem-solving and computational thinking skills. (Note: This class is also listed under Emerging Technologies.)

Credit: 1.0
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of CC regents Geometry
Final: Exam
College Credit: 3 credits (Through Siena College)

Introduction to Software Development

This course is designed to continue a student’s introduction to the academic discipline of Computer Science.  Course objectives include developing a student’s ability to create programming solutions, to translate algorithmic solutions to a Java implementation, to acquire knowledge about computing systems in general, and to enhance a student’s problem-solving abilities.  

Credit: 1.0
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Computer Science or  successful completion of Precalculus
College Credit: 4 credits (Through Siena College)