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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

The primary focus of this class is on the skills of algebra, the processes of problem–solving, writing mathematically and learning real life applications. This course enables students to take the Common Core Algebra 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 & Common Core Regents Algebra I AIS 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 ultimate goal of achieving success on the one math exam required for graduation.
Credit: 1
Grades: 9, 10
Prerequisite: successful completion of Math 8
Final: Year I, Local Final Exam; Year 2, Common Core Regents Algebra I Exam.

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: Regents Algebra (75 or better), Regents Algebra AIS II (90+ with teacher recommendation) or Geometry and a score of 65 or better on the Common Core Algebra I Regents Exam.
Final: Common Core Geometry Regents Exam

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: Regents Algebra or Regents Algebra AIS II.
Final: Local Final 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 used everyday.
Credit: 1
Grades: 11,12
Prerequisite: Geometry
Final: Local Final 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 Algebra 2 & Trigonometry regents exam, it provides students a foundation in many of the mathematical concepts preparing them for the Algebra 2/Trigonometry course (which culminates in the Algebra 2 regents exam) the following year. A local final exam will be given in June. A graphing calculator will be required for the course. The recommended models are the TI-84+ and the TI-83+.
Credit: 1
Grades: 10,11,12
Prerequisite: Geometry with at least an 85 average, or successful completion of Regents Geometry
Final: Exam

Common Core Regents Algebra II w/Lab

This course covers the same material as Advanced Algebra with additional Geometry topics, like proofs, with which students traditionally struggle. 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: Regents Geometry or successful completion of Algebra 2/Trigonometry and a score of 65 or higher on the Common Core Geometry Regents Exam.
Final: Algebra 2 Regents Exam or Common Core Algebra 2 Regents 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 includes 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 2/Trigonometry with at least a 90 average, or Regents Geometry with at least an 85 average and a score of 65 or higher on the Common Core Geometry Regents Exam.
Final: Algebra 2 Regents Exam or Common Core Algebra 2 Regents 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: Algebra 2/Trigonometry w/Lab or Algebra 2 w/Trigonometry 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 with an 80 average
Final: Local Final Exam
College Credit: CHS credits through SCCC

*AP exam is offered in May, college credit possible based on test results

 

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, analyzing data to make good decisions, various distributions and evaluating validity. A local final exam will be given in June. A graphing calculator is required for the course. The recommended models are the TI-84+ and the TI-83+. This course may be offered for College in the High School credit. Students may opt to challenge the AP exam with additional course of study.
Credit: 1
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite:
College Credit: 3 CHS credits through SCCC

Finite Math

This college-level course is open to any senior who has successfully completed three years of high school mathematics and passed at least the Geometry Regents Exam. This is a rigorous, yet diverse, course that builds on the many different math topics students have learned in high school and applies them to new problems and real world situations. Some of the topics included are applications of probability and statistics, linear programming, logic, game theory, financial applications and set theory.
Credit: 1
Grades: 12
Prerequisite: 3 years of high school math and successful completion of Common Core geometry regents.
Final: Project/Exam
College Credit: 3 CHS credits through SCCC

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: 0.5
Grades: 10,11,12
Prerequisite: None
Final: Exam