# Math Full-Year Courses

## General Mathematics Courses

**Algebra 1 with AIS Common Core **

**1 Credit**

The fundamental purpose of Algebra 1 Common Core w/AIS is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The course deepens and extends understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Students will take the Algebra 1 (Common Core) Regents exam in June. Algebra 1 Common Core w/AIS follows the same curriculum, as Algebra 1 Common Core; however, students will be supported with an additional every-other-day period of mathematics called Algebra AIS, the extra time built into this program is intended to help students who struggle with mathematics have the time they need to succeed, especially on the Algebra 1 (Common Core) Regents Examination which they will take in June.

### Algebra 1 Common Core

1 Credit

The fundamental purpose of Algebra 1 Common Core to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. The course deepens and extends understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Students will take the Algebra1 (Common Core) Regents exam in June.

### Geometry Advanced Topics Common Core

1 Credit

This is the second math course for students who are pursuing a Regents diploma and have completed Algebra1 Common Core with AIS. The fundamental purpose of Geometry Common Core: Advanced Topics is to formalize and extend students’ geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. The Mathematical Practice Standards still apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Students in Geometry Common Core: Advanced Topics will not be required to take the Geometry (Common Core) Regents Exam in June.

### Geometry Common Core

1 Credit

This is a second math course for students who are pursuing a Regents Diploma or an Advanced Regents diploma and have completed Algebra1 Common Core. The fundamental purpose of Geometry Common Core is to formalize and extend students’ geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. The Mathematical Practice Standards still apply throughout this mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Students will take the Geometry (Common Core) Regents exam in June.

### Geometry Honors Common Core

1 Credit

This Honors-level course is designed for ninth graders who were accelerated in mathematics at the middle school and successfully completed the Algebra1 Common Core course in eighth grade or for students in tenth grade who were recommended by the department. The curriculum parallels that of the Geometry Common Core course; however, topics are enriched for these advanced students. Honor students are expected to demonstrate exceptional work ethics, a high-level of interest, and mathematical insight. Students will take the Geometry (Common Core) Regents Examination in June.

### Algebra 2 Advanced Topics Common Core

1 Credit

This is the third math course for students who are pursuing a Regents diploma. Successful completion of this course earns the third math credit necessary for graduation. In Algebra2 Common Core: Advanced Topics students will review their study of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions and expand the repertoire to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work with expressions that define the functions and continue to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers. The notion of logarithms will be introduced. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout the course.

### Algebra 2 – Year A Common Core

1 Credit

Algebra 2 Common Core – Year A is the first of a two-year alternative route to the Algebra 2 (Common Core) Regents Examination. It is designed for students who are pursuing an Advanced Regents Diploma, have completed Geometry Common Core, but may have difficulty attempting the fast-pace of Algebra 2 Common Core. Completion of this course and its follow-up course, Algebra 2 Common Core – Year B, will allow students to complete the same curriculum as the Algebra 2 Common Core over a two-year period. Students should plan to take the Algebra 2 (Common Core) at the end of their second year of study.

### Algebra 2 – Year B Common Core

1 Credit

Algebra 2 Common Core – Year B is the second of a two-year alternative route to the Algebra 2 (Common Core) Regents Examination. It is designed for students who have completed Algebra 2 Common Core – Year A. Students will take the Algebra 2 (Common Core) Regents Examination in June.

### Algebra 2 Common Core

1 Credit

This course is designed for those students who have satisfactorily completed Geometry Common Core and are pursuing an Advanced Regents Diploma. Algebra 2 Common Core is the capstone course of the three courses that end in the New York State Regents Examination. In Algebra 2 Common Core students extend their study of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions and expand the repertoire to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Students will take the Algebra 2 (Common Core) Regents Examination in June.

### Algebra 2 Honors Common Core

1 Credit

This Honors-level course is designed for students who successfully completed the Geometry Common Core Honors course or are recommended by the department. The curriculum parallels that of the Algebra 2 Common Core course; however, topics are enriched for these advanced students. Honor students are expected to demonstrate exceptional work ethics, a high-level of interest, and mathematical insight. Students will take the Algebra 2 (Common Core) Regents Examination in June.

### Algebra – Financial

1 Credit

This elective course is for students who have completed Algebra 2 Honors, Algebra 2, or Algebra 2A. It can be taken as an alternative to Pre-Calculus or Algebra 2B. Financial Algebra is a math course that is algebra-based and applications-oriented. The course addresses college preparatory mathematical topics from Advanced Algebra, Statistics, and Probability. It will apply this mathematics to the financial areas of: banking, investing, credit, taxes, loans, and budgeting.

## College Level and Advanced Placement Courses

### College Pre-Calculus

1 Credit

This course is designed for students who have completed three years of high-school mathematics and have passed three math Regents Exams. The course focuses on analytic geometry, advanced algebra, functional analysis, and includes an introduction to limits and the derivative.

### College Pre-Calculus Honors

1 Credit

This course is designed for students who have completed three years of high school mathematics and have passed three mathematics Regents Exams. Students enrolled in this course must have been enrolled in an honors math class in the previous school year, or are recommended by the department. The curriculum parallels that of the Pre-Calculus course; however, topics are enriched for these advanced students. Honors students are expected to demonstrate exceptional work ethics, a high-level of interest, and mathematical insight. Upon the completion of this course, students will be prepared to take Mathematics Level 2 SAT Subject Test.

### Advanced Placement College Calculus AB

1 Credit

This Honors course is designed for those students who have satisfactorily completed Pre-Calculus Honors and/or are recommended by the department. The course covers college-level analytic geometry and calculus. Calculus AB offers the student the equivalent of a one-semester college Calculus course.

Students may opt to enroll in the SUNY Albany “University in the High School Program” and may receive up to four college credits if all course requirements are met. Students are responsible for all SUNY fees. Assistance is also provided to students who wish to independently prepare for the Advanced Placement AB examination. Students are responsible for the cost of the AP examination.

### Advanced Placement College Calculus BC

1 Credit

This Honors course is designed for those students who have satisfactorily completed Pre-calculus or Pre-calculus Honors and/or are recommended by the department. The course covers college-level analytic geometry and calculus. Calculus BC offers the student the equivalent of two one-semester college Calculus courses.

Students may opt to enroll in the SUNY Albany “University in the High School Program” and may receive up to eight college credits if all course requirements are met. Students are responsible for all SUNY fees. Assistance is also provided to students who wish to independently prepare for the Advanced Placement BC Examination. Students are responsible for the cost of the AP examination.