Math Curriculum – High School

2009 Algebra 1 (Common Core) 

Algebra 1 is the first course in a four-year Regents sequence of courses aligned to the Common Core Standards. The course culminates with the Algebra 1 Regents Exam in June. Concepts taught in this course include factoring by various methods, equation solving (linear, quadratic, and exponential), statistics, functions, systems of equations, sequences, operations with polynomials, and graphing quadratics. Students will be required to justify mathematical statements, explain their mathematical reasoning, and apply these concepts to application problems. A graphing calculator will be required for the course. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2023 Applied Geometry 

This course is intended for students who have completed Algebra 1 and who need an extended time to understand geometrical concepts. Applied Geometry will be a hands-on math course with many projects throughout the school year that are focused on understanding the concepts through engaging activities. The course is not designed to cover all the concepts in the Geometry Regents Exam. A graphing calculator is required. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2024 Honors Geometry (Common Core) 

This course is intended for students who have accelerated their mathematics program by taking the Algebra 1 course in 8th grade. Geometry is the second course in a four-year Regents sequence of courses aligned to the Common Core Standards. The course culminates with the Geometry Regents Exam in June. The course will include all the topics in the Regents Geometry course but it will be done in greater depth and at a faster pace. Additional topics will be added to the course as well. Students will be required to justify mathematical statements, explain their mathematical reasoning, and apply these concepts to application problems. A graphing calculator will be required for the course. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2025 Geometry (Common Core) 

Geometry is the second course in a four-year Regents sequence of courses aligned to the Common Core Standards. The course culminates with the Geometry Regents Exam in June. Concepts taught in this course include logic, constructions, transformations, Euclidean proofs, coordinate geometry proofs & problems, volume & surface area, and quadrilaterals. Students will be required to justify mathematical statements, explain their mathematical reasoning, and apply these concepts to application problems. A graphing calculator will be required for the course. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2072 Applied Algebra 2 & Trigonometry 

This course is intended for students who have completed the Algebra 1 course and the Applied Geometry course or for students who need an extended time to understand the advanced Algebra 2 mathematical concepts. Applied Algebra 2 & Trigonometry will be a hands-on math course with many projects throughout the school year that are focused on understanding the concepts through engaging activities. The course is not designed to cover all the concepts in the Algebra 2 Regents Exam. A graphing calculator is required. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2075 Algebra 2 (Common Core) 

Algebra 2 is the third course in a four-year Regents sequence of courses aligned to the Common Core Standards. The course culminates with the Algebra 2 Regents Exam in June. Concepts taught in this course include functions, quadratic equations, complex numbers, rational expressions, trigonometry, exponents/logarithms, sequences/series, probability, and statistics. Students will be required to justify mathematical statements, explain their mathematical reasoning, and apply these concepts to application problems. A graphing calculator is required. The recommended model is the TI-84+ 

2076 Honors Algebra 2 (Common Core) 

This course is intended for students who have accelerated their mathematics program by taking Honors Geometry. Algebra 2 is the third course in a four-year Regents sequence of courses aligned to Common Core Standards. The course culminates with the Algebra 2 Regents in June. The course will include all the topics in the Regents Algebra 2 course but will be done in greater depth and at a faster pace. Students will derive concepts, do more complicated examples, and be required to produce rigorous solutions. Students will also be required to justify mathematical statements, explain mathematical reasoning and apply these concepts to application problems. A graphing calculator is required for the course. The recommended model is the TI-84+ 

2077 Algebra 2 Two Year – Year 1 (Common Core) 

This course is intended for students who need an extended time to complete the Algebra 2 curriculum or for students that did not meet the prerequisite requirements for the Algebra 2 course. Students will cover the entire Regents curriculum over the two years and take the Regents in Algebra 2 at the end of their senior year which is required for the Advanced Regents Diploma. A graphing calculator will be required for the course. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2078 Algebra 2 Two Year – Year 2 (Common Core) 

This course is intended for students who have completed the Algebra 2 Two Year – Year 1 course. For the second year of this course sequence, students will finish learning the concepts in the Algebra 2 curriculum and will review for the Algebra 2 Common Core Regents in June. A graphing calculator is required. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2080 Pre-Calculus (Common Core) 

Pre-Calculus is recommended for students planning to study engineering, science, computers, mathematics or business at the college level. This is the culminating course of the Common Core Standards. The course includes topics such as Complex Numbers, Transformations, Trigonometry, Vectors & Matrices, Rational & Exponential Functions, and Probability & Statistics. Students will have the opportunity to earn Schenectady County Community College credit if they successfully complete the course (Pre-Calculus with Analytic Geometry, MAT 129). A graphing calculator is required. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2083 Math 12N 

This course is recommended for students who plan to attend a four-year college and not major in a science or math related field. The course will include the study of some or all of the following topics: functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric), systems of equations, statistics, matrices and transformations. A graphing calculator is required. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2081 Pre-Calculus Honors(Common Core) 

Pre-Calculus Honors is intended for students who have completed Algebra 2 Honors. This course will cover in greater depth the topics of Pre-Calculus (Common Core) as well as beginning the study of Calculus. Additional topics will be studied, including sequences, series, limits, number theory, linear programming, spatial geometry, and linear algebra. Students will have the opportunity to earn Schenectady County Community College credit if they successfully complete the course (Pre-Calculus with Analytic Geometry, MAT 129). A graphing calculator is required. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2092 Applied Mathematics 

Applied Mathematics is a course that focuses primarily on financial applications of mathematics. The course will include both mathematical skills and theory. Students will investigate the application of mathematics in real world situations. A graphing calculator is required. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2100 Computer Programming – JAVA 

This introductory computer programming course will introduce students to techniques of object-oriented programming using the JAVA language. Programs will require the use of numeric and string variables, conditionals, looping, class and method design, arrays, and array processing. Individual projects will be required. 

2101 Mobile Application Design 

Did you ever want to learn how to create an App for your phone or tablet? In this one semester computer science course, students will design and implement applications designed for Android devices. Students will identify task requirements, plan strategies, and use programming concepts to develop and test applications for a variety of purposes. Note: Students are not required to own an Android device or any mobile device. 

2102 Computer Science Principles 

Are you interested in computers and looking for a course to learn the basic concepts of how computer languages and programs work? In this semester course, students will learn how the computing world transforms problems into solutions. Students will learn how instructions are given to a computer and how the Internet works. Students will analyze problems, develop creative ideas, and collaborate in groups for solving real-world issues using computing. Students will develop a thorough grasp of the computing foundations and concepts relevant to college and career. This introductory course is designed for students that may have an interest i computer programming but want to investigate the field before taking additional programming classes. 

2103 Introduction to Game Design 

This course is a practical introduction to game design and game design concepts, emphasizing the basic tools of game design. Students will learn about how systems work and how they can be modified or changed. Students learn to think analytically and holistically, to experiment and test theories, and to consider other people as part of the systems they create and inhabit. Through the game design process, students cultivate skills involving: system-based thinking, creative problem solving, art and aesthetics, and writing and storytelling. This course uses “drag and drop” programming, no writing code is required. 

2142 Advanced Placement Computer Science 

This college level course in computer science is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam in May. Colleges may grant credit or advanced standing based on the object-oriented performance on this exam. The major emphasis in this course is on programming methodology, algorithms, and data structures. Applications of computing provide the context in which these subjects are treated. Applications are used to develop student awareness of the need for particular algorithms and data structures as well as to provide topics for programming assignments to which students can apply their knowledge. JAVA is the programming language used in this course. All students taking this course will take the Advanced Placement exam in May. (Fee is approximately $94.) 

2901 Advanced Placement Calculus (AB) 

This college level course in calculus is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement (AP) exam in May. Colleges may grant credit or advanced standing based on the performance on this exam. The content involves differential and integral calculus – including limits, continuity, derivatives of implicit and explicit algebraic functions as well as logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Applications of the derivative and integral include curve sketching, area under a curve and volume. All students taking this course will take the Advanced Placement exam in May. (Fee is approximately $94.) A graphing calculator is required. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2911 Advanced Placement Calculus (BC) 

Calculus BC is intended for students who have completed the Pre-Calculus course. This college level course in calculus is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement exam in May. Colleges may grant credit or advanced standing based on the performance on this exam. BC Calculus is considerably more extensive than AB Calculus. The topics covered in this course are equivalent to a second semester college course in calculus, as well as all the topics in AB Calculus. All students taking this course will take the Advanced Placement exam in May. (Fee is approximately $94.) A graphing calculator is required. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2094 Statistics 

This course is intended for students looking for a third or fourth credit in mathematics. Students should have at least completed the Algebra 1 curriculum. 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, and evaluating other people’s studies to judge their validity. Students will be responsible for an independent statistics project at the end of the third quarter. A local final exam will be given in June. A graphing calculator is required. The recommended model is the TI-84+. 

2105 Computer Programming – PYTHON 

This course is an introduction to the Python programming language for students with or without prior programming experience. Python is a language with a simple syntax and a powerful set of libraries. While it is easy for beginners to learn, it is widely used in many scientific areas for data exploration. The course will cover data types, control flow, object-oriented programming, and graphical user interface-driven applications. The examples and problems used in this course are drawn from diverse areas such as text processing, simple graphics creation and image manipulation, HTML and web programming and genomics. 

 

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