# Mathematics Department

### Courses

**Algebra I**

This course is designed to emphasize the study of multiple representations of linear and non-linear functions. It includes mathematical concepts for working with rational numbers, various expressions, analyzing and solving linear equations & inequalities, data analysis, probability, statistics, and polynomials. Students will use hands-on materials and calculators when needed in solving problems where the algebra concepts are applied.

**Algebra II / Trigonometry**

This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, and concepts and includes the study of trigonometric functions. The content of this course is important for students’ success on both the SAT and college mathematics entrance exams.

**AP Calculus**

This class is a study of functions and their behavior. Topics include the study of derivatives, or the rate of change of a function, and integrals, the accumulation of area under a curve. The emphasis is on exploration rather than proof. This class is intended to provide an introduction to the richness of calculus for students who are interested in continuing their study of mathematics beyond the courses required for graduation.

**Geometry**

This course is designed to emphasize the study of the properties and applications of common geometric figures in two and three dimensions. It includes the study of transformations and right triangle trigonometry. Inductive and deductive thinking skills are used in problem-solving situations, and applications to the real world are stressed. It also emphasizes writing proofs to solve (prove) properties of geometric figures.

**Pre-Calculus**

This course is designed to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections. Trigonometry concepts such as the Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced. Students will then begin analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals. This class is important for any student planning to take a college algebra or college pre-calculus class.

**Computer Science**

### Resources

You can find resources that will help you review for the incoming Regents exams by following the links below: