## MHSHS Math Department

## Course offerings:

**Integrated Algebra (2 crs; Common Core Exam; 65=Passing; Required for NYS Graduation)**

Integrated Algebra is the first mathematics course in the high school. The integrated algebra course set forth here is not the algebra of 30 years ago. The focal point of this course is the algebra content strand. Algebra provides tools and ways of thinking that are necessary for solving problems in a wide variety of disciplines, such as science, business, social sciences, fine arts, and technology.

*Typically Taken By:*8th and 9th Grade Students

**Geometry (2 crs; Common Core Exam; 65=Passing)**

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.

*Typically Taken By:*10th Grade Students

**Algebra 2 / Trigonometry (2 crs; Common Core Exam; 65=Passing)**

This course covers concepts that can be found in trigonometry and advanced algebra, and as well prepares students for pre-calculus and calculus, and reviews old topics. During their year of study, students learn different theorems, graph complex numbers and vectors, as well as review topics such as exponential functions, systems of inequalities, and radicals. As the year progresses, students will be expected to relate these functions to the real world, create conjectures through their own research, and begin a classroom discussion about these topics.

*Typically Taken By:*11th Grade Students

**College Algebra (2 crs; No Exam; Uses Hunter College Curriculum)**

Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions.

*Typically Taken By:*Students who finished Algebra & Geometry courses

**Pre-Calculus (2 crs; No Exam; Uses Hunter College Curriculum)**

This course is designed to cover topics in Algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections. Trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines will be introduced. Students will then begin analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals.

*Typically Taken By:*Students who finished Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 / Trig