• REGENTS MATH COURSES

    Note:  All courses end in a NYS Regents Assessment

    Algebra 1:  1 Credit, Ames/MHS
    The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend on the middle grades Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. This course will deepen and extend on students’ understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. The NGLS Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the NGLS Algebra 1 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 be required to take the New York State Algebra 1 Regents in June. Passing the Algebra 1 Regents Exam satisfies the exam requirement for a New York State Regents diploma. 

    Geometry:  1 Credit, MHS; Prerequisite: successful completion of Algebra 1  
    The fundamental purpose of this course 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 Next Generation Mathematical Learning Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the NGLS Geometry 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 be required to take the New York State Geometry Regents in June. Passing the Geometry Regents Exam satisfies the second out of three mathematics exam requirements for a New York State Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. 

    Geometry Accelerated:  1 Credit, Ames; Prerequisite: Mastery completion of Algebra 1 or permission of the department.   
    This course is designed for ninth grade students who have demonstrated mastery of Algebra 1 Accelerated. This is a rigorous course because, due to the Next Generation Learning Standards compaction which occurs in middle school students, are seeing many geometric relationships for the first time. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. The NGLS Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and together with the NGLS Geometry 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 be required to take the New York State Geometry Regents Exam in June. Passing the Geometry Regents Exam satisfies the second out of three exam requirements for a New York State Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.  

    Algebra 2:  1 Credit, MHS
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry  

    The fundamental purpose of this course is to build on students’ prior knowledge of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions and extend their repertoire of functions 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 CCSS Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the CCSS Algebra 2 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 be required to take the New York State Common Core Algebra 2 Regents in June. Passing the New York State Common Core Algebra 2 Regents Exam satisfies the third out of three mathematics exam requirements for a New York State Regent Diploma with Advanced Designation.  

    Algebra 2 Accelerated:  1 Credit, MHS
    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Geometry Accelerated at Ames or permission of the department.  
    This course is designed for tenth grade students that demonstrate mastery in Geometry Accelerated. The fundamental purpose of this course is to build on students’ prior knowledge of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions and extend their repertoire of functions 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 CCSS Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the CCSS Algebra 2 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 be required to take the New York State Common Core Algebra 2 Regents in June. Passing the New York State Common Core Algebra 2 Regents Exam satisfies the third out of three mathematics exam requirements for a New York State Regent Diploma with Advanced Designation.