• MATH COURSES

    Algebra 1 Lab:  No Credit, Ames
    This course is a non-credit bearing class, which meets every other day. Instruction will focus on providing students with support in their Algebra 1 class. 9th Grade students at AMES will be scheduled for this course if they do not pass Math 8 at BMS, based on the results of the New York State Math 8 Assessment and/or teacher recommendation. Students at MHS will be scheduled for this course if they do not pass Algebra 1 at Ames.

    Geometry Lab:  No Credit, MHS
    This course is a non-credit bearing class, which meets every other day. Instruction will focus on providing students with support in their Geometry class. Students will be scheduled for this course based on the results of the New York State Common Core Algebra 1 Regents and/or teacher recommendation. Students will also be scheduled for this course if they do not pass Algebra 1 during the school year but attend summer school and pass.

    Algebra 2 Lab:  No Credit, MHS
    This course is a non-credit bearing class, which meets every other day. Instruction will focus on providing students with support in their Algebra 2 class. Students will be scheduled for this course based on the results of the New York State Algebra 1 and Geometry Regents and/or teacher recommendation. Students will also be scheduled for this course if they do not pass Geometry during the school year but attend summer school and pass.

    Math SAT/ACT Prep:  .25 Credit, MHS
    Grade 11 and 12 students only; Must be taken with English SAT/ACT Prep  

    This course is intended to prepare students for the SAT Reasoning exam. It will offer strategies and tactics to use in solving the various types of math questions. Courses of this type generally improve Math SAT scores, but any such improvement will vary with the individual student.  This course is offered for one semester on a Day 1 or Day 2 schedule and is available to students beginning in 11th grade. 

    Advanced Algebra: 1 Credit, MHS
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry or permission of the department.  

    This course satisfies the third year of mathematics requirement for a New York State Regents Diploma. The focus of this course is the study of Algebra and Trigonometry, but concepts in Probability and Statistics are explored. The course builds 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 the exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The CCSS Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course. 

    Pre-Calculus AB Accelerated:  1 Credit, MHS
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 Accelerated or permission of the department  

    This course is designed for students that have demonstrated mastery in Algebra 2 Accelerated and are considering taking AP Calculus AB as a senior. The curriculum includes the topics of advanced algebra, elementary analytical geometry, matrix algebra and the beginning units of AP Calculus. 

    Pre-Calculus BC Accelerated:  1 Credit, MHS
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 Accelerated or permission of the department  
    This course is designed for students that have demonstrated excellence in Algebra 2 Accelerated and are considering taking AP Calculus BC as a senior. The curriculum includes the topics of advanced algebra, elementary analytical geometry, matrix algebra and the beginning units of AP Calculus. This course moves beyond topics covered in Pre-Calculus and the pace of this curriculum prepares students for the BC Advanced Placement Calculus Course. 

    Pre-College Algebra (Fall) and Mathematics Applications in Business (Spring):  .5 Credit/.5 Credit, MHS

    • Pre-College Algebra (Fall): is a fourth-year mathematics course for college bound students exiting Advanced Algebra. It extends on algebraic and trigonometric concepts introduced in Advanced Algebra and prepares students for freshmen college mathematics courses. 
    • Mathematics Applications in Business (Spring): this course will enhance students’ mathematical skills while providing an introduction to accounting, finance, insurance, statistics, taxation and other math-related subjects. Consumer math applications such as bank reconciliation, discounting, markups and markdowns, installment purchases and simple and compound interest are covered in depth.

    AP Pre-Calculus/Calculus AB:  1 Credit, MHS
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 or permission of the department.  

    This course is designed for non-accelerated students who demonstrated excellence in Algebra 2 and wish to take AP Calculus as a senior. This two-period, two-credit Advanced Placement Calculus course first develops pre-calculus topics, followed by differential and integral calculus, and terminates with a variety of linear algebra and advanced algebra topics. Students will be required to take the Advanced Placement exam in May. Failure to complete all course requirements, including participation in all AP exams, will result in the loss of AP course designation on a student’s transcript and AP weighting will NOT be applied.     

    AP Statistics:  1 Credit, MHS
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 or permission of the department.    

    This course is a rigorous college level course of study which introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to the following four board conceptual themes: exploring data: observing patterns and departures from patterns, planning a study: deciding what and how to measure, anticipating patterns in advance: producing models using probability and simulation, and statistical inference: confirming models.  Students will be required to take the Advanced Placement exam in May. Failure to complete all course requirements, including participation in all AP exams, will result in the loss of AP course designation on a student’s transcript and AP weighting will NOT be applied.     

    AP Calculus AB:  1 Credit, MHS
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus AB or BC Accelerated.

    This course is a rigorous college level course of study which covers the major topics of differential and integral calculus. The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the concepts of Calculus, as well as, an ability to apply these concepts in solving related problems. Theoretical concepts will also be presented and developed. The use of the graphing calculator is an integral part of this course. Students will be required to take the Advanced Placement exam in May and a local final examination in June. A summer assignment is required for this course. Failure to complete all course requirements, including participation in all AP exams, will result in the loss of AP course designation on a student’s transcript and AP weighting will NOT be applied.     

    AP Calculus BC:  1 Credit, MHS
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus BC Accelerated or permission of the department.   

    This course is designed for students of exceptional ability who have demonstrated excellence in Pre-Calculus Accelerated. This course meets daily, with an additional period every other day. This course is extremely rigorous and fast-paced as it covers the major topics of differential and integral calculus as well as the topics of sequences, series, vectors, parametric equations and polar equations. The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the concepts of Calculus, as well as an ability to apply these concepts in solving related problems. Theoretical concepts will also be presented and developed. The use of the graphing calculator is an integral part of this course. Students will be required to take the Advanced Placement exam in May and a local final examination in June. A summer assignment is required for this course. Failure to complete all course requirements, including participation in all AP exams, will result in the loss of AP course designation on a student’s transcript and AP weighting will NOT be applied.