Mathematics Department

The Math Department believes that it is important that a student learn how to reason creatively, logically and independently. Through the medium of mathematics, students are challenged to reason deductively and offered opportunities to succeed in that endeavor. Individual differences among students are recognized and provided for through several sequential levels.

Department Chairperson: Ms. Linda Czajkowski | 732 549 1108 x638

Algebra I (400)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 9th
Prerequisites: Placement determined by the High School Placement Test and grammar school transcript

This course is designed to develop the standard axioms of algebra.  Operations with signed numbers, integral exponents and linear and quadratic equations are emphasized.  Systems of two linear equations are introduced.  Various types of word problems are identified for use in science and advanced math classes.  Every student should have a scientific calculator, however, a graphing calculator is strongly recommended.

Algebra I Honors (402)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 9th
Prerequisites: Placement determined by the High School Placement Test and grammar school transcript/spring Algebra test

This course is designed to develop the standard axioms of algebra.  Operations with signed numbers, integral exponents, both positive and negative, as well as scientific are emphasized.  Solving equations, inequalities and simplifying algebraic expressions is mastered.  Elementary geometry formulas are applied to composite figures.  Ratio and proportion problems, scientific notation and unit conversions help prepare students for science applications.  Students will develop critical thinking skills through numerous and varied word problems using one and two variable equations and inequalities.  Every student must have a graphing calculator.

Geometry (410)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 9th, 10th
Prerequisites: Algebra I and/or department approval

This course introduces and develops multiple geometry concepts, and uses a problem-solving base which integrates algebra skills.  Students will study circles, triangles, polygons, lines and planes.

Geometry Honors (412)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 9th, 10th

Lines, triangles, polygons, similarity, congruence, right triangles, basic trigonometry, circles, surface area and volume are studied.  Critical thinking skills are emphasized throughout the course.  Every student must have a graphing calculator.

Algebra II/Geometry Honors (422)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 9th, 10th
Prerequisites: "B+" average in Algebra I Honors or department approval

This is an accelerated course which addresses both Geometry and Algebra II.  Critical thinking skills are developed throughout the course.  Every student must have a graphing calculator.

Semester 1 - Geometry

Lines, triangles, polygons, similarity, congruence, right triangles, basic trigonometry, circles, surface area and volume are studied. 

Semester 2 - Algebra II

Roots, rational exponents and functions, radicals and radical functions, various types of equations, variation, matrices, complex numbers, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, trigonometric functions, trigonometric functions for special right triangles and other trigonometric topics are studied.

Algebra II (430)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 10th, 11th

This course addresses fundamental operations on real numbers, complex numbers and polynomial expressions.  Students are able to solve quadratic equations using several methods and resolve the relationship between roots, factors and coefficients of third and fourth degree equations.  Other topics include determining and graphing equations and inequalities in one, two and three variables.  Every students must have a graphing calculator.

Algebra II Honors (432)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 9th, 10th, 11th
Prerequisites: Geometry Honors and/or department recommendation

Roots, rational exponents and functions, radicals and radical functions, various types of equations, variations, matrices, complex numbers, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, trigonometric functions, trigonometric functions for special right triangles and other trigonometric topics are studied.  Critical thinking skills are emphasized throughout the course.  Every student must have a graphing calculator.

Pre-Calculus Honors (452)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th
Prerequisites: "B+" average in Algebra II/Geometry Honors and/or department approval

This course includes pre-calculus topics such as polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions and graphs.  Sequence, series, parametrics, vectors and polars are presented.  The study of limits is introduced.  Every student must have a graphing calculator.

Pre-Calculus (450)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Prerequisites: Algebra II and/or department approval

Students acquire and master the fundamental skills of algebra and trigonometry.  Polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions are studied.  Trigonometry topics include identities, right triangle applications and the Laws of Sines and Cosines.  Every student must have a graphing calculator.

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry (461)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 12th
Prerequisites: Algebra II and/or department approval

This course emphasizes the development of the algebra and trigonometry skills necessary for a first course in calculus.  Essential topics are the polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their characteristics.  Trigonometry topics include identities, right triangle applications and the Laws of Sines and Cosines.  Every student must have a graphing calculator.

Calculus I (463)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Prerequisites: Precalculus and/or department approval

Differential and integral calculus topics are introduced, as well as their applications, including related rate problems, area under a curve and minimizing and maximizing problems, are presented.  Every student must have a graphing calculator.  Classroom instruction will be done on a Texas Instrument calculator.

Statistics (464)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 12th
Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus or Calculus I and department recommendation

This course gives a basic introduction to the study of statistics.  Topics addressed include organizing data, variation, probability, normal distribution and hypothesis testing.  Every student must have a graphing calculator.

AP Calculus AB (465)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus Honors and department approval

AP Calculus AB is intended for students who have a thorough knowledge of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and pre-calculus.  The course introduces the student to the methods and procedures of differential and integral calculus.  Every student must have a graphing calculator.  Classroom demonstrations are done on a Texas Instrument graphing calculator.  Students are required to take the Advanced Placement exam.

AP Calculus BC (475)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus Honors and department approval

This course is a rigorous full year course in single-variable calculus that introduces the methods and procedures of differential and integral calculus plus the additional topics of parametric, polar and vector functions and series.  Every student must have a graphing calculator.  Students are required to take the Advanced Placement exam.

AP Statistics (485)

Credits: 5
Grade Level: 12th
Prerequisites: Calculus AB or Calculus BC or department approval

AP Statistics is a rigorous full-year course that introduces the student to the concepts and tools of data description and organization, probability, normal distributions, variance and standard deviation, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression and inference.  Every student must have a graphing calculator.  Students are required to take the Advanced Placement exam.