Math

Welcome to the Mathematics Department
of Mattituck Jr. Sr. High School

Mission Statement:
The educational mission of the Mattituck-Cutchogue Junior-Senior High School Mathematics Department is to improve and enhance student learning and achievement in order to prepare our students to be informed, caring and productive members of our global society.

2020-2021 Department Goals

  1. To provide additional resources to encourage success in the Junior High Mathematics Program.
  2. To continue the process of realigning the curriculum 9 – 12 to meet the New York State Learning Standards.
  3. Use technology to facilitate and enhance mathematics learning.

Department Members:

 TEACHER  EMAIL  SECTION  MORE INFO
 Virginia Beebe, Coordinator
     
 John Albers
     
 Christopher Bennett
     
 Theresa Homan
     
 Frank Massa
     
 Erin Nardilillo
     
 Ron Rosso
     
 Jennifer Valentine
     
 Tracy White
     

Course Descriptions:

Algebra 1 (R)

Unit: 1

Grade: 8 Accelerated (H), 9, 10

Final: Regents Exam

The major focus of this course is for students to extend their understanding of intermediate mathematics to analyzing, solving, and using algebraic functions. Units of study include: reasoning with linear functions and their graphs, descriptive statistics, exponential functions, polynomial and quadratic functions, and modeling with equations and functions. Students enrolled in this course will take the Algebra 1 Regents examination in June. Passing the course and passing this exam are requirements for graduation.

Basic Geometry *Not an approved NCAA core course*

Unit: 1

Grade: 10 - 12

Final: School Exam

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra 1 (R) and would benefit from studying fundamental high school geometry topics prior to taking Regents-level geometry or Math for college Success (ALEKS). Units of study include: constructions, congruence and similarity, triangles and their relationships, transformations, trigonometry, and polygonal relationships.

Geometry (R)

Unit: 1

Grade: 9 Accelerated (H), 10, 11

Final: Regents Exam

The purpose of this course is to explore more complex geometric situations, deepen an understanding of geometric relationships, and construct formal mathematical arguments. Units of study include: constructions and transformations, congruence and similarity, right triangles and trigonometry, expressing geometric properties with equations, and modeling with geometry. Students enrolled in this course will take the Geometry Regents examination in June. Students who pass the Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 Regents courses and exams will have met the mathematics requirements for the Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.

Algebra 2 (R)

Unit: 1

Grade: 10 Accelerated (H), 11, 12

Final: Regents Exam

Prerequisite: Geometry Regents

The purpose of this course is for students to extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, radical, and trigonometric functions. Students work with the expressions that define the functions and expand their ability to model situations and solve equations. Solving equations includes solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. Students enrolled in this course will take the Algebra 2 Regents examination in June. Students who pass the Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 Regents courses and exams will have met the mathematics requirements for the Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. A graphing calculator is required for this course.

Math for College Success (ALEKS)*Not an approved NCAA core course*

Unit: 1

Grade: 11, 12

Final: School Exam

This course prepares students to achieve success in college mathematics by developing thorough mastery of the algebra topics necessary for students to progress into intermediate algebra and to transition to the rigors of college mathematics.

Precalculus

Unit: 1

Grade: 11, 12

Final: School Exam

Prerequisite: Algebra 2 Regents Exam

Dual Enrollment Credit offered through SUNY Farmingdale

Precalculus is designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra 1 (R), Geometry (R) and Algebra 2 (R). It is a precalculus course with a review of algebra, axiomatic geometry and trigonometry.

Precalculus Accelerated (H)

Unit: 1

Grade: 11

Final: School Exam

Prerequisite: Algebra 2 Regents Exam

Dual Enrollment Credit offered through SUNY Farmingdale

Precalculus Accelerated (H) is designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra 1 Accelerated (H), Geometry Accelerated (H) and Algebra 2 Accelerated (H). It is a pre-calculus course with a review of algebra, axiomatic geometry and trigonometry. Units on Limits of a Function and Continuity will also be included.

Calculus

Unit: 1

Grade: 12

Final: School Exam

Prerequisite: Precalculus Accelerated (H) or Precalculus (taken simultaneously)

Dual Enrollment Credit offered through SUNY Farmingdale

Calculus is a course in elementary functions and introductory calculus. Calculus can be taken together with Precalculus.

AP Calculus

Unit: 1

Grade: 12

Final: School Exam

Prerequisite: Precalculus Accelerated (H)

AP exam in May (approx. $94 fee)

AP Calculus is a course in elementary functions and introductory calculus. It is designed to prepare students to sit for the AP Calculus exam AB level.

Computer Science

Unit: 1

Grade: 9-12

This course will introduce/help students develop programming and problem solving skills. Topics include programing through the use of JavaScript and KidOYO. All students are encouraged to take this course no matter what field of interest.

Algebra I Math Lab:

The Math Lab course is a mathematics support course for Algebra I. This course provides students with additional time to build the foundations necessary for high school courses, while concurrently having access to rigorous, grade-level appropriate courses. The five critical area of the Algebra I Math Lab are: Relationships between quantities and reasoning with equations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics, expressions and equations, and quadratic functions and modeling. The cumulative goal of the course is to receive a passing grade on the Algebra I CC Regents Exam and to receive a passing score for the year.

Geometry Math Lab:

Geometry Math Lab is a course for students that are in regents Geometry and are seeking additional support to enhance their understanding of the curriculum. This class supplements topics discussed in class through independent work, group work, and teacher led examples. The goal of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of geometry while increasing their confidence and ability to be successful in this course.

Algebra 2 Math Lab:

Algebra 2 builds upon the concepts taught in Algebra 1 and Geometry while adding new concepts in mathematics such as polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric expressions. The Algebra 2 Lab is designed to support Algebra 2 students by providing extra practice and reinforcement of essential math content they will encounter in their Algebra 2 class. The goal of this pass/fail course is to provide students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Algebra 2 while increasing their confidence and ability to be successful in Algebra 2. Students who have passed the Algebra 1 CC Regents, the Geometry CC Regents and the Algebra 2 CC Regents will have met the mathematics requirements for the Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.

ENL Pre-Algebra

Unit: 1

Grade: 9-12

ENL Pre-Algebra is designed to help English Language Learners focus on vocabulary used in high school math courses. This course pre-teaches and reteaches concepts introduced in Basic Algebra. This course also allows time to fill in gaps caused by variations of curriculum in different countries. Students will build foundational understandings and confidence in their ability.