Mathematics

Mission Statement

The mission of the Math Department is to provide an engaging and structured curriculum with teaching that supports student growth and development in problem solving, critical thinking, and math fluency while preparing students for success in college and in the workplace.

 
Math Curriculum
Math lessons are designed to engage students in doing mathematics. Doing mathematics is about searching for patterns and structure in quantitative and spatial situations; finding solutions to novel (new) problems; posing and testing conjectures; convincing others of the validity of results by explaining, justifying, and proving; extending problems and situations by posing new questions; generalizing from individual problems and situations to classes of problems or situations.
 

Back row (left to right): M. Suhu, M. Caban, J. Xue, W. Montero, R. Figaro, D. Akande, R. Manglicmot

Front row (left to right): M.E. De la Cruz, S. Buszwatiuk (AP), J. Thompson (dept. AP), K. Batista, S. Bilgel

Not pictured: A. Kim, M. Tapiero, N. Vurchio

 

Diploma requirements:
Even though students are required to receive a minimum of 6 math credits, they are strongly encouraged to complete four years of high school math.  Students must also pass at least one Regents exam in Algebra 1, Geometry or Algebra 2 to earn a high school diploma.

 

Courses:

Common Core Algebra 1 (MEN11, MEN21, MEN22)

This course ends in Algebra 1 Regents Exam. Classes are also offered in Spanish. The Regents exam is offered in multiple languages.

 

Common Core Geometry (MGN11)

This course ends in Geometry Regents Exam. Classes are also offered in Spanish, however, the Regents is only written in English.

 

Common Core Algebra 2 (MRN11)

This course ends in Algebra 2 Regents Exam. Classes and the Regents exam are only offered in English.

 

MPN11 - Pre Calculus

This is an elective Math course for college readiness. 

 

MCN11X - Advanced Placement Calculus BC

This course ends in an Advanced Placement Exam administered in May.

This course is College Board approved.

Prerequisites courses: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, *Precalculus (*preferred but not required)

 

MSN11X - Advanced Placement Statistics

This course ends in the Advanced Placement Exam administered in May.

This course is College Board approved.

Prerequisite courses: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2

 

MKN11X - Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles

This course ends in the Advanced Placement Exam administered in May.

This course is College Board approved.

Prerequisite courses: Algebra 1

 

MKN11XA - Advanced Placement Computer Science A

This course ends in the Advanced Placement Exam administered in May.

This course is College Board approved.

Prerequisite courses: Algebra 1, AP Computer Science Principles or Assistant Principal approval

 

 

Afterschool Clubs:

Chess Club Math League
Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society)