# Math

# Elementary Math

We’re introducing a new mathematics curriculum in grades K-5, called Eureka Math.

## WHAT IS EUREKA

The *Eureka Math* curriculum was created by Great Minds®, a nonprofit that brought together teachers and experts to craft a program based on the world's most successful math programs. Eureka was build around the core principle that students need to know more than just what works when solving a problem - they need to understand why it works.

The curriculum goes beyond facts and formulas, teaching students to think about math conceptually. This helps students become not merely literate, but fluent in mathematics.

## PARENT RESOURCES

Your involvement in your child’s education can have a significant impact on his or her success in school. That’s why the teacher-writers who developed the curriculum, also created a suite of parent support resources that will help you support your child at homework time. Please click on the link for instructions on how to create your Parent Account in Eureka: Eureka Parents Getting Started

## WHY EUREKA

Eureka has received high ratings from educators and reviewers nationwide. Schools and districts are seeing growth and impressive test scores after just one year of implementation. Read more about Eureka Math success stories at schools and districts across the country at greatminds.org/data.

Elementary School Teachers - Access Resources Here

# High School Math

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The following is a list of our high school course offerings in mathematics:

### Algebra I

### [Click on the links for course resources: eMATHinstruction AMSCO]

This is the first course in a three year sequence for NYS high school mathematics. The course integrates the study of algebra and other mathematical topics. Students taking this course should already have acquired sound study habits. All students are required to take the Regents exam at the end of this course.

### Principles of Geometry

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Common Core (Integrated) Algebra

This is the second course in the sequence of three courses required for the Regents Diploma. This course will introduce and strengthen topics in geometry tested on the SAT. In addition to the essentials of geometry, topics included are logic, transformations, quadrilaterals, and locus with constructions. All students are required to take a final exam at the end of this course.

### Geometry

### [Click on the links for course resources: eMATHinstruction AMSCO]

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Common Core (Integrated) Algebra I and the Common Core Algebra Regents

This is the second course in the New York State Math sequence required for the NYS Regents Diploma or for the NYS Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. It is designed for those students who have successfully completed Common Core Algebra. Course content will be largely proofs, both formal and informal, coordinate geometry, a study of transformations and geometric relationships. All students are required to take the Common Core Geometry Regents exam at the end of this course.

### Geometry with Math Lab

### [Click on the links for course resources: eMATHinstruction AMSCO]

See above for a full course description. ***Please note students enrolled in this course will be
scheduled to receive AIS services every other day in the Math Lab.**

### Geometry (Honors)

Prerequisite: Common Core (Integrated) Algebra Regents exam with a grade of 90 or better

This is the second course in the New York State Math sequence required for the NYS Regents Diploma or for the NYS Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Course content will be covered with greater depth and rigor and includes regular geometry and additional topics chosen from the detailed study of transformations, additional locus, solid geometry and other topics as time allows. Students will be expected to do in depth problem solving and proof writing. All students are required to take the Common Core Geometry Regents at the end of this course.

### Intermediate Algebra

Prerequisite: Common Core Geometry or Principles of Geometry This course is a bridge between Algebra I and Algebra II.

The curriculum reviews and expands on linear equations and inequalities, factoring, and systems of equations while introducing matrices, logarithms, and more. The goal of this course is to provide the foundation necessary for students to continue to the next level of mathematics and work towards growing their algebraic skills.

### Algebra II

### [Click on the links for course resources: eMATHinstruction AMSCO]

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Common Core Geometry course and the Common Core Geometry Regents exam.

This is the third course of the three year Mathematics sequence required for the NYS Regents diploma with Advanced Designation. In this course students will build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving. Students will communicate their mathematical thinking using the language of mathematics to express ideas precisely. Students will use representations to model and interpret algebraic patterns, relations and functions. Topics included are solving rational, radical, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations. Complex numbers, transformations, mathematical sequences, statistics and probability will also be studied. All students are required to take the Common Core Algebra II Regents at the end of this course.

### Algebra II with Math Lab

### [Click on the links for course resources: eMATHinstruction AMSCO]

See above for a full course description. ***Please note students enrolled in this course
will be scheduled to receive AIS services every other day in the Math Lab. **

### Algebra II (Honors)

Prerequisite: Common Core Geometry course (grade of 90 or better), and Common Core Geometry Regents exam (grade of 85 or better)

This is an enriched New York State Regents course for the student who is extremely interested in mathematics. Course content of Common Core Algebra II will be covered with greater depth and rigor and includes advanced algebra topics chosen from the detailed study of patterns and functions, equations, sequences and other topics as time allows. Students will be expected to do in depth problem solving and utilize knowledge of prior concepts with minimal difficulty. All students are required to take the Common Core Algebra II Regents at the end of this course.

### Statistics

Prerequisite: Successful completion of core requirements

This course is for students who would like to have a solid background in Statistics. Students majoring in engineering, psychology, sociology, health sciences, mathematics, science and business will typically need to take a college statistics course. This is an introductory course in Statistics, non-calculus based, that one would take in college. Students will be introduced to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students explore data by observing patterns and departures from patterns, plan a study by deciding how and what to measure, anticipate patterns by producing models using probability and simulation and confirm models by using statistical inference.

### Advanced Placement Statistics

**Seniors:** Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Pre-Calculus

**Juniors: **Co-requisite: Pre-Calculus and an 85 or better on the Algebra II exam.

**Eligible for
Suffolk County Community College Dual-Enrollment College Credit**

This course is for students who would like to have a solid background in Statistics. Students majoring in engineering, psychology, sociology, health sciences, mathematics, science and business will typically need to take a college statistics course. This course will be equivalent to a first course in statistics (non-calculus based) that one would take in college. Students will be introduced to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students explore data by observing patterns and departures from patterns, plan a study by deciding how and what to measure, anticipate patterns by producing models using probability and simulation and confirm models by using statistical inference.

**Students who take the AP exam will earn the Advanced Placement designation on
their transcript. Students who do not take the exam will have the course title only without
Advanced Placement designation on their transcript. The cost of the AP exam will be
announced annually. If students do not take the AP Exam, they must complete a final exam. **

### Topics in Advanced Math

Prerequisite: Successful completion of a three-year sequence in high school mathematics

This elective is for students seeking a fourth year of high school mathematics but who do not wish to pursue Calculus or Statistics. This course will prepare students for the rigors of college mathematics by covering topics ranging from number theory, game theory, combinatorial mathematics, applicable probability, problem solving and the history of Mathematics. All students will be required to take a final exam at the end of this course.

### Pre-Calculus

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II and Algebra II Regents exam

This course is for the student who wishes to further their knowledge of mathematics to prepare for college or career. Course content will include selected topics from college algebra, higher order equations, linear algebra, polar and parametric equations, and an introduction to calculus. All students will be required to take a final exam at the end of this course.

### Pre-Calculus (Honors)

Prerequisite: Algebra II course (grade of 90 or better), Algebra II Regents exam (grade of 85 or better)

**Eligible for Suffolk County Community College Dual-Enrollment College Credit**

This course is designed to prepare the student for the Advanced Placement Calculus class taken in their senior year. A rigorous introduction to calculus with pre-calculus is studied. Topics include functions and their graphs, limits and continuity, the derivative and its application, conic section, logarithmic and exponential functions, series, sequences, analytic geometry, and theory of equations. Students will be expected to participate in in-depth problem solving. All students will be required to take a final exam at the end of this course.

### Calculus

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus or Pre-Calculus Honors

This senior elective is for students who have successfully completed Pre-Calculus and are interested in a high school level Calculus. This is not an Advanced Placement course. This course gives an overview of a typical first semester college Calculus course and is a foundation for future college mathematics. Topics include functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, anti-differentiation, the definite integral and selected applications. There will be a midterm and a final examination.

### Advanced Placement Calculus

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus (Honors) (Grade 85 or better)

**Eligible for Suffolk County
Community College Dual-Enrollment College Credit**

The objective of this course is to instill the knowledge of Calculus and the wisdom to apply it primarily focusing on derivatives and integrals. Students coming through this course are taught that they need to have mastery of calculus numerically, graphically and analytically. They learn how to compute mathematics using calculus, both by hand and by use of a calculator. In addition they are taught how to understand the visual relevance of their computations and the data presented. They are also taught how to explain the solutions to their problems with words and concise sentences alongside their calculations to demonstrate clear understanding of the concepts in question.

**Students who take the AP exam will earn the Advanced Placement designation on
their transcript. Students who do not take the exam will have the course title only without
Advanced Placement designation on their transcript. The cost of the AP exam will be
announced annually. If students do not take the AP exam, they must complete a final exam. **

### College Mathematics

Prerequisite: 11th or 12th Grade Status and Completion 2 Years Mathematics

This elective is for students who wish to strengthen the foundational mathematics knowledge and skills needed to challenge college-level mathematics. This course will prepare students for the rigors of college through a blended-learning environment using Adaptive Learning Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS). All students will be required to take a final exam at the end of this course.

# Our Math Screeners

We use iReady (K-2) and ALEKS (3-12) to assess student mastery of standards related to the knowledge and skills needed for each year of math. Additionally, both programs offer students the opportunity to work in computer-based instruction modules that are individualized for their specific needs. Please click on the links below to access these programs and login with your student account credentials:

## iReady

[Click HERE to view the iReady Parent Guide]

## ALEKS

**What is ALEKS?** ALEKS is an adaptive math program that provides each student with a personalized learning path. Using engaging answer tools, immediate feedback, and automatic assessments, ALEKS helps students review and master the skills needed to be successful in their math class.

Here’s what you’ll see when your student logs into the program:

**ALEKS Pie:** The Pie provides a snapshot of your student’s current knowledge in the class. The color portion is what your student has already learned, while the grey portion is what s/he has left to learn in the class. Your student can select a Pie slice to see progress made for that slice and what is still remaining.

**Timeline:** Your student can see his/her progress and growth over time in the Timeline. Your student can also use the Timeline to see how to achieve learning goals and reach milestones in the class, as well as see what s/he worked on previously and plan for what’s ahead.

**Learning Path:** The Learning Path is your student’s personalized pathway to success where s/he will be working on the topics s/he is most ready to learn right now. These topics will be accessible via the Learning Mode where your student has access to detailed explanations, immediate feedback, and other learning resources.

**Language Toggle: **Your student can toggle between English and Spanish translations of the content and interface with a click of a button.

Finally, here are some **tips** for making the most out of the at-home learning experience

- Make sure your student has paper and pencil available to work out a problem. Do not allow him/her to use a calculator, unless it is provided within the program for a specific problem or they have been given permission.

- Please discourage your student from using external help, such as the Internet or a family member providing them with answers. S/he will get the most benefit from working through the problems on his/her own!

- Don’t forget that tools are available in the program to help your student! Tools include:

- A Dictionary of math terms and concepts

- An "Explanation" button providing step-by-step instructions for solving a problem

# Link to the NYS Math Standards:

## New York State Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards