MHS Mathematics Department

The Math Department aims to create a synergy between the acquisition of content knowledge, the delivery of instruction, the infusion of instructional technology, and the implementation of a variety of traditional, authentic and digital assessment tools. Students become effective problem solvers as they learn to communicate and reason mathematically while making sense of problems and persevering in solving them. An annual Pie Day Celebration bolsters an appreciation for learning through engaging classroom activities and explorations, contests, and a school-wide visual display of fractal triangles. The four year program is designed to foster independent thought, rigor, collaboration, and emphasize conceptual understanding. The program begins with Algebra 1 and culminates in the study of Calculus. A rich curriculum, including Honors and Advanced Placement courses, allow students to exercise choice and take the opportunity to further challenge themselves.

Algebra 1

In this rigorous course, students follow the New York State Common Core Curriculum for Algebra 1. The curriculum deepens and extends the understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions.

Geometry

In this rigorous course, students follow the New York State Common Core Curriculum for Geometry.

The curriculum explores complex geometric situations and deepens formal mathematical arguments in the writing of geometric proofs.

Geometry X

This course is designed for students who need reinforcement in the analytical processes and algebraic manipulations involved in the study of geometry. Students in this course apply and adapt a variety of strategies and algorithms to solve problems.

Geometry Honors

The course follows the New York State Common Core Curriculum for Geometry, however, it is enriched by the Geometry Plus Standards and select topics from the Algebra 2 Curriculum, such as the Law of Sines and Cosines. This course emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Intermediate Algebra

This course is designed for students who need reinforcement in the analytical processes and algebraic manipulations involved in the study of advanced algebra. Students in this course apply and adapt a variety of strategies and algorithms to solve problems.

Trigonometry

This course is designed for students who need reinforcement in the analytical processes and algebraic manipulations involved in the study of trigonometry. Students in this course apply and adapt a variety of strategies and algorithms to solve problems.

Algebra 2

In this rigorous course, students will follow New York State Common Core Curriculum for Algebra 2.

Algebra 2 Honors

The course follows the New York State Common Core Curriculum for Algebra 2, however, it is enriched by the Algebra 2 Plus Standards and select topics from the Pre-Calculus Curriculum such as the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra and end behavior models. This course emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Introduction to College Mathematics

This course is designed for students who need reinforcement in the analytical process and the concepts necessary for success in college-level mathematics. Students in this course apply and adapt a variety of strategies and algorithms to solve problems.

Pre-Calculus

This course is designed for students who are motivated and wish to take AP Calculus AB or prepare themselves for calculus in college. Students in Pre-Calculus solve problems using a “Rule of Four,” which emphasizes graphical, numerical, verbal and analytical methods.

Pre-Calculus Honors

This course is designed for students who are highly motivated and wish to take AP Calculus BC. The course follows the curriculum for Pre-Calculus, however, it is enriched by a comprehensive study of limits and differentiation.

Calculus

This course is designed to serve as an introductory course in single-variable differential and integral calculus. The course will emphasize the use of hands-on activities and real-world applications of calculus.

AP Calculus AB

This course covers the curriculum designed by the College Board. It is an in-depth study of single-variable differential and integral calculus.

AP Calculus BC

This rigorous course covers the curriculum designed by the College Board. It is an in-depth study of single-variable differential and integral calculus.

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