
Mathematics

PreAlgebraCredit: 1 Unit High School Length: 40 WeeksPrerequisite: Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Principal Recommendation
This course is designed to strengthen fundamental mathematics skills of students who may not be ready for the rigor and pace of Algebra I. The TI83 or TI84 PLUS graphing calculators are used regularly. This course credit may apply to the three math credits students must have to receive their high school diploma.Integrated Algebra ICredit: 1 Unit High School Length: 40 WeeksThis course is open to all students entering 9th grade. Students in this course will be expected to learn fundamental algebra skills and their applications to graphing, geometry, business, engineering, and science. The Integrated Algebra Regent's Examination is a graduation requirement and is administered at the end of this course. The TI83 or TI84 PLUS graphing calculators are used daily in class and are permitted on the Regent's exam.Applied GeometryCredit: 1 Unit High School Length: 40 WeeksApplied Geometry is a nonRegents integrated Geometry course that examines the development of geometric applications over the course of history through the social sciences and physical sciences. The mathematical focus of the course will include, but not be limited to, constructions, transformations, symmetry, angles and lines, similar triangles and their application in trigonometry, twodimensional shapes, and three dimensional figures and their cross sections. The coordinate geometry element of the coursework will build on and expand skills developed in Algebra. The mathematical content will be accompanied by relevant information and developments in history and physical sciences, in a narrative of humanity blending the three disciplines.Credit: 1 Unit High School Length: 40 WeeksThis course provides an indepth study of the principals of geometry. Emphasis is placed on mathematical reasoning, providing geometric theorems, and using analytical geometry. The TI83 or TI84 PLUS graphing calculators are used regularly. There is a Regent's exam at the end of this course.Algebra IICredit: 1 Unit High School Length: 40 WeeksPrerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry credits earned. The intent of this challenging course is for students interested in pursuing careers in mathematics, science, engineering, business, or technology. The course is designed to advance a student's skills and knowledge in algebra. The curriculum also provides students with a solid background in the principles of trigonometry. The TI83 and TI84 PLUS graphing calculators are used extensively. The Algebra II/Trigonometry Regents Examination is administered at the end of this course.PreCalculusCredit: 1 Unit High School Length: 40 WeeksPrerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry and Trigonometry Credits Earned
This course prepares students who intend on taking calculus in college. The design of the curriculum is to deepen algebra skills and knowledge of analytical geometry and trigonometry. The TI83 or TI84 PLUS graphing calculators are used extensively.
College Courses: (Credit awarded through Jamestown Community College)
MAT 1500: Problem Solving With MathematicsCredit: 1 Unit High School/3 College Credits Length: 40 Weeks(Not available for the 20172018 school year)Students will develop problem solving skills through a detailed study of topics such as financial mathematics, linear and exponential modeling, and geometry, in concert with specific problem solving strategies such as drawing diagrams, making systematic lists, looking for patterns, identifying subproblems, and working backwards. Solution presentations and communication are emphasized. Prerequisite: one year of high school algebra and placement exam; Must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer Reading 80+ and Accuplacer Algebra score of 57+.
MAT 1540: Elementary StatisticsCredit: .5 Unit High School/3 College Credits Length: 20 WeeksStudents will investigate various topics in both descriptive and inferential statistics including measures of central tendency and spread, graphical analysis of data, probability, random sampling, correlation and regression, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. Practical applications are emphasized throughout the course. A significant part of the course is taught in a laboratory setting using a software package such as Minitab. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra/geometry and placement exam; Must meet minimum college level scores: Accuplacer Reading score of 80+ and Accuplacer Algebra score of 76+.MAT 1590: College Algebra/TrigonometryCredit: .5 Unit High School/4 College Credits Length: 20 WeeksStudents will learn algebra and trigonometry topics necessary to prepare them for the study of precalculus. Topics include onetoone functions and their inverses and graphs, polynomial and rational functions and their applications, radicals and exponents, complex numbers, and trigonometric functions, including graphs and basic identities. Problemsolving and applications are emphasized. An approved graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: MAT 0600 or placement exam. J fall, spring; C fall, spring; Online fall, spring. 4 credit hours.MAT 1600: PrecalculusCredit: 1 Unit High School/4 College Credits Length: 40 WeeksStudents will learn topics necessary for studying calculus and discrete mathematics. Algebra topics include rational and polynomial functions. Trigonometry topics include graphs, identities, half and doubleangle formulas, and inverse trig functions. Other topics include exponential and logarithmic functions, and an introduction to limits. An approved graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite: MAT 1590 or placement exam. J fall, spring; C fall, spring; Online fall, spring. 4 credit hours.MAT 1710: Calculus & Analytical Geometry ICredit: .5 Unit High School/4 College Credits Length: 20 WeeksIncludes Calculus and Analytic Geometry. Topics include real numbers, an introduction to analytic geometry, functions, limits, continuity, the derivative and its application, anti differentiation, and the definite integral and its applications. Use of a computer algebra system such as "Derive" is included. High School Prerequisite: the successful completion of PreCalculus
MAT 1720: Calculus & Analytical Geometry IICredit: .5 Unit High School/4 College Credits Length: 20 WeeksCalculus and Analytic Geometry II includes Mat 1710. Topics include further applications to the definite integral, Logarithmic and exponential functions, techniques of integration, polar coordinates and conics, vectors in the plane, and parametric equations. Use of a computer algebra system such as "Derive" is included. Prerequisite: the successful completion of Mat 1710: Calculus & Analytical Geometry IMAT 1730: Calculus & Analytical Geometry IIICredit: .5 Unit High School/4 College Credits Length: 20 WeeksStudents will continue their study of calculus. Topics include solid analytic geometry, calculus of functions of several variables, multiple integration, two and threedimensional vectors, and vector calculus (including Green’s Theorem and Stokes’ Theorem). A computer algebra system such as Mathematica is incorporated into the course. Prerequisite: MAT 1720. J fall. 4 credit hours.(Not offered for the 20182019 school year)MAT 2670: Linear AlgebraCredit: .5 Unit High School/4 College Credits Length: 20 WeeksStudents will learn the algebra and geometry of fi nitedimensional vector spaces and their linear transformations, the algebra of matrices and determinants, characteristic values and vectors, and diagonalization of matrices. A computer algebra system such as DERIVE is incorporated into the course. This course is intended for students majoring in mathematics, computer science and engineering. Prerequisite: MAT 1720. J fall. 3 College Credits(Not offered for the 20182019 school year)