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    Pre-Algebra
    Credit:  1  Unit High School                                    Length:  40 Weeks
    Prerequisite: 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 TI-83 or TI-84 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 I
    Credit:  1  Unit High School                                    Length:  40 Weeks   
    This 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 TI-83 or TI-84 PLUS graphing calculators are used daily in class and are permitted on the Regent's exam.
     
    Applied Geometry
    Credit:  1  Unit High School                                    Length:  40 Weeks
    Applied Geometry is a non-Regents 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, two-dimensional 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.  
     
    Geometry
    Credit:  1  Unit High School                                    Length:  40 Weeks
    This course provides an in-depth study of the principals of geometry.  Emphasis is placed on mathematical reasoning, providing geometric theorems, and using analytical geometry.  The TI-83 or TI-84 PLUS graphing calculators are used regularly.  There is a Regent's exam at the end of this course.
     
    Algebra II
    Credit:  1  Unit High School                                     Length:  40 Weeks
    Prerequisite:  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 TI-83 and TI-84 PLUS graphing calculators are used extensively.  The Algebra II/Trigonometry Regents Examination is administered at the end of this course.  
     
    Pre-Calculus
    Credit:  1  Unit High School                                      Length:  40 Weeks
    Prerequisite:  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 TI-83 or TI-84 PLUS graphing calculators are used extensively.

    College Courses: (Credit awarded through Jamestown Community College)

    MAT 1500: Problem Solving With Mathematics
    Credit:  1 Unit High School/3 College Credits           Length:  40 Weeks
    (Not available for the 2017-2018 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 sub-problems, 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 Statistics
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School/3 College Credits          Length:  20 Weeks
    Students 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/Trigonometry
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School/4 College Credits          Length:  20 Weeks
    Students will learn algebra and trigonometry topics necessary to prepare them for the study of precalculus. Topics include one-to-one 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. Problem-solving 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: Precalculus
    Credit:  1 Unit High School/4 College Credits          Length:  40 Weeks
    Students will learn topics necessary for studying calculus and discrete mathematics. Algebra topics include rational and polynomial functions. Trigonometry topics include graphs, identities, half and double-angle 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 I
    Credit: .5 Unit High School/4 College Credits          Length:  20 Weeks
    Includes 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 Pre-Calculus

    MAT 1720: Calculus & Analytical Geometry II
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School/4 College Credits          Length:  20 Weeks
    Calculus 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 I
     
    MAT 1730: Calculus & Analytical Geometry III
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School/4 College Credits          Length:  20 Weeks
    Students will continue their study of calculus. Topics include solid analytic geometry, calculus of functions of several variables, multiple integration, two- and three-dimensional 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 2018-2019 school year)
     
    MAT 2670: Linear Algebra
    Credit:  .5 Unit High School/4 College Credits          Length:  20 Weeks
    Students will learn the algebra and geometry of fi nite-dimensional 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 2018-2019 school year)