Mathematics Courses

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Pre-Algebra

1 unit  |  full year  |  Grade 9  |  Pre-Algebra Syllabus
Pre-Algebra is the first course in the Integrated Algebra curriculum. This course introduces topics in algebra, as well as some geometry. The course emphasizes application and guided practice. The TI-84 graphing calculator is used throughout the year. A final examination will be given at the completion of the course.

CC Algebra I

1 unit  |  full year  |  Grades 9-10  |  CC Algebra I Syllabus
Common Core Algebra I follows A Story of Functions, the Common Core curriculum for mathematics. Units of study cover operations with polynomials, systems of equations, sequence and series, factoring, graphing, methods for solving quadratic equations, transformations of functions, and statistics. A graphing calculator is permitted and used at this level. The prerequisite for this course is the successful completion of the eighth-grade math course. Students will take the Algebra I Regents Exam in June. Students are required to pass this exam in order to graduate from high school.
This course is required for graduation from high school.

Geometry I

1 unit  |  full year  |  Grades 10-11  |  Geometry I Syllabus
The course covers lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, transformations, coordinate planes, perimeter, area, and the Pythagorean Theorem, with an emphasis on application and guided practice. The prerequisites for this course include the successful completion of CC Algebra I and a minimum score of 65% on the Algebra I Regents Exam. This course could be used as the first course in a two-year geometry sequence leading to the CC Geometry Regents Exam. Alternatively, this course may fulfill the third year of the three years of math courses that are required for graduation from high school. A final examination will be given at the completion of this course.

CC Geometry

1 unit  |  full year  |  Grades 10-11  | CC Geometry Syllabus
This single-year course is designed to prepare students to take the Regents Exam in Geometry, although it may also be taken as a secondary course to Geometry I. The curriculum includes constructions, coordinate geometry, transformations, solid geometry, circle geometry, and proofs. Problem solving and critical thinking are emphasized. A graphing calculator is permitted and used at this level. The prerequisites for this course include the successful completion of CC Algebra I and a minimum score of 65% on the Algebra I Regents Exam. Alternatively, students may enroll in CC Geometry after successfully completing Geometry I and with a teacher recommendation. Ninth-graders may take this course if they successfully completed Algebra I Honors in eighth grade and passed the Algebra I Regents Exam with a minimum score of 88%. Students will take the Geometry Regents Exam at the end of the course in June.

Honors CC Geometry

1 unit  |  full year  |  Grade 9
This single-year course is designed to prepare students to take the Regents Exam in Geometry, although it may also be taken as a secondary course to Geometry. The curriculum includes constructions, coordinate geometry, transformations, solid geometry, circle geometry, and proofs. Problem solving and critical thinking are emphasized. A graphing calculator is permitted and used at this level. The prerequisites for this course include the successful completion of CC Algebra I and a minimum score of 88% on the Algebra I Regents Exam. Students will take the Geometry Regents Exam at the end of the course in June.

CC Algebra II

1 unit  |  full year  |  Grades 11-12  |  CC Algebra II Syllabus
The CC Algebra II curriculum stresses the development of the student’s mathematical reasoning ability and covers topics that include trigonometry, advanced algebra, statistics and probability, linear equations, quadratic equations, and exponential models. Problem-solving and critical thinking are emphasized. A TI-84 graphing calculator is encouraged, but not required. The prerequisites for this course include the successful completion of CC Algebra I and CC Geometry and minimum scores of 65% on both the Algebra I and Geometry Regents Exams. Students will take the CC Algebra II Regents Exam at the end of the course in June.

Honors CC Algebra II

1 unit  |  full year  |  Grades 10-11
This course is designed for sophomores preparing to take Honors Pre-Calculus as juniors. All topics in CC Algebra II are covered at an advanced level, including trigonometry, advanced algebra, statistics and probability, and linear, quadratic and exponential models. A TI-84 graphing calculator is encouraged, but not required. The prerequisites for this course include the successful completion of Honors CC Algebra I and Honors CC Geometry and minimum scores of 85% on both the Algebra I and Geometry Regents Exams. Students will take the CC Algebra II Regents Exam at the end of the course in June.

Integrated Algebra (FMCC MAT 120)

1 unit & 4 college credit hours  |  full year  |  Grade 11-12
This course is designed for students who have met the high school graduation requirement in mathematics and who wish to later enroll in college-level mathematics courses and/or earn college credits in high school. Topics include absolute value equations and inequalities; second degree (quadratic) equations, inequalities, graphs, and applications; relations and functions; rational expressions, equations, inequalities, and applications; radical expressions and equations; and complex numbers. This course is not open to students who have a grade of B or higher in Algebra II or students who have taken Pre-Calculus or Calculus. Students wishing to enroll in this course must have successfully completed CC Geometry and taken the Geometry Regents Exam. There is a fee for this course that is determined by FMCC.

Pre-Calculus (FMCC MAT 140)

1 unit & 4 college credit hours  |  full year  |  Grades 11-12
This course is a preparation course for college-bound students leading toward a course in calculus. The main focus will be to integrate intermediate algebra, geometry, and trigonometry with a function approach. Topics will be developed on an intuitive level, as well as in a way to help students develop the necessary working skills for the study of more advanced mathematics. Students will use a graphing calculator throughout the course. A final exam will be administered at the completion of the course. The prerequisites for this course include the successful completion of CC Algebra II and a minimum score of 65% on the Algebra II Regents Exam. There is a fee for this course that is determined by FMCC.

Honors Pre-Calculus (FMCC MAT 140)

1 unit & 4 college credit hours  |  full year  |  Grade 11
This course is designed for juniors who have taken honors mathematics classes and are preparing to take Calculus as seniors. The curriculum includes advanced pre-calculus topics. Application of the concepts learned will be emphasized. This is a course designed for serious math students. Students will use a graphing calculator throughout the course. A final examination will be administered at the completion of the course. The prerequisites for this course include the successful completion of CC Algebra II, a minimum score of 85% on the Algebra II Regents Exam, and a teacher recommendation. There is a fee for this course that is determined by FMCC.

Calculus (FMCC MAT 170)

1 unit & 4 college credit hours  |  full year  |  Grade 12  |  Calculus Syllabus
This is an introductory course in calculus offered for college-bound high school students. Focuses will include limit theory, derivatives and integrals, along with the application of these concepts. Students will use a graphing calculator throughout the course. A final examination will be administered at the completion of the course. The prerequisites for this course include the successful completion of Honors Pre-Calculus and a teacher recommendation. There is a fee for this course that is determined by FMCC.

AP Calculus AB

1 unit  |  full year  |  Grade 12
AP Calculus AB is roughly equivalent to a first-semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. The Advanced Placement course covers a number of topics in these areas, including limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course teaches students to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to make connections among these different representations. Students learn how to use technology to help them solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions. This course is designed to prepare the student to take more advanced courses in college, both in mathematics and in subject areas that require an extensive background in mathematics. The prerequisite for this course is the completion of Honors Pre-Calculus with a minimum course grade of B. Students in this course have the option of concurrently enrolling in MAT 157 for up to 4 hours of credit from Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The AP Calculus AB exam is offered in May and a final exam will be administered in June.

AP Computer Science (FMCC CIS 120)

1 unit & 3 college credit hours  |  full year  |  Grades 10-12
AP Computer Science is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level course in computer science. The course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course emphasizes both object-oriented and imperative problem solving and design using the Java language. These techniques represent proven approaches for developing solutions that can scale up from small, simple problems to large, complex problems. Although there are no course prerequisites, it is recommended that students take Introduction to Programming or demonstrate a solid understanding of Java to the instructor. The AP Computer Science curriculum is compatible with many introductory computer science courses at colleges and universities. Students in this course have the option of concurrently enrolling in CIS 120 for up to 3 hours of credit from Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The AP Computer Science exam is offered in May and a final exam will be administered in June.

AP Statistics (FMCC MAT 125)

1 unit & 3 college credit hours  |  full year  |  Grade 12  |  AP Statistics Syllabus
This Advanced Placement course is designed as an elective for students interested in investigating statistical practices. Topics include exploring and understanding data, exploring relationships between variables, gathering data, randomness and probability, hypothesis testing for normal, and t models. The prerequisites for this course include the successful completion of CC Algebra II and a minimum score of 65% on the Algebra II Regents Exam. Students in this course have the option of concurrently enrolling in MAT 125 for up to 3 hours of credit from Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The AP Statistics exam is offered in May and a final exam will be administered in June.

Sports Statistics

1 unit  |  full year  |  Grade 12
This course offers an alternative to the more rigorous AP Statistics course. The focus of this course is statistics in sports. Students learn the basic principles of statistics while applying them to real-life sports situations.

SAT Prep – Math

½ year  |  half year  |  Grades 10-12
This course is designed to ease the worries that are associated with students taking the SAT. During this course, students will review tips, techniques and strategies, along with test structure, timing, question types, and specific SAT content that is needed in order to build confidence when taking the SAT. Topics include pre-algebra, algebra and geometry, as well as the effective use of a graphing calculator. Review books from College Board will be used for topical review and whole-test practice.

Math and Financial Applications

1 unit  |  full year  |  Grades 11-12
This full-year course was developed to equip high school students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage their personal finances in the complex financial world in which we all live. All students, regardless of the careers they choose, must have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of financial planning and can benefit from learning how to manage their personal financial affairs. Topics will include managing money through budgeting, banking, checking and savings accounts, employee benefits, insurance options, the use of credit, renting an apartment and purchasing real estate, analyzing and understanding paychecks and income taxes, as well as costs associated with owning a vehicle. The skills learned in this class will benefit the student for life. This course may be used as either a business or math credit.

Survey of Math

1 unit  |  full year  |  Grades 11-12  |  Survey of Math Syllabus
This full-year course provides students with an overview of mathematics and is a possible pre-course for students wishing to take Survey of Mathematics for FMCC college credit. Topics include elementary symbolic logic, introductory set theory, numeration systems, number bases, modular arithmetic, topics in algebra, topics in geometry, and probability. A final examination will be given at the completion of this course.