St. Mary's High School - Mathematics Department
Mathemathics Department

All Math students must have a TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator

Algebra I / Lab
1 Credit School
This slower-paced course is designed for students who have shown in their mathematics background or achievement a need for extra attention. The course will integrate topics from Algebra and Geometry such as elementary Algebra, basic concepts of statistics, and high school Geometry. Problem solving will be emphasised in all areas. Students will receive additional instruction in math throughout the year.
Prerequisite: Department recommendation

Algebra IA
1 Credit
Designed for pupils of average to above average ability in mathematics, this course is the first step in the Math curriculum. It will integrate topics from algebra and geometry such as elementary algebra, basic concepts of statistics, and high school geometry (area, perimeter, volume, surface area, and polygons). Problem solving will be emphasized in all areas. The Regents Common Core in Algebra I exam will be given in June of the freshman year.
Prerequisite: Department recommendation

Geometry / Lab
1 Credit School
This is a continuation of Algebra I. One semester will be spent completing the Algebra curriculum and reviewing for the Algebra Regents examination. The other semester will include basic Geometry topics, emphasizing topics tested on the SAT. The Regents Exam in Algebra I (Common Core) will be given in January. This course will include a lab component.
Prerequisite: Department recommendation

Geometry A
1 Credit
This course is the second step in the mathematics curriculum. It is designed for those students who have successfully completed Algebra IA. This course will build on topics covered in Algebra IA and extend those topics to provide a more in-depth study of Euclidean and analytic geometry. The Geometry (Common Core) Regents Exam will be given in June.
Prerequisite: Department recommendation

Geometry Honors
1 Credit
An accelerated course that covers the topics presented in Geometry A and additional enrichment topics. The Geometry (Common Core) Regents Exam will be given in June.
Prerequisite: Department recommendation

Algebra II
1 Credit
This slowed-paced course is designed for students to enhance their Algebra skills. Students will extend their understanding of the real number system to the complex number system. The course material includes functions, transformation geometry, sequences and series, probability, and statistics.
Prerequisite: Department recommendation

Algebra IIA / Lab
1 Credit
This course builds upon the New York State Algebra I and Geometry courses. Students will extend their understanding of the real number system to the complex number system. The course material includes functions, probability, statistics, and trigonometry. The Algebra II (Common Core) Regents Exam will be given in June. This course will include a lab component.
Prerequisite: Department recommendation

Algebra II Honors
1 Credit
This is an accelerated and expanded version of the regular Algebra II class and is designed for those students who have demonstrated both competence and interest in mathematics. The content of the course will cover all the topics included in Algebra II as well as additional enrichment topics. The Algebra II (Common Core) Regents Exam will be given in June.
Prerequisite: Department recommendation

Math IV B
1 Credit
This course will strengthen algebraic skills needed in the study of trigonometry. Topics include logarithms and trigonometry, including graphing, equations, and the solution of the triangle.
Prerequisite: Department recommendation

Precalculus
1 Credit
This course is designed for students with competence and skill in mathematics. This course integrates advanced algebra, analytic geometry, and trigonometry; therefore, the course is an in-depth study of that material which is basic to an understanding of calculus.
Prerequisite: Department recommendation

Precalculus Honors
1 Credit
This is an accelerated and expanded version of the regular Precalculus course and is designed for those students who have demonstrated both competence and interest in mathematics. The content of the course covers all of the topics of Precalculus, as well as additional enrichment topics.
Prerequisite: Department recommendation

Advanced Placement Calculus
1 Credit
Designed for advanced students, the course will study the differential and integral calculus of one real variable. Topics include differentiation and its applications and integration, techniques, and applications of the definite integral. Students will write the Advanced Placement Exam. The cost of the exam is approximately $90.
Prerequisite: Department approval only

Advanced Placement Statistics
1 Credit
Grades 11-12

Students who wish to complete studies equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus based college course should enroll in AP Statistics. An introductory statistics course, similar to the AL Statistics course, is typically required for majors such as social sciences, health sciences, and business. Science, engineering, and mathematics majors usually take an upper-level calculus-based course in statistics, for which the AP Statistics course is an effective preparation. The purpose of the AP Statistics course is to introduce students to major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students in this course will take the Advanced Placement examination. The cost of the exam is approximately $90. This course may be taken concurrently with Pre-Calculus, Pre-Calculus Honors, or AP Calculus.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra IIA or Honors. Based on department recommendation and/or approval.

Gifted Math Program
1 Credit
St. Mary’s High School participates in the Gifted Mathematics Program offered at the State University of New York at Buffalo. For more information about the program, go to giftedmath.buffalo.edu.

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