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The mathematics curriculum has been developed to meet the needs and interests of all students at various levels. Algebra and geometry are discussed at all levels. The goals of the mathematics department are to provide students with the necessary tools so that they will be able to:
- analyze and solve problems using basic logic and mathematical concepts
- acquire, organize and use data
- communicate mathematically
- be confident in their ability to use mathematics
- use technology to gather information and apply it to their daily lives
- work collaboratively to solve a variety of problems
The accelerated and academic levels in the program will prepare students to meet the admission requirements of colleges and universities. Students are required to take three years of mathematics and are encouraged to take a fourth year.
The accelerated mathematics program is offered to capable and interested students who have displayed superior ability and achievement in previous mathematics courses. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for acceleration and enrichment.
To select a sequential mathematics course a student must have achieved a grade of B or better in his/her previous mathematics course and/or received the recommendation of the mathematics department. If a student has completed Algebra I in the eighth grade, he/she may be able to select Calculus in the senior year after successfully completing the first three years of the sequence. Students who successfully complete the study of Calculus should obtain a mathematical experience equivalent to, at best, one year beyond the standard college preparatory mathematics sequence and may be able to obtain advanced placement credit upon matriculating at a college or university.
All mathematics courses will make extensive use of graphing calculator technology. It is strongly recommended that all students enrolled in mathematics courses own a TI-83© graphing calculator.