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Mathematics Offerings

Mathematics Course Offerings 

The goal of the Longwood Mathematics Department is to provide a learning environment in which each student’s ability is developed to its maximum potential. 

All students are required to pass the Common Core Algebra Regents Examination. Students who pass the Common Core Geometry and Common Core Algebra 2 Regents Exams may be eligible to receive a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. All students are required to have a graphing calculator. 


Regents Sequence Courses
 

Mathematics Core Curriculum 

Longwood High School has fully implemented the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.  All courses will address the Common Core’s eight Standards for Mathematical Practice, as well as 21st century skills. Each course will culminate in a locally developed final examination or a Common Core Regents examination. 

 

0337 Algebra (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 8th grade math. 

This course includes an alternate day lab.  Students will take the Common Core Algebra Regents exam upon completion of this course. 

Grade Taught:  9
NCAA Approved

  

0305 Geometry (1 Credit) 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra and a passing score on the Common Core Algebra Regents Exam. 

Students will take the Common Core Geometry Regents Exam upon completion of this course. 

NCAA Approved 

 

0305H Geometry Honors  (1 Credit – Honors) 

Prerequisite: A final grade of 85 or higher in 8th grade Algebra, a teacher recommendation and HS Department Chair approval, or a 95 or higher in 9th grade Algebra and teacher recommendation. 

Students will take the Common Core Geometry Regents Exam upon completion of this course. 

NCAA Approved 

 

0332I Algebra Intensive 

Designed for 10th - 12th grade students who have not earned Regents exam and/or course
credit to satisfy graduation requirements. Students will take the Common Core Algebra Regents Exam during the course. 

 

0333 Algebra 2 (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry or Intermediate Algebra, and a passing score on both the Common Core Algebra and Geometry Regents Exams

Students will take the Common Core Algebra 2 Regents Exam upon completion of this course. 

NCAA Approved 

 

0333H Algebra 2 Honors  (1 Credit - Honors) 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Geometry Honors, or a 95 or higher in Geometry and a teacher recommendation. 

Students will take the Common Core Algebra 2 Regents Exam upon completion of this course. 

NCAA Approved 

 

Post Regents Curriculum 

0326 Pre-Calculus (1 Credit) 

Prerequisite: Passing grade in Algebra 2 and teacher recommendation. 

This pre-calculus course is based on a locally prepared syllabus designed to extend the New York State Mathematics Core Curriculum. Emphasis is placed on preparing the student for the study of college-level mathematics. Topics will include advanced algebra, function theory, analytic geometry, problem solving, and limits and derivations. The final examination for this course is locally developed. 

Grades Taught:  11 - 12
NCAA Approved 

 

0326H Pre-Calculus Honors (1 Credit - Honors) 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 Honors & teacher recommendation. 

This pre-calculus course is based on a locally prepared syllabus designed to extend the New York State Mathematics Core Curriculum. Emphasis is placed on preparing students for the Advanced Placement Calculus AB course the following year. Topics will include advanced algebra, function theory, sequences and series, analytic geometry and trigonometry, limits, derivatives, and problem solving. The final examination for this course is locally developed. For additional fee students have the option to take this course for four college credits through Suffolk County Community College’s Excelsior Program.

Grades Taught: 10 - 11
NCAA Approved     

 

0323 Calculus (1 Credit - Honors) 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus or Pre-Calculus Honors. 

This course is based on a locally prepared syllabus that closely mirrors that of AP Calculus AB. Topics in analytical geometry, as well as elementary differential & integral calculus will be addressed.  

Grade Taught:  12
NCAA Approved  

 

0324 AP Calculus AB (1 Credit - Advanced Placement) 

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and a final grade of 85 or better in Pre-Calculus Honors. 

AP Calculus AB is a contemporary college calculus course following the ETS Calculus AB syllabus. A high level of sophistication will be maintained with regard to content, approach and evaluation. Students taking this course must take the Advanced Placement examination in May (fee required). Colleges may grant credit to students performing successfully on this test. The syllabus for this course has been approved by the College Board's Advanced Placement audit.   For an additional fee students have the option to take this course for four college credits through Suffolk County Community College’s Excelsior Program. 

NCAA Approved 

Algebra 2 Alternatives 

0316 Intermediate Algebra (1 Credit) 

Prerequisite: Passing score in Algebra. 

This course will strengthen the algebra skills before taking Algebra 2. Topics include algebra, logarithms, solving multiple equations and applications and other review topics. The final examination is locally developed.

Grades Taught: 11 - 12
NCAA Approved (.5 Credit) 

 

0307 Math for the College Bound (1 Credit) 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Intermediate Algebra. 

This course is for the college bound senior who plans to major in liberal arts in college and would like to continue with the study of mathematics. It is designed to bridge the gap between high school math and freshman college math. Topics covered will include logic, set theory, probability, numeration, mathematical and geometric systems, sequences and series, probability, and statistics. The final examination for this course is locally developed. 

Grade Taught: 12
NCAA Approved (.5 Credit) 

 

0310 Statistics (1 Credit) 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra. 

This course will provide an introduction to the important topics of statistics. It will emphasize a data analysis approach, focusing on statistical thinking behind data gathering, and interpretation. By engaging students in the curricular objectives, students will gain numerical literacy skills, become more discerning consumers of statistics, and direct their focus at what the numbers from surveys, election polls, and medical studies are really saying. 

Grade taught: 12 (Grade 11 students may take this if it satisfies a fourth unit of mathematics.)
NCAA Approved 

 

0318 AP Statistics (1 Credit – Advanced Placement) 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 2 and teacher recommendation. 

Students majoring in engineering, psychology, sociology, health sciences, mathematics, science and business will typically need to take a college statistics course. This course will be equivalent to a first course in statistics (non-calculus based) that one would take in college. Students will be introduced to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students explore data by observing patterns and departures from patterns, plan a study by deciding how and what to measure, anticipate patterns by producing models using probability and simulation and confirm models by using statistical inference.  Students taking this course must take the Advanced Placement examination in May (fee required). Colleges may grant credit to students performing successfully on this test. The syllabus for this course has been approved by the College Board's Advanced Placement audit.  For an additional fee students have the option to take this course for three college credits through Suffolk County Community College’s Excelsior Program.     

Grades Taught: 11 - 12
NCAA Approved

 

COMPUTER ELECTIVES

0301 Introduction to Computer Programming: Visual Basic (1 Credit) 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra and a passing score on the Common Core Algebra Regents Exam and a working knowledge of the Windows environment. 

A hands-on course that helps students develops an understanding of and apply programming principles. Students design, develop and write applications and programs. Projects are required for this course. 

Grades Taught: 11 - 12 

 

0334 AP Computer Science (1 Credit - Advanced Placement) 

Prerequisite: Students must be at least currently enrolled in Algebra 2 or higher or have successfully completed Intro to Computer Programming: Visual Basic and have a teacher recommendation. 

A rigorous hands-on course that helps students develop advanced computer programming skills. Students will design, develop, and write applications and programs using the Java Language.  Students taking this course must take the Advanced Placement examination in May (fee required). Colleges may grant credit to students performing successfully on this test. The syllabus for this course has been approved by the College Board's Advanced Placement audit.  

Grades Taught: 11 - 12 

 

The following courses are adapted to provide for student needs and
accommodations as specified in an Individual Education Plan (IEP)
 

Prerequisites: IEP, Current Teacher Approval, Department Chairperson/Supervisor Approval 


Math Core Curriculum
 

Longwood High School is in year two of a three-year plan to phase in the Common Core Algebra, Common Core Geometry, and Common Core Algebra 2 and curriculum. This program follows the New York State Common Core Learning Standards for mathematics. Each course will emphasize the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice.  Each course will culminate in a locally developed exam or a Regents Examination. 

0356 Algebra (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 8th grade math. 

Students will take the Common Core Algebra Regents exam upon completion of this course. 

Grade Taught:  9
NCAA Approved

 

0358I Algebra Intensive 

Designed for 11th and 12th grade students who have not earned Regents Exam credit to satisfy graduation requirements. Students will take the Common Core Algebra Regents Exam upon completion of this course. Students will be placed in this course based on academic standing. 

 

0362 Geometry Plus (1 Credit) 

This course is designed for students who have passed Algebra Plus. This course develops skills in the area of Geometry. The final exam for this course is locally developed. 

Grade Taught:  11 

  

0351 Intermediate Algebra (1 Credit) 

This course will strengthen the Algebra skills before taking Math for the College Bound. Topics include Algebra, logarithms, solving multiple equations and applications and other review topics. The final examination is locally developed. 

Grade Taught:  10
NCAA Approved (.5 Credit) 

 

0357 Fundamentals of Mathematics (1 Credit) 

Pre-requisite: successful completion of Algebra 

Fundamentals of Mathematics is a full-year course that demonstrates the many practical applications of math in everyday life.  The topics in this course are designed to guide students in building a strong foundation inn logical thinking and problem solving that will enable them to make good decisions concerns matters of money and finance in their daily lives.

Grade Taught:  12

 

0353 Math for the College Bound

Pre-requisite: successful completion of Algebra 

This course is for the college bound senior who plans to major in liberal arts in college.  The topics in this course are designed to guide students in building a strong foundation of arithmetic, algebraic, and geometric skills.  The final examination for this course is locally developed.

Grade Taught:  12

 

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