Mathematics

Mathematics

Introduction

Mathematics has been one of the most important sciences from the beginning of the world. The ancient Greeks and Romans relied on Math for survival, while we use it as a means of technological advancement. Clearly, the key to success and opportunities lies in Math!

Courses

The Math Department of Edward R. Murrow High School has a wide range of classes for students with all interests, ideas, and career goals. Starting from the basic Integrated Algebra, and ending with the mind-breaking AP Calculus, the Math Department has everything to make your learning productive, easy, and fun! Students may choose to borrow school graphing calculators from the Math Department Office. Calculators are available for loan at the beginning of Semester 1 and Semester 2 on a limited basis (Room 321). It is recommended that each student has his/her own calculator.

INTEGRATED ALGEBRA, INTEGRATED ALGEBRA (Bilingual Spanish), INTEGRATED ALGEBRA (Bilingual Chinese), ENRICHED INTEGRATED ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY, GEOMETRY (Bilingual Chinese), ENRICHED GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA 2 & TRIGONOMETRY, INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, DISCRETE MATHEMATICS, PER-CALCULUS, PRE-CALCULUS (College Credit), CALCULUS (College Credit), CALCULUS (AB), CALCULUS (BC), ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER, ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTIC

Requirements

Starting in 2013-14, New York State is aligning the ELA and math Regents exams to Common Core standards.  Students, who begin studying high school math (typically Algebra) in 2013-14 or thereafter, must pass the Common Core aligned math Regents exam(s).  For June and August 2014 only, students may fulfill exam requirements with either the Common Core or non-Common Core ELA and math Regents exams.

For more information about Common Core standards,
see
http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/CommonCoreLibrary/ForFamilies/default.htmm    

Regents Diploma/ Common Core Math:

-6 credits including at least 2 credit of advances math (e.g., Geometry or Algebra II)         

Passing score on one math exam:  
        • Algebra I,   
        • Geometry, OR   
        • Algebra II

 Advanced regents diploma/ Common Core Math:

    -6 credits including at least 2 credit of advances math (e.g., Geometry or Algebra II)

 Passing score on all three math exams:         
        • Algebra I,          
        • Geometry, AND         
        • Algebra II  

*Student can prepare for college and careers by successfully completing:  Eight (8) Regents-level credits, including sequence that consists of at least the following:  Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II,  
         • Earn a score of 3+ on any Advanced Placement (AP) Exam  
         • Pass a course that earns college credit with a “C” or higher  
         • Earn an Advanced Regents diploma  
          • Earn an Arts diploma endorsement  
          • Earn a score of 4+ on any International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam

 * Mastery in Math (Advanced Regents diploma only): Students must score 85 or higher on each of the three math Regents exams. The New York State Education Department may determine new score requirements for this endorsement for the Common Core Regents exams.

 Passing scores and college readiness indicators for these Regents exams will be determined after June 2014. See http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/hsgen/

Common Core Skills:

The high school standards call on students to practice applying mathematical ways of thinking to real world issues and challenges; they prepare students to think and reason mathematically. They set a rigorous definition of college and career readiness, by helping students develop a depth of understanding and ability to apply mathematics to novel situations, as college students and employees regularly do. They also emphasize mathematical modeling, the use of mathematics and statistics to analyze empirical situations, understand them better, and improve decisions. For example, the draft standards state: “Modeling links classroom mathematics and statistics to everyday life, work, and decision-making. It is the process of choosing and using appropriate mathematics and statistics to analyze empirical situations, to understand them better, and to improve decisions. Quantities and their relationships in physical, economic, public policy, social and everyday situations can be modeled using mathematical and statistical methods. When making mathematical models, technology is valuable for varying assumptions, exploring consequences, and comparing predictions with data.”

Key Words:

Functions                 Polynomials              Equations                  Expressions   
Factoring                 Congruence              Similarity                   Coordinates             
Rational                    Inequalities               Trigonometry            Transformations       
Probability                Statistics                  Exponential               Linear     
Logarithmic              Quadratic