# Math Department

The Math Department strives to encourage each student to comprehend and execute the study of mathematics.Committed to supporting and assisting each student in their efforts, we believe students should be active learners who take risks and work collaboratively, enjoying the core concepts of mathematics and how it helps us to better understand the world around us.

##### Course Offerings

##### INTEGRATED MATH

*Freshman course*

##### INTEGRATED MATH II (STANDARD/ACCELERATED/HONORS)

This course is the second year of a three-year integrated math sequence covering the topics traditionally covered in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and PreCalculus. The goal of this course is to extend and apply the topics studied previously and to introduce higher-level topics that will prepare students for future courses. This course is appropriate for students who have completed Pre-Algebra and Algebra I (Integrated Math I). Throughout the

Topics in the Standard Level from the traditional Algebra II curriculum include linear equations, inequalities

##### INTEGRATED MATH III (STANDARD/ACCELERATED/HONORS)

Topics in the Standard Level from the traditional Algebra II and PreCalculus curricula include an integrated look at linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, radical and rational functions, an introduction to complex numbers, equations of circles, and an in-depth study of trigonometry. Nonalgebraic concepts include one-variable data analysis, graphical representations of two-variable statistics, and area and volume calculations. Additional topics in the Accelerated Level include sketching parent functions and their transformations without technology as well as sequences and series. Further additional topics in the Honors Level include two-dimensional vectors, theoretical probability, and an introduction to limits and basic differential calculus for the analysis of functions. The TI-Nspire graphing calculator is required.

*Sophomore – PG course*

##### DISCRETE MATH

*Senior/PG course*

##### INTEGRATED STATISTICS

*Junior – PG course*

##### AP STATISTICS

*Senior/PG course*

##### INTEGRATED CALCULUS

*Sophomore, Senior/PG course*

##### AP CALCULUS AB

*Sophomore – PG course*

##### IB MATHematics applications and interpretation SL1

*Junior course*

##### IB MATH STUDIES SL2

*Senior course*

##### IB MATHematics: Analysis and approaches SL1

*Junior course*

##### IB MATH SL 2

This is the second year of a two-year IB course; 2019-2020 marks the final year that this course will be offered. It will be replaced by IB Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches SL2 starting in the fall of 2020. IB Math SL 2 includes the study of differential and integral calculus, applications of calculus, vectors and probability distributions, as well as a comprehensive and integrated review of the material from year one. To satisfy the Internal Assessment component of the IB curriculum, students will complete an in-depth mathematical exploration on a topic of their choice. The exploration allows students to work without the time constraints of a written examination and to develop skills for communicating mathematical ideas. Student assessment includes daily collaborative exam-style questions and regular tests which require well-developed problem-solving ability and critical thinking skills. In late spring, students sit for the IB examination, which consists of two written papers given over two days. The TI-Nspire non-CAS graphing calculator is required.

*Senior course*

##### IB MAThematics: analysis and approaches HL 1

*Junior course*

##### IB MATH HL2

*Senior course*

##### modeling climate change (fall/spring)

*Sophomore – PG course*

##### CODING (fall/spring)

*Freshman – PG course*

##### WEB DESIGN (fall/Spring)

*Freshman – PG course*

##### BIG DATA (fall/spring)

*Freshman – PG course*

##### IB COMPUTER SCIENCE SL 1

This two year course teaches computing system fundamentals, program construction using Java, systems life cycles, and software development. Students will understand the use of computers in a variety of disciplines, learn methods to analyze problems and plan computer solutions, appreciate the technical and social consequences of developments in technology, and acquire skills which can be transferred to future problems. The development of solutions lies at the heart of the subject. A laptop computer is required. Although not required, it is recommended that students take the Coding semester class first if they intend to enroll in this course as a junior.

*Junior course*

##### IB COMPUTER SCIENCE SL 2

*Senior course*

##### JAVA AND PROGRAM DESIGN

(Co-seated with IB Computer Science SL 1)

This full-year course teaches computing system fundamentals, program construction using Java, systems life cycles and software development. Students will understand the use of computers in a variety of disciplines, learn methods to analyze problems and plan computer solutions, appreciate the technical and social consequences of developments in technology and acquire skills which can be transferred to future problems. The development of solutions lies at the heart of the subject. A laptop is required. Although not required, it is recommended that students take the Coding semester class first if they intend to enroll in this course as a senior.

*Senior-PG course.*

### Math Department Faculty

#### Rachel Wright

Math Department Chair, Advising Co-Coordinator

#### Daniel Casella

Math Teacher

#### Sue Eident

Dean of Academics and Math Teacher

#### Nathaniel Gartner

Math Teacher

#### Nicholas Joaquin

Computer Science Teacher

#### Thomas Marshall

Math Teacher

#### Andrew McBreen

Math Teacher, 11,12 & PG Dean, and Coordinator of Citizenship Committee

#### Melanie Dexter Morlath

Math Teacher

#### Michael Ropke

Math Teacher