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Mathematics

Chair: Ms. Sarah Shulman

sshulman_te@flatbush.org

Department Goals

The math department at Yeshivah of Flatbush High School provides our students with a strong foundation of knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s society. Students are required to take three years of high school math including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II and Trigonometry. Students are encouraged to take a fourth year of math as an elective and can choose from Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and AP Statistics.

The National Mathematics Advisory Panel, in their 2008 report, stated that “Students who complete Algebra II are more than twice as likely to graduate from college compared to students with less mathematical preparation.” Math plays a key role in many disciplines including engineering, medicine, technology, business, psychology, and economics. As a problem solver, armed with the appropriate technology and the ability to communicate our findings we have an added advantage in any field we choose. The math department at Flatbush is here to provide that advantage.

Freshman Curriculum

Algebra 1 Common Core
The topics that will be covered include linear equations, functions, rates of change and linear functions, constant factors of change and exponential functions, modeling sets of data with equations, systems of equations, linear inequalities, polynomial operations, square roots, factoring and solving quadratics, and statistics.

Sophomore Curriculum

Geometry Common Core
Topics include Transformations, congruence of triangles, triangle relationships, parallel and perpendicular lines, quadrilaterals, coordinate geometry, similarity, triangle trigonometry, 3-D geometry, measuring regular polygons and circles, and relationships involving circles.

Junior Curriculum

Algebra 2 Common Core
Topics include polynomial functions, quadratic equations and complex numbers, rational exponents and radical functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions, sequences and series, trigonometric ratios and functions, probability and statistics.

Senior Curriculum

Elective Choice: Calculus, AP Calculus, and AP Statistics.

Honors Curriculum

Accelerated track is for students who have started a year ahead and completed Algebra 1 in 8th grade. Accelerated Juniors who are done with their sequence start on AP Calculus.

Mathematics after High School

After our students graduate, our students will have been given the tools to think logically, critically, and spatially. Our classes, such as Statistics and Calculus, will give our students the proper background to mathematical majors once in college and into the future with their chosen careers. Beyond that, we hope that our mathematical lessons will have given our students the ability to reason and turn everyday problems into something that can be solved with an equation.

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