Victory Christian Academy
1343 Montauk Hwy
East Patchogue, NY 11772

 

Phone

631 654-9284

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631 654-9297
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Office Hours

Monday-Friday

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM est.

 

 

MATHEMATICS 

                                                       

The demands of Common Core Mathematics Standards challenge students to strengthen their skills in order for students to meet the College and Career Readiness standards. Focus, coherence, and rigor are stressed, allowing our faculty to teach fewer topics with more depth and practice for students. This in turn increases the likelihood that students will understand and master mathematics concepts for their respective courses. With the demands of a technologically-based 21st century global community only increasing, our curriculum framework prepares students not only for college but for a satisfying, productive career in the global economic landscape.

 

One of the important goals of the Mathematics Department is to help students develop an expertise in the following Mathematical Practices (Source: NYSED site):

 

  1. Make sense of the problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics to solve everyday problems.
  5. See appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning                            

 

COURSES

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Mathematics 7 Common Core (1 Year 1 Credit)

This Common Core-aligned course allows students to review concepts taught in the 6th grade curriculum and extend the depth and complexity of those topics through investigation, discovery, and application. Additionally, this course introduces new content and provides a platform for problem-solving, analysis and critical thinking to be woven throughout the content. Topics include but are not limited to, proportionality, ratios and rates, number operations, percent application, expressions, equations and inequalities, and probability and statistics.

Requirements: Midterm,  NYS Exam

 

 Mathematics 8 Common Core (1 Year 1 Credit)

In this Common Core-aligned course, eighth graders will work extensively with linear equations, focusing on in-depth understanding and interpretation as it relates to real world application. There will be a concentration on the slope and initial value of  a function, as well as different methods of solving systems of linear equations such as  Graphing, Elimination and Substitution. Additionally, students will engage in geometric topics, including but not limited to, similarity, and congruence of geometric shapes. Other concepts taught include  the Number System (rational/irrational numbers), the Pythagorean Theorem, and Exponential functions 

Requirements: Midterm,  NYS Exam

 

 

Special Note: A Ti-83 or a Ti-84  graphing calculator is required for all high school math courses.

 

Algebra I Common Core    (1 Year 1 Credit)

This Common Core-aligned course is the first Regent-level Mathematics course offered for High School students. Students will master the basic mathematical practices outlined by NYSED. Algebra I students will also interpret structure of math expressions, perform and understand various mathematical problems, written and oral expressions, and problems with polynomials, rational expressions, linear equations, quadratic and exponential functions, and absolute value. Additionally, students will engage principals and problems of coordinate geometry represent equations and inequalities graphically. This course may also be taken as an Honors course. 

Requirements: Midterm, Regent Examination

 

Geometry Common Core (1 Year 1 Credit)

In this Regent-level course, students will master the basic mathematical practices outlined by NYSED. Students will focus on right triangles and trigonometry, circles, and quadrilaterals, expressing geometric properties with equations, geometric measurement and dimensions, and modeling as it relates to geometry. Students will also explore geometry theorems and postulates pertinent to their studies. Geometry stresses the use of reasoning and proofs, challenging students to solve problems using the concepts they have learned. This course may also be taken as an Honors course.  

Requirements: Midterm, Regent Examination 

Prerequisite: Algebra I Common Core

 

Consumer Math  (1 Year 1 Credit)

This course assists students with preparation to enter the workforce.  It combines knowledge of basic mathematic competencies alongside practical applications utilized within employment based opportunities. Exploration into introductory personal finances supports success in solidifying career readiness. Students work towards application of topics including but not limited to, decimal and percent, fractions, wages, deductions, taxes, insurance, income and expenses, budgeting.

 

Algebra II Common Core (1 Year 1 Credit)

 Algebra II is a Regents-level course that integrates student conceptual understanding and application for the purpose of fostering deep rooted thinking.  The topics covered, include but are not limited to, Advanced  Quadratic Functions, Equations and Inequalities; Linear Systems in Three variables, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Rational Functions, Sequences and Series, Probability and Statistics, Quadratic Relations and Conic Sections, Trigonometric Identities and Equations. Students will be challenged to explore the utilization of these topics in intensive modeling applications.

Requirements: Midterm,  Regent Examination

Prerequisite: Geometry Common Core

 

 Pre-Calculus (1 Year 1 Credit)

Pre-Calculus is an advanced course designed to reinforce concepts taught in Algebra II.  The course also introduces new material to prepare students to study Calculus at the collegiate level. Students are challenged to use critical thinking skills to apply mathematical concepts in real world applications. Students study the following topics: functions, logarithms, trigonometry, analytical geometry, probability, matrices and systems of equations.

 Requirements: Midterm, Final Examination

 Prerequisite: Algebra II or equivalent and/or departmental recommendation