Chairperson: Xiomara Gonzalez
Assistant: Perri Lovallo
The New Rochelle High School Mathematics Department Mission Statement
The New Rochelle High School Mathematics Department provides engaging high quality instruction, a rigorous cogent and comprehensive curriculum, and a supportive collaborative learning environment for a diverse student body. We recognize and respect different learning styles and respond effectively to optimize learning potential, as we incorporate the theoretical aspects of the discipline into real life experiences. We teach complex problem solving by developing skills in analysis to explain substantial chains of reasoning, and by using technology as we seek to help students understand the nature and importance of mathematics and how it relates disciplines. We cultivate and nurture curiosity about mathematics by encouraging inquiry, logical thinking, and critical reasoning. We prepare students for successful roles in an ever-changing society by challenging them to persevere and by instilling an appreciation of the intrinsic beauty of mathematics.
Math Department Curriculum and Grading Policy Links
Mathematics Curriculum 2018-19
- Algebra: Algebra I, Algebra A , Algebra B (Regents Prep)
- Geometry: Geometry /Geometry Honors
- Algebra 2: Algebra II, Algebra II Honors , Intermediate Algebra, Trigonometry
- ECE (SUNY) Courses: College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, College Calculus
- SUPA: Precalculus Honors (1/2 year), SUPA Calculus I (1/2 year), SUPA Calculus II (summer), SUPA Calculus III (1/2 year), SUPA Ordinary Differential Equations (1/2 year)
- Advanced Placement: Calculus BC, Calculus AB, Statistics, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles
Grading Policy and Honors Rubric (Math)
2019-20 Math Course Options
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Review this helpful slideshow to determine the course that is right for you!
Tutoring Options (Free and/or Private)
Free Math Tutoring:
- Extra Help Schedule: Students are encouraged to attend extra help regularly. Students may attend extra help with any teacher regardless of their scheduled course section. Members of the math honor society are also available for additional support during these sessions.
- Mathematics Regents Tutoring Spring 2019During these sessions, students who need to take Regents exams in June 2019 for a higher or passing score will receive preparation focused on each of the following exams: Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II. The Regents prep program begins on February 5, 2019 and runs through the June Regents administration dates.
- The Great Potential Program: Students from Purchase College come to the high school to provide academic tutoring in conjunction with Mr. Lavar on TUESDAYS from 3-4:00 p.m. in room 1109.
- The P.A.S.S. Program: Advanced Placement students provide academic tutoring services to high school students on THURSDAYS in house IV after school. This is facilitated by Ms. Solano.
- National Honor Society: Student volunteers provide individual tutoring in a variety of subject areas depending on availability. Contact Ms. Minchin, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Kopstein, email@example.com for further information.
Spring 2019 SAT/ACT Test Prep Classes:
- Applerouth Tutoring: The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence is subsidizing a program through Applerouth Tutoring for SAT and ACT prep classes leading up to the Spring tests. Classes are offered at NRHS on weekdays or Saturdays, and each class includes 17.5 hours of classroom instruction + 3 full-length practice tests under real testing conditions. The subsidized program cost is $450. Students who qualify at NRHS for Reduced Lunch pay $125 and students who qualify at NRHS for Free Lunch pay $25. Sign up by Dec 15 for a guaranteed spot in your first choice time slot. The full schedule and registration info is at http://www.applerouth.com/
nrfund or click HERE.
Private Tutoring is Available in the Following Subjects:
Math Events and Exam Schedules
- Monday, March 18th - Half-Day Coding Workshop EXCLUSIVELY FOR NEW ROCHELLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!! Time: 1-6 p.m. (with 1-hour break from 3-4 p.m.) at Monroe College in New Rochelle. To sign up, go to https://rebrand.ly/coding-workshop-mar18 and for questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com
- Think Engineering! Conference: Sunday, March 31, 2019 at White Plains High School
- Summer Pre-Calculus Application 2019: Only for rising seniors who are currently enrolled in Algebra 2/Algebra 2H and in good standing. Applications due on May 3, 2019.
- Sign-up to retake Math Regents exams in June with your math teachers ASAP or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your: (a) name, (b) student ID number, (c) testing modifications (if any), and (d) the Regents exam you would like to re-take
- 209-20 Math Honors Applications (only for students not currently enrolled in honors) due on March 1, 2019 to teachers. If the deadline has past, please email the chair directly: email@example.com with your portion of the application complete.
Math Programs at NRHS
STEM Summer Opportunities and Programs
STEM Summer and Yearlong Programs - Review Websites and Check for Application Deadlines!!!
- Manhattan College Summer Program for Minority and Women HS Students: Free six-day Engineering and Science programs co-sponsored through the ACE Mentorship program
- Iona Science Technology and Entry Program - Year round program. This program offers a rigorous academic enrichment program designed to prepare students in grades 7-12 for careers in math, science, technology, health-related fields, and licensed professions (FREE)
- M3C Mathematical Modeling Summer Program at Mercy College provides academically gifted economically disadvantaged high school students the opportunity to take part in a summer long high-level mathematical modeling program (FREE)
- Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth CTY offers five residential programs for qualified students who have completed grades 7 and above.
- Baruch Leadership Program Summer - The Baruch Leadership Academy strives to bring talented high school students from around the globe together in New York City for intellectually stimulating and culturally enriching academic exploration.
- New York Math Circle Summer - The Summer High School Math Circle is an academically intensive weekday program for students entering grades 9–12 in the fall that runs for three weeks, five hours a day. A typical day consists of a class in the morning, followed by lunch, and a problem solving session in the afternoon.
- Stony Brook Mathematics Summer Program - A two week residential camp for students interested in exploring various fields of math
- Stony Brook Engineering Program - The goal of this one-week program is to introduce students to electrical engineering and also to computer programming. No background in programming, physics, or advanced mathematics is necessary
- Computer Science:
- Computer Science and Informatics Summer Research at Stony Brook - is a summer program to provide opportunities for high school students to participate in research and motivate the students to pursue a career in the field. Students will explore topics in a research area in bioinformatics, health informatics or populational health, data science, human computer interaction, networking and security, among others.
- Girls Who Code - offers a summer immersion program in computer science focused on mobile development, robotics and web design. Girls gain experience through demos, lectures and mentorships.
- Code Now -provides opportunities for teenagers in low-economic areas to understand how to program through project-based learning. Nearly half of its alumni are female.
- Hack Reactor offers a 12-week boot camp (with a hefty price tag) to hone software engineering skills. Previous coding experience is recommended.
- Metis is a 12-week camp taught by instructors in Boston that focuses on HTML, CSS and Ruby on Rails. The camp is expensive, but makes scholarships available to women, minorities and veterans.
- Silicon Valley Code Camp is offered free of charge and run by developers for developers to address topics such as branding or legal issues.
- ScriptEd.org is another organization providing programming education in low-income areas through partnerships with volunteers.
- Square expanded its coding camp from college-only to high school girls in Silicon Valley and provides instruction through Square engineers and additional teachers.
- The SummerQAmp program was founded in 2012 as part of the White House Summer Jobs+Initiative and was the brainchild of GroupMe co-founder Steve Martocci and, yes, rocker-turned-actor Jon Bon Jovi and others. It offers internships to students who are interested in quality assurance, one of the many fields of computer science.
- AmplifyCS is the first AP Computer Science MOOC offering blended online instruction with support, all free of charge. Students learn about Java and should be prepared to take the AP exam in computer science.
- Coursera.org offers Beginning Game Programming with C# which includes the use of Unity, a popular game engine among indie developers.
- DigitalMediaAcademy provides instruction in app development, game design and iPhone applications at camps available all over the U.S. Summer camps specifically available at the University of Chicago include Game Programming, Java Programming and Programming 101.
- Openclassroom.stanford.edu is operated by Stanford University and offers free classes such as Design and Analysis of Algorithms, and Introduction to Databases and Practical Unix.
- The Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science offers AP classes and university-level coursework in computer science as well as help preparing for the AP Computer Science and AP Calculus exams.
- The University of California Online offers Computer Science for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering I that may be of interest to advanced high school or college transitioning students.
Math Honor Society
Mu Alpha Theta: National Math Honor Society
- The purpose of this organization is to promote scholarship in and enjoyment and understanding of mathematics among high school students.
- Eligibility: 80+ on Math Regents Exams, Final average of 80+ in Math Courses, Must be Available to Tutor 1 hour per week (after school)
- To Apply: Provide copy of current transcript and schedule an interview with Ms. Daniel in room 316. One time membership fee is $20
- National Math Honor Society Information
- Co-Presidents: Sophie Goldman & Richard Liu
- Co-Vice Presidents / Public Relations: Eliza Crocker, Roshan Kenia, & Isabella Vianna
- Secretary: Stephen Bartell
- Treasurer: Nayeli Magana
Tools and Resources
Study Guides and Online Resources for Students, Families and Teachers
- Past Regents Examinations: Official NYS Regents Website
- JMAP: Regents worksheets and study guides
- Khan Academy: A solid resource for Common Core math instruction as well as foundational knowledge in a number of other subjects.
- CK-12: Super STEM resource with highly accessible content
- PhET Interactice Simulations: Instantly add meaningful lab experiences to math and science classrooms for exactly $0?
- CueThink: CueThink is an innovative, community-based platform that helps students plan, strategize, and collaborate.
- CanFigureItGeometry: A unique way to teach and learn geometric proofs. Proofs simplified.
- GeoGebra: Free math tools for graphing and geometry
- Mathalicious: Real world lessons help challenge students to think critically about the world
- Virtual Nerd: Over 1,500 video lessons covering Middle Grades Math through Algebra 2
- Brilliant: Challenging for top students with adaptive math problems
- Problem-Attic: Online bank of Regents tasks and national math assessment questions
Additional Course Resources
- Emathinstruction: Videos and corresponding worksheets for Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II
- Castle Learning: Teachers use this platform to assign homework and review tasks for students in Regents courses
- Webassign: Online problem bank and textbook resource
- Free Graphing Calculator: Desmos
- Word-to-Word Glossaries: Translations for ENL students