Chairperson:  Xiomara Gonzalez

Assistant: Perri Lovallo

(914) 576-4564

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.

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Math Summer Assignments 2019

Students can self-assess their readiness for their next class by completing the associated summer assignment. These assignments are optional, but students may benefit from the review of these topics before they return to school. Teachers will re-engage students with much of the content of the summer assignment during the first weeks of school in September. Students should make use of extra help at the start of the school year to go over specific prerequisite topics of concern

Access: Click on the link below to access each assignment for your respective 2019-20 course.

Math Department Policies and Placement Rubric

What course should you take next year?

Course Selection Guide  

Slideshow to determine the course that is right for you!

Free Graphing Calculator

Desmos Scientific Calculator

Desmos Graphing Calculator

Note: You may also borrow one while you are in the NRHS library


Math Tutoring (FREE):

  •  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, dminchin@nredlearn.org or Ms. Kopstein, mkopstein@nredlearn.org for further information.

SAT/ACT, Regents Tutoring and Test Prep Classes ($):

  • Applerouth Tutoring:  The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence subsidizes Applerouth Tutoring for SAT and ACT prep classes. 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. The full schedule and registration info is at http://www.applerouth.com/nrfund or click HERE.
  • JCC Mid-Westchester: The Academic Center offers college prep for middle school and high school students.  Our test prep includes: SAT, PSAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, Regents Exams and AP Prep. We offer College Essay Writing and Common App workshops in the summer, so seniors can get a head start on their college applications.  In the fall, we host a panel discussion with deans and Admissions Officers from 6-8 leading colleges and universities.
  • Aristotle Circle: Peer and Pro-Tutors are available
  • Tutoring Solutions: Programs start at $200 per month with pricing determined by session length and number of subjects provided.

Private Tutoring ($):


Math Events and Exam Schedules


EXAM schedules

STEM Camps and Programs

TEM Summer and Yearlong Programs - Review Websites and Check for Application Deadlines!!!

  • STEM Alliance. GREAT RESOURCE!!! Local (Westchester) and Residential STEM Program List including camps, after school and weekend programs throughout the year
  •  Mathematics/Engineering:
    • 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  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:
    •  2019 Camp CryptoBot at PACE University Camp CryptoBot is a dynamic, co-ed interactive and mission-driven camp that introduces high-school students to the basics of cybersecurity utilizing SeaPerch (underwater robot), mini-drones, and spheros. Students learn how to code in Python, solder, and conduct problem-solving missions using cryptography. The program is tuition FREE and sponsored by GenCyber and the National Security Agency.
    • 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. 
    • 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.

Programs for Women/Minority & Econ. Disadvantaged

Math Programs at NRHS

In-School Programs

Math Honor Society

Mu Alpha Theta: National Math Honor Society

Advisor: kdaniel@nredlearn.org

  • 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

2018-19 Officers:

  • 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 Online Resources

Online Resources for Students, Families and Teachers

Additional Course Resources