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New Math Electives Offered at CHS

We are excited to announce that two new math courses have been approved by the Board of Education to run for 2020-2021. Students will be able to enroll in Technical Math which is designed to meet the needs of seniors and juniors who are interested in technology programs. This course is a study of fundamental algebraic operations, linear equations, functions, applied geometry, trigonometry, and vector analysis.

The second new math elective will be titled Algebra 2R Honors and will fulfill the New York State course of Algebra 2 as well as cover TC3’s course MATH 120 College Algebra. Students will be able to earn college credit. Topics include linear, quadratic, absolute value, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic expressions/equations/functions, function notation, graphing functions, transformations of functions, inverses, complex numbers, and linear, absolute value, and quadratic inequalities.

Math Department chair Abbey Albright said, “What I really want students to understand is that by staying “math active” and taking math all four years of high school, you put yourself at an advantage starting college no matter where you decide to go to school. For example, most SUNY colleges require three credit hours of math, regardless of what your major is. If students choose to take one of these math electives, they have the opportunity to fulfill their general education requirements.”

Kindra Catalano school counselor said, “The technical math is a great option for seniors who do not want to head in to Algebra 2 or pre-calc but still want to remain math active. I encourage all students to take math all four years of high school; prepping for SAT testing and strengthening their transcript. It can only help them in the future college/career opportunities. Basic math knowledge will be a requirement no matter what career path a student chooses.” 

Students can sign up for the math electives this January when they meet with their school counselor to make their schedule for the 2020-2021 school year. Visit the math website for more information. 




Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

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