 East Brunswick Public Schools
 Section III: Course Catalog
 Mathematics
 Mathematics Courses
20222023 Course Guide
 20222023 Course Guide Introduction
 Section I: Churchill Junior High School

Section II: Program of Studies for Grades 912
 Attendance Requirements
 College Planning and Selection
 College Readiness Assessments
 Community Service
 Course Grading
 Course Levels
 Course Placement Criteria 20222023
 Course Selection Procedures and Guidelines
 East Brunswick High School Electives
 Four Year Academic Planner
 Graduation Requirements
 High School Preparation for College
 Important Dates
 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)
 State Assessment Graduation Requirements
 Section III: Course Catalog
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Mathematics Courses
East Brunswick Public Schools Course Catalog  20222023
Churchill Junior HIgh School Courses

Introduction to Courses at Churchill Junior High School
In general, math placement will be determined based on a student's final course grade in their previous year math course. Starting in Grade 7, students could be placed into Math 7, PreAlgebra, PreAlgebra Honors, or Algebra I H based upon their final course grade in their sixth grade math course. Similarly in grades 8 and 9, student placement will be based upon their final math course grade in grade 7 and grade 8.
A grade of at least C (70%) is required to stay on a given track, while a grade of at least A (90%) is required to move into a new track sequence as specified in the placement matrix. Students are expected to purchase a TI84 graphing calculator at the beginning of Algebra I as preparation for state standardized tests as well as for future math courses at both Churchill Junior High School and East Brunswick High School.

Grade 7 Math Courses

2178  Math 7
Grade 7  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course will address 7th grade math standards using alternate teaching strategies and resources. Students will begin a more formal study of the skills necessary for success in Algebra and higher level mathematics courses. The course will explore proportional relationships, operations with rational numbers, expressions and linear equations, scale drawings, informal geometric constructions, as well as introduce students to statistical analysis. In addition, prequisite math and problemsolving skills will be revisited and reinforced throughout the course.

2165  PreAlgebra
Grade 7  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course will cover 7th grade math standards in preparation for a student taking Algebra I in Grade 8. Students will begin a more formal study of the skills necessary for success in Algebra and higher level mathematics courses. The course will explore proportional relationships, operations with rational numbers, expressions and linear equations, scale drawings, informal geometric constructions, as well as introduce students to statistical analysis.

2164  Pre Algebra Honors
Grade 7  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course will cover PreAlgebra (7th grade math standards) at a more rigorous and advanced level in preparation for a student taking Algebra I Honors in Grade 8. Students will begin a more formal study of the skills necessary for success in Algebra and higher level mathematics courses. The course will explore proportional relationships, operations with rational numbers, expressions and linear equations, scale drawings, informal geometric constructions, as well as introduce students to statistical analysis.

2169  Algebra I Honors
Grade 7  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course will cover Algebra I math standards at a rigorous and advanced level in preparation for a student taking Geometry w Trig Honors in Grade 8. This is a first course in elementary algebra, which uses inductive approaches to develop the basic algebraic operations. Topics studied include integers and operations, solving linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, graphing linear and nonlinear functions, factoring, fractional equations, irrational numbers, data analysis and verbal/word problems. Problem solving will also be a major component of this course as will the infusion of graphing calculator lessons and activities. Students enrolled in this course must take the Algebra I NJSLA Assessment. Showing proficiency on the Algebra I NJSLA Assessment is currently a state graduation requirement.

Grade 8 and 9 Math Courses

2166  PreAlgebra
Grade 8  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
The mission of the Pre Algebra curriculum is for students to communicate, make connections, reason and represent the world quantitatively in order to pose and solve problems. At grade seven, students will begin a more formal study of the skills necessary for success in Algebra and higher level mathematics courses. Students will develop an understanding of and apply proportional relationships. Also, they will further their understanding of operations with rational numbers and work with expressions and linear equations. Students will solve problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions of two dimensional and three dimensional figures. Students will build upon their understanding of statistics to draw inferences about populations based on samples.

2176  Algebra I
Grade 8  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course will cover Algebra I math standards as a continuation of the algebra preparation foundation begun in seventh grade. Topics studied include integers and operations, solving linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, graphing linear and nonlinear functions, factoring, fractional equations, irrational numbers, data analysis and verbal/word problems. Problem solving will also be a major component of this course as will the infusion of graphing calculator lessons and activities. Students enrolled in this course must take the Algebra I NJSLA Assessment. Showing proficiency on the Algebra I NJSLA Assessment is currently a state graduation requirement.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

2170  Algebra I Honors
Grade 8  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course, intended for the academically talented student in mathematics, uses inductive approaches to develop the basic algebraic operations. In addition to the topics covered in Algebra I, students will be expected to demonstrate independent thinking as they explore and solve in depth problems related to the applications of the covered topics. Problem solving will also be a major component of this course as will the infusion of graphing calculator lessons and activities. Students enrolled in this course must take the Algebra I NJSLA Assessment. Showing proficiency on the Algebra I NJSLA Assessment is currently a state graduation requirement.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

2171  Algebra II Honors
Grade 9  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course is intended for the academically talented student in mathematics. In addition to the topics covered in Algebra II, students will be expected to demonstrate independent thinking as they explore and solve in depth problems related to the applications of the covered topics. Students enrolled in this course will be expected to purchase either a TI83+ or TI84 graphing calculator. These learning tools will be used throughout the course as a means of problem solving and investigation. Students enrolled in this course must take the Algebra II NJSLA Assessment. This course is also offered at EBHS (1162).
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

2172  Geometry with Trigonometry
Grade 9  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course develops an understanding of geometry using basic properties, postulates and theorems in the study of triangles, quadrilaterals, and congruence. Other topics include similarity, circles, area, volume, coordinate geometry, transformational geometry, and an introduction to the trigonometric functions and their applications in the right triangle. Students enrolled in this course must take the Geometry NJSLA Assessment. This course is also available at EBHS (1159).

2173  Geometry with Trigonometry Honors
Grade 8 & 9  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course, designed for the mathematically talented student, develops an understanding of more advanced geometric concepts, theorems and topics. In addition to the topics covered in Geometry with Trigonometry, students will be expected to demonstrate independent thinking as they explore and solve in depth problems related to the applications of the covered topics. Students enrolled in this course must take the Geometry NJSLA Assessment. This course is only offered at Churchill Junior High School.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements
East Brunswick High School Courses

Introduction to courses at East Brunswick High School
In general, math placement will be determined based on a student's final course grade in their previous year's math course.
In general, a grade of at least C (70%) is required to stay on a given track, while a grade of at least A (90%) is required to move into a new track sequence as specified in the placement matrix. Students are expected to purchase a TI84 graphing calculator at the beginning of Algebra I as preparation for state standardized tests as well as for future math courses at both Churchill Junior High School and East Brunswick High School.

College Preparatory Courses

1155  Algebra I
Grade 10  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This is a first course in elementary algebra, which uses inductive approaches to develop the basic algebraic operations. Topics studied include integers and operations, solving linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, graphing linear and nonlinear functions, factoring, fractional equations, irrational numbers, data analysis and verbal/word problems. Problem solving will also be a major component of this course as will the infusion of graphing calculator lessons and activities. Students enrolled in this course must take the Algebra I NJSLA Assessment. Showing proficiency on the Algebra I NJSLA Assessment is currently a state graduation requirement. This course is also available at CJHS (2176).
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

1159  Geometry with Trigonometry
Grade 10 & 11  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course develops an understanding of geometry using basic properties, postulates and theorems in the study of triangles, quadrilaterals, and congruence. Other topics include similarity, circles, area, volume, coordinate geometry, transformational geometry, and an introduction to the trigonometric functions and their applications in the right triangle. Students enrolled in this course must take the Geometry NJSLA Assessment. This course is also available at CJHS (2172).
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

1167  Algebra II
Grade 10 & 11  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course is a continuation and extension of the concepts studies in Algebra I and Geometry with Trigonometry. Topics include; extending linear and quadratic functions, polynomial functions, analysis of nonlinear functions, statistics and sequences and series. Students enrolled in this course will be expected to purchase either a TI83+ or TI84 graphing calculator. These learning tools will be used throughout the course as a means of problem solving and investigation. Students enrolled in this course must take the Algebra II NJSLA Assessment.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

1160  Algebra II ACC
Grade 10 & 11  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course is a continuation and extension of the concepts studies in Algebra I and Geometry with Trigonometry. Topics include; extending linear and quadratic functions, polynomial functions, analysis of nonlinear functions, statistics and sequences and series. In addition, this course will include advanced factoring applications, operations with rational expressions, and conic sections. Students enrolled in this course will be expected to purchase either a TI83+ or TI84 graphing calculator. These learning tools will be used throughout the course as a means of problem solving and investigation. Students enrolled in this course must take the Algebra II NJSLA Assessment. This course is also available at CJHS (2180).
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

1162  Algebra II Honors
Grade 10  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course is intended for the academically talented student in mathematics. In addition to the topics covered in Algebra II, students will be expected to demonstrate independent thinking as they explore and solve in depth problems related to the applications of the covered topics. Students enrolled in this course will be expected to purchase either a TI83+ or TI84 graphing calculator. These learning tools will be used throughout the course as a means of problem solving and investigation. Students enrolled in this course must take the Algebra II NJSLA Assessment. This course is also available at CJHS (2171).
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

Advanced Courses

1158  PreCalculus*
Formerly Advanced Algebra with Trigonometry
Grade 11 & 12  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course includes a review of essential skills from Algebra, introduces polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, and gives the student an indepth study of trigonometric functions and their applications. Problem solving and investigation through the use of the graphing calculator is an integral part of this course.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements
*This course is pending approval.

1161  PreCalculus ACC*
Formerly PreCalculus
Grade 11 & 12  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course gives the student the necessary background for the study of calculus by providing an extensive study of functions and their graphs. Polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions are addressed along with the trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, and polar coordinates. Problem solving and investigation through the use of the graphing calculator is an integral part of this course. Note: This course is not available to students who have completed Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements
*This course is pending approval.

1163  PreCalculus with Limits Honors
Credits: 5  Prerequisite: a minimum course grade of C in Algebra II H OR a minimum course grade of A in Algebra II ACC
This course is intended for the academically talented student and includes the study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. In addition, topics from calculus (such as limits, continuity, and an introduction to the derivative) will also be introduced in this course as a precursor for Advanced Placement level Calculus. Problem solving and investigation through the use of the graphing calculator is an integral part of this course.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

1169  Fundamentals of College Mathematics
Grade 12  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course is designed to provide the student with a strong command of the skills and concepts needed for success in entrylevel college mathematics courses. The course presents the algebra of functions and trigonometry of the right angle. In addition, one of the primary goals of this course is to prepare the students for the expectations of a college placement test such as the Accuplacer.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

College Pathways Dual Enrollment Program Courses

1180  Statistics Honors
Grade 12  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course  DualCredit Option
This course will familiarize students with mathematical models that occur in more advanced courses and in professions through the use of exploratory data analysis and statistical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, regression, confidence intervals and an introduction to hypothesis testing. This course also affords students the opportunity to gain experience with college level material and expectations while still enrolled in high school. Please note that while credit is given for this course at the honors level, previous enrollment in honors level math courses is not a prerequisite for this course.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

1168  Calculus Honors
Grade 12  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course  DualCredit Option
This is a full year study of the Calculus of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Topics include limits, differentiation and its applications, integration and the applications of the definite integral. This course also affords students the opportunity to gain experience with college level material and expectations while still enrolled in high school. Please note that while credit is given for this course at the honors level, previous enrollment in honors level math courses is not a prerequisite for this course.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

1183  Calculus II Honors
Grade 12  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course  DualCredit Option
Honors Calculus II will be offered in partnership with Middlesex County College as part of the College Pathways Dual Enrollment program and its rigor will be consistent with a second semester of college calculus. Honors Calculus II includes the study of transcendental and hyperbolic functions, applications of integration, more sophisticated techniques of integration, simple differential equations, parametric curves and vectors, indeterminate forms, Taylor’s formula, infinite series as well as topics in analytic geometry. Please note that while credit is given for this course at the honors level, previous enrollment in honors level math courses is not a prerequisite for this course.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

1182  Calculus III Honors
Grade 12  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course  DualCredit Option
Honors Calculus III will be offered in partnership with Middlesex County College as part of the College Pathways Dual Enrollment program and its rigor will be consistent with a third semester of college calculus. This course will specifically address advanced topics in calculus. Students will explore the use of multivariable calculus to represent phenomena in threedimensional space and to analyze functions of more than one variable.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

Advanced Placement Courses

1164  AP Calculus AB
Grade 11 & 12 Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This collegelevel course stresses elementary functions and analytic geometry as well as the concepts and applications of differential and integral calculus via the use of analytic methods and technology. It prepares students for the AB Advanced Placement Examination as well as more advanced mathematical study at the college level. The use of technology is an integral part of this course as are advanced problemsolving strategies and methods.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

1165  AP Calculus BC
Grade 11  Credits: 7.5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This is a collegelevel course, which is considerably more extensive and rigorous than the Calculus AB course. It prepares the student to take the BC Advanced Placement Examination as well as more advanced mathematical and scientific study at the college level. All the topics of the Calculus AB course are included, along with additional topics such as differential equations and sequences and series. The use of technology is an integral part of this course as are advanced problemsolving strategies and methods.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

1166  AP Statistics
Grade 12  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course is equivalent to a onesemester, introductory, noncalculusbased college course in statistics. The purpose of the course is to introduce the students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Exploration and investigation are fostered via the use of technology tools and applications.
Meets NCAA Core Course Requirements

Supplementary Courses
These courses are taken in addition to the appropriate level math course and are required for those students who do not score at the proficient level on state standardized tests.

1157  Algebra II LAB (Full Year)
Grade 11 & 12  Credits: 5  Prerequisites will determine placement into course
This course is intended for students who require additional support in mathematics and is taken in conjunction with Algebra II. Students whose Algebra I and Geometry NJSLA scores were in the partially proficient ranges and/or who earned a final course grade of C or below in Algebra I and/or Geometry w/Trig are strongly encouraged to participate in this course. In addition to supporting the student’s Algebra II experience, this course will also address problem solving and test taking strategies that are consistent with the expectations of state standardized tests.

1190 – Senior Math Lab (Semester Course)
Credits: 2.5  Placement based on graduation requirements
This Course is a required course for seniors that have not met graduation requirements through the standardized testing or alternate assessments. In this course the students will work on Portfolio assessments to meet their math graduation requirement in addition to taking Accuplacer and other alternate assessments that might help them meet their graduation requirement.

Mathematics Electives

1042  SAT Preparation
Grades 1012  Credits: 2.5
This semester elective course is designed to help students better prepare for both the verbal and math portions of the SAT exam. Students will utilize a combination of inperson and electronic approaches, to experience the format, requirements, and scoring of the exam. They will also learn various testtaking strategies for success on the SAT. The verbal portion of the course will focus on evidencebased reading and writing tasks, as well as the optional essay component. The math portion of this course is designed to teach students how to approach each type of problem. The semester will be divided in half where students will focus on either verbal or math for the first quarter and then switch to the other content for the second quarter. Ideal candidates for this course are motivated, self directed learners who can independently complete and submit tasks.