|Dartmouth High School requires that all students have a minimum of three semester credits in mathematics for graduation. A typical high school sequence of 3 courses includes: Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. This is a minimum requirement, therefore students are strongly urged to take additional mathematics courses. We recommend that students talk to their guidance counselors and math teachers to determine which mathematics sequence will fulfill their long-term goals. To ensure that all material necessary to pass the tenth grade MCAS exam has been covered, students are to enroll in Algebra I and Geometry by the end of their Sophomore year. Past experience has shown that students who are not proficient with the basic concepts of Algebra 1 and Geometry have not been successful on the MCAS exam. As of 2008, students taking the Mathematics MCAS need to score Proficient or Advanced to fulfill graduation requirements. Students who receive a Failing (F) or Needs Improvement (NI) score will be required to participate in the MCAS Re-Test and enroll in additional math courses.
Depending on their course placement and grade in that course, 8th grade students should choose from the following courses only: Algebra 1 in 2 Semester or Algebra 1 Honors.
|The Mathematics Department believes that all students are entitled to a rich mathematical curriculum which is developmentally appropriate. Students will achieve mathematical power through mathematical connections, communications, reasoning and problem solving.
Thus the goals of the Department are that every graduate is able to:
- Understand mathematical facts, concepts, principles and theories.
- Communicate by defining and explaining mathematical relationships.
- Use logic and reason to analyze and solve mathematical problems.
- Understand, select and use problem-solving strategies.
Scientific Calculator: Two line display with fraction key & square root key. TI-30X IIS or TI-36X II or TI-36S (Solar)
Graphing Calculator: TI84+ or TI84+ Silver Edition
A graphing calculator is required for Algebra I Honors, Algebra 2 and all subsequent courses since a considerable amount of work will be done using one. Classroom instruction will be given only on the above models. Ordering information and the policy on loans will be available the first day of class each semester.
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