SD Mathematics Courses

There are additional requirements for many ATDP mathematics courses, such as:

  • application prerequisites
  • specific application materials
  • diagnostic testing for placement

Please review the Math Application and Placement Guidelines before you select a math course.  

Title Units Total cost Available sections
Foundations of Algebra 5 units (2 days/wk.) $650 0
Algebra I 10 units (3 days/wk.) $1000 0
Introduction to Geometric Thinking 5 units (2 days/wk.) $650 0
Geometry 10 units (3 days/wk.) $1000 0
Algebra II/Trigonometry 10 units (3 days/wk.) $1000 0
Precalculus 10 units (3 days/wk.) $1000 0
Advanced Placement Calculus AB 10 units (3 days/wk.) $1000 0

 

Foundations of Algebra
Exceptionally well-prepared Sixth Graders may apply for this course.
This course is designed to strengthen and develop skills that are essential for students who will be entering an Algebra I course in the fall. We will study strategies for problem solving, patterns and functions, probability, graphing, equations, properties, exponents and geometric thinking. During the six-week course, we will identify individual student curricular needs then design instruction to challenge all students in the class. Students will approach problem-solving using a scientific approach: defining the problem, making predictions and hypotheses, testing assertions, using algebra to generalize from specifics, making conclusions and supporting them with logical argument and proof. In preparation of the Common Core Curriculum, proofs will entail writing the process of the solution in complete form, therefore demonstrating students’ mastery of the curriculum. This class is for students who have not taken Algebra I.
Grade requirements: For students completing Grade 7 or 8 in June 2014.
Homework per class meeting: 2-4 hrs.
Tuition: $570 · Materials fees: $80 · Total: $650  
SD3440
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8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Claudia Benedetti
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Algebra I
This six-week course covers a full year of Algebra I and is aligned with state and NCTM standards for high school Algebra classes. Topics to be covered include data organization; patterns and graphs; writing and solving equations; numeric, geometric, and algebraic ratios; slopes and rates of change; linear functions; factoring quadratics; graphing and systems of linear and nonlinear equations, area and sub problems; radicals and inequalities; exponents and quadratics; rational and irrational numbers; and quadratic functions. Students spend at least eight hours outside of class preparing for each class session. The atmosphere of the class is cooperative; the emphasis is on working together.
Prerequisite: Completion of Pre-Algebra, grade of A in current math class, Teacher Recommendation Form completed by current math instructor, and passing score on placement test.
Homework per class meeting: 4-6 hrs.
Tuition: $850 · Materials fees: $150 · Total: $1000  
SD3441
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8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Eli Lebow
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Introduction to Geometric Thinking
This course is designed for students who want to preview selected topics from high school Geometry. The approach is informal, with hands-on activities that will allow students to explore geometric concepts. Through a variety of techniques such as cooperative learning, the discovery method, and model-making, students will learn about the major concepts of Euclidean geometry. Students will work on a number of special projects such as tessellations. This course will give students the confidence and background to perform well in the regular or honors Geometry courses at their schools in the fall.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I.
Homework per class meeting: 2-5 hrs.
Tuition: $570 · Materials fees: $80 · Total: $650  
SD3443.1
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8:30 AM – 12:00 PM David Carter
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SD3443.2
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1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Staff
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Geometry
This fast-paced course completes all topics of first-year Geometry: points, lines, planes, and angles; deductive reasoning; parallel lines and planes; congruent triangles; quadrilaterals; inequalities in geometry; similar polygons; right triangles; circles; constructions and loci; areas of plane figures; areas and volumes of solids; coordinate geometry; transformations; and an introduction to trigonometry. Because the course covers a full year of Geometry, students spend at least eight hours outside of class preparing for each class session.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I. grade of A in current math class, Teacher Recommendation Form completed by current math instructor, and passing score on placement test.
Homework per class meeting: 8-10 hrs.
Tuition: $850 · Materials fees: $150 · Total: $1000  
SD3444.1
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8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Nakia Baird
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SD3444.2
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1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Nakia Baird
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Algebra II/Trigonometry
This extremely fast-paced course completes all topics of second-year Algebra with trigonometry: linear functions and relations; systems of linear equations and inequalities; quadratic functions and complex numbers; exponential and logarithmic functions; rational and irrational algebraic functions; quadratic relations and systems; higher degree functions and polynomials; sequences and series; graphing techniques; circular and trigonometric functions; and use of mathematical models for applications and problem solving. Because the course covers a full year of material, students spend a great deal of time outside class preparing for each class session.
Prerequisite: Completion of Geometry, grade of A in current math class, Teacher Recommendation Form completed by math instructor, and passing score on placement test.
Homework per class meeting: 8-10 hrs.
Tuition: $850 · Materials fees: $150 · Total: $1000  
SD3445.1
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8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Tobias Jaw
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SD3445.2
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1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Georgina Mountain
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Precalculus
This fast-paced course will cover topics necessary for success in Calculus: coordinate geometry including rational functions and their graphs; conic sections including rotation of axes; elementary functions including inverses and transformation theory; exponential and logarithmic functions; all topics from the trigonometry framework including polar coordinates, polar graphing, polar form of complex numbers, DeMoivre’s Theorem, Trigonometric identities, triangle trigonometry for right triangles and non-right triangles, graphs of the trigonometric functions and their inverses; sequences, series, sigma notation; proof by mathematical induction; introduction to limits; and introduction to differentiation.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II, grade of A in current math class, Teacher Recommendation Form completed by current math instructor, and passing score on placement test.
Homework per class meeting: 6-8 hrs.
Tuition: $850 · Materials fees: $150 · Total: $1000  
SD3446.1
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8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Kaushik Basu
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SD3446.2
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1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Philippe Henri
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Advanced Placement Calculus AB
This extremely fast-paced, one-year AP Calculus course will cover all of the material for the Calculus AB AP examination in May 2013: limits; continuity; tangents, velocities, rates of change; derivatives; differentiation rules; implicit differentiation; higher derivatives; related rates; applications of differentiation; indeterminate forms and l’Hôpital’s rule; integrals: areas and distance, definite integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus, indefinite integrals and the net change theorem, substitution; applications of integration: area between curves, volume, work, average value of a function; direction fields; separable differential equations.
Prerequisite: Completion of Precalculus, grade of A in current math class, Teacher Recommendation Form completed by current math instructor, and passing score on placement test.
Homework per class meeting: 8-10 hrs.
Tuition: $850 · Materials fees: $150 · Total: $1000  
SD3447
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8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Philippe Henri
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