Coordinator of Mathematics
HS: 631-867-3790 MS: 631-867-3590
The Lindenhurst High School Mathematics Department believes that all students have the ability to become creative problem solvers, to experience success in their math classes, to demonstrate competence on their NYS Assessments and to become productive members of our increasingly complex society.
The NY State Education Department Standards demand that students demonstrate proficiency with:
- Using mathematical reasoning, logical thinking and problem solving to solve "real-life" problems
- Understanding the use of numbers and numeration
- Using mathematical operations to complete complex problems
- Modeling math concepts and utilizing multiple representations of the same idea
- Understanding different systems of measurement and how they can be used to solve problems
- Using probability and statistics to solve problems involving uncertainty
- Studying patterns and functions and their relationship to algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and calculus
In order to achieve these ideals, it is critical for parents, teachers and students to work together constantly. In particular, it is critical for students to set aside time to study every night, do homework, and go to extra help as soon as they experience any difficulties with their assignments. Parents can support these efforts by speaking to their children about what's happening in math class, checking their homework, reviewing their test grades and calling their teachers when problems are detected.
Finally, the Mathematics Department offers a wide variety of classes to meet the needs of all of its students. A list of courses provided would including AP Calculus AB & BC, College Calculus, PreCalculus, AP Statistics, Statistics & Data, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Foundations Of Geometry and Algebra, Real Numbers, Practical Applications for Math and Trigonometry and Advanced Topics.
In order to graduate from High School, a student must obtain a Regents Diploma by completing a minimum of 3 years of high school mathematics and pass the Algebra I Regents Exam with a score of 65 or higher. To obtain an Advanced Regents Diploma, a student must also pass all three high school math regents exams (Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry).