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Principal

Ms. Jalyn E. Lyde

973-321-0520 ext.10521

jalynlyde@paterson.k12.nj.us

Teacher in the school

Mr. Claude Wilson

973-321-0520 ext.10520

clwilson@paterson.k12.nj.us

Anti-Bullying Specialist

Michelle Van Hoven

973-321-0520 ext.52137

vanhovenm@paterson.k12.nj.us


RPHS ABR Score
64 out of 78
District ABR Score
59 out of 78

Link to District ABR Report

T.J. Best,
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

tbest@paterson.k12.nj.us

973-321-2404

Welcome to the math department

The Mathematics Department is designed to develop both common and special mathematical concepts at all levels and help students acquire precision of language and thought process techniques that will enable them to use math in a practical way in the future.

our staff


Kenia Nuñez
(Math Teacher)

John Murray
(Math Teacher)

Kavita Cassimiro
(Math Teacher)

Vernon henry
(Math Teacher)

Math Classes

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

To achieve accuracy performing fundamental mathematical operations;

To use analysis and problem solving to prepare students to deal with life situations and to promote original thinking;

To develop an understanding of the nature and structure of mathematics so that students will be able to apply these principles to interrelated disciplines;

To develop basic skills in mathematics so that the student may realize his/her full potential function as a member of society and deal with consumer related and investment situations;

To acquire basic skills in obtaining information, solving problems and thinking critically in order to be a responsible contributor to the decision making process of the community, state, country and the world;

To develop the ability to utilize a calculator as an extension of mathematical capabilities to fully prepare students to enter the technological age.

1. AHSA Prep

This course is required for students who are identified as needing additional support in mathematical concepts and skills to gain proficiency on the HSPA. The objective of this course is to support the development of skills for the High School Proficiency Assessment. Students will be able to reason and think creatively and to formulate, solve and reflect critically on problems.

2. ALGEBRA I (Honors/Alpha classes offered)

The purpose of this course is to help the student to understand the structure of algebra, to recognize algebraic techniques and to acquire an ability to use the concepts and skills to solve problems. The program develops from numbers, sets and the language of algebra and includes numerical operations and field properties, equations and inequalities, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions, rational and irrational numbers, functions and graphing, problem solving and quadratics. The alpha group covers all basic components and includes enrichment activities so that a greater proficiency is developed. Radicals are stressed for a greater degree of competency. Verbal skills and an introduction to proof is part of the accelerated program.

3. GEOMETRY (Honors/Alpha classes offered)

This course will introduce the student to a new perspective of the world in which we live. The student will become acquainted with the properties of shapes and their relationships to each other. The student will learn through deductive and inductive reasoning the basics of problem solving with respect to geometric information. Pictorial representation with drawings and accurate constructions will aid the student to draw conclusions and make determinations of a mathematical nature. The student will rely upon his/her knowledge of algebra in extending coordinate geometry and applying these skills to geometric measurement. Spatial visualization will be aided by the use of concrete models and manipulatives whenever possible. Calculators are used for problem solving on a daily basis. The alpha course covers basic components and includes enrichment activities so that a greater proficiency is developed. History of Geometry is included so that students may better appreciate its use. Formal logic is also studied.

4. ALGEBRA II (Honors/Alpha classes offered)

Algebra II extends the fundamental concepts and skills of Algebra I to a higher level. In addition, there are new concepts introduced, such as complex numbers, binomial theorem, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions and higher order polynomial functions. The students use calculators and computers as tools for processing data and performing calculations to investigate and solve problems. Graphic representation of equations and inequalities will provide an effective means of summarizing data and furnish the basis for interpolating and extrapolating values and for drawing inferences. Algebra is an integral part of mathematics. It is the language through which most of mathematics is communicated and is therefore a fundamental lifetime skill.

5. TRIGONOMETRY / ANALYSIS (Honors/Alpha classes offered)

The material of a full trigonometry course, from a functional point of view, is coupled with a precalculus study of polynomial, circular, exponential and logarithmic functions. This is an honors course and is recommended for students who plan to emphasize mathematics and for science in college in their chosen major.

6. CALCULUS AP

This course extends college preparation for the student and offers an opportunity for college credit. The course covers an in-depth study of analytic geometry, inequalities, absolute values, intervals, neighborhoods, functions and limits. The derivative is studied geometrically and algebraically. Methods of differentiation are studied with a heavy emphasis on problem solving. Integration and the definite integral are included as well as the calculus of transcendental functions.