The vision of the mathematics standards is focused on achieving one crucial goal:
To enable ALL of New Jersey’s children to acquire the mathematical skills, understandings, and attitudes that they will need to be successful in their careers and daily lives.
Perhaps the most compelling reason for this vision is that all of our children, as well as our state and our nation, will be better served by higher expectations, by curricula that go far beyond basic skills and include a variety of mathematical models, and by programs which devote a greater percentage of instructional time to problem-solving and active learning.
The sequential nature of mathematics requires attention to proper placement. Decisions will be based on student aptitude and demonstrated performance. A detailed analysis of the department’s procedures for placement is available from the department supervisor or the school counselor. All courses are closely aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
The Mathematics Department offers the opportunity for a student to learn different programming languages while at Livingston High School. The Computer Programming course introduces students to JAVA and Alice. The Programming for Problem Solving and Computer Science Seminar courses, offered in alternate years, use JAVA to solve technical application problems and to create programs and graphic displays. The AP Computer Science course further explores JAVA.
There are two statistics electives: Statistics CP and AP Statistics. Both courses are taught using the combined technology of the graphing calculator and FATHOM computer software. Interested students may double in a statistics elective along with Pre-Calculus or Calculus.
Last Modified on January 10, 2013