• Mathematics Summer Assignments - Summer 2017


    The following is a list of mathematics courses that require the completion of a summer assignment. It is expected that each student will complete the assignment by the end of the summer to prepare for the school year. The teacher will check that the entire assignment was completed on the first day of school. The students are tested on the material shortly after the start of the school year.  Specific information for each course’s summer assignment may be found on the expectations sheet for that course. Extra copies of all summer assignments are available in guidance. Some necessary materials may also be available on this website.


    Algebra 1 (all levels) (Grades 8 and 9) A set of practice problems are provided to review concepts and skills necessary for success in Algebra, specifically, solving linear equations and inequalities. The material is reviewed the first two days in September and a quiz will be given following the review days. Rationale: It enables all students entering Algebra 1 to strengthen solving processes necessary for more rigorous content as well as ensures the delivery of all Common Core content throughout the school year.


    Honors Geometry (Grade 9/10) - An assignment and set of practice problems are provided for Chapter 1 of the Honors Geometry textbook - essentially a review of familiar vocabulary and geometric concepts previously learned. The material is reviewed for a few days in September and a test will be given following the review days. Rationale: It enables the class to begin more advanced Geometry topics earlier and eliminates the tedium of review of vocabulary the students have learned in previous courses.

    Summer Assignment Expectation Sheet and Assignment Packet


    Honors Algebra 2 (Grade 10, 11) - A set of practice problems are provided for concepts and skills necessary for success in Honors Algebra 2 - essentially a review of Algebra 1 topics. The material is reviewed for the first two days of school and a test will be given following the review days. Rationale: It enables classes to begin Algebra 2 topics immediately so the focus is on Algebra 2 throughout the school year.

    Honors Algebra 2 Summer Assignment Expectation Sheet and Assignment Packet 


    Honors Precalculus (Grade 11, 12) - A set of practice problems are provided from the back of the textbook - essentially a skills review of concepts from Algebra 2. The material is reviewed for the first two days of school in September and a test is given on the third day of school. Rationale: It enables the class to begin Precalculus immediately without spending several weeks reviewing previously learned Algebra 2 topics. 

    Summer Assignment Expectation Sheet and Assignment Packet


    AP Calculus (Grade 12) - A set of notes and practice problems with answers to the evens are provided from the first chapter of the textbook, along with excerpts from previous editions and a review of trigonometry - essentially a review of all pertinent concepts from Precalculus. The material is reviewed for a few days in September and a test will be given following the review days. Rationale: It enables the class to complete all topics for the College Board AP curriculum by April, in time to review thoroughly for the AP exam administered in May.

    Summer Assignment Expectation Sheet and Assignment Packet


    AP Statistics (Grades 10 - 12) - The assignment requires students to review the basics of statistics, using the internet as a resource. Selected answers are provided. The material is reviewed for a few days in September and a test will be given following the review days. Rationale: It enables the class to begin more advanced statistics topics earlier and eliminates the tedium of review of vocabulary and basic data graphs the students have learned in previous courses. It also enables the class to complete all topics for the College Board AP curriculum by April, in time to review thoroughly for the AP exam administered in May.

    Summer Assignment Expectations Sheet and Assignment Packet