Newton North High School Math Department
Most students want to study mathematics as a tool for effective citizenship, as a tool for functioning in a technological world, as a system in its own right, or as a fulfillment of requirements — high school graduation or college entrance.
Newton North High School supports students in these endeavors through courses that cater to a variety of interests and learning styles. All courses support students’ advancement in their knowledge of mathematical content and equally as important, their development and mastery of the Standards of Mathematical Practice. Based on the Common Core State Standards, our courses prepare students for state assessments and expose students to the content assessed on college entrance and Advanced Placement exams (when applicable). While progression through the content is an important part of the experience, our courses emphasize the importance of deepening students’ knowledge and understanding as well as their ability to thoughtfully communicate what they have learned.
Throughout their experience at Newton North High School, students will have opportunities to interact with various technological tools to support their learning of mathematics. One way is through instruction that integrates technology as a way to emphasize the visual aspects of mathematics. Another is through lessons that may include student engagement with web-based applications like Desmos, Geogebra and Google Sheets. Throughout their 4 years, students will be taught how to use a graphing calculator to support their exploration and understanding of mathematical concepts. In line with Common Core Mathematical Practice 5, we desire for students to use appropriate tools strategically in a variety of problem solving situations.
Jennifer LetourneauMath Department Head
Academic Administrative Assistant
Move-Up/Summer Work Information & Materials (not updated for 2021)**Please note, students will need to use their Newton Public Schools Google Docs log-in to access these materials**
Grade 9 Courses (Math 1): Grade 10 Courses (Math 2): Grade 11 Courses (Math 3): CP to ACP ( 541 to 517) CP to ACP ( 542 to 518) CP to ACP (543 to 519) ACP to Accelerated ( 516 to 512) ACP to Accelerated (517 to 513) ACP to Accelerated (518 to 514) Accelerated to Honors (511 to 502) Accelerated to Honors (512 to 503) Accelerated to AP Calculus (513 to 508)
Summer School is now part of Newton Community Education (NCE).
- To register for the Bridge to Calculus (formerly PreCalculus) or Math Review and Preview classes please visit newtoncommunityed.org.
- Click on the left menu item "Summer School" or search for the classes as listed above
- If you need assistance, please call NCE office at 617-559-6999 or stop by the office (NNHS Room 101)Helpful Mathematical Content Links(As a Department we have not verified the accuracy of all content on these sites, but have included them because they have proven useful to many of our current and past students)
youcubed (at Stanford University) Khan Academy Wolfram Alpha Paul's Online Math Notes The Art of Problem Solving Purple Math Yummy Math Brilliant.org Math Review Resource (Mometrix Test Preparation)