Math Lab/ Grades 7-12
Time: 10:25 am - 12:30 pm Tuition: $110 per week (Offered each week)
Students are able to work at their own pace under the supervision of a certified mathematics teacher. Instruction is offered for mathematics course ranging from Algebra 1 to Calculus. Classes are limited in size and designed to provide a combination of both one-on-one work as well as a more structured, small group, classroom environment. Two-week minimum registration is required.
SAT/ACT Prep Course / Grades 9 -12
Time: 8:05 am – 10:10 am Tuition: $350 (materials included reflect changes to 2016 SAT)
June 26- July 14 OR July 17 - August 4
This three-week course meets two hours per day and prepares students for both the SAT I and ACT exams. Over the course of the 20 hours, students will learn both the skills and strategies to succeed on the Math, Critical Reading, and Writing sections of the tests. Students will rotate through the test sections with two specialized instructors, spending an hour at a time in each classroom. By the end of the three weeks, all students will possess the confidence and know-how to maximize their individual performance on the SAT & ACT exams.
Math Fundamentals / Grades 6 & 7 PREVIEW
Time: 10:25 am – 12:30 pm Tuition: $650
This six-week, comprehensive class is designed to give all students the building blocks of math that will serve as a firm foundation for algebra and future math courses. The presentation of the curriculum will integrate their previous knowledge with new concepts in the areas of number sense, geometry, algebra, data analysis and problem-solving. Specific topics include: integers, patterns, graphs, probability, number theory, fractions, percents, ratios, proportions, geometry, and an introduction to algebra. Students will leave each class with new mathematical concepts, armed with a variety of problem-solving techniques, and able to reason their way to valid conclusions.
Algebra 1 / Grades 7 - 9
Advanced Credit Time: 8:05 am – 12:30 pm Tuition: $1300 Advanced Credit Prerequisite: Pre-algebra
Preview Time: 8:05 am - 10:10 am Tuition: $650 PREVIEW
This six-week course covers a range of algebraic topics that will appear in the NJ end-of-course assessment. Students will explore the basic concepts of algebraic skills through three key ideas: the equation and inequality; data analysis and graphs; and the translation of verbal situations into algebraic symbols. Word problems and factoring are emphasized as are methods of solving quadratic equations. Geometric concepts, probability, and graph interpretation allow for the application of the algebraic skills. Formulas, function notation, graphing, the laws of exponents and radicals, operations with polynomials, factoring, and solving quadratic equations by factoring, writing equations of lines, proportions and the quadratic formula are some of the topics presented. The course also calls on students to practice applying mathematical ways of thinking to real world issues and challenges.
Geometry / Grades 9 – 10
Time: Advance Credit 8:05 am – 12:30 pm Tuition: $1300 Advanced Credit Prerequisite: Algebra I
Preview Time: 10:25 am – 12:30 pm Tuition: $650 PREVIEW
This six-week course covers the basic concepts of plane, solid, coordinate, and some analytic geometry while stressing deductive proof and reasoning. Throughout the year the properties learned in algebra are reintroduced during this course. The aims and objectives of the course are to develop and show the value of the logic of deductive reasoning and to improve and increase the understanding and application of the terminology, the symbolism, and the structure of mathematics. Non-Euclidean geometries such as fractal geometry and the Lenart sphere are investigated. Some student projects will involve the use of computer technology.
Algebra II / Grades 9 – 11
Time: Advance Credit 8:05 am – 12:30 pm Preview course 8:05 am – 10:10 am
Tuition: $1300 Advanced Credit $650 Preview Prerequisite: Geometry
This six-week course presents a rigorous and enhanced study of the algebraic concepts introduced in Algebra I. These concepts are extensively augmented by the usage of graphing calculators. The functions - namely the linear, quadratic, absolute value, exponential, and logarithmic - are examined both algebraically and graphically. Because of the emphasis on the graphs of the aforementioned functions, the graphing calculator is an integral part of this course. Additional topics include the study of the higher-order inequalities, the polynomial and rational functions, the applications of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations and inequalities, matrix algebra, advanced techniques for graphic functions, and probability.
Pre-Calculus / Grades 10 - 12
Time: Advance credit 8:05 am – 12:30 pm Tuition: $1300 Advanced Credit Prerequisite: Algebra II with Trigonometry
Preview Time: 10:25 am – 12:30 pm Tuition: $650 Preview
This six-week course is a study of analytic geometry, advanced algebra, and trigonometry. More work is undertaken on the study of vector algebra and vector equations, parametric equations, and rectangular equations of lines and planes. Topics in advanced algebra are studied including the binomial theorem, mathematical induction, parametric equations, and polar coordinates. Some emphasis is placed on the study of limits in order to provide sufficient background for the next course in calculus. The graphing calculator is used extensively.
Calculus / Grades 11 – 12
Time: Advance credit 8:05 am – 12:30 pm Tuition: $1200 Advanced Credit Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus
The purpose of this six-week course is to serve as the first study of differential and integral calculus. Much attention is given to the central ideas of calculus such as the limit the slope of the tangent line, the rate of change, and the area under a curve. At the same time, students will deepen their knowledge and understanding of a function and its utility in representing and answering questions about real-world phenomena. The course differs with AP Calculus in both the depths of similar topics, as well as in the range of the topics considered. In summary, Calculus will enable and provide students with the opportunity to explore the central topics and methods of calculus while developing an awareness of, and appreciation for, the historical origins and the cultural contributions of calculus
Computer Programming I / Grades 9 - 12
June 26- July 14 Time: Advance credit 8:05 am – 12:30 pm Tuition: $650 Advanced Credit
Computer Programming I is intended as an introductory computer science course. Our own Mr. Horn will introduce Foundational programming concepts and techniques and give students ample opportunities for practice. Considerable effort is put into making assignments engaging and offering students opportunities for creative expression. Students will spend a significant portion of class time programming collaboratively and individually. The course is presented using a combination of Java and Processing (a language based on Java). This course can be used to partially fulfill the MLHS Practical Arts requirement. Students should speak with their Guidance Counselor.
Introduction to Java: Computer Programming 2 / Grades 9 - 12 NEW!
July 17 - August 4 Time: Advance credit 8:05 am – 12:30 pm Tuition: $650 Advanced Credit
Introduction to Java – Computer Programming II introduces students to Object-oriented programming concepts, teaches them the fundamentals of the Java language and syntax, introduces them to the major class libraries in Java, and prepares them to begin development of applications in Java. Our own Mr. Horn will make sure students familiar with object-oriented concepts can learn how to develop Java applications. This course can be used to partially fulfill the MLHS Practical Arts requirement. Students should speak with their Guidance Counselor.
Math FUN-damentals / Grade 5 Math PREVIEW
Time: 8:05 am – 10:10 pm
July 17 - July 28 Tuition: $225 (Note, 2-week class)
This two-week, comprehensive class is designed to give all students the building blocks of math that will serve as a firm foundation for 5th grade through middle school math courses. The presentation of the curriculum will integrate students’ previous knowledge with new concepts in the areas of number sense, place value, fractions, and problem solving. Students will leave class more confident in their mathematical ability and able to reason their way to valid conclusions. This class will meet at MLHS.
Mountain Lakes High School Summer Academy
96 Powerville Road * Mountain Lakes, NJ * 07046