All freshmen in High School District 211 enroll in a mathematics course. Placement at the freshman level is determined by entrance test scores and junior high school performance. A second year of mathematics is taken during the sophomore year and additional mathematics courses are required until the student successfully completes a 300-level course. Freshmen who have successfully completed junior high school algebra may be placed in M217 Plane and Solid Geometry or M218 Accelerated Plane and Solid Geometry. Other freshmen may be placed in M117 Algebra 1, M114 Algebra 1, M113 Algebra I, M111 Introduction to Secondary Mathematics, M120 Essential Mathematics, or M100 Applied Mathematics 1. A student who fails to meet the grade prerequisite for any course must repeat the requisite course to improve the grade in order to proceed to the next sequential course. College-bound students are encouraged to complete four years of mathematics, including trigonometry. The Mathematics Departments of High School District 211 provide honors and accelerated programs which allow students to complete up to three semesters of calculus leading to Advanced Placement examinations. Advanced Placement testing in computer science (JAVA) and statistics also are available.
Department Chair Phone: 224-653-1316
Math Tutoring Center
Come during your study hall with a pass or come during your lunch period. Math Tutoring Center is located in the Student Success Center, room 191. There are teachers avalable for all subjects ready to help you one-on-one.
What is Math Team?
Math team is an Academic Competitive Activity here at Palatine High School. There are 5 conference meets per year, a regional competition, and the state competition (if qualified).
Each grade level has 5 students compete in the individual written competition (maximum 25 points). The top three scores for each grade level are added together (maximum 75 points). The oralist presents the problems to 2 judges and is scored on correctness and presentation (maximum 50 points).