Math FAQ's

  • My student is taking (blank) math class right now; what would they take next year? 

    • Our goal at the Sunny Hills Math Department is to help students develop a lifelong appreciation of all things math! In doing this, and to prepare them for future math courses and paths, we strive to give students a strong foundation in both critical thinking and algebraic knowledge. Please see the Proposed Math Course Sequences here for a breakdown of their possible mathematical pathways.

    How can my student prepare for their math class next year? 

    • There are so many ways to study mathematical topics online now! While it is not necessary for students to “pre-study” any topics, a student who has a solid foundation in prerequisite topics will feel confident and be ready to take on the next phase of their math learning! 
    • Some websites that do a great job of helping students re-learn concepts include Khan Academy, YouTube,,, DeltaMath, and Quizlet. 

    What is the difference between Honors and College Prep math? 

    • In general, honors math courses are preparing students for upper-level math classes like AP Calculus, AP Statistics, and International Baccalaureate. Please see our Honors Math Flyer here for more information. 
    • For incoming freshmen, there is an Honors/IB Exam scheduled to take place in January. Current students would speak with their math teachers and/or counselors for more information about switching between Honors and College Prep. 

    When is the Honors/IB Exam and how can my student register for it?

    • The exam is scheduled for this January. For more information about the exam, please visit the IB website here

    What is the IB program and how does it work? 

    • The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a rigorous course of study that offers course credits and possible scholarships at various institutions, on a more international level than the Advanced Placement Program. For more information about the IB program, please visit the IB website here