Curriculum & Courses

Short Description of Courses
GMP-I
Grade 7
Part of the first year is spent accelerating students through standard school and state curricular topics including early concepts in geometry, algebra and probability. These topics are addressed through problems that are solved for homework, discussed in classroom groups and presented by peers. The better part of the year is spent on enriching topics that are unique to GMP and are not addressed thoroughly in a standard pre-college curriculum. These include set theory, operational systems, mappings, and logic.

1 College Credit (optional) can be earned for the course, which is listed in the UB undergraduate catalog as GSE-120: Introduction to Logic.
GMP-I CurriculumPDF document
GMP-II
Grade 8
The second year course is divided into two sections. One section involves accelerating students through standard school and state curriculular topics that prepare them for the Algebra I Regents Exam in June. These topics are addressed through problems that are solved for homework, discussed in classroom groups and presented by peers. The second section involves enriching topics that are unique to GMP and would not be addressed in a standard pre-college curriculum. These include groups, rings, fields, relational systems, infinite sets, logic and proof.

2 College Credits (optional) can be earned for the course, which is listed in the UB undergraduate catalog as GSE-121: Logic and Sets.
GMP-II CurriculumPDF document
GMP-III
Grade 9
Our high school freshmen take a geometry course in two sections. The first section involves accelerating students through standard school and state curriculular topics that prepare them for the Geometry Regents Exam in June. The second section involves enriching topics that are unique to GMP and would not be addressed thoroughly in a standard pre-college curriculum. These include transformational and analytic geometry and extensive coverage of probability.

1 College Credit (optional) can be earned for the course, which is listed in the UB undergraduate catalog as GSE-122: Analytic Geometry.
GMP-III CurriculumPDF document
GMP-IV
Grade 10
The fourth year of GMP is highly accelerated. The course is equivalent to two high school courses, namely Algebra II/Trigonometry and Precalculus. Topics include (but are not limited to) statistics; sequences; limits; exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational and trigonometric functions; complex numbers; and vectors.

2 College Credits (optional) can be earned for the course, which is listed in the UB undergraduate catalog as GSE-123: Relations and Functions.
GMP-IV CurriculumPDF document
GMP-V
Grade 11
Fifth year students take two semesters of college math.

MTH-141: College Calculus I
4 College Credits (optional) — Fall only
Differentiation and integration with applications

MTH-142: College Calculus II
4 College Credits (optional) — Spring only and must pass College Calculus I
Differentiation and integration of transcendental functions; infinite sequences; series and power series; methods of integration; additional topics in analytic geometry.
GMP-V CurriculumPDF document
GMP-VI
Grade 12
Sixth year students take two semesters of college math.

MTH-241: College Calculus III
4 College Credits (optional) — Fall only and must pass College Calculus II
Geometry and vectors of n-dimensional space; Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem, multidimensional differentiation and integration; application to two and three-dimensional space.

MTH-309: Introduction to Linear Algebra
4 College Credits (optional) — Spring only and must pass College Calculus II
Linear equations, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, inner products, orthogonality, quadratic forms.
GMP-VI CurriculumPDF document