Credits: 10
    Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
    This course is a systematic investigation of the properties of the real number system. The course is designed to deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Students will also engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions. This course integrates the elements of algebra with technology, problem solving, application and mathematical modeling. Through the Mathematical Practice Standards students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. Students enrolled in this course are provided additional time to master fundamental algebra skills.

    Unit Overview/Syllabus

    Unit 1 - Algebra Basics (September)

    Unit 2 - Expressions, Equations & Inequalities (September/October)

    Unit 3 - Algebraic Expressions & Functions (October/November)

    Unit 4 - Linear Functions (December)

    Unit 5 - Systems of Linear Equations & Inequalities (January)

    Unit 6 - Modeling with Exponential Functions (February)

    Unit 7 - Radicals (February/March)

    Unit 8 - Quadratic Equations & Functions (March/April)

    Unit 9 - Comparing Functions and Modeling (May/June)


    Supplies: Binder with filler paper, writing utensil, good attitude