Enrichment Experience Mandala (Grades 9-12)
Algebra I is the foundation—the skills acquired in this course contain the basic knowledge needed for all future high school math courses. The material covered in this course is important, but everyone can do it. Everyone can have a good time solving the hundreds of real-world problems algebra can help answer. Course activities make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. The content in this course is tied to real-world applications like sports, travel, business, and health.
This course is designed to give students the skills and strategies to solve all kinds of mathematical problems. Students will also acquire the confidence needed to handle everything high school math has in store for them. Algebra 1 emphasizes the importance of algebra in everyday life through hundreds of real-world examples. Assessments are designed to ensure that your understanding goes beyond rote memorization of steps and procedures. Upon successful course completion, you will have a strong foundation in Algebra I and will be prepared for other higher-level math courses.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of algebra fundamentals by analyzing algebraic expressions, and solving equations and inequalities.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of linear functions by analyzing relations and functions, analyzing graphs of linear functions, and solving linear equations and functions.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of exponential functions simplifying exponents and radicals and analyzing graphs of exponential functions.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of systems of equations by analyzing methods of solving systems of equations and linear equalities.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of statistical analysis by analyzing data sets and visual representations of data and explaining correlation and causation.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of polynomial operations by analyzing characteristics of polynomials and performing operations with polynomials.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of factoring and graphing polynomials by analyzing factoring methods and graphs of polynomial functions.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of quadratic functions by analyzing graphs of quadratic functions, using factoring to solve quadratics, and analyzing quadratic function applications.
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