Enrichment Experience Mandala (Grades 9-12)
This course will enable students to strengthen algebraic and geometric concepts and skills necessary for further study of mathematics. Learning will take place as students spend time at an amusement park.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of expressions and equations by solving linear equations and inequalities and evaluating monomials and polynomials.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of data and measurement by creating representations of data, comparing data sets, and solving problems involving conversion of units and measurements.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of geometry by creating geometric shapes, identifying transformations, explaining similarity, and solving problems requiring the use of formulas.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of relations and functions by analyzing representations of functions and creating graphs of linear and piecewise functions.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of linear functions by creating linear equations in standard, slope-intercept, and point-slope forms, graphing linear equations, solving systems of linear equations, and graphing linear inequalities.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of quadratic functions by solving quadratic equations, evaluating quadratic expressions, and graphing quadratic functions.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of exponential functions by evaluating exponential equations and expressions and graphing exponential functions.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of radical and rational equations by solving radical and rational equations.
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, VLACS guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, practice lessons, business trip activities, worksheets with multiple choice questions, essay and multiple choice questions on tests and quizzes, oral assessments, and discussions. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into a course, as well as through contact with the student in other venues.
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