High School

# Math Topics: Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry

0.5 Credits
Open

This course provides a series of math topics for students to select from based on their needs. It can be used for math acceleration, remediation or to supplement existing curriculum. Each topic begins with a pre-assessment from which a personal learning path is developed for the student. Based on the pre-assessment, the learning path includes refreshers on concepts students may have forgotten and lessons on concepts the student has not yet mastered. The learning path does not require students to complete lessons on concepts the student has mastered. Completion time varies per student.

### Major Topics and Concepts

• Rational Expressions
• Functions
• Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

### Course Materials

Students work with a certified VLACS math teacher throughout the course. The teacher coaches the student through the course by completing a Welcome Call at the beginning of the course, monitoring student progress, identifying areas of struggle, meeting regularly with the student, and completing monthly calls with the student and parent.

Students may work with their school to identify the set of topics that meet their needs. The groupings below are provided to aid in potential sets of topics, but students may select whatever topics meet their particular needs.

### Competencies

##### Adv. Algebra: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Students will demonstrate an understanding of exponential and logarithmic functions by converting between the two forms; using properties to simplify and solve logarithmic and exponential functions; graphing and solving logarithmic and exponential equations with various bases including "e"; and solving applied problems using both types of functions.

##### Adv. Algebra: Functions

Students will demonstrate an understanding of functions by identifying whether a relation is a function by multiple means; evaluating and graphing linear, quadratic and radical functions; identifying domain and range of functions; and performing operations with two or more functions.