Adult Ed

Adult Education Math Topics: Stats, Geometry, and Trigonometry

.5 Credits

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.


Geometry Concepts

Students will demonstrate an understanding of various geometry concepts including figures in 1 and 2 dimensions; properties of angles; types and properties of triangles; pythagorean theorem; types and properties of quadrilaterals; perimeter and area of polygons; properties, area and circumference of circles; and problem solving with solids.

Statistics Concepts

Students will demonstrate an understanding of statistical concepts including various forms in which data can be represented graphically; measures of central tendency; misuses of graphical representation; and basic probability concepts, terminology and problem solving.


Students will demonstrate an understanding of trigonometry concepts by using the six trigonometric ratios to solve problems; solving right triangle application problems using the Pythagorean Theorem and special right triangles; working with the unit circle as it relates to the six trigonometric functions; completing calculations with both radians and degrees; graphing the sine and cosine functions; and adjusting the graphs of sine and cosine by manipulating the amplitude and/or period.

Major Topics and Concepts

Geometry Topics:

  • Figures in 1 and 2 Dimensions
  • Properties of Angles
  • Triangles
  • The Pythagorean Theorem
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Perimeter and Area
  • Circles
  • Solids

Statistics Topics:

  • Graphing Data
  • Other Types of Graphs
  • Measures of Center
  • Use and Misuse of Graphical Representations
  • Probability

Trigonometry Topics:

  • Introduction to the Trig Functions
  • Graphing Trig 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.

Credit for completion of topics will be determined by the student’s school of record. VLACS will not award credit but will report topics in which a student has demonstrated competency, which can be used by schools to award credit. Credit Recommendations: VLACS recommends that students be awarded 0.5 credits for each set of 4 competencies completed.

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