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Intermediate Algebra

Prerequisite: None

Grades: 9-12


Course Description:  Intermediate Algebra encourages and enables students to use the language, symbols and notations of mathematics, to be confident using mathematics to analyze and solve problems both in and out of school, and to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further studies in mathematics. The course includes a thorough review of linear relationships, an introduction to exponential and quadratic relationships, a survey of transformations and a solid study of secondary level statistics and probability.


Instructional Methods/Assessments:  Instructional methods include lectures, discussions, cooperative learning and individual investigation.  Assessments include daily work, homework, tests, quizzes and final exam.


Recommended Background for Success:  Students should be able to solve one and two-step linear equations; understanding and use of number operations and order of operations with integers; understanding and use of fractions, percents, ratios and proportions and able to graph linear equations.  Students should know how to use a graphing calculator (TI-84 plus).