Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra Grades: 12th ONLY Course Duration: Semester
Required Component: Orientation to Higher Education (FYST)
Course Description: This course places a strong emphasis on application of algebra and especially on current uses of function models (linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, logarithmic and exponential). The relationship among data, graphs and functions is thoroughly explored. Translating statements and questions from English into mathematics, answering those questions using algebraic procedures and then stating the results again in English will also be discussed in depth. Only symbolic manipulations that have immediate applications will be studied.
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: This course is open to all students who have taken Advanced Algebra and who are motivated learners. Students should be able to solve multi-step equations including quadratics and systems of equations. Students should have an understanding and use of number operations and order of operations with integers as well as fractions, percents, ratios and proportions. Students should have a solid understanding of graphing all types of functions. Students should be familiar with graphing calculators.
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