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Intermediate Algebra

Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: None

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 investigations. 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; understand and use number operations and order of operations with integers; understand and use fractions, percents, ratios and proportions; graph linear equations. Students should know how to use a graphing calculator (TI-84 plus)