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Algebra I w/Lab
301
9
2
1
This course provides a formal development of algebraic concepts and methods necessary for students to succeed in advanced courses. Students will use and represent numbers in equivalent forms; use exponents, roots, and absolute values to solve problems; simplify expressions; write, solve, and graph linear equations, systems of linear equations, and linear inequalities; analyze and use patterns; interpret and use linear functions and their equations, graphs, and tables; describe, compute, and use the rate of change (slope) of a line; analyze and interpret data on a scatter plot, use data displays to make predictions. The course will incorporate extensive use of technology, including TI graphing calculators and web-based math tools, to solve theoretical and real-world problems. The course will include hands-on labs in which physical situations are represented by linear functions, to connect the theoretical to the practical. Critical thinking and problem solving will be emphasized in the course. The culminating assessment for this class is the Keystone Exam for Algebra I. A score of proficient or advanced is a graduation requirement per the PA Department of Education.
This class meets for 9 periods per six-day cycle. PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● A final grade of a C or better in Math 8 at O’Block.
● Composite score of Basic, Proficient or Advanced on the Math PSSA (8th grade).
● Composite score of Basic, Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I Keystone (8th grade).
Or
● Teacher recommendation.
Geometry
302
9-12
2
1
This course is developed through axioms and postulates with emphasis on deductive reasoning. Geometric concepts relating angles, segments, areas, triangles and other polygons are proven. The students in this course learn the relationships of geometric figures as well as develop algebraic concepts and methods that will enable students to represent situations that involve variable quantities with expressions and equations. Throughout the course students will use appropriate technology, including TI graphing calculators, to estimate, measure, compute, and solve theoretical and practical problems.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● A final grade of a C or better in Algebra I w/Lab OR a final grade of a D or better in Advanced Algebra I at
O’block.
● Composite score of Basic, Proficient, or Advanced on the Algebra I Keystone.
Or
● Teacher recommendation.
Honors Geometry
303
9
2
1
This course is developed through axioms and postulates with emphasis on deductive reasoning. Geometric concepts relating angles, segments, areas, triangles and other polygons are proven. The students in this course develop logical thinking while learning the relationship of geometric figures.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● A final grade of a B or better in Advanced Algebra I at O’Block.
● Composite Score of Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I Keystone.
Honors Algebra II
304
9-10
2
1
This course is designed for those students with special skills and knowledge in mathematics. The course develops an understanding of the ideas of linear equations and inequalities, absolute value functions, quadratic equations, log and exponential equations, radical and rational equations, rational numbers, irrational numbers, imaginary numbers, functions, and operations with real exponents, but the material is developed in greater depth. Students will use graphing calculators to enhance the understanding of algebraic concepts.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● A final grade of a B or better in Advanced Geometry.
● Composite Score of Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I Keystone .
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