This is a summer course intended to expand students’ mathematical knowledge in algebra. Specifically, students will explore expressions and equations, polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations, rational expressions and equations, functions, and an introduction to probability. There will be an emphasis on solving real world applications throughout the course.
Please note that this course is an abbreviated course which lasts 8 weeks. Therefore, the course does not cover a full year’s curriculum with the same depth that is covered in a year-long course. Students are expected to work approximately 8-10 hours per week. In addition, if the student is taking this course for credit recovery or initial credit, it is strongly advised that you check with the student's school to confirm that the topics covered (see course syllabus) match those required by the school. You may also want to confirm with the school the process for receiving credits, which may involve an assessment administered separately by the school.
Students will be able to:
Interpret the structure of algebraic expressions
Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials
Perform arithmetic operations on rational expressions
Create equations to describe relationships
Solve equations and explain reasoning
Interpret and build functions using proper function notation
Construct and compare mathematical models
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Summer 17 Extended Session,
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AdvancED, Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools, Summer Courses Certified by NCAA for Credit Recovery (VHS School Code: 221356)