**Coming June 2024!**

This is an adaptive credit recovery course, in which students will complete a pretest for each module, and will be exempted from activities for topics where mastery is demonstrated. This type of credit recovery course targets individual areas of need in the curriculum and minimizes repetition of content where students have demonstrated their understanding.

Students are provided a strong foundation in problem solving. They work with problems and applications that involve exponents, quadratic equations, polynomials and factoring methods, rational and radical equations, data analysis, and probability. Major topics include:

- Exponents and Scientific Notation
- Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
- Operations with Polynomials
- Systems of Equations
- Factoring Polynomials
- Quadratic Functions and Graphs
- Higher-Order Polynomials
- Data Analysis and Probability
- Exponent and Radical Equations
- Rational Functions and Equations

Students learn through online lesson activities, videos, and interactive activities. Each module begins with a pretest, proceeds to lessons that conclude with a brief self-check, and wraps with a module exam. The course concludes with a cumulative exam.

This course uses content from Accelerate Education taught by a VHS Learning instructor who is certified in their content area and who follows VHS Learning policies. The course will be hosted in the Buzz learning management system. Students may spend 60 hours completing this course, though actual time-spent will vary based on individual student performance in module pretests.

Credit recovery courses do not meet initial eligibility requirements for NCAA. Students who require flexible courses meeting initial eligibility requirements should consider VHS Learning self-paced courses, which can be found in the VHS Learning Catalog.

**Course Essential Questions:**

- How are exponential functions used to model change?
- How are properties of real numbers related to polynomials?
- What mathematical tools can we use to solve problems that use functions that include terms with exponents?
- How can quadratic change be modeled?
- Why is factoring important when simplifying rational expressions?

**Course Learning Objectives:**

- Evaluate effective methods for simplifying expressions and solving equations.
- Select tools to describe and solve functions.
- Implement mathematical expressions to solve and represent functions.
- Construct graphs and models to solve and represent equations.