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Course Descriptions - Grades 9-12

C1 ALGEBRA I

Course Description: The C1 Algebra I course is the first in a four year college preparatory sequence. The students review rational number skills, study powers and roots, and apply properties of real numbers. Students will investigate patterns, relations, and functions, interpret and differentiate between linear and quadratic functions, solve equations, inequalities, and systems of equations. They will also simplify, transform, and operate with polynomials. The Geometry strand is addressed as students work in the coordinate plane and study perimeter and area. Content areas such as representing data and relationships in pairs of data and basic probability theory connect to the Statistics and Probability strand. Students will strengthen their problem solving, communicating, reasoning, and critical thinking skills.

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C2 ALGEBRA I

Course Description: The C2 Algebra I course is the first in a four year modified college prep sequence. The course addresses algebraic concepts with the aid of visual and manipulative models. The students review rational number skills, study powers and roots, and apply properties of real numbers. Students will investigate patterns, relations, and functions, interpret and differentiate between linear and quadratic functions, solve equations, inequalities, and systems of equations. They will also simplify, transform, and operate with polynomials. The Geometry strand is addressed as students work in the coordinate plane and study perimeter and area. Content areas such as representing data and relationships in pairs of data and basic probability theory connect to the Statistics and Probability strand. Students will strengthen their problem solving, communicating, reasoning, and critical thinking skills.

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HONORS ALGEBRA II

Course Description: This course is the second in the Honors sequence. The students continue to demonstrate higher order thinking skills, using multiple methods to develop and prove theorems. The honors course addresses the four strands of the frameworks with emphasis on the Patterns, Relations and Functions Strand. Consistent with the content standards of this strand, students expand their knowledge of functions to include exponential, logarithmic, and polynomial functions, and their knowledge of equations to include multiple methods of solving quadratics and linear systems in three variables. The Number Sense Strand is addressed as students study complex numbers, graphs, and rational exponents. Students work in the coordinate plane-using transformations and relating algebraic and geometric representations as they address the Geometry Strand. Content areas such as averages, regressions, and data plots address the Statistics and Probability Strand. Students are engaged in problem solving, communicating, reasoning, and connecting.

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