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Algebra 1 is made up of five instructional components: Introduction of the New Increment, Examples with Complete Solutions, Practice of the Increment, Daily Problem Sets, and Cumulative Tests. Algebra 1 covers topics typically treated in a first-year algebra course.

Topics Covered Include:

- arithmetic and evaluation of expressions involving signed numbers, exponents, and roots
- properties of real numbers
- absolute value
- equations and inequalities involving absolute value
- scientific notation
- unit conversions
- solution of equations in one unknown
- solution of simultaneous equations the algebra of polynomials and rational expressions
- word problems requiring algebra for the solution (such as uniform motion and coin problems)
- graphical solution of simultaneous equations
- graphs of a variety of functions: linear, quadratic, cubic, square root, absolute value, etc.
- translations and reflections of graphs
- factoring
- Pythagorean theorem
- algebraic proofs
- functional notation and functions
- solution of quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, and quadratic formula
- direct and inverse variation
- exponential growth
- computation of the perimeter and area of two-dimensional regions
- computation of the surface area and volume of a wide variety of geometric solids
- statistics
- probability

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Algebra 2 is made up of five instructional components:

- Introduction of the New Increment
- Examples with Complete Solutions
- Practice of the Increment
- Daily Problem Sets
- Cumulative Tests

Algebra 2 not only treats topics that are traditionally covered in second-year algebra, but also covers a considerable amount of geometry. Time is spent developing geometric concepts and writing proof outlines.

Students completing Algebra 2 Will have studied the equivalent of one semester of informal geometry. Applications to other subjects such as physics and chemistry, as well as real-world problems, are covered, including gas laws, force vectors, chemical mixtures, and percent markups. Set theory, probability and statistics, and other topics are also included.

- Algebra 2 includes such topics as:
- Graphical solution of simultaneous
- Equations scientific notation
- Radicals
- Roots of quadratic equations including complex roots
- Properties of real numbers
- Factoring
- Inequalities and systems of inequalities
- Logarithms and antilogarithms
- Conic sections
- Exponential equations
- Basic trigonometric functions
- Algebra of polynomials
- Vectors in polar and rectangular form
- Algebraic word problems

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Prerequisite Algebra 2

This is an honors version of Algebra III/Trigonometry. The major topics include trigonometry, functions, logarithms, and graphing. A TI-83+ is used in class, and it is suggested that the student have a TI-83 or higher. The goal is to prepare students for Calculus and higher math courses. It will benefit those students who are highly motivated, enjoy math, and whose career goals include higher level math. In addition to work during the semester, a summer syllabus will be provided at the completion of the Geometry class. Students are responsible for providing their own calculators for this class or renting one from the school. All instruction will be provided on TI 83/84 calculators.

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Prerequisite Algebra 1

This course will emphasize the mastery of geometric and logical concepts in connection with other fields.

Topics covered will include:

- inductive and deductive reasoning
- geometric construction
- properties of lines and angles
- properties of two-and three-dimensional shapes
- congruence and similarity, and applications of geometry to art and other fields.

The course will require daily completion on online Aleks math lessons with an emphasis on the student’s discovery of concepts. Students will also be expected to work online with the instructor and members of a study group. This course lays the foundation for the deductive skills required in all higher-level math courses. All students are expected to utilize a Texas Instruments graphing calculator. For mathematically-inclined students, this course may be taken concurrently with Algebra 2.

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Learning the processes to solve practical problems employing trigonometric functions is the focus of the first half of this course. Topics will include right and oblique triangle trigonometry, verifying identities, multiple-angle formulas, and vectors. The algebra part of the course will review algebra basics and lead to studies in linear through polynomial functions, systems, matrices, and probability. Students are responsible for providing their own calculators for this class or renting one from the school. All instruction will be provided on TI 83/84 calculators.

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