Algebra/Geometry A                                                          CREDIT VALUE: One credit
PREREQUISITES: Placement by Math Department in conjunction with 9th grade math instructor.
 
What you will learn in this course:
This is a full year course that includes three units: preparing for algebra, relationships between quantities, and linear relationships.  In the first unit, students will study a variety prealgebra topics ranging from basic numerical operations to geometry to simple probability and measurement.  In the second unit, students will learn about algebraic expressions, equations and functions, with a major emphasis on solving linear equations. In the final unit, linear functions, linear inequalities, and systems of equations and inequalities are studied.
 
How you will learn in this course:
The basic driver of this course is the Algebra 1 textbook with the possibility of some supplemental teacher made units. The students will learn through lecture, discussion, homework problem sets, and both formative and summative assessments. Completion of daily homework problem sets is critical to student achievement in Algebra/Geometry A.
 
Why this course is important:
Algebra/Geometry A will provide students with the foundational math skills used in the study of algebra and geometry.  Students will also be challenged to develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking and creative problem solving while working to become college and career ready in mathematics.