• ALGEBRA 1-2:

    Algebra 1-2 is structured around problems and investigations that build the conceptual understanding of algebraic topics and an awareness of connections between the different ideas. There are strong threads woven throughout the course on multiple representations and the meaning of a solution. Students will be asked to justify their thinking, generalize relationships, make connections between ideas and reverse thinking to solve problems. 

    A major focus of Algebra 1-2 is to develop multiple strategies to solve problems and to recognize multiple ways of understanding concepts. Topics included in the course are: simplifying algebraic expressions, solving equations, problem solving, one and two variable statistics, functions (linear, quadratic, and exponential), systems of equations, inequalities and sequences. Students will use available software to deepen their understanding of basic algebraic concepts and develop confidence in their ability to think mathematically as they work both individually and collaboratively.

    Homework is required in this class.


    GEOMETRY 1-2:

    In this course, students will explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. Areas of focus will be congruence, similarity, right triangles, trigonometry, circles, and measurement. In addition, students will build on probability concepts from the middle grades by expanding their ability to compute and interpret theoretical and experimental probabilities. Students use the software available to deepen their understanding of key ideas. 

    Homework is required in this class.