In this course, students build a solid foundation in core mathematics topics to support learning of more complex topics in Algebra 2. The course is designed to engage students in the content, allowing them to progress at their own pace and control their own learning. Students learn how each new skill applies to solving problems in the real world.
Students begin with a review of the real number system and order of operations to prepare them for solving equations and inequalities. After solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, students then solve systems of linear equations and inequalities graphically. Students recognize the limits of solving systems of equations graphically and learn how to solve systems algebraically using substitution and elimination. Finally, students review the properties of exponents and apply them to algebraic expressions.
Alignment: Common Core Standards, NCTM Standards
Target Audience: Any student who meets prerequisites.
Key strategies employed to support students in achieving learning outcomes include:
Lesson material is presented through a variety of mediums including discovery, illustrations, images, and adaptive feedback to reinforce concepts.
Interactive math tools and active simulations allow students to explore and practice newly learned skills, including a number line, math tiles simulation, a line plotter, and graphing tool.
Immediate and targeted feedback provide instant support and allow students to assess their own performance. Branching pathways are activated, if needed, based on student response and/or performance.
Students immediately apply what they learn through practice questions and simulation exercises that promote discovery.
Quizzes are included at the end of each lesson to evaluate knowledge transfer.
This course is designed for one semester of classroom instruction.
The course contains an introduction followed by 6 topic-based units of instruction.
Each unit is segmented into lessons, for a course total of 23 lessons.
The time to complete a lesson depends on how well a student progresses through the activities. Instructors can customize the course to meet school scheduling needs.
The course structure is modular. Units and lessons can be rearranged or sequenced based on institutional needs or preferences.