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Students build on the foundational concepts presented in Grades K-8. Algebraic thinking and symbolic reasoning play a critical role in algebra. Since functions provide the foundation of Algebra I and Algebra II, this course uses a “function” approach as it provides the student opportunities to solve problems in real life situations. The study of functions, equations and their relationships is central to all of mathematics. Students perceive functions and equations as a means for analyzing and understanding a broad variety of relationships and as a useful tool for expressing generalizations. Students perceive the connections between algebra and geometry and use the tools of one to help solve problems in the other. Students use concrete, pictorial, numerical, symbolic, graphical, and verbal tools and technology to model mathematical situations to solve meaningful problems. The course is not totally dependent upon a graphing calculator, but it is used extensively throughout the year.

Students build on the geometric foundational concepts as presented in Grades K-8. They use geometric thinking and spatial reasoning to understand mathematical concepts and the relationships among them. A connection is made to other courses such as biology, history, art, etc., with problems that involve many of the geometric concepts and encourage the use of technology.

Concepts of Algebra I will be reviewed and extended. This course requires a degree of mathematical maturity on the part of the student. Topics covered will be irrational and imaginary numbers, functional relationships, (linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, absolute value, square root, and rational) conic sections, and uses of algebra to analyze and solve problems.

Students build on K-8 and Algebra I foundations using algebraic, graphical, and geometric reasoning to recognize patterns and structure, to model information and to solve problems from various fields of study. Students will use mathematical methods to model and solve real-life applied problems involving money, data, chance, patterns, music design, and science. Mathematical models from algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics will be used to solve problems in mathematical and non mathematical situations. Justification, proof, and computation will also be used in problem-solving.

Precalculus extends the concepts of algebra and geometry. It emphasizes the role of functions in developing trigonometric concepts with angles and triangles that offers students the opportunity to investigate equations, graphs, and properties. The course applies and extends basic algebra and other elementary functions leading into the study of calculus. Topics include rational, radical, and piecewise functions; Trigonometric and Inverse Trigonometry functions/graphing/ analytic trigonometry; Applications of Trigonometry and Limits.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the essential understandings about managing their money. The focus will be on sources of personal income, saving, and spending patterns. Students will learn such things as how to budget, how to make large purchases, how to invest, and how to minimize taxes.

We all know money is important in life. But how important? In fact, the financial decisions you make today may have a lasting effect on your future. Rather than feeling anxious about money feel empowered by learning how to make smart decisions! Personal and Family Finance will begin the conversation around how to spend and save your money wisely, investing in safe opportunities and the days ahead. Learning key financial concepts around taxes, credit, and money management will provide both understanding and confidence as you begin to navigate your own route to future security. Discover how education, career choices, and financial planning can lead you in the right direction to making your life simpler, steadier, and more enjoyable.

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