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Advanced Algebra

Course Description

Advanced Algebra is a yearlong course that focuses on recognizing, describing, and generalizing patterns to make predictions. You will be interpreting results, making conjectures, and using mathematical reasoning to solve problems using knowledge and understanding of the topics studied. We will use algebraic symbols and operations to represent and analyze mathematical structures. Through inquiry-based learning we will be investigating patterns of graphs, tables, equations, and contexts. You will be expected to use correct language in your communication of mathematics throughout this course. We will focus on justifying mathematical findings using effective reasoning both orally and in writing. Throughout the learning process you will have time to practice reflection in mathematics. You will have the opportunity to reflect upon the processes and evaluate the correctness as well as the significance of your mathematical findings. Reflection will also allow you to become aware of the strengths and challenges you face as a learner.

Course Topics

The units established in the Focused Instruction Curriculum Guide are:

•     Unit 1: Sequences and Series

•     Unit 5: Polynomials

•     Unit 2: Families of Functions

•     Unit 6: Probability

•     Unit 3: Exponential, Power and Logarithmic Functions

•     Unit 7: Connecting it All

•     Unit 4: Linear Programming

•     Unit 8: Circle Trigonometry