Algebra 1 covers all topics of introductory algebra, including the Cartesian coordinate system, relating independent and dependent variables, graphing applications, and introductions to modeling. Students build higher-order thinking skills, real-world application skills, reasoning, and an understanding of interconnecting math strands. A graphing calculator (preferably a TI-83, 84, or 89 model) is strongly recommended.
This course is now using Google Classroom. The lab will occasionally take place in a Google Hangout, a multi-person video chat-room accessed through our virtual classroom.
Algebra 2 prepares students for calculus and includes embedded geometry instruction. It reinforces trigonometry concepts and provides practice with statistics. Modeling problems and applications for other subjects like physics, chemistry, business, and finance are also included. A graphing calculator such as a TI-83,84, or 89 or a computer-based emulating software such as TI-connect is strongly recommended for this course. Students are expected to work at least 45 minutes per day at home. This course is now using Google Classroom.
Precalculus is the in-depth analysis of functions and trigonometry. The first half of the year will be spent in graphing and looking at characteristics of functions with an eye to what will be needed for calculus. The second half of the year will be spent analyzing trigonometric functions, their properties and uses.
Our textbook is OpenStax Precalculus, a freely available online textbook. We will also use CK-12 to cement concepts. We will communicate with Google Classroom and a weekly session with Google Hangouts.