HS/MS Intermediate Algebra

Middle School Subject

This course includes an in-depth study of the algebra of lines and expands number concepts to the real number system.  Specific concepts in algebra include: understanding functions (both linear and nonlinear) in arithmetic and geometric sequences, graphing linear functions, slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines, solving systems of linear equations graphically and algebraically.  Students work with the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse and solve problems by using a line of best fit to make predictions.   Functions will be represented with symbols, verbal descriptions, graphs, and tables.  Students will model real-world situations using functions and solve problems arising from these situations. Students will also study probability and analysis.  Students passing this course receive a high school credit in math.