Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and Teacher Recommendation
Semester 1-2, One credit per semester
This course is designed for students intending to satisfy a third year math requirement for colleges, but who will not be taking Pre-calculus. Together with Functions and Trigonometry, it provides a sound foundation in advanced algebra concepts with less rigorous pace than Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry. A review of Algebra 1 is included along with new topics such as arithmetic and geometric sequences and series, a study of function families and their graphs, graphical transformations of function graphs, introduction to trigonometry, exponential functions, logarithms, polynomials, systems of equations, and probability and statistics. Triangle trigonometry will be emphasized with an introduction to circular trigonometric functions. A strong emphasis will be placed on using real-world data and hands-on explorations to investigate the topics mentioned above. A graphing calculator is required for this course, which allows students to more thoroughly investigate the mathematics being learned.