This course covers essential algebraic concepts to provide students with solid foundational skills to prepare them for success in Geometry, Algebra 2, and beyond. Topics include a review of real numbers, solving equations with an emphasis on problem-solving skills, linear graphs and functions, inequalities – linear, compound, and absolute value, systems of linear equations and inequalities, introductory statistics topics, exponent properties including scientific notation, exponential growth and decay models, dividing and factoring polynomials, operations with rational expressions, solving rational equations, radical expressions and equations, an introduction to trigonometric ratios, and quadratic equations and graphs.
Students also have the opportunity to explore extension topics including probability and odds, inductive and deductive reasoning, box-and-whisker plots, Venn diagrams, survey problems, the fundamental counting principle, permutations, combinations, and arithmetic and geometric series.
Students will have access to learning resources through MyMathLabⓇ including an online textbook, an interactive lecture series of instructional videos aligned with the textbook, chapter test prep videos, student success tips videos, an online solution manual, and a student organizer to guide students through effective study skills including note-taking and practice exercises.
About the Martin-Gay High School Series
The textbook used for this course is written by Elayn Martin-Gay and published by Pearson. Best-selling author Elayn Martin-Gay firmly believes that with an accessible approach to math lessons, supported by student-friendly videos that elaborate on key math concepts, every math student can be successful. She has taught at the University of New Orleans for more than 25 years and earned numerous teaching awards along the way. Martin-Gay’s series of highly acclaimed videos are a key element of this robust High School Series.
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Course Length: Full Year
Grade Level: 9, 10Sample Curriculum