Estimated Completion Time: 2 segments / 32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date: October 2018
MJ Mathematics – Grade 7 Advanced or MJ Pre-Algebra – Grade 8
Algebra I is the foundation—the skills acquired in this course contain the basic knowledge needed for all future high school math courses. The material covered in this course is important, but everyone can do it. Everyone can have a good time solving the hundreds of real-world problems algebra can help answer. Course activities make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. The content in this course is tied to real-world applications like sports, travel, business, and health.
This course is designed to give students the skills and strategies to solve all kinds of mathematical problems. Students will also acquire the confidence needed to handle everything high school math has in store for them. Algebra I emphasizes the importance of algebra in everyday life through hundreds of real-world examples. Assessments are designed to ensure that your understanding goes beyond rote memorization of steps and procedures. Upon successful course completion, you will have a strong foundation in Algebra I and will be prepared for other higher level math courses.
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description of for this course:
Regular course description: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/13010
Honors course description: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/13011
Major Topics and Concepts
- Module 01: Algebra Foundations
- Module 02: Equations and Inequalities
- Module 03: Linear Functions
- Module 04: Exponential Functions
- Module 05: Systems of Equations
- Module 06: Statistics
- Module 07: Polynomials
- Module 08: Factoring
- Module 09: Quadratic Functions
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.
Angie Miller, Staci Brown, Zachary Grammon