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Resource students are assigned to classes on the basis of their own choices and with recommendations of resource teachers and parents. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) sets forth a plan of goals and objectives, which specifies accommodations and services necessary to meet the students’ needs.

Credit: Mathematics

Learning Recommendations: Math Placement Test and Teacher Recommendation. Sophomore, Junior or Senior                                               

General Description: Traditional concepts of algebra that are required for Algebra 1A will be introduced and reinforced throughout the year. Using the Transitional Mathematics, level 3 book, emphasis will be on mastering multi-step algebraic equations, calculating volume, graphing equations, and writing equations from word problems.


  • Unit 6: Algebraic Rules & Properties; Volume of 3-Dimensional Shapes
  • Unit 7:  Introduction to Algebraic Equations; Geometric Construction and Angle Measurement
  • Unit 8:  Solving Different Kinds of Algebraic Equations; Lines & Angles
  • Unit 9:  Introduction to Functions; Working with Coordinate Graphs
  • Unit 10:  Square Roots and Irrational Numbers; Nonlinear Functions

Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Direct Instruction
  • Small Group Investigations
  • Teacher-Led Investigations

Course Fee / Materials:  Spiral-bound notebook, writing utensils, lined notebook paper, and a scientific calculator.  If you need to purchase a calculator, the TI-34 MultiView is recommended.