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, Junior or Senior status. 1 year of Intro to Algebra-Part 1

General Description: This course teaches real-life application of math skills that will be needed after graduation. Students focus on improving their problem solving skills with the use of a calculator. The focus will be on skills such as the following: earning money, budgeting, paying bills, buying food, shopping for clothes, managing a household, and buying and maintaining a car. This course builds skills needed for the Compass test (entrance exam to Bellevue College, Renton Technical College and the Lake Washington Institute of Technology).

Strategies:  Students will learn through a combination of:

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

Course Fee / Materials:  Scientific Calculator; If a calculator is needed, the TI-34 Multi-View is recommended.