Learning Recommendations: Incoming 9th graders: "B-" or higher average in CC8/Algebra 1. Current high school students: "C-" or higher in MT100A/B - CC Algebra 1. Students who have struggled in math previously are strongly encouraged to enroll concurrently in MT204A/B - CC Geometry 1 Lab.
General Description: This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
Content: Critical areas include, but are not limited to:
- Congruence and constructions
- Similarity and trigonometry
- Three-dimensional problem solving
- Proof and modeling
- Coordinate geometry
- Applications of probability
Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:
- Collaborative instructional approach
- Direct instruction
- Technology enhanced instruction
Equipment to be provided by Student: Ruler, compass, protractor, and scientific calculator. If you need to purchase a scientific calculator, the TI-30XIIS is recommended. For families considering investing in a graphing calculator, a TI-brand graphing calculator (not CAS) is recommended. A graphing calculator is NOT required until Common Core Algebra 2 and above.
The Washington State Technology Standards addressed in this course include: