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``````                INTRODUCTION TO HIGH SCHOOL ALGEBRA 1 ★ Entering Grades 8 and 9 (Recommended prerequisite: Students should be enrolled in Algebra 1 for the 2020-21 school year) – This class will introduce students to major themes and concepts in first-year algebra. Students
will engage in hands-on applications and problem- solving exercises designed to promote conceptual understanding and enhance logical thinking skills. Topics covered will include properties in algebra, polynomials, solving and applying equations, factoring, the quadratic formula, solving and graphing linear and variable equations, radical expressions and other subjects as time permits.
INTRODUCTION TO HIGH SCHOOL ALGEBRA 2: FOUNDATIONS FOR FUNCTIONS ★
Entering Grades 8 and 9 (Recommended prerequisites: Students should have completed Algebra 1 and Geometry, and be enrolled in Algebra 2 for the 2020-21 school year) – This course emphasizes critical thinking, understanding of real-world applications and the use
of advanced problem-solving techniques. Students will gain an understanding of functions through a graphical approach to contextualizing relations, including linear, quadratic, absolute value, exponentials and polynomial rational expressions. Students also will learn how to define every relation as a transformation and translation of a parent function. Students should bring a pencil, eraser, small ruler, graph paper and TI-84 calculator (or equivalent) daily.
★ Meets Common Core standards
INTRODUCTION TO HIGH SCHOOL GEOMETRY AND SPATIAL SENSE ★
Entering Grades 8 and 9 (Recommended prerequisite: Students should be enrolled in Geometry for the 2020-
21 school year) – This course will introduce students to Euclidean geometry and assist them in understanding two- and three-dimensional space. Students will develop important basic geometry skills and explore various proofs through logical deduction. The course will include hands-on explorations of geometric transformations, similar and congruent polygons, area and volume of solids, 2D and 3D polygons and polyhedra as well as the Pythagorean theorem.
MATH PREPARATION – GRADE 6 ★
Entering Grade 6 – Students in this course will apply their knowledge of multiplication and division to
solve ratio and rate problems. They will extend their knowledge of fractions and learn to explain, in their own words, how dividing and multiplying fractions follows logical mathematical processes. Students will also learn problem-solving strategies and deepen their understanding of rational numbers, absolute value, expressions and equations.
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June 15-July 10
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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