Level: Form III (7th–9th grades)
This course will provide a foundation in linear relationships, number and operations, and proportionality. Students will study linear, quadratic, and exponential functions and their related transformations, equations, and associated solutions. Students will also learn to connect functions and their associated solutions in both mathematical and real-world situations. This will be accomplished both algebraically and with the use of technology to collect and explore data and analyze statistical relationships. In addition, students will study polynomials of degree one and two, radical expressions, sequences, and laws of exponents. Students will also learn to generate and solve linear systems with two equations and two variables and will create new functions through transformations. To add to the wonder and creative problem-solving side of math, Mrs. Panam will supplement the traditional textbook approach with additional challenge problems drawn from The Art of Problem Solving curriculum.
Amount TBD for teacher-purchased supplies: The primary text for this class will be Pearson Texas Algebra I.
Families supply 3-ring binder (1.5″ or larger) with class dividers as well as pencils and erasers in a pencil pouch. Colored pens are also welcome if they are erasable.