Level: Form III (7th–9th grades)
In this course students study algebra through imaginative applications and clear problems derived from the real world. Technology tools are used to assist with time-comsuming calculations and to integrate graphing and problem-solving skills. Students will study expressions and equations, operations with negative numbers, distributing: axioms and other properties, harder equations, some operations with polynomials and radicals, quadratic equations, expressions and equations containing two variables, linear functions/scattered data/probability, properties and exponents, more operations with polynomials, rational algebraic expressions, radical algebraic expressions, inequalities, functions, and advanced topics. 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 sources such as The Art of Problem Solving curriculum.
$60 supplies fee covers the cost of BHSC-purchased student materials including Foerster’s Algebra 1, Classics Edition, textbook as well as other teaching/classroom resources.
Families supply a three-ring binder with lined paper, pencils, and erasers in a pencil pouch. Colored pens are also welcome if they are erasable.