College Prep.

Course Scope:

This rigorous one-year course is designed for students who have successfully completed Algebra II. In preparation for college-level mathematics, the focus of this course is the study of advanced mathematical topics and their applications. Emphasis is on refining problem solving skills through modeling and project-based learning. Instructional practices incorporate integration of diversity awareness including appreciation of all cultures and their important contributions to society. The use of technology, including calculators or computer software, is an integral part of this course. This course fulfills one of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation.

Course Goals:

1. To develop the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

2. To investigate and apply properties of matrices to solve systems of equations.

3. To solve, graph, and analyze the graphs of polynomial functions.

4. To construct and solve rational and radical functions.

5. To solve, graph, and apply exponential and logarithmic functions.

6. To derive, graph, and apply the four conic relations.

7. To use trigonometric functions and their applications in problem solving, including triangle trigonometry and

circular functions.

8. To solve problems and study real-world applications with vectors.

9. To use probability for decision making to evaluate outcomes of decisions.

10. To summarize sets of univariate and bivariate data by center, variability, shape, location, and unusual features..

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