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MAA305: Algebra I Lab (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Mathematics
COURSE TITLE: Algebra I Lab
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: MAA305
TYPE: EL
CREDITS:
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks

Major Concepts/Content: This class will support and reinforce the basic algebraic concepts taught in the Algebra I, MAA 301, course. Students will have additional opportunities to learn how to write and translate expressions into mathematical forms, solve first and second degree equations, and use the concept of a function to model real-world phenomena. They will also expand their problem solving experiences to further develop their reasoning, representation, connections, and communication skills.

Major Instructional Activities: Students will experience activities that reinforce and enhance their understanding of the algebraic concepts taught in the regular class. Learning will be experienced through concrete and modeling activities, whenever possible, with less emphasis on computational or symbolic manipulation. Instructional activities will include the use of graphing calculators, computer software, and manipulatives.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be evaluated using assessments which document students’ growth and improvement in understanding the algebraic concepts defined for Algebra I. Evaluation processes may include written and oral work including presentations, journals, homework, reports, investigations, long term projects, and a variety of test formats.