MAA405: Algebra II Lab (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Mathematics
COURSE TITLE: Algebra II Lab
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: This class will support and reinforce upper level mathematics courses such as Algebra II or Discrete Mathematics. Students will have additional opportunities to build on their problem solving experiences to further develop their reasoning skills, and develop methods of justifications. A variety of applications and some general problem-solving techniques will be used.
Major Instructional Activities: Students will experience activities that reinforce and enhance their understanding of the mathematics 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 other appropriate manipulatives to promote student reasoning and discovery of mathematic concepts.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be evaluated using assessments which document students’ growth and improvement in understanding the mathematic concepts defined for the course. Evaluation processes may include written and oral work including presentations, journals, homework, reports, investigations, long term projects, and a variety of test formats.