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Algebra I, Core Level, Part 2 (MTH122B)

Algebra I, Core Level, Part 2 (MTH122B)

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In this high school math course, students explore the tools of algebra. Students learn to identify the structure and properties of the real number system; complete operations with integers and other rational numbers; work with square roots and irrational numbers; graph linear equations; solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable; solve systems of linear equations; and use ratios, proportions, and percentages to solve problems. This is the second semester of MTH122.

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Course Overview

In this course, students explore the tools of algebra. Students learn to identify the structure and properties of the real number system; complete operations with integers and other rational numbers; work with square roots and irrational numbers; graph linear equations; solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable; solve systems of linear equations; use ratios, proportions, and percentages to solve problems; use algebraic applications in geometry, including the Pythagorean theorem and formulas for measuring area and volume; complete an introduction to polynomials; and understand logic and reasoning. This is the second semester of MTH122.

 

Course Outline

SEMESTER TWO

Algebra I B, Unit 1: Relations and Functions

A solar cell is a little machine that takes in solar energy and puts out electricity. A mathematical function is a machine that takes in a number as an input and produces another number as an output. There are many kinds of functions. Some have graphs that look like lines, while others have graphs that curve like a parabola. Functions can take other forms as well. Not every function has a graph that looks like a line or a parabola. Not every function has an equation. The important thing to remember is that any valid input into a function, results in a single result out of it.

  • Semester Introduction
  • Foundations
  • Relations
  • Functions
  • Function Equations 1
  • Function Equations 2
  • Absolute Value Functions
  • Direct Linear Variation 1
  • Direct Linear Variation 2
  • Quadratic Variation
  • Inverse Variation
  • Unit Review
  • Unit Test

Algebra I B, Unit 2: Rationals, Irrationals, and Radicals

Are rational numbers very levelheaded? Are irrational numbers hard to reason with? Not really, but rational and irrational numbers have things in common and things that make them different.

  • Foundations
  • Rational Numbers
  • Terminating and Repeating Numbers
  • Square Roots 1
  • Square Roots 2
  • Irrational Numbers
  • Estimating Square Roots
  • Radicals with Variables 1
  • Radicals with Variables 2
  • Using Square Roots to Solve Equations
  • The Pythagorean Theorem
  • Unit Review
  • Unit Test

Unit 3: Working with Polynomials

Just as a train is built from linking railcars together, a polynomial is built by bringing terms together and linking them with plus or minus signs. Basic operations on polynomials work the same way as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers.

  • Foundations
  • Overview of Polynomials
  • Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
  • Multiplying Monomials
  • Multiplying Polynomials by Monomials
  • Multiplying Polynomials
  • The FOIL Method
  • Unit Review
  • Unit Test

Unit 4: Factoring Polynomials

A polynomial is an expression that has variables that represent numbers. A number can be factored, but what about a polynomial? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Finding ways to write a polynomial as a product of factors can be quite useful.

  • Foundations
  • Factoring Integers
  • Properties of Exponents
  • Dividing Monomials
  • Dividing Polynomials by Monomials
  • Common Factors of Polynomials
  • Factoring Perfect Squares
  • Factoring Differences of Squares 1
  • Factoring Differences of Squares 2
  • Factoring Quadratic Trinomials
  • Finding Roots of Polynomials
  • Unit Review
  • Unit Test

Unit 5: Quadratic Equations

Solving equations can help answer many kinds of problems. Linear equations usually have one solution, but what about quadratic equations? How many solutions can a quadratic equation have and what do the solutions look like?

  • Foundations
  • Solving Perfect Square Equations
  • Completing the Square
  • The Quadratic Formula
  • The Discriminant
  • Solving Quadratic Equations
  • Equations and Graphs: Roots and Intercepts
  • Applications: Area Problems
  • Applications: Projectile Motion
  • Unit Review
  • Unit Test

Unit 6: Rational Expressions

A fraction always has a number in the numerator and in the denominator. However, those numbers can actually be expressions that represent numbers, which means you can do all sorts of interesting things can happen with fractions. Fractions with variable expressions in the numerator and denominator can help solve many kinds of problems.

  • Foundations
  • Simplifying Rational Expressions
  • Multiplying Rational Expressions
  • Dividing Rational Expressions
  • Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 1
  • Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 2
  • Unit Review
  • Unit Test

Unit 7: Logic and Reasoning

Professionals use logical reasoning in a variety of ways. Just as lawyers use logical reasoning to formulate convincing arguments, mathematicians use logical reasoning to formulate and prove theorems.

  • Foundations
  • Hypothesis and Conclusion
  • Reasoning and Arguments
  • Forms of Conditionals
  • Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • Analyzing and Writing Proofs
  • Counterexample
  • Unit Review
  • Unit Test

Unit 8: Semester Review and Test

  • Semester Review
  • Semester Test

Additional Information

Course Length 4 Months
Prerequisites N/A
Course Materials No
Course Start Date

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Teacher Assisted Yes, this course is taught by a K12 International Academy teacher. If you are looking for a teacher-supported option with additional flexibility and year-round start dates, click here to learn about the Keystone School, another K12 online private schooling option.
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