J. van Veen
Resident Staff: Nathan Evaro and Javier Herrera
Based on an initial written algebra assessment, this course will begin with the student from where he/she is and then take him/her through the basic concepts of algebra. The student will solve applicable real world problems and create weekly projects and reports. Homework will be checked for completion at the beginning of each class period. There will be three major exams: July 1, July 15, and July 27.
The student will also be evaluated on the extent of his/her mastery of some of the rules of academic success.
Students will be able to solve and graph equations and inequalities.
Students will be able to solve systems of linear equations.
Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the rules for exponents and polynomials. Students will be able to reduce rational expressions and solve equations that include rational expressions.
Students will add, subtract, divide and multiply radical expressions.
Students will be able to use the quadratic formula.
Students will demonstrate some knowledge of logarithms by calculating the relative strength of earthquakes.
Students will explore entomology through the lens of mathematics.
Students will understand why Maya-Aztec math is considered to be the first modern system of math.
Students will write a coherent technical report.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of some of the rules of academic success:
Language – formal register, casual register
Time – delayed gratification, decisions made for the moment
Social Emphasis – self governance and self sufficiency, social inclusion
Transition to new peer group – opportunity, pain
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