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Course Name: Liberal Arts Math

Subject: Mathematics

Course Number: 1208300

Credit Earned: 1.0 credit

Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and Geometry

Course description: The setting for this course is an amusement park with animals, rides, and games. Your job will be to apply what you learn to dozens of real-world scenarios. Equations, geometric relationships, and statistical probabilities can sometimes be dull, but not in this class! Your park guide (teacher) will take you on a grand tour of problems and puzzles that show how things work and how mathematics provides valuable tools for everyday living. Come reinforce your existing algebra and geometry skills to learn solid skills with the algebraic and geometric concepts you'll need for further study of mathematics. We have an admission ticket with your name on it and we promise an exciting ride with no waiting!

Scope & Sequence:

  • Expressions, Operations and the Real Number System
  • The Real Number System
    Operations with Integers
    Order of Operations
    Evaluating Expressions and Absolute Value
    Algebraic Properties
    Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
    Translating English Phrases into Algebraic Expressions

  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Solving Equations
    Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides
    Solving Equations Containing Fractions
    Absolute Value Equations
    Literal Equations
    Word Problems with Equations
    Solving Inequalities
    Solving Combined Inequalities

  • Graphing Equations and Inequalities
  • Relations
    Linear Equations
    Slope and Special Lines
    Graphing Linear Equations
    Writing Equations of Lines
    Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
    Graphing Linear Inequalities

  • Systems
  • Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing
    Solving Systems of Inequalities
    Solving Systems by Substitution
    Solving Systems by Addition Methods
    Word Problems with Systems

  • Polynomials
  • Introduction to Polynomials
    Multiplying and Dividing Monomials
    Laws of Exponents
    Multiplying Polynomials
    Dividing Polynomials
    Scientific Notation

  • Factoring
  • Greatest Common Factor
    Factoring Differences of Squares
    Factoring by Grouping
    Factoring Trinomials
    Factoring Polynomials Completely
    Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
    Solving Quadratic Equations using the Quadratic Formula

  • Radicals
  • Adding and Subtracting Radicals
    Multiplying Radicals
    Dividing Radicals
    Solving Equations with Radicals
    Pythagorean Theorem
    Distance and Midpoint Formulas

  • Polygons
  • Similar and Congruent Triangles
    Special Right Triangles
    Similar and Congruent Polygons

  • Quadrilaterals
  • Parallelograms
    Trapezoids and Kites
    Quadrilateral Design

  • Measurement
  • Perimeter
    Changing Dimensions
    Lateral Area
    Surface Area

  • Data Analysis
  • Data Graphs
    Means, Medians, Weighted Means
    Range and Quartiles
    Making Data Graphs

    This course integrates the Goal 3 Student Performance Standards of the Florida System of School Improvement and Accountability as appropriate to the content and processes of the subject matter of this course.


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