Grade Level: 9
Topics include recognizing and developing patterns using tables, graphs and equations. Mathematical modeling is stressed as a methodology for approaching the solution to problems. Students will explore operations on algebraic expressions and apply mathematical properties to algebraic equations. Students will problem solve using equations, graphs and tables and investigate linear and exponential relationships, including comparing and contrasting options and decision-making using algebraic models. Topics from two-dimensional Geometry are also integrated into this course including: congruence, construction, and proof, as well as applying geometry to the coordinate plane. Instruction in the area of data analysis is introduced. Technology will be used for guided practice.