Higher Algebra

  • Course number:
    • Part 1: T308S (Summer), T308F (Fall), T308W (Winter)
    • Part 2: T310S (Summer), T310F (Fall), T310W (Winter)
  • Grade(s) offered: 9 - 12
  • Credits: .5 (per semester)
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of Geometry or teacher recommendation for Part 1. Completion of Part 1 for Part 2.

Course Description: This two-semester course is an alternative to Higher Algebra Honors (3112, 3114). The topics covered in this class are: probability, transformation, quadratics, higher degree polynomials, logarithms, exponentials, recursion and function notation. The distinction between this course and Higher Algebra Honors is the pacing at which the above content is covered; which does not allow for the following topics: circles, matrices, and conic sections. Taking this course does not limit a student’s post Higher Algebra math options.

Instructional Methods/Assessments: Instructional methods include video lectures, text notes, and discussions, cooperative and individual investigation. Assessments include daily work, tests, quizzes and proctored midterm and semester final exam.

Minnesota State Standards: Portions of I. Mathematical Reasoning, II. Number Sense, Computation, and Operations, III. Patterns, Functions, and Algebra, IV Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability.

Recommended Background for Success: Students should have the ability to solve multi-step equations and inequalities, graph linear equations and inequalities, set up and solve word problems, and multiply and factor polynomials. Students should have a graphing calculator.