Quadratic Algebra

  • Course number:
    • Part 1: T300S (Summer), T300F (Fall), T300W (Winter)
    • Part 2: T302S (Summer), T302F (Fall), T300W (Winter)
  • Grade(s) offered: 9-12
  • Credits: .5 (per semester)
  • Prerequisites: C or Better in Algebra of Lines, or teacher recommendation for Part 1. Completion of Part 1 for Part 2

Course Description: This course builds on topics covered in Algebra of Lines, or middle school Pre-algebra. Topics include data handling, drawing scatter plots, polynomial expressions, quadratic functions and solving quadratic equations, and exponential functions.

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: Completion of Algebra 1; ability to solve one and two-step linear equations; understanding and use of number operations and order of operations with integers; understanding and use of fractions, percent’s, ratios and proportions and able to graph linear equations. Students should have a graphing calculator.