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3134 Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis

Field of Study

This course is considered a bridge to Algebra II, as it builds upon the student’s understanding of Algebra I skills in the efforts to deepen these understandings and add a new level to them.

Material Covered

Within the context of mathematical modeling and data analysis, students will study functions and their behaviors, systems of inequalities, probability, experimental design and implementation, and analysis of data. Data will be generated by practical applications arising from science, business, and finance. Students will solve problems that require the formulation of linear, quadratic, exponential, or logarithmic equations or a system of equations. Through the investigation of mathematical models and interpretation/analysis of data from real-life situations, students will strengthen conceptual understandings in mathematics and further develop connections between algebra and statistics. Students should use the language and symbols of mathematics in representations and communication throughout the course. These standards include a transformational approach to graphing functions and writing equations when given the graph of the equation. Transformational graphing builds a strong connection between algebraic and graphic representations of functions.

Student Expectations

Students will reinforce their Algebra I skills and build on them to gain expanded skills in Algebra II. They will also be expected to deepen their understanding of statistics and data analysis through exploration and use of technology.

Additional Information

This course will cover the standards set forth by the Virginia Department of Education in the 2016 AFDA Standards.

Prerequisites

  • Students enrolled in AFDA are required to have mastered those concepts outlined in the Algebra I standards.

Course Texts and Materials

  • None; all texts and materials may be accessed within the online course environment.
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