Field of Study
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 through 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 relevant, applied contexts and situations, students will strengthen conceptual understandings in mathematics and further develop connections between algebra and statistics. These standards include a transformational approach to graphing functions and writing equations when given the graph of the equation.
Students will learn the standards through pre-recorded videos, live presentations, and online textbooks. Practice and implementation of the standards will be through written and online assessments, oral exams, and group work. Students should use the language and symbols of mathematics in representations and communication, both orally and in writing, throughout the course.
Graphing utilities (calculators, computers, and other technology tools) will be used to assist in teaching and learning. Graphing utilities facilitate visualizing, analyzing, and understanding algebraic and statistical behaviors and provide a powerful tool for solving and verifying solutions.
- Students enrolled in AFDA are assumed to have mastered those concepts outlined in the Algebra I standards.
Course Texts and Materials
- Graphing Calculator: TI-82, TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, or TI-Nspire
- Notebook for organization, note taking, and assignments
- Means of sending documents digitally via scanner, phone, or tablet