Algebraic Thinking is an entry-level math class designed for students who are returning to math after a time away or for those who wish to strengthen their understanding of math before taking precalculus. In order to build a strong learning community, students will benefit from twice-weekly live virtual instruction with the faculty in addition to faculty developed resources. Algebraic Thinking develops problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by using algebra and mathematics to solve context-based problems. Problems are approached algebraically, graphically, numerically, and verbally. Students will engage in a thorough exploration of functions and function notation as well as linear, quadratic and exponential functions, and right-triangle trigonometry.
Collaborative learning will be a fundamental component of the course. Reliable internet access and a graphing calculator, or other graphing software, are required for the course. Students are encouraged to have a camera-enabled device. A small dry-erase board, and markers or a pen-enabled tablet are required. Students should expect 4 hours per week of synchronous meetings using Zoom. Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous participation if conditions require.
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