Pre-Algebra prepares students for the study of Algebra. Topics covered include problem-solving, expressions, variables, algebraic properties, linear equations, inequalities, functions, ratios and proportions, percents, Cartesian coordinate system, factors and fractions, rational numbers, statistics and probability.
Algebra 1 (A/B) is a course designed to support students who have met the prerequisites for Algebra but would benefit from more time to develop and strengthen their understanding of foundational topics. Students in Algebra 1A will complete the requirements from Algebra 1 by enrolling in Algebra 1B the following school year. The following topics will be covered over the two-year span of the course: linear equations and inequalities, quadratic functions and their graphs, and linear systems of equations. The topic of word problems is also given extensive development to develop critical thinking and analytical skills.
Algebra 1 is a first-year course in Algebra that covers fundamental topics including the following: linear equations and inequalities, quadratic functions and their graphs, and linear systems of equations. The topic of word problems is also given extensive development to develop critical thinking and analytical skills. This course emphasizes on building a firm foundation for future math courses.
Geometry is an introductory course that uses the properties of common geometric figures to build more abstract concepts of logic and reasoning. Deductive reasoning skills are developed by using theorems and definitions to develop formal proofs. The topics covered are basic plane geometry such as points, lines, and planes as well as three-dimensional geometry. Properties and relationships of parallel and perpendicular lines will be covered throughout the text to build a deeper understanding of the properties of triangles and other polygons and build an understanding of congruence, similarity and proportions. These topics will provide the basis of an exploration of the special properties of right triangles and basic trigonometry. An interactive classroom environment that involves student-led discussions and presentations foster a deeper understanding of subject matter and sharpen communication and collaboration skills. Outdoor explorations encourage students to connect the theoretical classroom work to the world around them to encourage deeper thinking about the topics in general and to contemplate the order and grandeur of the Lord’s Creation.