Essentials Algebra 1B

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Algebra I is the foundation—the skills acquired in this course contain the basic knowledge needed for all future high school math courses. The material covered in this course is important, but everyone can do it. Anyone can have a good time solving the hundreds of real-world problems algebra can help answer. Each module in this course is presented in a step-by-step way right on the computer screen. Hands-on labs make the numbers, graphs, and equations more real. The content in this course is tied to real world applications like sports, travel, business, and health. This course is designed to give students the skills and strategies to solve all kinds of mathematical problems. Students will also acquire the confidence needed to handle everything high school math has in store for them. Prerequisites: Algebra 1A

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to...

  • Use dot plots, bar graphs, and histograms to analyze data
  • Analyze the center, spread, and shape of data to determine how it should be interpreted
  • Interpret data in a two-way frequency table to find associations and trends in data
  • Interpret data in a scatter plot and determine the line of best fit
  • Explain different ways to show correlation and explain the difference between correlation and causation
  • Identify the components of a polynomial expression and how they are used to classify polynomials
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomials and monomials and identify special products that appear when multiplying polynomials
  • Create a function by composing two existing functions and combine functions using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Factor polynomials using various methods such as grouping and the distributive property
  • Understand the process of checking binomial factors to see if they are factors of a trinomial and determine mathematical patterns that can be seen in a perfect square trinomial
  • Create a graph using the zeros of a polynomial function
  • Use functions in various ways to calculate rate of change, compare properties of functions, and identify impacts on graphs
  • Interpret key features of graphs and tables in terms of the quantities and sketch graphs showing key features given verbal descriptions of the relationship
  • Use the method of completing the square to transform quadratic equations and show zeroes, extreme values, and symmetry of a graph
  • Derive the quadratic equation and apply the equation to solve problems

Course Outline:

Module 6: Statistics

Module 7: Polynomials

Module 8: Factoring

Module 9: Quadratic Functions

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: Graphing calculator or online graphing calculator

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue diplomas. A final score out of total points earned will be submitted to your school mentor for conversion to their own letter grading system Total course points may vary per student based on the items students test out of. The total points in the course may vary per student based upon the number of lessons which each individual demonstrates mastery through scores earned on lesson pre-tests. Students will be exempted from the points possible on a lesson quiz associated with successfully passing a related lesson pre-test.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube. It is also recommended that students possess a scientific calculator for this course.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/

Lightweight devices such as Apple iPads, Google Chromebooks, and tablets have limited support for Java which still appears in a small percentage of FLVS courses. FLVS has worked to de-Flash its courses. Students may need extra work-around steps or alternate browsers to engage with some portions of select courses or may be required to utilize text-alternatives for some interactive objects. FLVS recommends students have a Windows or Mac based computer available to complete coursework in the event that your selected mobile device does not meet the needs of the course. Fully supported Operating Systems for FLVS courses include Windows (7 or higher), Mac OS X (10.8 or higher), and MacOS (10.12 or higher). Supported Browsers include the most recent versions of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari on devices that support Java and HTML5. Browsers need to be up to date, and some FLVS courses may require installation or enabling of the following Plug-ins: JavaScript enabled, Cookies enabled, Java installed. https://www.flvs.net/student-resources/system-requirements

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: This course permits students to test out of content and therefore are not NCAA eligible. If you are enrolling a student athlete for Credit Recovery Purposes we recommend our full length Plus courses.

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: Common Core State Standards-Math
NCAA Approved: No
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 02052
MDE Endorsement Code: EX - Mathematics
MMC Minimum Requirements: Math - Algebra 1

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Florida Virtual School
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Essentials