 # 444 Algebra III

2 semesters, 1 credit

Open to seniors

Prerequisites: 430 Algebra II and/or teacher approval

Algebra 3 is a two semester course available to seniors wanting a 4th year of mathematics but who are not ready for a college credit course. The course offers a review of Algebra 2 topics and then an extension of those topics. A TI-84 calculator is required for this class.

### Skills

By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

1. Solve equations and inequalities.
2. Graph linear functions and write their equations.
3. Solve systems of equations and inequalities.
4. Simplify and factor polynomials and simplify rational expressions.
5. Solve polynomial and rational equations.
6. Simplify radical expressions and solve radical equations with complex values.
7. Evaluate, simplify, and solve exponential functions and logarithms.
8. Identify and graph circles and parabolas.
9. set up, evaluate, and apply matrices.
10. Perform various operations on rational expressions.
11. Solve quadratic equations.
12. Solve right triangles.
13. Calculate slope, midpoint, and distance and determine parallel and perpendicular lines.
14. Graph altitudes, medians, and perpendicular bisectors and solve for their intersection.
15. Graph a system of inequalities and identify the corner points.
16. Solve logarithmic and exponential applications.
17. Translate functions.
18. Graph and interpret equations of circles and parabolas.

### Knowledge

By the completion of this course, students will know…

1. The concepts and representations of lines
2. How to solve systems of equations
3. How to perform various operations on polynomials
4. Conic sections

This course last updated on January 4, 2019, by the Math Department.