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.
By the completion of this course, students will be able to…
- Solve equations and inequalities.
- Graph linear functions and write their equations.
- Solve systems of equations and inequalities.
- Simplify and factor polynomials and simplify rational expressions.
- Solve polynomial and rational equations.
- Simplify radical expressions and solve radical equations with complex values.
- Evaluate, simplify, and solve exponential functions and logarithms.
- Identify and graph circles and parabolas.
- set up, evaluate, and apply matrices.
- Perform various operations on rational expressions.
- Solve quadratic equations.
- Solve right triangles.
- Calculate slope, midpoint, and distance and determine parallel and perpendicular lines.
- Graph altitudes, medians, and perpendicular bisectors and solve for their intersection.
- Graph a system of inequalities and identify the corner points.
- Solve logarithmic and exponential applications.
- Translate functions.
- Graph and interpret equations of circles and parabolas.
By the completion of this course, students will know…
- The concepts and representations of lines
- How to solve systems of equations
- How to perform various operations on polynomials
- Conic sections
This course last updated on January 4, 2019, by the Math Department.